The Grill Room


Press “BOOK NOW” above to reserve a table

Whether it’s after golf, or a day at the beach, come enjoy our all-house-made cooking with friends and family at The Grill Room.  Even our complimentary breads were just a sack of flour this morning.  And our “Genuine Hospitality” includes spectacular views from every table overlooking walking gardens, lush landscapes, and our manicured rolling, tree-lined golf course.  Plus, seasonal seating on our Patio puts you right in the middle of it all, surrounded by the colors of nature summer evenings as weather permits.

SUMMER HOURS:  Tues-Saturday 5:00 pm to 9:00 (Closed Sunday & Monday Nights). OPEN SUNDAY JULY 4TH AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 5, 2021


  2.  WALK-IN (just ONE of you) and check availability

First, you can now make a RESERVATION (new instructions June 5th, 2021)!  

We have BOTH indoor OR outdoor tables available for reservations.  AND … indoor capcity restrictions are still in place.  Our system accepts outdoor tables up to 10 (6 indoors) and you can sign up on-line HERE for a table reservation.  Due to restricted occupancy, we ask tables at 7:00 or earlier to plan only 90 minutes at your table.  Sorry.  But being sustainable relies on it.  DO sign-up below … and please don’t call … we can’t handle the call volume at busy times. 

  1. At top of this column … PRESS “BOOK NOW
  2. IN any order … select INDOOR, OUTDOOR, PARTY SIZE, DATE, & TIME
  3. IF it’s not shown, it’s not available
  4. If you can’t get ALL YOUR CHOICES, try OTHERS, ok?
  5. It will communicate with you, YOU CAN MAKE CHANGES BY RESPONDING.
  6. When it’s time, have ONE of you check in with our Host… then the rest of you.

OUR NEW PATIO IS GORGOUS AND OPEN.  OUTDOOR RESERVATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER CANCELLATION.  WE DON’T SERVE IN THE RAIN.  We generally have some extra indoor space for some of you, BUT NOT ALL.  Our Indoor Tables are generously spaced, clean, and well-served.  But ALL arriving parties need to have JUST ONE PERSON check in with the Host/Hostess.  Others need to wait outdoors or in the car.  PARTIAL PARTIES can’t be seated until complete.  So arrange to meet all in your party OUT FRONT… then ONE OF YOU check in with the host.

As the seasons/weather changes again, revisit this page to see what changes we needed to make here. Thanks.


*Online ordering available only during business hours, order will be prepared when received

LATEST NEWS:    updated Saturday, June 5th, 2021

EXIT 41 I-196 CLOSED:  Coming from Holland or Hudsonville area?  Plan ahead to NOT use the regular Saugatuck exit off I-196.  It’s CLOSED to SOUTHBOUND traffic.  Instead take the BLUE STAR HWY, or 60th STREET, or 64th STREET, or get off South I-196 at M-40 to Blue Star.

If you forget, you’ll be forced to continue on to Exit 36 (Ganges/Douglas) and drive an extra 9-10 miles.  It’s currently still open going back, for northbound traffic.

  • Regular evening service features Full Menu including Take-Away on-line here
  • New!!  RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED, even for last-minute plans, PRESS THE “BOOK NOW” BUTTON near top of THIS PAGE.  CHOOSE INDOOR OR OUTDOOR then book.
  • 90 minute table occupancy period IF SEATED BY 7PM … 6 persons MAX at one indoor table through June.
  • We’re BIG … with big tables, expanded spacing for each table, and between other tables … keeping you safer.  (These government rules may be rescinded July 1st … we’ll see)

Patio and Outdoor Dining are OPEN whenever weather permits … Indoor Dining here is generously spaced, with lots of covid screens, lots of circulating fresh air, and lots of continued disinfecting.  We don’t heat the outdoors.  We tried patio-heaters and found our spaces just too wide-open for them to be effective.  We gave them away.  So … dress appropriately for the space you’ve reserved.

THE GRILL ROOM serves 5 nights a week … closed Sun/Mon.  Due to minor labor shortages, we currently only plan Sunday Night service on the 3 holiday weekends.

As COVID is still a thing, MASKS ARE REQUIRED for the UN-vaccinated, and RESERVATIONS ARE AVAILABLE (see left).  Please don’t call … we can’t handle the volume.  Walk-ins may still work, BUT PLEASE … JUST ONE PERSON FROM YOUR PARTY ENTER TO GET A TABLE FROM OUR HOST.  You’ll find our table spacing as pleasant as our smiling faces!

To GET A TABLE, see our RESERVATION option on THIS page (RESERVATIONS option was not available until Feb. 1st).

Remember all the buzz about “10 at 10”?  Those ten famous complete dinners, each for $10, started right here at The Grill Room in 2002 … permanently cementing VALUE into your dining visit to the Saugatuck lakeshore.  Since then, sure, our menu has evolved and grown with the times, but The Grill Room is still true to its roots.  Some of those same home-styled $10 dinners are still available, a little higher now, but a great dining value.  Take a look at the MENU, which more than ever still meets the needs of our often-returning “LOYALS and LOCALS”.


The Grill Room serves five nights weekly year-round (Tues-Sat), plus Sunday nights in summer (This summer, 2021, due to limited staff availability, we will only serve Sunday nights on the three Holiday Weekends).  We’re always closed Monday nights, to be rested and ready by Tuesday.  Once you’re here, you’ll know why it won BEST CASUAL LAKESHORE RESTAURANT by Lake Magazine, and Wine Spectator Magazines’ AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for five consecutive years.  House-made foods, generous craft cocktails, 240 bottle wine selections, popular prices, and service 52 weeks a year… you’ll be glad you made that two minute drive from downtown Saugatuck!  Just north of town, off Blue Star Highway.


Hours for the Grill Room

Summer:    Tues – Sunday Nights 5:00-9:00 pm (Bar at 4:30 pm, Closed Monday nights).  2021:  SUNDAY NIGHTS ONLY ON THE 3 HOLIDAY WEEKENDS

Fall / Winter / Spring:    Tues – Saturday Nights 5-9 (Closed Sun/Mon nights)

During Winter Storm Periods … call ahead (269.857.2000 Ext. 107) to be sure we answer … our country roads can sometimes be unpassable.


While LIMITED SEATING is being required (during COVID-19), DINING guests MAY RESERVE A TABLE in advance by clicking on BOOK NOW on this page.  Advance groups may contact our Sales Dept. at Ext. 113.

As a long-term (a/k/a: old) golf property … yes, we do have a DRESS CODE. It requires collars and sleeves for gentlemen playing golf, and sleeved shirts for gentlemen in food and beverage areas. Jeans and shorts are fine, but not gym shorts. Ladies may wear sleeveless.

What They’re Saying

Service is always impecable. You are glad to see us & we are glad to see you!

Michael RashGrand Ralpids, MI

Most consistant of all the restaurants I go to. Great place to bring clients & friends … usually run into friends who frequent Clearbrook.

Michael BojkoFennville, MI

Excellent … enjoyed the food and the room. Love your place.

Tim & Donna FarringtonDouglas, MI

We would recommend Clearbrook to our closest friends.

Debra WierengaHolland, MI

Is is sadly unusual to have consistantly good service, but Clearbrook delivers. Thank you!

Ann SchuttHolland, MI

Dining at Clearbrook is a delightful experience. The food is excellent and the ambiance of The Grill Room and the garden view make it totally enjoyable.

Ron & Darlene DykstraHolland, MI

We love dining here. The food, the ambience, the personal service is the best in this area

Pat & Camie ThompsonHolland, MI

Everything was wonderful. This is an amazing place to eat and we will definately be back!

Trish KretchmanBerrien Springs, MI

Overall experience was over the top. Liked the ambience and some semblance of a dress code, ie: no flip flops or colarless shirts appreciated. Will come again.

John HoagChicago

One of the best meals I’ve had in Saugatuck.

Peter GeldnerRiver Forest, IL

Best restaurant in the area – Best Dining Experience in the area of South Haven to Holland.

Philip M. FreemanSouth Haven, Michigan

I live in Chicago and rarely, very rarely, receive such wonderful food, service, beautiful ambiance, and exquisite presentation. Thank you for making our dinner memorable. Lori was absolutely the best!

Elayna LindstromChicago