Valentine's Date Night in Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan

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The Perfect Date Night in Saugatuck/Douglas

As we tend to spend a lot of time in the Saugatuck/Douglas area, we feel like we know a little bit about where the best places to have dinner are in the area.

Let us help you find the best Valentine’s Day dinner spot for you and your significant other!

We have chosen three of our favorite spots and we hope this helps you when you’re looking for somewhere to go to celebrate your love.

Bowdies Chophouse

Bowdies Chophouse

Bowdies Chophouse is a cozy steakhouse with a melt-in-your-mouth menu and extensive wine list. You can have the steak of your dreams here and enjoy the friendly atmosphere with a delicious cocktail! 

steak served at Bowdies Chophouse

You will get a true fine dining experience here while still being able to relax and enjoy the moment with your favorite person.

Your date night could look like this: You start the night by walking around Wick’s park and take in the waterfront scenery.

Once it’s time to warm up, you stop by Uncommon Coffee Roasters for a nice hot pick-me-up and begin to make your way to the southern end of downtown.

When you arrive at Bowdies Chophouse, you are immersed in the ultimate steakhouse experience, with culinary specials and fine dining staff.

You order a steak, cooked to perfection, and share a few of their fresh, seasonal side options, paired with a bottle of a rare wine.

After dinner, you take one more stroll through downtown Saugatuck and head to Wally’s Bar & Grill for a fun atmosphere and some live music!

Phil’s Bar and Grille

Phil’s Bar and Grille

Phil’s Bar and Grille is a Saugatuck staple that has an eclectic menu from poke to pasta to fall-off-the-bone ribs and nightly specials to satisfy any craving!

afternoon window view at Phil’s Bar and Grille

Take a walk and explore the quaint downtown Saugatuck shops before you step into a friendly atmosphere and enjoy a unique and delicious dish with your special someone!

Your date night could look like this: You enjoy an afternoon of window shopping around the quirky and vibrant downtown Saugatuck, stopping by the many shops and attractions where you’ll find art, antiques, fine jewelry, outdoor gear, and Michigan-made gourmet foods. 

When you walk up to the memorable facade of Phil’s, you step inside for an even more memorable experience.

You are greeted by friendly staff who make you feel at home and treat you like family. You pick tasty entrees from their dynamic menu and enjoy a specialty cocktail to go with it!

After dinner, you take a stroll to Sand Bar Saloon for a little cash-only dive bar experience with some live music to end the night!

Everyday People Cafe

Everyday People Cafe

Everyday People Cafe is one of our favorite date night spots! When you walk in you are greeted with friendly and helpful staff who will ensure you have an amazing experience.

cocktail drink placed near the window

Everyday People Cafe offers a seasonal menu that includes unique appetizers, delicious sandwiches and mouth watering entrees. They also have a large wine list and select cocktails to pair with any meal you choose. 

Your date night could look like this: You start your day off at Saugatuck Brewing Company for a beer flight or two and some pool and arcade games. Then you take a walk down Center Street in downtown Douglas.

After stopping in a couple art galleries, you reach Everyday People Cafe. When you step inside, you are immediately greeted by engaging and friendly staff who make sure you are well taken care of! 

You take your time, enjoying your unique dishes and trying new wines, and making sure to leave room for dessert. After making memories here, you step a few doors down to Coastal Society Craft Cocktail Bar, Boutique & Eatery to finish the night off with a specialty cocktail made with fresh ingredients!

Whether you're celebrating love on Valentine's Day or simply seeking a memorable date night, let Saugatuck/Douglas be your backdrop for romance, culinary delights, and cherished memories.