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Hercules Bar and Grill

4.7
156 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Welcome to Hercules Bar and Grill.

We offer Mediterranean and Continental cuisine with an accent on seafood, in an inviting and friendly atmosphere.
We were founded in 2008 and completely renovated the Schipper Seros Italianate style building that was constructed in the 1880's. We are open year around and offer outdoor dining in our hidden garden when weather permits.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5 pm - 9.00pm

Sunday: 5.00pm - 8.00pm
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Phone number
(616) 836-4890
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Seros
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Griffith
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Parking details
Street parking also available.
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Special events & promotions
Pre theater diners should be seated by 6 pm. Garden seating is first come availability and cannot be pre reserved.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 156 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Hercules is alway good. They have an excellent menu--not exotic but always good and service is always excellent. Outdoor dining in good weather is a real treat.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We enjoyed the outside seating area & Greek-accented food choices. I have often eaten in Nicosia, Cyprus & in Greece, and the food was a good representation of these places. The Mezze starter was good & all of our fish dishes were pleasant, although the main course presentation could have been better. The strawberry shortcake dessert was fun, although fresh strawberries would have been preferable with it. The service was attentive & friendly. We particularly liked sitting outside. We have visited Saugatuck many times, but this was our first visit to Hercules, & we would go back again.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

My friend and I went for dinner and very much enjoyed it! We were going to sit outside but they had no warmers, none till Sept. We were seated in a back room facing the garden seating and it was lovely. Our waiter was very helpful answering our questions about various items. We started by sharing the saganaki appetizer and loved it! I had the Salmon Plaki and it was delicious and healthy! I chose the salad with it and it was very fresh! We were too full for dessert, but really enjoyed the evening. We chose to have a cocktail before dinner and skipped wine. After dinner, we walked out into the garden as they had a great wooden horse sculpture acquired from the Grand Rapids Art Prize. I had seen it there a few years before. In warmer weather, I would choose to sit outside in the garden!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in saugatuck! Great food and great service!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were outside and it was very pleasant. Ask for Richard!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Fantastic all around!!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We have enjoyed Hercules for years. Always great service and food. Love the patio.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Outstanding! Salmon was amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary here for the 5th time. Always enjoy our meal. When my daughter visits from Phoenix she always wants to eat here. Wish the patio was still dog friendly. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful service delicious food great experience!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Patio in rear is a delightful setting. Excellent food; try potato crusted walleye. Have never had a less than delightful meal here

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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Seated at high top with bar stools when we had a reservation. Had to ask to be moved. Very, very, slow service. Food was just okay.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We are high fans of Hercules had a wonderful filet cooked perfectly my husband enjoyed the Greek Chicken as well

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We have found our favorite Saugatuck restaurant - Hercules. Great downtown location with beautiful outdoor dining, as well as comfortable indoor seating. Crab cakes and perch were excellent. Definitely ask for Richard as your server. You’re in for a delightful treat!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

This is a charming, upscale restaurant that serves delicious food. There's a gorgeous garden for outdoor dining in the warm weather. The service was wonderful and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Perfect dinner on Mother’s Day. Trout and salmon done to perfection. Excellent service in a friendly, comfortable setting.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Hercules - Good Food and Good Service
Have been to Hercules many times and you can expect the food to be delicious and and the service 1st class. One of our favorite resturants.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love Hercules and eat there almost every time we are in Saugatuck/Douglas. Food is always great, we love the staff, and if the weather nice, we love sitting in the back courtyard. My only gripe, and is was the first time we have experienced this, is the yelling of one of the owners at the staff. It made for a bit of an uncomfortable experience. It was busy, and from my vantage point, the servers were doing a great job at keeping customers happy, and getting food out fairly quickly.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The Saganaki was the best we have ever had!! Dinner was awesome, potato crusted walleye light and tasty, and the shrimp scampi delicious. Mona is friendly and attentive - a great server! Thanks for a wonderful dinner with my daughter.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

My wife I went here for our weekend anniversary. This was our first place we ate at. The rest of the restaurants will have to be perfect to beat this one. Food was fantastic, service was great and the ambiance was very nice! We would come back up to Saugatuck just for this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

As always great! Waitress was not the best we’ve had there! Certainly not as good as Richard!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

By far the best walleye and salmon my wife and I had ever had. Great food and service. On the pricier side but so worth every penny. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

A pleasant surprise to find a gourmet restaurant on the shores of Lake Michigan. The menu offerings were not the run of the mill you normally find.in The walleyed pike was fresh and cooked to perfection.

The service from the waitstaff and the concern shown by the restaurants owner made the meal memorable.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We dined here four years ago. The food was fine, but we didn't have high expectations this time. We had the chicken special. It was very good and our server recommended a very nice wine. It was a Thursday evening and the restaurant, like the town itself, was quiet and comfortable. (That's not to say it was empty; more than half the tables were full.) We look forward to returning the next time we are in Saugatuck.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We were a party of four that made a late reservation but were told they could accommodate us at reservation time. Had to wait 15-20 more minutes beyond that but owner found us seats at the bar right away while we waited and the rest was all outstanding! Some of the best salmon I’ve ever had anywhere.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Absolutely Great as always! This is our favorite in West Michigan.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The room has very nice décor with a great feeling to it. Our waiter Richard was very attentive and helpful. The selection of foods was very adequate and the meal was well prepared. All there made you feel welcome

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Experience was great and the salmon was amazing.

Only issue was with the airflow. We moved a few times to finally sit in a location that didn’t have a lot of air blowing directly on us. Normally we never complain or have an issue like this, but in this case it was excessive.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dinner for 6 was excellent as was the service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful food, cocktails, and service! The backroom dining area near the fireplace, under the sky light, and soft music was a relaxing place to be for a leisurely, lovely meal. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Meal to meal, year to year, Hercules is consistently one of the best in Saugatuck. The steak, duck, lamb, walleye, trout, shrimp cocktail and appetizers I have had and are all fantastic. Also, if you haven't had the flourless chocolate cake with Grand Marnier, you are in for a treat.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We didn’t find any Mediterranean entrees. The Lemon Artichoke Chicken was over-cooked and chewy. The Perch was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed our dinner and Richard, our waiter, was terrific as usual.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent! The host who greeted us along with Richard made our evening perfect!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had a wonderful evening! Our waiter, Richard was awesome and very accommodating. Our lamb chops were some of the best we've had, and I am Greek! We will definitely be back as we feel we have found a gem!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

When we got there the hostess originally had us seated in the back area. After we got there she turned to me and asked if we would prefer a quieter spot. I said “yes”. I appreciate her initiative. We also had great service from Pedro. I like that he’ll happily make recommendations if asked. The new chocolate tart was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The atmosphere was cozy and interesting. We felt welcomed and well-cared for. The food was excellent, as were the cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Always great service and good food

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere. Richard did a great job. Introduced the restaurant to friends, and they enjoyed it as much as us. Fun evening.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic restaurant. The owners were friendly, the server, Richard, was great. Food was excellent.

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