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Butter Run Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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27626 Harper Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081-1926
+1 586-675-2115
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to this place on the urging of friends. While the 1/3lb bacon cheeseburger and the mushroom burger were very good, it was just not worth the price. Two burgers, one order of fries, and two Blue Moons for $30 is overpriced in my book. You can get equally good burgers, with sides and beer, for much less, at... More 

Thank Sandra S
Harrison Township, Michigan
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173 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I met a friend here on Friday. It was packed and noisy. But! The food was good and prices were reasonable. I had the Butter Run salad, the chicken was really good. It's been a long time since I've had decent chicken at a restaurant so this was a nice surprise.

Thank Linda S
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I love butter run! The atmosphere is a nice little cozy bar. But their beer on tap is always warm. Their food is good. AND service is great. But just fix that warm beer...and it would be awesome. And I am a regular. So this last July datell is not my only.... just make most recent. But I always go... More 

Thank shellzncheese
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A small, neighborhood tavern with good eats where "everybody knows your name!" Focusing on their whiskey collection, you won't be disappointed if you love whiskey. Their Sunday brunch is a hidden gem---a Bloody Mary bar, the usual offerings for breakfast plus a few suprises, but not too much, and very reasonably priced.

Thank elizabeth280
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Second review for me to rave about this weekend's specials - offerings included prime rib, a lobster bisque which we thought was worthy of a 5-star restaurant, delicious short ribs, and Florida Grouper which sounded so good that we may go back tonight to try it!! Kudos to the excellent chef, Sean Roberts, of this small but well frequented local... More 

Thank MademoiselleK229
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have lived in the Shores over 20 years and have never stopped at this corner bar. For the last for years, it has been the BUTTER RUN SALOON. To our surprise, it has an extensive menu - including breakfast! We came in about 1pm and there were a few empty, but suddenly it filled up (this was a Monday).... More 

Thank NikkiDetroit
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Hard to find a better selection of Spirits anywhere. Beers include many IPA's to old time favorites. When was the last time you had a Schlitz or Blatz. Excellent Bar food..

Thank blindman12016
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Visited with son and his family who just relocated to St. Clair Shores. Loved the cozy atmosphere, friendly and informative waitress. They had a great selection of adult beverages. Food was good and a very good menu selection.

Thank M9262MWdianeb
Novi, Michigan
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414 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place is not very big, but they have one of the largest selections of adult beverages we have seen. The staff is very informative and extremely helpful. Our drinks were outstanding, the food was great and the prices were reasonable. The inside has charm that surprises you. We will be back!

Thank Davidamy617
St. Clair Shores, MI
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The food is very good nice atmosphere we go there quite often. We have had the breakfast which was very good, also had lunch and dinners there

Thank MOrtimer8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27626 Harper Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081-1926
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saint Clair Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 586-675-2115

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?