The food was very good. We were able to sit on the deck to view the water. Reasonable prices as well. Our waitress wasn't very friendly & seemed annoyed when taking our order. I don't recommend asking any questions about items on the menu. At one point she even slammed her foot down.
We visited this place to enjoy some drinks with friends. Although it was our first visit, our friends were familiar with the servers and bartenders. The maple old-fashioned cocktail was truly delicious, and their selection of bourbons and whiskeys was impressive. As we started feeling a bit hungry, we decided to try the side of grits, which turned out to be equally fantastic. We're eagerly looking forward to returning for a full dining experience and trying out their main dishes.
This was a excellent choice. We googled it on the way back from the UP and hit the jackpot. It’s on the water, the outside may be a bit like a roadside diner look, but the inside is clean, customer service is great and the food is top notch. They were also willing to make any menu changes we asked. Great job.
10/10 recommend. I’ve been here a few times and each time I go, I fall deeper and deeper in love with the food. I had the Catfish Robert this past time and I about died and went to heaven, then I had the biscuit and for sure thought I saw the pearly gates through my eye lids. 😍. Can’t get enough and will be returning!
8 of us came for linner, 2ish. Fabulous family style dinner. Chicken, catfish, french fries, coke slaw, biscuits were perfect. And a specialty afternoon 🍸 rounded out the meal. Service was actually the best part. Thank you!
Breath taking food and exceptional service, we felt very welcome. The fried chicken was the best I've ever had. This will definitely be a regular spot for us when we visit Saugatuck, MI
I love the Southerner. It's an amazing home cooking style place with hearty helpings. It is simply satisfying to dine here. Beautiful location on the river and a great dining room and bar. The biscuits and pepper jam are a must try item!
Where do I even begin. The food is amazing!! The fried chicken was so tasty, all the sides were great, including cole slaw, corn salad, and my god the biscuit. It is the best biscuit I've ever had, hands down. It comes with honey butter and it just melts in your mouth. Service is friendly and helpful. Nice outdoor patio areas too.
Jessica Wiegand (Jessie)
Worth the wait! We got there before they opened and waited in line for around 20 minutes to get in the door. This is a lovely, quirky place and Anna was absolutely perfect as our server/bartender.
Great cocktails with unique twists made for a wonderful pre-meal experience, and the hot-pepper jelly appetizers paired so well with the drinks.
Our party ordered everything from burgers to shrimp & grits, to the traditional chicken biscuit sandwich and the salad with honey-butter-dipped chicken tenders. There were a lot of happy-eating expressions during this meal, and we totally understood why this place is on the top of the must-visit list when you're in Saugatuck! Loved it!
Authentic southern cooking. Took my friend from SC who's family was in the restaurant business there. She loved the food (high praise) as did I. You will not be disappointed. Just discovered and have been there twice in one week. Love!