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The Butler

40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
+1 269-857-3501
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (181 reviews)
“prime rib” (34 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

After finding a nearby restaurant booked until 9 on a Thursday night (we were there when they opened at 5), we used TripAdvisor to help us find another place to dine. We were seated right away, the wait stafff was very friendly and knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Timothy J
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The Butler is one of the most popular restaurants in Saugatuck, Michigan. It has a prime location because it can be accessed by foot, car or boat! There is a choice of eating inside or outdoors. Sitting outdoors is extremely popular in nice weather. There...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stopped here for dinner wanting a water view. We figured that anyone can make a decent burger so ordered that for dinner. Burgers were pre-made, frozen variety. No taste. Good spot for drinks, but not for dining. Service was good.

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Always a fun place to hang-out while visiting Saugatuck. The Butler deck didn't disappoint this past weekend. Have your favorite beverage while listening to great, live music - perhaps even enjoy a Butler Burger. \but, whatever you do - don't leave until you've had at...More

Thank DHBunky
Reviewed 3 August 2016

It was about a perfect day when we were there, but my daughter wanted to be in the air conditioning, so we ate inside. Service was good, but not very personable, no big deal though, they were fine. I had fish and chips, which were...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time having dinner outside by the Marina. I had a burger which was really good and juicy. My wife ordered a medium-rare steak that came closer to medium well but still tasted good.

Thank ECfromTA
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Drinks are the best value in town. Fabulous view from the deck. Staff very attentive. Shrimp tacos were our meal of choice. Many others were having the Butler burger.

Thank Jack Z
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Saugatuck on a family trip. During our 4 day stay we ate there twice! We arrived on Sunday and we're welcomed by some live music on the patio by a band called Forte! They were awesome! My family raved about the burgers so...More

Thank Stacy-Jo C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We sat outside on the deck for lunch, which has a more limited menu than the restaurant inside. The food was okay, nothing special. Good location and good people watching but nothing special restaurant-wise. I'm honestly starting to wonder if there's good food in Saugatuck...More

Thank KarenMG_10
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We always enjoy coming to the Butler for lunch on the water. Every thing we've ordered over the years has been good, and we especially like the burgers. The outdoor patio seating is the best, but inside works well if it is too hot or...More

Thank Steve R
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
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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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