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Butter Run Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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27626 Harper Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081-1926
+1 586-675-2115
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 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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380 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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11 reviews
4 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Went there for our sons birthday. Very cute, lots of atmosphere. Inside and outside dining. Food was excellent, nice selections of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and a very extensive liquor menu, the largest in Michigan. Service was very efficient also.

Thank Chris S
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Stopped by for Dinner the food was excellent and the Server was very helpful and timly with all are need. Would recommend to anybody to eat here

Thank John S
Athens, Greece
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

The lady that served us was was very friendly, experienced and very well mannered. We cannot recall her name but in the check is mentioned 19 GiGi K. We have tasted ,Bud, Labatt and Blue Moon lagers, they were all great. Food ,House Burgers were delicious and the salad too. A desert made by a trainee as were told ,called... More 

Thank Evangelos K
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Stopped by here based on recommendation from coworkers. Nicely surprised, good food, great prices and excellent, funny service. Karen H was our server, and she was the right mix of sassy and funny!!.. made our evening more enjoyable. Definitely going back, more than just the "standard" bar food on the menu!! Give them a try!

Thank Brian N
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Food is good. Prices are reasonable. Love the nostalgic tables. Menu is average for a bar/grill. Choices of gin for my martini was limited, but that is not uncommon.

Thank Dean B

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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, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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?