There are some great restaurants in town for both casual and fine dining.
Hercules: I enjoyed a great meal and service in this attractive, upscale restaurant downtown with a Mediterranean, Greek and American influence. They have a lovely garden in back during the summer months. The comfortable, back dining room is also a great spot to dine on colder nights. They have a number of entrees from salmon and perch to chicken marsala and lamb chops. I loved my roasted duck entree with a raspberry glaze and toasted pecans. 236 Culver St.
Phil’s Bar & Grill, Marro’s Italian Restaurant for classic Italian dishes, Bowdie’s Chop House, Ida Red’s Cottage for breakfast and brunch and Lucy’s Little Kitchen are all popular spots. Pumpernickel’s Eatery at 202 Butler is a fun spot for breakfast and lunch while the Mermaid Bar & Grill offers casual dining on the waterfront at 340 Water St.
Uncommon Coffee Roasters: At 127 Hoffman St. in downtown Saugatuck, this is a great spot for a coffee and one of their fresh, locally sourced bakery items.
During the summer season make sure to stop in for ice cream at the Saugatuck Drug Store Soda Fountain, located in the rear of the local drug store at 201 Butler St. It is a classic from the past and has been there since 1913.