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Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar

4.6
409 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very beautiful and wonderful ambiance! The service was outstanding and super welcoming, especially since this was my first time I Saugatuck. I would definitely recommend a trying the Salmon or the Halibut as your entree. Also if you’re up for it a cocktail by their skilled bartender!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, staff and atmosphere. M

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vipIntimatedinner
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting Saugatuck and this is one of the best restaurants we have eaten at so far! I recommend the scallops!

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HeidiF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We wanted to love our experience so much- but we just didn’t. We are locals and would love to come back but there are a few things that will prevent us from returning. First, our server was fabulous no complaints there. But for the price of the food what we got was pretty horrific. We ordered a starter that was basically just French fries with balsamic and some arugula tossed in. The dipping sauce was good but overall it was a disappointment. The main courses were awful. Our bill was over $150 and the food was under seasoned and fishy. Unfortunately. On top of that the ambiance was pretty bad- cheap chairs and stark white no mood or positive vibes. Almost institutional. Bad music and no real feels.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated and served quickly. I had the steak and my wife had the duck confit, both were delicious. They had a great wine list and tap selection. They helped make wife’s birthday a success.

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TrishB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great waitstaff. Felt safe eating inside. Mindy is terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Pad Thai was not eatable.... cold, sticky and dry. Additionally, Apple pie was very very cold; especially, in the middle but was told it was suppose to be cold not hot. If that was the case it should be one constant temperature. Very slow service....

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot

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vipBesst
St. Louis
76 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coast is a remarkable restaurant. The quality of the food, the atmosphere, and professional staff made this the dining highlight of our weekend in Saugatuck!

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vipMelissa
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

While we thought the service and atmosphere were great, the food was very disappointing. For appetizers, we had the grilled oysters and also the octopus - both had lovely presentation but very little flavor. The octopus was barely warm. For entrees, my husband had the scallops which were delicious, very flavorful and cooked perfectly - but my halibut was overcooked and dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was awesome including his signature cocktail. He helped with our meal selection and was so fun! This was a spectacular bday celebration.

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Etiquette
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

White wine was served warm and after appetizer. Server stated they had none chilled..... brought to table cool, not properly chilled and without a cooler. Had to request cooler and ice since cooler was not going to chill wine properly. Scallops over cooked. Grilled oysters had no flavor and were inconsistently prepared. Some had a "sauce" while others did not. Nice atmosphere, food and service not even close to good.

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MikeN
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Very disappointed.. service was not good. Food was average, duck was tender but no flavor and the portions are small.

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Dylan
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The food was presented well, but just simply not good. I was happy to be there, beautiful place, and would have overlooked the underwhelming food if the waiter brought my drinks. He didn’t stop by once after taking the order (someone else delivered the food) so we cancelled the drink order after eating our meal. Unacceptable service. The vegetable pad Thai had no vegetables and was very bad. This dish does not belong on any menu.

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EricA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was excellent, great safety measures due to COVID. Ample space between seats. Great appetizers. Seafood is nicely prepared. Definitely recommend.

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PattiA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cauliflower toast and the scallops with cauliflower was amazing! Our server (I believe her name was Heather?) was so personable and the outdoor patio was very romantic!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Lovely restaurant, unique and fresh dishes. The staff is outstanding, and a special shout-out to Patrick, a really attentive waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a mini fall vacation to the Saugatuck area from Ohio with another couple. The restaurant was gorgeous. Our server, Kennedy, was so sweet and very attentive! We enjoyed everything from the drinks to the entrees. If we ever come back to this area, we will make sure to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cait
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
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 on September 25, 2020
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 on September 25, 2020
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 on September 23, 2020
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 on September 23, 2020
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.

CJ
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.

LV
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
10 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

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 409 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.