A Foodie’s Guide To Saugatuck, Michigan​

A Foodie's Guide To Saugatuck, Michigan

Some of the most important memories are imprinted on your tongue, especially during vacation. We want to ensure your luxury and satisfactory vacation, so check out this guide to our top rated eateries in the Michigan Beachtowns of Saugatuck/Douglas. 

Coffee Shops

Grow Cafe 

A prime spot for brunch, GROW is a an iconic staple for locals and visitors alike. Their menu is full of vibrant and fresh flavors that will have you coming back for more. Their goal is to demonetize their hospitality and get rid of wage disparity. Truly a unique restaurant. Try out the carrot cake pancakes or the blueberry lemon french toast for a mouthwatering brunch!


Uncommon Coffee Roasters 

A local coffeeshop and roasting facility that Upscale Lakeshore has partnered with. We recently released a special Upscale Lakeshore blend that is available in all of our vacation rentals. Uncommon Coffee Roasters is a tasty café to visit when you’re on the go and want fresh lattes and baked goods. 


Pennyroyal Cafe & Provisions

A mix between a cafe, provisions shop, and a restaurant, Pennyroyal Cafe & Provisions is a local favorite, featuring refined and creative twists on classic plates with artisan cocktails, coffee, and pastries. In the summer, you may find a line to get seated. It’s just that good. Make sure to get there a little early!


Outside Coffee Co 

Outside Coffee Co has all of the bases covered for lounging outside in almost any weather condition. You can enjoy this outdoor space with a furry friend, as long as they’re on a leash. The shop is very accommodating to guests with dairy and gluten allergies or food intolerances or people who are simply looking for some plant-based options. Customers can find vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food options, as well as almond, soy, and coconut milk.

Bars and Breweries

Coastal Society 

Coastal Society is a coastal inspired cocktail bar where you can come, relax, and sip on quality and homemade cocktails. They also have shareables like pizza and charcuterie boards. Also check out their live music on Saturdays! 


Guardian Brewing Company 

A women owned business, Guardian Brewing Company is all about inclusivity, especially with quality ingredients and tasty meals. They operate on a seasonal menu with local fresh ingredients and offering meat, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free options. The Guardian also likes to keep it fun and fresh with open mic nights, trivia nights, beer classes, and more. 


New Holland Brewing

New Holland Brewing has multiple locations across West Michigan, and all for good reason. They have been mastering the craft of brewing since 1997, and their beers and spirits are sold nationwide. Their menu features American bar food, but they don’t sacrifice flavor or quality. They put just as much attention into their food as they do their craft beers and spirits.


The Mitten Brewing Co

The Saugatuck pub boasts some dynamite outdoor seating. Enjoy the breeze from the lakeshore with a cold craft beer in hand while at The Mitten Brewing Co and you don’t even need to leave your seat for a refill! We have people that will bring you food if only you ask. 


Bowdie’s Chophouse

Here at Upscale Lakeshore we’ll never stop expressing our love for Bowdie’s Chophouse. It’s a high quality steakhouse house in a Sinatra style building bringing high class lower Manhattan eating to Sauagtuck. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, as well as private dining. Bowdie’s has truly mastered the  art of bringing refined dining to a small coastal town setting.

Borrowed Time

A shared plate experience restaurant that promotes bonding and sharing with your friends and family. Borrowed Time offers tasteful and gourmet dishes bound to fill your hearts. They curate their menu with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients and offer indoor and outdoor seating. 


Offering every meal of the day and specialty cocktails, Pumpernickels is a gathering place for good conversation and great food. Whether Brunch or Dinner, Pumpernickels offers only fresh and quality ingredients from local Michigan farmers. 

The Southerner

Bringing Appalachia and quality southern cooking to the north, The Southerner has the best fried chicken in town. Available for lunch and dinner, you can order for takeout or sit at their restaurant on the water. 

Well Wishes from Upscale Lakeshore

At Upscale Lakeshore we believe a memorable and exciting vacation is marked not by just where you stay, but also where you eat. We want to share our favorite spots and flavors with you to give you the best vacation you can have. We wish you a wonderful time full of satisfied stomachs and relaxed minds!

Welcome to Crescent Cottage

Welcome to Crescent Cottage

A cozy and vibrant water front cottage nestled between a secluded in land lake and wandering forest brings to life an intimate vacation to be! Upscale Lakeshore’s newest vacation rental is Crescent Cottage. This 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home has the capacity to sleep up to 6 guests and is perfect for a couple or small group of friends wanting an intimate space to have fun and relax. The private escape of Crescent Cottage allows plenty of opportunities for entertainment. Follow a winding timber-filled path to a hidden lake where you can get into the water to take a swim or go out for a ride in the kayaks. Nature surrounds you in the cozy cocoon of Crescent Cottage, where you and your friends can sit under the stars in the spacious backyard while enjoying a crackling fire and dinner and drinks al fresco. 

Upscale Lakeshore’s Crescent Cottage is an opportunity for you to experience West Michigan and our lovely Michigan beachtowns while also not feeling the pressure of a city and tourist activities. Here you can relax and take your much needed vacation at your own pace. It can be your next memorable vacation all due to the peace and serenity you feel among the lake, the stars, and a cozy and chic furnished home. Embrace the privacy of being tucked away in the woods that border the lake or head into the downtowns of Saugatuck/Douglas to experience a plethora of eateries and boutiques. This is the perfect location to disconnect all while still being under a short drive into town and to the beaches of Lake Michigan. Check out our website for your next unforgettable vacation! 

Welcome to Blue Cedar

Welcome to Blue Cedar

We just welcomed a new member into our Upscale Lakeshore family with Blue Cedar. With the ability to sleep up to 16 guests in a luxurious and aesthetic space, it’s the perfection destination for your next vacation. Encompassed in a woodland setting and just a short drive away from Lake Michigan, Blue Cedar is a picturesque and luxury home fit to be your next home away from home. The house becomes apart of its surroundings with its contemporary design that brings the outside in through large windows spread all throughout the house. From the moment you enter the home, you’ll be impressed at the care to detail and high class finishes in the home. This high class comfort comes with a plethora of amenities including a bonfire pit, recreation room, wet bar, grand piano, laundry room, industrial refrigerator, and much more! The numerous  fireplaces creates a relaxing and cozy atmosphere no mater the time of year. 


Whether you’re a couple or a large group of family or friends, Blue Cedar welcomes you with large dining and living areas that are perfect for get togethers. The large bedrooms and bathrooms allow plenty of space for guests. And don’t forget about the hot tub either, this is perfect for a group of gals gossiping with wine or for a couple to break away from their busy lives and focus on themselves while  relaxing in a warm space. The hot tub sits in a three season porch that keeps you outside with nature while also protection you from the wind and bugs that accompany the outdoors. It’s our utmost pleasure to share Blue Cedar with our guests as well as the beauty of Lake Michigan and our lakeshore community. Check out our website for the next available dates at Blue Cedar and let it become a part of your wonderful vacation memories!