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The Butler

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American, Bar
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40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
+1 269-857-3501
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the food at The Butler! My husband ordered the waffle burger and wishes he could have it every day. My dinner of chili and sweet potato fries was also good. We went there on a November evening, so we couldn't see the view. It looks like it would be beautiful during the day or summer nights. The only... More 

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Thank Sarah R
New York City, New York
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182 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family run and nice views. They are friendly and have nice history with this restaurant. Love to look out at the lake while eating here. They have a large menu and helpful with allergy questions.

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Thank Kylie K
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like hospital cafeteria food you would love this place. YUCK. There are a few other great restaurants to choose from. Phil's, Wally's and Marros Italian. Avoid this one.

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Thank SkiChad
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard mixed reviews but stopped in anyway and had a good meal and enjoyed the ambiance of the updated bar area (where we sat). My husband wished he would have had the burger instead of the steak, but I ordered the Ruben without meat (veg style) and they added extra cheese and sauerkraut and it was fabulous- we... More 

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Thank MelS0522
Braidwood, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eight friends visited the Butler over the weekend, and throughly enjoyed their signature burgers and cocktails. The lobster mac and cheese was a tad dry, but very tasty. The sunset view was nice, as the restaurant has a waterfront location. Very nice experience for all, sure to return upon our next visit.

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Thank Tia604
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with friends at the Butler. The views are great and the food is good too. I had the chicken and artichoke pizza. It is a new menu item and it is very good. The artichoke was really good for both taste and texture. We went for the view but we enjoyed the food and drinks too. One friend... More 

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Thank Michael L
Saugatuck, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stuffed mushroom caps covered in broiled cheese is what we come for. The food not so much in recent times. As a local I find better choices elsewhere in the community. The menu has taken on a tired appearance and is needed of some updating. Portion controlled and presentational essig. Come on family, kick it up a notch and... More 

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Thank John P
Greenwood,IN
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Been stopping there for years on our trips to Michigan, and always enjoy the scenery (no matter what season) and food. I'd never tried their Butler Burger, which their sign says they're noted for, until this trip; wow! I'll be hard pressed to pass it up again, as it was awesome!

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Thank retiredbob_8
Plymouth, Michigan
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Enjoyed a delicious steak dinner and watched sunset over the river. Place was very busy so we ended up eating at the bar which worked out perfect. Great staff and mid-high prices but well worth it.

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Thank froglady397
Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I arrived in Saugatuck hungry and tired and decided to have lunch at the Butler as it holds a prominent spot in the downtown section of Saugatuck, overall the atmosphere is nice with a clear view of the lake and the boardwalk, the specials and food overall were reasonably priced and seemed fresh, overall a 3 and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?