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The Butler

40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
269-857-3501
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Ranked #23 of 51 Restaurants in Saugatuck
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
South Haven, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Butler is a very nice place to go anytime of year. The dining area is always clean and offers some great views. Service has always been friendly and outstanding. The staff is well trained and very knowledgeable to assist in decision making. The menu offers many choices that can satisfy even the most picky diner and fair priced. To... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Wife and I went here on Saturday, September 13 for lunch. We did not have reservations but were seated immediately. Service was good, view of the Lake was great. Food was good as well. Would recommend the place.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The view over the waters was a great way to spend lunchtime. The grilled salmon sandwich was great and at a reasonable price.

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We enjoyed The Butler so much we returned the second evening. My wife and I ordered the prime rib and we thought it was delicious and tender. Sat at a table by the window with a wonderful view of the marina and lake. The place is old and the furniture is outdated BUT that is part of the charm. A... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food was good. We took burgers, it was very good. Nothing too fancy but very good at a reasonable price .

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a "must eat at" when you're in Sauguatuck. The food is great and it's right by the park and the Marina. Good drinks and great eats. I would recommend this place every time!

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Brighton, MI
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had been shopping for several hours in the many shops in this area. It was time for a break, Butlers on the deck filled the bill. Great food, burgers were prepared as ordered and were great. Fabulous onion rings. Cheerful quick service and great drinks. Enjoyed watching the boats. We will be back again. Even though it was the holiday... More

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Butler always has good food. Nothing too fancy, but very good food at a reasonable price - and you can't beat the view: right on the Kalamazoo river overlooking the yachts.

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Jackson, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I had lunch at the Butler on August 24, 2014. We ordered the Butler Burger and Butler fries and I had the Onion Rings. The Burger was a frozen pattie. We ordered medium but came charred. The "famous Butler Fries" seemed like they were cooked last week and refried. The onion rings were discribed as Beer Battered,... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

On vacation,we ate 3 nights straight at the Butler.OUTSTANDING SERVICE was provided by our waitress "Sara" Thank You for making our dining experience SPECIAL.Burgers were done to perfection and NOT greasy.Fried shrimp was delicious and very large too.Only complaint one member in our party stated the Prime Rib was more tough this year than in years past.

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