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Black Walnut

129 Griffith St., Suite 104, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-857-5005
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“pork chop” (7 reviews)
“halibut” (4 reviews)
“beet salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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129 Griffith St., Suite 104, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We were in Saugatuck for my mother’s 60th Birthday and to celebrate NYE. I did a lot of research on restaurants in town, I wanted somewhere nicer than the average small town restaurant and also something with vegetarian options. Black Walnut had a very exciting...More

Thank TheNotSoGrumpyBrit
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Ate during the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Read good reviews but showed up and the place was 80% empty on a Saturday night. Red flag #1. Hostess not very friendly and annoyed that we didn't want to sit on the noisy side. Red flag #2. Our...More

2  Thank funguylonggrove
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Our service was excellant the waitress was personable and kind everything was perfect she remembered perfectly which I have food alergys and she was so accomidating I will be back Wonderful!!

2  Thank jackjill3283
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I was lucky enough to experience this place while staying overnight in Saugatuck, MI. The food was great and the service even better, we were privileged enough to meet the owner and chef, who gave us his recommendations. The asparagus cream was to die for...More

1  Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We wanted a special place to dine for my wife's birthday. We stumbled upon Black Walnut since it was a rather new place for us and haven't been to Saugatuck for over a year. It is one of the best last minute decisions we made....More

2  Thank dfirszt
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My wife and I dined at the Black Walnut for the first time. We dined alfresco and enjoyed a beautifully poached halibut and perfectly seared scallops. The wine list was brief but included an excellent selection of perfect pairings for our food. Inside can be...More

1  Thank epicurian46
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

So good the first visit, we went again! Both times soups were excellent. Truly. Halibut and veggies were delicious. Pork chop plate so tasty and tender, not at all spicy. Lamb chops very good with tons of snap peas. Cool place. Try it. We found...More

1  Thank IndianaSweetpea
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The food is great, but after I saw the price on the glass of wine I had, and the appetizer I had, I went to the kitchen and told him and told him to cancel my order. I walked down the street and ate somewhere...More

Thank eakfs
Paul A, Owner at Black Walnut, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

There's nothing in our description that claims to be cheap. We only use high quality product and our price is a reflection of our quality. The menu will be scaled back during the winter months to make it more affordable but still not cheap in...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal on a rainy night. We had several choices, hard to pick one. Filet was very tender. Recommended.

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I met a couple friends and just stayed for a drink and appetizer at the bar. The appetizers were so unique and delicious. We had excellent service. It is pretty pricey but worth the experience.

Thank Julie5672
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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  • 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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