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40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
269-857-3501
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 97
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  • 75
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BFF's going away/retirement get away

Stopped in for lunch, did have a short 15 minute wait (we wanted to set on the deck, not bad considering it was Saturday and a nice day) once seated our wait person took our drink order. Be careful - their drinks are strong and we ended up asking for some additional mix to water them down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
lojoda
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Monroe, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for excellent lake perch this is the place in Saugatuck. Outstanding service from the minute you arrive until you leave. Great menu with an excellent wine list. Definitely a restaurant that you keep on your list for your next visit. Somewhat pricey however well worth it.

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Monroe, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch, did have a short 15 minute wait (we wanted to set on the deck, not bad considering it was Saturday and a nice day) once seated our wait person took our drink order. Be careful - their drinks are strong and we ended up asking for some additional mix to water them down. Ordered their Boom... More 

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Dearborn Heights
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch was a nice place on the water. Food was good and service was good. Nice outside deck to eat and have drinks on, we went back on Friday and listed to a band on the deck.

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Frankfort, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Sat at the bar & enjoyed a refreshing drink while waiting for our table. Best juicy hamburger. Enjoyed the view & the sun.

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Miami
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Our group mostly had burgers and they were fast and delicous. Most burgers are about 10 dollars so not bad for a river view. We actually had people split a burger and they were good enough for 2. One dollar to split it. Hope you try it out. Super view.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We sat outside at a rounded bar overlooking a marina. The drinks were great and the onion rings were delicious. We didn't eat a meal, but enjoyed the appetizer. The restrooms were clean and were located inside of the actual restaurant. Good place for outside drinks.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had a nice steak dinner with a pleasant view of the river. If you have a few days in town, make this a lunch or dinner stop.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place if you want to hang out. Guitar players and other entertainment in the afternoons in the summer on the deck. Very crowned most of the time. The food is just a 3 or 3 1/2. Good selections of beers but wine selection needs some help. Lots of boaters also hang out there. Not a great place to take... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I really liked the atmosphere and the food was delicious! It seems like a classic and a good place to put on your list!

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

the service is always fantastic...the food is always great...;.the price is more than fair ! I have never have had a bad meal here ! Try the Walleye, the perch, or the prime rib, the chowder is some of the best or the portabella fries. You wil be back....

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Address: 40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
Phone Number: 269-857-3501
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: 269-857-3501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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