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Butler Street

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Address: Saugatuck, MI
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: The main street of Saugatuck was named for the town's founder, William Gay...
The main street of Saugatuck was named for the town's founder, William Gay Butler.
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Romantic dinner for two.

The Butler was very quite in the winter. It's a historic building right on the river at the end of the street. Great views, nice atmosphere. What we wanted on the menu wasn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
tmorrison
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Williamsburg, Michigan
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Williamsburg, Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The Butler was very quite in the winter. It's a historic building right on the river at the end of the street. Great views, nice atmosphere. What we wanted on the menu wasn't available due to the kitchen having mechanical problems but we a had a nice a nice steak dinner.

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Cute shops, GREAT restaurants (Phils is my all-time favorite!) and a fun, friendly atmosphere. Its a great area to walk around in the summer, and the light decorations in the winter make it a fun place in the snow too. Summer brings quite a number of tourists, so street parking may be difficult to find, but its worth it to... More 

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Wixom, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice shops and great restaurants. Very down to earth and friendly people. Felt very at home and look forward to making Saugatuck a regular part of our travels.

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Northville, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Enjoyed the food after along week and a two hour drive. I really liked the cream of crab soup, my husband loved the burger. The atomsphere was clean and staff was wonderful.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

While visiting Saugatuck we came upon Butler Street and decided to park and walk the street. Lots of nice shops and restaurants in the area on both sides of the street.

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Erie, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

You cannot go to Saugatuck, Michigan and not take a trip down Butler Street. The shops are ecclectic and it's so fun to find a little something here and there to take home with you. It is also so nice to see the beautiful water all along this coastal lake town. Worth the memories, trust me!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a beautifully maintained lakeside small midwest town, and Butler street is a destination in itself. Shops and places to eat all help visitors enjoy a great getaway. We were there in mid October and the tree lined area was gorgeous. All the shops were decorated in fall decor inside and out!

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

very nice quaint downtown shopping area. has something for everyone. we went in october 2014 so we caught some deals because of end of season clearances. its a nice mix of different types of stores, food things, clothing, fudge, ice cream, coffee and throw in some bar type places and you are set. we got there early so parking was... More 

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London, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

went for a fall roadtrip to the east shore of lake michigan found a great place called saugatuck,great scenery and shopping and plenty of nice places to eat,inc butlers restaurant. butler street is full of nice stores to browse,it is all set on the waterfront and really pretty,the people were friendly and very helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Saugatuck oozes charm. Yes it is jammed with tourists. Yes the traffic is jammed. Yes parking is a challenge. Bug none of that, somehow, matters. Add in some killer cafes and some seriously good shops, and you've got a winner.

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