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

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  • 72
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  • 25
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  • 21
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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
Great outdoor lunch

My daughter and I had lunch out on the patio on Monday, May 18,2015. Weather was warm and it was great sitting and looking over the river. Food was good and drinks were delicious !! Would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Cathie P
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My daughter and I had lunch out on the patio on Monday, May 18,2015. Weather was warm and it was great sitting and looking over the river. Food was good and drinks were delicious !! Would recommend.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I arrived about 5 p.m. the third week of May on a Friday afternoon. moderately busy. We had great and very friendly service. My walleye was excellent. My wife's coconut shrimp superb. We highly recommend this restaurant

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Ede, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

At our trip to Saugatuck, we were looking for a place to have lunch! We didn't review any restaurants before and accidentally ended up at Butler. We were seated by a friendly young man and short after a nice lady took our order. It was hard to choose a dish from the menu; everything sounded really good! I guess everyone... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Anniversary dinner-prompt friendly service, nice food selection. I ordered the stuffed rainbow trout-it was HUGE, hot and wonderful. Hubbie got the fish n chips-2 huge beer battered cod served hot with excellent fries. He doesn't care for veggies, they subbed 2 orders of fries, one thin cut, one house fries. Both were great! Will come again next visit to town!

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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited The Butler in the off season and it was one of the only places open for lunch so we have it a shot. Although the view is obviously lovely, and the service was decent, the food was disappointing. I am always looking for Gluten Free choices which they had so I was excited! Unfortunately the gluten free bun... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Formerly The Old Hotel Butler, Great panoramic views of the Saugatuck and Douglas Harbor on Lake Kalamazoo. Awesome staff, Great bar. Lobster Mac & Cheese. Good menu and something for everyone. you will not be disappointed. Open Year Round.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Food here was good. Staff was very friendly. The view was the best though. Loved having dinner with a view of the lake. Very nice.

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Carmel, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The only thing of benefit for this restaurant is it's view. The food was lukewarm at best and the hamburgers (which they supposedly are known for) were very "processed". I would not go back.

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31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place has local, old school charm. It's an historic building w lots of windows onto Kalamazoo Lake. The view is awesome & the restaurant's best asset. I had clam chowder and a turkey club--both were average. Reasonable prices, traditional menu options, and old school atmosphere--it felt old in more ways than desired. Love the historic place but everything felt... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The view of Lake Michigan while eating is priceless. The food was fantastic. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. The atmosphere in the restaurant was the best.

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Restaurant Details

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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?