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The Butler

40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
+1 269-857-3501
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (175 reviews)
“prime rib” (32 reviews)
“clam chowder” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
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Reviewed yesterday

3 generations all had a good time eating outdoors in wonderful weather. Something for everyone. Good service at a crowded outside deck, and not as noisy as most indoor restaurants are today. Classy beers, great burgers, and fairly extensive menu.

Thank FloridaFelix
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are a lot of different types of food you can eat and a great view of the marina and boats.The spinach artichoke dip was very good.

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We totally enjoyed our dinner here!!! Great place, with great food, and the atmosphere was awesome!!! Super food and cocktails!! Great summer place to dine!

Thank Jeni B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here today. It was a beautiful day but overcast so we chose to eat inside by a window. We both had pub burgers which were excellent. The Schuler cheese is a tasty addition. We had draft beers for $3...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thinking of having lunch, but the posted menu looked a tad pricey, so we opted to sit at the bar and have a beer. There's not much of a water view unless you sit outside and the interior is very dark. The bartender...More

Thank MaxyeHenry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at The Butler for a late lunch after the 4th of July Parade. Though we had to wait about 30minutes for a table for five, the food and service at The Butler was great! A hot day but the umbrellas and the...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we go to Saugatuck we plan on lunch at The Butler, it's right in the heart of town and on the water with great views. Great apps, drinks and food as well. Plan on putting your name in for outdoor setting then hit...More

Thank Christy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. We had the walleye dinner and prime rib both very good drinks were made will. Waitress was very nice and described food perfectly. We would definitely visit again. We chose to sit inside and went around 5:45 pm.

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat for 2 hours waiting and didn't get in. So have a different plan. For dinner on a Saturday night . The band was enjoyable

Thank sherriephillips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit at the table or tiki bar and relax with a cold drink while enjoying the view. Specialty drinks are fabulous or sip on a beer or wine. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Has great appetizers and don't miss the Butler Burger. Watch the sunset...More

Thank Joan G
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Questions & Answers
Chelsea A
11 July 2016|
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Response from Morella U | Reviewed this property |
I saw a party of 12 at dinner time and arrived without reservation! Not sure about brunch: you may want to call them to be sure.
Victoria D
16 June 2016|
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Response from 7808BillyD | Reviewed this property |
Hi Victoria - when my wife and I were there, the restaurant appeared to have a sufficient supply of prime rib. I believe that if you go on a day when prime rib is served on the menu that the restaurant takes into account... More
Sue K
20 March 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
I am a customer not an owner. I like the place but you should call them about the gluten free item.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-3501
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