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“Still Enjoyable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Butler

The Butler
Ranked #9 of 58 Restaurants in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Missouri
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Still Enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2010

While in Saugatuck in June, we decided to dine again at The Butler, since we had enjoyed it so much last summer. My spouse got the $7.25 "Famous Butler Burger" again and was, once again, very pleased. I decided to try something different and got the "Grilled Tuna Steak Sandwich, served with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a whole wheat bun" for $7.50. It was good, but the tuna steak could have been a bit thicker and more moist. We ate on the deck, not a good choice this time around, since it was chilly and they do not serve hot beverages on the deck. We'll probably go back to The Butler again, but next time in Saugatuck, I think we'll first try something different.

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English first
Columbus, Indiana
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Lunch on Wed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2010

3 of us ate on the "deck" at The Butler. Lovely day. Food service was quick with appropriate follow-up. We got sandwiches and joked about the number of potato chips that came on the plate. We got 6-9 chips per plate? Must have been on rationing or something. The sandwiches were ok, but nothing special and were priced as nothing special was involved. Food at a fast food outlet would be similar, but the service we received and the outdoor deck made it better.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
“What a terrible dining experience we had tonight.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2010

My wife and I stopped to have dinner at the Butler tonight. Service was horrible and the food was no better. We ordered and first thing that happened was that the waitress forgot to put in our appetizer order. Never did get it. Second thing was she asked what I wanted on my cheeseburger and half of the items were left off the burger. My wife ordered the Talapia fish. It came to the table almost raw. They didn't offer to replace the fish. They actually took the fish portion off our bill and charged her for her 4 pieces of asparigus and her cup of soup which was included in the meal so they actually got 45% of the meal charge even though the fish could have made my wife sick if she had eaten it. Our drinks were empty for the entire last half of the meal and the waitress spent 10 minuets talking to the table behind us about nothing while we tried to get her attention to address the meal issues. There are plenty of other choices in Saugatuck. Make another choice and stay away from this place. YUCK!

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ypsilanti
1 review
“cannot recommend”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2010

View from the Butler was very nice, but food quality poor. Waitstaff became rude when the mushroom starter was returned (sent back due to an ingredient one of the diners was allergic to). Both perch and walleye dry and tarter sauce terrible. Baked potato tasted like it was yesterday. I think this place is about its location and not the food.

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Michigan
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“It was just 'okay'”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2010

Great view, waitress was fine. Food was average. They claim to have the best burgers in town, but it was just kind of blah.

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