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Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar

4.6
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391 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Every coastline brings with it an air of freshness and wonder, an inspiration in every ebb and flow. Coasts can be recognizable and new … predictably unpredictable in a way that can surprise or delight. But no matter the geography, there is a familiarity and a connection. At Coast 236, the rhythm of familiarity and freshness is our inspiration. Sourcing meaningful ingredients from water and land, we passionately craft approachable coastal inspired fare with unexpected details.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 391 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, well-prepared with fresh ingredients and creative touches.

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Cait
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food, restaurant design, and menu were lovely. The wine menu is amazing. And the chef put together an incredible menu. The food wasn't overcooked and was well seasoned. And it didn't have overwhelming "en vogue" flavors - the artistry of the foods spoke for itself so they didn't have to add in all the fluff. The only issue was the fruit flies and flies on the patio and inside of the restaurant. If they get the lawn treated I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem.

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vipsfgirl
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Coast 236 on our first visit to Saugatauk. Everything was excellent-service and food. Our server made great suggestions. We ate outside. We loved the fact that unlike many restaurants in the area, Coast takes reservations. We will definitely go back.

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vipDinerDoug
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative cocktails - excellent but somewhat limited wine selections - appetizers also fun and nicely done - entrees very interesting and displayed with panache and flair- only quibble: no sides available such as asparagus, spinach, greens, salads, starch, soups, etc - not a place where we can afford to visit often but very nice for a special night.

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vipthomasm
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were delighted by the food and the service and by the ambiance of this wonderful place. It is a bit pricey, but worth it. The wine list is great and the menu fabulous. The chef is inventive and the food was magnificent. However, the best part of our experience was the wonderful friendly nature of the service and of the owner. Good place to eat in a good town to visit

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vipPatrickL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu and food quality. Server was excellent.

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ThomasFox
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First: The restaurant has their COVID procedures locked down. They did a great job with masks, distancing the tables and cleanliness.

Second: The FOOD!! We started with a brand new appetizer, the potato skins. They're stuffed with a mixture of crispy salmon skin, cream cheese and garlic, and finished with a chive oil. It was very good. Our meals were their salmon with farrow and mushrooms and steak with truffled fingerling potatoes. The steak was perfectly cooked, and the potatoes were delicious (there weren't many of them, only complaint).

The salmon was possibly the most well-prepared salmon I've ever had. It was perfectly cooked, crispy on the top and flaky on the inside. The farrow was delicious as well. I joked with our server that had there not been other people in the dining room, I might have licked the plate.

We finished with their upside down prune cake, which was also very good, and a glass of 30 year old tawny port.

Highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. The food was fantastic.

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lanceo
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner in the courtyard which was very nice! Great ambiance. Food was very good and enjoyed the overall experience!

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Garn
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are huge fans of Coast. We love Mindy and always feel like family when we dine there. We shared two appetizers (tuna poke and potato skin special). Delicious! And we shared the Whitefish. Also very delicious.

Kennedy was our waitress. She was very good.

BTW, WE were celebrating our legal wedding anniversary.

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vipChicagoJK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good drinks, very good food, very good service. Totally on par with other area "nice" spots that are perfect for a special occasion (in this case my 40th birthday.) A wide-range of seafood centric dishes with something for everyone. Will definitely be back.

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RyanK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, a really good dining experience. The halibut and salmon were truly outstanding. Starter menu seemed a bit limited. If we had to do over, we probably would not have ordered the broccoli starter. It didn’t seem to match the creativity and quality of the entree selections. That said, the entrees, ambiance and service were all superb. We will be back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here is always delicious ! I gave it 4 stars because of the bar offerings , I’ve tried 2 times and their drinks don’t taste too good . For example the Grapefruit Paloma is lacking taste somehow it all tastes like tequila only and has no flavor . Also my daughter tried the mezcal margarita and we sent it back it was just awful .

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KimS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. The food and the service were both excellent. We got a table outdoors and felt very safe.

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vipJodyB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to Coast many times and am always pleased with my meal. Tonight I had the scallops - which were perfectly cooked. Partner had the ribeye and devoured every bite. If you only have time for a cocktail, grab a Patrick’s Word or a Bee Sting - you won’t be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was not good
Service great
Ambience great

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MariB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very limited menu. First course (shrimp dip) wasn’t to my taste, my husband’s oysters were good but small portions. Main courses good. Only two dessert options and neither w chocolate-even chocolate ice cream would have been ok. Also, we asked for bread and they said they do not do bread baskets, so no bread. Good wine list.

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vipLetaV
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem with back patio area. Had the sea scallops .. delicious!

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Jonathan
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Great service and fantastic food. Really nice attention to detail. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Food was awesome!

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vipJarrabaldy
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th anniversary and really enjoyed the outdoor seating area. Food was very good and drinks were great! Thank you for making our special day that much better

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Soarhi
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and excellent quality. Service topnotch

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Hugh
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was prompt the food was excellent sitting outside was exceptional had a very good meal and evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heather our server was outstanding from start to finish!
Beautiful table in outside courtyard. Incredible tasting food with thoughtful presentations. Overall, a magical summer dinner experience. Thank you! 😘

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viptkonig
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved Coast 236! Ate here during a family trip to Saugatuck. Their food is delicious and the service was great. The outdoor atmosphere felt like a little sidewalk cafe in Europe. Definitely recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will dine again next time we are in Saugatuck.

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vipJules
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our second time dining here while vacationing in Saugatuck. Excellent food!

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SusanneS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday .. see below

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KimS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal, drinks & dessert! Disappointed that we weren’t told about backyard sitting. We wanted to sit outside & were there early - only offered to sit out front & it was quite noisy. There was plenty of available sits in back as well.
The server was pleasant but felt rushed.

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vipangelam
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant great food small menu but done well and service amazing will be back

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vipGilaman
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Shrimp dip app and broccoli app are AMAZING! Cornish hen entree good. The ribeye steak is possibly the worst steak I’ve ever had and the flavor from their sauce is inedible. $45 and 14oz of nasty flavor. Order anything but the steak!!!! I can’t believe anyone would eat that. Truly horrendous! Drinks were great and service great! Did I mention the steak was horrendous??

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely outdoor courtyard, and a wonderful server, Cara. Couldn’t have been better!

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LMB1990
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVED this restaurant and courtyard right at the beginning of the beautiful Saugatuck shopping area. Stylish inside and a beautiful courtyard as well. Nice selection of pre dinner drinks and fantastic starters and entrees. Was SUPER happy with only one night we were recommended by a lifelong resident to go there.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome meals

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VerAlex
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was easy to make a reservation. The host welcomed us properly, food was delicious and the service just perfect.

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vipDanielF
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mixed cocktails were great. The salmon and halibut were outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four friends dining together, everyone absolutely loved their meal, and Patrick was our wonderful waiter. Beautiful evening sitting outside. Thank you Coast 236. We’ll be back!

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BrendenH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food in a really nice spot in town.

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MartinR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Seated us on the street. Very loud traffic noise, harleys and pedestrian. We would have much preferred the patio or even inside. The halibut was amazing. Stay away from their desserts. Horrible desserts. Overall a little pricey but a nice option if you can’t get into Bowdies Chop House next door

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Peanu75
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Expensive but worth the wait

FAQs

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 455-5112.

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 391 OpenTable diners.

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/coast236/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.