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Black Walnut

129 Griffith St., Suite 104, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-857-5005
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good11%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (9 reviews)
“halibut” (4 reviews)
“beet salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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129 Griffith St., Suite 104, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our dining experience at the Black Walnut! The menu was creative and delicious and the serving sizes just right. The pastry chef is out of this world!! As a past culinary arts teacher and caterer, I can tell you the desserts were...More

Thank smalleyjody
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We were really excited to visit based on the menu and the reviews. However, our experience was disappointing from start to finish. Despite our reservation, seating was confusing, had a table, did not have a table, eventually we negotiated a table we liked. Menu, simply...More

Thank MarkA5319
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We decided on Black Walnut for our anniversary, based on pictures and menu offerings from the website. The restaurant is almost impossible to find from the street - there is no signage, and the entrance is in the alley past another glass storefront. One positive...More

1  Thank semi775
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Literally on an alley we stumbled upon this place while wondering Saugatuck. Looked cute so we gave it a try. So good we went back for a second try. Fabulous again. Drinks, presentation, food quality, innovative. All fabulous. Saugatuck is a competitive restaurant town and...More

Thank billmccarthy2017
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We love this little place off the beaten path in Saugatuck. We know we'll always get a great dinner with interesting flavors and good quality meats and fish. They're creative with their flavorings which I appreciate. We are pretty good cooks at home, so when...More

Thank jennyrenny2
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The good: We had a reservation and we were seated immediately and the server was very friendly. This is the only reason why they I gave two stars and not one. The bad: Everything else. It took 30 minutes to get a drink! It was...More

Thank Journeyman067
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here with friends who live in town. From the minute we walked in, the service was outstanding. The place is small, giving it a quaint and cozy feel. We started with the seared tuna appetizer, which was delicious. Our entrees included the...More

Thank ERFSU82
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Four of us decide to give the place a try after waiting a year. We had not heard good things.... We arrived an 1:45 minutes prior to the play in town and thought it would be plenty of time for dinner and a drink. You...More

Thank LarryT T
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We arrived a little early but were seated before our reservation time after a short wait. Our party had 11 people and the service was very good. The food was also very good. I think everyone in our party was satisfied with their food. I...More

1  Thank tanda367
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The food was good, but we were there 2-1/2 hours, and there were very few customers. They were out of bread, forgot our iced tea & coffee, sad but I don’t think they will lastMore

Thank Diane S
Paul A, Owner at Black Walnut, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

We don't have bread service, we offer cichirones with salsa Verde. Sorry about the iced tea and coffee, please stop in again and I'm sure we'll impress you. Some of our staff was still new but they're really getting up to speed. Let me know...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Griffith St., Suite 104, Saugatuck, MI 49453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-5005
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A Primitive Modern dining experience. Using Primitive old world techniques with a Modern twist in a comfortable alternative dining venue.
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