Butler Street

Butler Street, Saugatuck: Address, Phone Number, Butler Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Butler Street
4.5
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The main street of Saugatuck was named for the town's founder, William Gay Butler.
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Ron H
Rockford, IL493 contributions
Jan 2022
We visited in the winter when most shops were closed, but still enough places to enjoy and buy. The street sidwalks were clear of snow, so walking was easy. It was chilly, but still fun to bundle up and window shop. The shops that were open had plenty of variety, clothes, wine, jams, art etc., so you'd find something to take home. The local folks were friendly and it's a place worth visiting any time of year. Highly recommend.
Written January 29, 2022
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chicos257
Cleveland, OH108 contributions
Sep 2021
We went on a Saturday and it was very crowded. Went in and out of each shop. Bought a few shirts and a rain jacket. Bought a shirt at TS shirts. I like that they actual print with paint your shirt. Unfortunately, the logo I was looking at came in a small and large (I just saw the small and wanted that), the gentleman who did the print did the large and begrudgingly (after he made me feel guilty), I bought the shirt. If you shop here, make sure you are very specific on what logo you want.
Written September 11, 2021
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SharonB231
Toledo, OH1,069 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
This is a nice street to walk with many shops and restaurants. There are art galleries here as well. You can easily find souvenirs or food here. Parking can be difficult on the weekends as it is very popular. A fun tourist area.
Written August 1, 2020
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Rhiannon A
52 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Lots of shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music. Beautiful area of town. Some stores a bit pricey, but otherwise a great stop while in town. Parking at the high school a few blocks away.
Written July 16, 2021
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anniversaryinfl
Fort Wayne, IN83 contributions
Sep 2020
The Butler street shops were very nice and we enjoyed checking them out. We were there right after Labor Day and things were pretty dead. We could not even find a place to sit down and have breakfast. But, the restaurants did open up at lunch time. I am sure it is much different in season.
Written September 26, 2020
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Autumn P
East Peoria, IL1,183 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We've been all over and this is a great walkable downtown. It's also right on water. Tons of shopping and food. Easy parking. Dog friendly. Clean public restrooms. I loved it and definitely would go back. Minutes drive to beach too.
Written November 6, 2021
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Diann M
Manitou Beach, MI17 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Lots of quaint shops and beautiful water front. Enjoyed a quiet time in town but lots of shops were closed. Shop keepers were very friendly. Lots of restaurants and spaces to sit and rest. Waterfront is beautiful.
Written May 12, 2021
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Opinion8ted
Saugatuck, MI242 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I live in Saugatuck, but even I am impressed by the shops (and restaurant options) in such a small town. Butler Street is the heart of downtown, with Water Street, which runs parallel to Butler, also laden with shopportunities. Don't overlook the Butler Pantry on the south end of the shopping area for kitchen items and little food treats, or the used book store next door. The Fenn Valley tasting room is nice in the afternoon. A few new shops now line the block next to lovely Mize Garden. There are some great places to look for clothing, too. Saugatuck Drugs is full of fun things to look at. Even if you were here a year ago, enough changes to keep it interesting and lively around here. On busy weekends in summer parking can be a challenge. It is now possible to drive up Francis Street to the high school and park there, with regular shuttle service available for the 6 blocks or so to downtown. Sometimes parking is also available in the lot next to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, though it might cost $5.
Written August 27, 2018
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JCHappyskier
London, UK54 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
A hot sunny afternoon in Saugatuck and the streets were lined with cars and the sidewalks lined with visitors. Nevertheless we easily found parking on Butler Street and were soon in amongst the visitors browsing the various shops.
There are no chain stores on Butler Street just a selection of highly individual outlets selling art, souvenirs, beachwear or food. One of the treats is to encounter the smell of the freshly baked cupcakes but to then gradually lose that as you pick up the irresistible aroma of fudge and popcorn and so on as you venture down the street.
Unless you are minded to buy something the whole street will only take 20-30 minutes but the parking lasts for 3 hours and so there is plenty of time to wander down to the riverfront and enjoy a drink in one of the various bars and cafes.
Written August 2, 2013
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William W
St. Petersburg, FL1,059 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We live in Florida where we are used to all the tourist shops having the same stamped t-shirts and junkie souviners and that is mainly what we find in touristy towns when we travel to most places. However, some of the shoppes along Butler were more upscale and different. A pleasant surprise.

Two special finds were the old style drugstore that has an operating lunch counter in the back selling hamburgers, shakes and ice cream floats and a specialty store selling infused olive oils. They must have 50 - 100 different varieties and each available for tasting. Now that is totally different from any store we have come across in our travels.
Written August 2, 2019
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