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The Butler

40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
+1 269-857-3501
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“butter burger” (58 reviews)
“prime rib” (37 reviews)
“clam chowder” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during a chilly rainy night, so for the first time we had dinner inside the dining room. We normally enjoy cocktails outside during our summer visits. The place has a old supper club feel, and the view is very pretty from the dining...More

Thank 675carmenr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a nice bar you can wait at. They had several tables along the windows that face the waterfront. Most if not all tabled will have a water view. Bar food - their burgers were good. Their Butler Fries were just ok. The waitress...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here this weekend for lunch (tried to stop at another place highly recommended on tripadvisor but the wait was too long so went here instead). Service was very good, fast and friendly. Our waitress had a smile all the time (even when dealing...More

Thank wemjam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saved going here for a nice night out. Our waitress was very nice. The view was pretty. But it quickly went downhill from there. My Merlot was awful. The Clam Chowder was too salty and had Smokey bacon bits in it. The house salad...More

Thank katz1601
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in on a Saturday for early dinner around 5pm. The view was fantastic as most tables are by the window. There really is no bad view in the entire place. The Burgers are fantastic. Huge! Olive burger was perfectly done!

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basic menu; craft beer; crumby wine and no liquor. Unless you're really desperate or specifically want to try one of their beers, keep driving.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

The staff, the location, the ambience were all great, however my meal was really disappointing. I chose the fish dinner which was Perch. It was dry, crispy & totally over cooked. The French fries were just about warm & totally limp. Not one of our...More

Thank 8spquinn
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is the third time we have eaten at The Butler over the past 5 years when visiting the area, based on our friends' preference. Our friends tend to like to go to the same places. and we prefer to try new places, but we...More

Thank BancyN
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited very late in the tourist season for the area. The Butler was highly recommended by several local shop owners, but I found it lacking in all areas. The history of the Butler was the best thing on the menu. Our service was terrible,...More

Thank MrsRAW3
Reviewed September 26, 2018

After a long day of site seeing, my wife and I decided to go to The Butler after our first choice of restaurants had a 2 hour wait. I had looked at some reviews the night before and it seemed like a good option for...More

Thank Fred H
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Chelsea A
July 11, 2016|
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Response from Morella U | Reviewed this property |
I saw a party of 12 at dinner time and arrived without reservation! Not sure about brunch: you may want to call them to be sure.
Victoria D
June 16, 2016|
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Response from 7808BillyD | Reviewed this property |
Hi Victoria - when my wife and I were there, the restaurant appeared to have a sufficient supply of prime rib. I believe that if you go on a day when prime rib is served on the menu that the restaurant takes into account... More
Sue K
March 20, 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
I am a customer not an owner. I like the place but you should call them about the gluten free item.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-3501
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