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The Butler

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
+1 269-857-3501
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We split a pan fried walleye which was delicious but regretted not ordering one of the many burgers they serve. It is a popular spot even in the winter so be prepared to wait a little while.

Thank JohnM0817
Ada, Michigan, United States
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent burger choices. Love the Pub Burger on the pretzel bun. The Butler fries are outstanding and have never had anything like these before. I'm sure there are other great things on the menu but I can't help but ordering a burger. The key lime pie was outstanding. Service was outstanding and atmosphere has always been pleasant.

Thank Sandy D
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stopped at the Butler for lunch on our way for sunset photos in St. Joseph last weekend. The food was good and service was good. We both had the Turkey Reuben. Their sweet potato fries and the onion rings are also good, I even ate half of my sandwich and fries on the ride home after the sunset and... More 

Thank Jillian T
Melbourne, Australia
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218 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We popped into the Butler on a cold day to be greeted by a fire. Sat down near the window to look out but could not see much as the clouds had settled in before snowing. Lovely ambiance and very attentive staff. We were really happy with the food but a touch pricey. Given it's location, I suspected that could... More 

Thank Brigitte R
Holland, Michigan
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

For years I have heard about this place. When i first moved here, tried it. Ok burgers and oh so pricey for what you get. This past summer, tried again to see if things changed. Even worse, as with a summer crowd, drinking too much beer and a minimally talented trop rock band, saw a pathetic sight of "20 something... More 

Thank HappyTransplant-1999
Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We came here a lot during the summer, so we thought we try winter. Clam Chowder is off the chain!!! Sydney, our server was so sweet. Warm fireplace. Good food.

Thank LAL1111
Holland, Michigan
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Haven't been to the Butler in a while so here we go, you want hot chilli they have it! We had their Thursday Special, Steak with Button Mushrooms, veggies, Soup De Jour, Clam Chowder, and a Caesar salad on the side. It was all Great. Their burgers are alway good and the menu has a good selection. Good River views... More 

Thank vette350
Naperville, Illinois
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99 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Love this place for a burger and a beer. Big dining area on the water, attentive service and juicy fat burgers. Pair with a local beer and loosen the sweatpants. Love the beer based cheese for the burgers and the Butler fries are crispy delicious. Must try for lunch or dinner.

Thank KevinK5211
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have stopped in at the Butler a few times when we have visited Saugatuck. The food has always been great. Always comes out piping hot and fresh. They also have amazing burgers. Would recommend anyone that is visiting Saugatuck to try the Butler.

Thank kristoferluck
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We loved the food at The Butler! My husband ordered the waffle burger and wishes he could have it every day. My dinner of chili and sweet potato fries was also good. We went there on a November evening, so we couldn't see the view. It looks like it would be beautiful during the day or summer nights. The only... More 

Thank Sarah R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?