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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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Holland, Michigan
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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98 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
New York City, New York
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183 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Family run and nice views. They are friendly and have nice history with this restaurant. Love to look out at the lake while eating here. They have a large menu and helpful with allergy questions.

Thank Kylie K
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you like hospital cafeteria food you would love this place. YUCK. There are a few other great restaurants to choose from. Phil's, Wally's and Marros Italian. Avoid this one.

Thank SkiChad
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We had heard mixed reviews but stopped in anyway and had a good meal and enjoyed the ambiance of the updated bar area (where we sat). My husband wished he would have had the burger instead of the steak, but I ordered the Ruben without meat (veg style) and they added extra cheese and sauerkraut and it was fabulous- we... More 

Thank MelS0522
Braidwood, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Eight friends visited the Butler over the weekend, and throughly enjoyed their signature burgers and cocktails. The lobster mac and cheese was a tad dry, but very tasty. The sunset view was nice, as the restaurant has a waterfront location. Very nice experience for all, sure to return upon our next visit.

Thank Tia604
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with friends at the Butler. The views are great and the food is good too. I had the chicken and artichoke pizza. It is a new menu item and it is very good. The artichoke was really good for both taste and texture. We went for the view but we enjoyed the food and drinks too. One friend... More 

Thank Michael L
Saugatuck, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The stuffed mushroom caps covered in broiled cheese is what we come for. The food not so much in recent times. As a local I find better choices elsewhere in the community. The menu has taken on a tired appearance and is needed of some updating. Portion controlled and presentational essig. Come on family, kick it up a notch and... More 

Thank John P

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?