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40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
269-857-3501
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Ranked #23 of 50 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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Plantation, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was advised to visit Saugatuck along the Great Lakes. For a Florida dude, the frozen waters around this area was a different sight. So, I selected The Butler as a place to eat - just for the views - as it sits right on the docks of this harbor. Fortunately, the burger I chose was fantastic. Juicy, thick beef... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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186 reviews 186 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My family and I visited the Butler while on a vacation to the Michigan west coast. We were looking for a place to grab a quick lunch before taking off to our next destination. We were hoping to sit outside on the deck, but the deck was packed and had a long wait. So, we opted to sit inside. The... More 

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Glenn, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Love the views, the martinis, the fireplace and the staff! The food is amazing from the fresh fish to the spicy chili.

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Pullman, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had the cooked pan walleye and my bf had a sirloin; both were cooked perfectly. Our server, Emily, was fantastic. Fresh veggies the end of November was a nice touch.

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toledo ohiio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

nice stop for lunch is on the water so the view was great and the day was so nice for fall food ok but very crowded

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I loved the old Butler Restaurant! The history of the place when it was a hotel was very interesting. I ordered a Bloody Mary which was a little watery. I had the fish in chips and my husband had a french dip. Both were delicious.The fish and chips were crunchy and well seasoned. We enjoyed relaxing after our meal by... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stopped for lunch and enjoyed a fantastic meal. Service was superb. Never had to adk for anything as it was all provided. Great food with great atmosphere ! Do stop as it is definitely worth it.

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Erie, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I, as well as two of my friends, got hamburgers which were delicious but they compared to Red Robin which is also good. I suggest ordering their Spinach and Artichoke dip because on the menu it stated that they make it right their and quite honestly it was one of the most delicious I have ever had in comparison to... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I were in Saugatuck for the day just last weekend. I had read great reviews about Phil's prior to going but when we got there, the place was packed so we decided to go elsewhere instead of waiting. We walked down the street from Phil's and saw The Butler and decided to give it a shot. We... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I went back to Saugatuck for a visit after several years away and stopped at The Butler in memory of old times. It was a great burger with an incredible harbor view, just like old times. The staff was very nice, even letting us know that the shift was changing and introducing us to our new waitress.

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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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