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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 - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I usually am not a fan of lots of Red meat...but now and then i will indulge. I loved the Pub Burger! very good!

1  Thank Taste T
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Excellent salad & burger. Could use more wine choices. The view of the lake and docks would be great during the summer. We were there in February, so it looked lonely.

Thank beedohara
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Everything I've ever eaten here since 2006 has been fearlessly overcooked. Overcooked to the point of flavorlessness, except hints of charcoalized meat where they scraped off the burned bits. The location might be prime, but there are no views thanks to tiny tiny windows and...More

Thank Parmi-77
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Although you can get any number of other entrees, this place clearly lives on the reputation of its hamburgers; always cooked to order, ample, and delicious. Sides and soups are excellent too.

Thank A Brian C
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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