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The Butler

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American, Bar
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40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We sat outside on the deck for lunch, which has a more limited menu than the restaurant inside. The food was okay, nothing special. Good location and good people watching but nothing special restaurant-wise. I'm honestly starting to wonder if there's good food in Saugatuck because we haven't found any.

Thank KarenMG_10
Cape Coral, Florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always enjoy coming to the Butler for lunch on the water. Every thing we've ordered over the years has been good, and we especially like the burgers. The outdoor patio seating is the best, but inside works well if it is too hot or rainy during the summer. We have boated to Saugatuck often over the years, and the... More 

Thank Steve R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great experience at The Butler! Service was prompt and friendly and the scenery and ambiance was great. The menu had lots to choose from but the namesake Butler Burger is a must try! This was a great dining experience for our family of four!

Thank Mcbratton
Windsor, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

He had beer batter fish and chips and was disappointed in size of fish portion. Their "Butler Fries" are potato medallions, not french fries and were quite dry. I had Chardonnay chicken pasta. The meal was tasty, but it was not even hot when it arrived. I sent it back and it was returned moments later, obviously reheated, not a... More 

Thank Terry B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose this place because it had pretty views and was outside. I've never given a "terrible" for a review but while the atmosphere was nice the food was terrible. We had 8 in our party and sat at 2 tables which was fine. About half ordered iced tea to drink - it could have been rust water for all... More 

Thank Keith JJ H
Waterford, Michigan
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate here on a Saturday night while on vacation in Saugatuck and it was packed. We sat at the bar on the deck while we waited for a table inside. There was a live band outside which was nice entertainment. The bartenders were decent outside. The hostess inside told us at least an hour up to an hour and a... More 

Thank GingerSmith
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed dinner at the Butler. The waitstaff and bartenders are wonderful and you see the owner walking around asking people how they enjoyed their meal and also helping to bus tables, not seen at many places, but it's what made it special for us. We had the ruben and the walleye for mains, both of which were flavorful... More 

Thank adveturesomesoul
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate lunch here, the four of us. A turkey reuben with a hint of sauerkraut and a turkey flew near the sandwich. Soup out of a can and chicken sandwich with no taste. The surly waitress did not help make our dining experience even close to pleasant. Eat elsewher.

Thank Art S
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I drove up to Saugatuck for the day, and had lunch at The Butler, which was on the water. The view was excellent, and so was our waitress. I ordered a Turkey Ruben (sour kraut, not coleslaw). This sandwhich is advertised as "A Butler Classic." The meat was skimpy, and was mostly piled on one side of... More 

Thank woosband
Munster, Indiana
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56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a two hour drive from Northwest Indiana, my wife and I decided to have a bite to eat before walking the streets of Saugatuck so we opted for the dinning on the deck at The Butler. We were seated immediately and ordered drinks and food. My wife ordered the Cherry Chicken Salad ($13.50) which according to her was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, 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: 269-857-3501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?