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The Southerner

880 Holland St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9607
+1 269-857-3555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (52 reviews)
“biscuits” (59 reviews)
“honey butter” (17 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
880 Holland St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9607
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic casual restaurant. Was great for a lunch with friends. Everyone tried something different and everyone was happy with their choice. Fried chicken, Nashville hot chicken, eggs, biscuits and cole slaw were all delicious. Waiter was fun and good at his job.

Thank Amadeeger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a recommendation and I am glad that we did. The food was excellent and we had a table near the water. We were there during the off-season so we walked right in. Be prepared to wait during the summer as this is...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the shrimp and grits. Swimming, literally, in grease but it was the ham which I think was spoiled and made me sick. I should have sent it back as soon as I smelled it. Very unpleasant experience and so many people rave about this...More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

On of the great things about this area is no chain restaurants and you can try lots of different things. The Southerner has beautiful views of the water and a fun menu. We went for breakfast and all enjoyed a homemade cinnamon roll before our...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I accidentally “liked” a review that said this place is pricey. And can’t undo that😕. Not pricey AT ALL. Just great food and service and view and the everything you can think of, including bright, clean restrooms. This place is such a keeper.

Thank Michèle M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Good service and nice variety on menu. Very pleasant atmosphere with plenty of window seating. This was a high point in my stay in saugatuck

Thank 858gregoryc
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Don't overthink it, get the fried chicken. I'm sure everything else is good too but the chicken is amazing. Really casual environment with a fun wait staff. Great value

Thank swebbil
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This place has amazing hot chicken-- and I have been to Nashville and eaten a bunch of it. The chicken is crispy and moist on the inside. There is just the right amount of heat for me. It causes my pores to open up and...More

Thank oishifoodie
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Birthday dinner with our 3 year old in tow. 40 minute wait in the very cozy bar. Maybe the best bourbon selection in Allegan County. Very nice bartender and server who both had excellent knowledge of the menu. My wife had the Nashville hot chicken...More

Thank flyfishingattorney
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Nice setting, good service, delicious food. Started with very good grilled oysters. Finished with Ribs that were as good as any ribs I’ve had.

Thank Bruce P
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Cheri S
4 February 2018|
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Response from GregoryFChicago | Reviewed this property |
This time of year I know many of the businesses close for the season. I would call to find out. I do not live in the area
Tom H
31 August 2016|
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Response from JimSeth | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. I saw buckets used for take-out fried chicken.
Chelsea A
11 July 2016|
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Response from Chi-DRN | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I bet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 880 Holland St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9607
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-3555
  • E-mail
At The Southerner we believe a well laid table surrounded by the people you love is makes for good living.
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