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

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  • 114
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    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 27
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  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoy what Butler's does best

The Butler is an enjoyable luncheon on their harbour deck or evening meal. It is not a gourmet restaurant. That said, they do some things well. The Butler experience starts with their people. Many of the staff in the restaurant have been there for years, like Patti our server. She was knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Toronto
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Butler is an enjoyable luncheon on their harbour deck or evening meal. It is not a gourmet restaurant. That said, they do some things well. The Butler experience starts with their people. Many of the staff in the restaurant have been there for years, like Patti our server. She was knowledgeable about the food, pleasant and professional. Have a... More 

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We wanted to sit outside on the deck, but there was a half an hour wait and we were hungry, so we sat inside - only a 5 minute wait for that. The service was good and the waitress was courteous. The menu is simple - burgers, sandwiches and salads pretty much. The burgers were around $12-15 which was not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We just had drinks out in the gazebo deck bar. You can't beat the few of the harbor or the atmosphere. Next time we'll stay for lunch.

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Holland, Ohio
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We've not been to Saugatuck for several years and this year made a trip and decided to try the Butler again. We were NOT disappointed. We actually ate, this time for lunch, on the Butler Deck where the food was again excellent, the staff exceptional and the weather perfect. The waitress went out of our way to help us with... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Outside of the view there really isn't much too draw us back. Customer service was OK, food was marginal and not well put together, and most of the staff didn't have a smile on their face(s). The one thing we like about Saugatuck is that it is a very friendly town. We have always been greated with a smile and... More 

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Western Springs, Illinois
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food is ok. It is very old and historic, so it is worth a visit. However, I wouldn't say the food is drawing people. Has a very fun old school vibe and the view is great. My kids had the 10 oz. sizzler steak and that was very good. My salad was ok. Chicken rice soup tastes canned, however,... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nothing really special and very busy in the summer! I had a good hamburger with chips. I stopped because of the view. Loud

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Houston, Texas
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Sadly, this place could be much better. The Butler is famous with the locals and tourists. When we were there it was very busy and all of outside seating was taken. I guess they are doing something right. It does have a great location. According to the history blurb on the menu, The Butler started as a hotel in the... More 

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Lake Odessa, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lunch on the deck. Excellent service, bucket of fresh shrimp hit the spot and portobello fries were good. My wife had coconut shrimp meal... shrimp perfectly prepared. Wine selection OK , disappointed we drank a $32 bottle of wine from a plastic cup.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

At about $20 an entree, you might expect pretty good food in this lovely little tourist beach town. Well . . . it was just okay, no more. The place was fairly busy at around 6 P.M. this evening, with lots of patrons seated outside. We chose an inside table and were seated near the bar. No complaints with the... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene

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