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The Butler

40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
+1 269-857-3501
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“butter burger” (55 reviews)
“prime rib” (36 reviews)
“clam chowder” (23 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 3 days ago

Loved the history of the building and the views over the lake. The staff was friendly and the service was good. Didn't have to wait very long to get in. However, the food was very average for the price. Our steaks were a little tough...More

Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The proprietors of our hotel recommended The Butler to us and we were not disappointed. The service, food and views were excellent!

Thank kateirishkc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to grab a quick bite of me. Fun view of the waterfront and the food was hearty and good.

Thank juliesP6602PR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from a lovely winter in south Florida to our condo next door to the Butler. The Butler has been our “first night back” dining spot for a few years. Nice to see nothing has changed. Great staff..great food and good friends. You...More

Thank CleeLargo
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Good spot to have a complete meal or drinks and bar food.This is a large space and service is good. Good appetizer selection with shrimp, spinach dip, and steak bites being standouts.

Thank LaneB45
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Butler is a great place for lunch, dinner, drinks, entertainment! The gazebo outside is usually packed but it’s so much fun! There is an outside deck attached so even sitting for lunch at a table is great. It’s right in the park that sits...More

Thank Darlene7958
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I have been coming to Saugatuck for 40 years and The Butler is always a go-to place for cocktails and food. My hubby and I were just here for one evening and walked into town for drinks and dinner. Bloody Mary’s and amazing brussel sprout...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Burgers were great and the Butler fries were cooked to perfection. Looking forward to more summer road trip

Thank BobetteKay
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our innkeeper. We came here for dinner on a Friday evening. Although they were very busy, we were still seated within 15 minutes. Ordered the crab stuffed mushroom caps as an appetizer, and crab-mushroom chicken as a main...More

Thank George J
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The food was fantastic , the view is beautiful. If your looking for a long lunch or dinner. The staff if friendly but run a little on the slow side😉

Thank beccaanphil
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Questions & Answers
Chelsea A
11 July 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
16 June 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
20 March 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups
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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