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The Southerner

880 Holland St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9607
+1 269-857-3555
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (58 reviews)
“biscuits” (71 reviews)
“honey butter” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
880 Holland St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9607
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Reviewed yesterday

The main event at Southerners is the fried chicken. Yes, it is delicious but there is better. The smoked pork ribs that they will have as a special item is great, just like you would get in the South. The bread and butter pickles are...More

Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The fried chicken is awesome and great all the time. I have had it with Traditional Buttermilk and Nashville Hot and both are great, depends what you want. The Flaky Biscuit's are great as are the baked beans, not a fan of the Cowpea salad.

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for brunch and ordered the Shrimp and grits and were very disappointed. The shrimp was rubbery and The kale side was tough and the service was ok. We will not be returning.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A casual dining venue..the fried chicken was the best...not sure we have ever had better..available in regular and spicey..hot...the regular had just a bit of a kick. The biscuits are great...other sides include baked beans, cole slaw etc. generally a wait for a table but...More

Thank carolkaras
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the atmosphere inside, both in the main room and on the porch...great decor and windows looking over the water. Get here before they open up so that you can get a table and get your order in right away. Don't bother with the artichoke/egg...More

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view. That’s about it. Worse breakfast anywhere. Cold, cold, breakfast fries. What they call omelette is eggs with cold veggies. Good biscuits and baked beans. Below average service. Cold hot tea! Not coming back at all.

Thank Taraneh R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast. Very pricey for their limited menu. Had the biscuits and gravy. Not very flavorful. Biscuits were dry and it came out cool. Will not go back

Thank James J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a day of shopping in Saugatuk we were directed to The Southerner by some local recommendations. We did not even know this place existed. We have driven past this place several times and never noticed it. It is a short drive out of...More

Thank PattiB273
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

get your name in early, but worth the wait. Best biscuit s and gravy with eggs. Sweetest staff ever.

Thank kcplanck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow. Over priced and Luke warm food. Chicken was fried in old oil. I think the restaurant is busy just because it has southern food but this is bad southern food. Disgusting coleslaw, and the baked beans were way to sweet. Be prepared...More

Thank Tony R
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Michael S
26 May 2018|
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Response from Cyndy W | Reviewed this property |
I only saw wooden chairs. Maybe take a cushion for your guests.
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.
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 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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