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The Butler

40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
+1 269-857-3501
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (105 reviews)
“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“clam chowder” (26 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
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Reviewed yesterday

This was such a great place to dine - It was overlooking the water and all of the entress were super delicious - we were celebrating my son's birthday and it did not disappoint - would definitely make this restaurant one of my stops if...More

Thank lchum2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

My friends and I ate there because it was very convenient to the condo we were staying in and it was raining a bit. It was a Friday night and we had a 20 minute wait but we were able to get drinks at the...More

Thank tanda367
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dined here our first night in town because it was right across the street from our apartment rental. The restaurant's location is great because it is right on the water, so the view is good. The interior is a bit dated, but I guess that...More

Thank HootieToo
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We both had burgers and they were delicious!! Nice view of the water. Friendly staff and great service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for the first time and had a nice experience. The food was good and the service was excellent. We had a view of the lake and that was very enjoyable!

Thank mikebag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Butler is a very nice old historic building with a great view of the Kalamazoo lake. We were able to get a table quickly but I think in the peak months it probably gets very busy. The service was great and the food was...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classic restaurant in the tourist town and a nice place to visit for a snack or a meal. It is on the water with limited outdoor seating. Wait times may be long.

Thank mom98wmu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the butler is our go to place. Good food and good service. Family owned and operated. They care and it shows with a positive dinning experience.

Thank ed h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking lot appeared busy but we were able to get a table right away. The food was good and our server was excellent. I am sure he added value to what looks like an old bar / restaurant inside.

Thank tj3js289
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third, and last, visit to The Butler. Food is mediocre, drinks are overpriced and the service is rude and untimely.

Thank epicurian46
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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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