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The Butler

40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
+1 269-857-3501
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (168 reviews)
“prime rib” (31 reviews)
“clam chowder” (24 reviews)
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40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401
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Reviews (622)
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

First time at restaurant it was freezing cold staff unable to adjust air conditioning. Took over an hour to receive food manager was rude when we told her that food arrived cold she acted if she had an attitude and walked away no attempt to...More

1  Thank Mamap P
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We repeatedly asked to have the air conditioning changed because the eight of us froze. It took forever for us to receive our lunches which were not hot/warm. Below average.

1  Thank Jeane A
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Restaurant was busy but we were seated at the time promised - waitress, Patty, was busy but attentive - Reuben sandwiches were fantastic - would revisit this restaurant

1  Thank junebug b
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere definitely seemed different between outside and inside. We sat outside which was a nice atmosphere. Seemed a bit pricey. We got 2 salads and 2 waters and it was $30 with tax.

Thank TJS1984
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Nice restaurant with a great patio seating area. The food was good - nothing spectacular, but a decent dinner. DH had the coconut shrimp, which he said was fantastic; I had the fish & chips which were also pretty good. Suggest you don't go too...More

Thank good2dogs
Reviewed 22 June 2016

My wife and I usually eat lunch on their deck during nice weather. There is not a great view but you can see many boats in their moorings from the deck. It's nice to be outside, and there are no cars going right by, or...More

Thank kzoowork
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Sat on the patio! What a fabulous view! We were both wanting a bloody Mary and we were disappointed in our drinks..but, the food made up for it! The fish and chips were wonderful topped off with coleslaw and delicious tartar sauce!

Thank cafesuperamy
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We were swimming in the pool and decided to just stop and eat. It took several minutes to get our table. Once seated we ordered right away. It took over an hour to get kids chicken strips, a burger and 2 chicken sandwiches. The food...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located in downtown Saugatuck, overlooking Lake Kalamazoo and the boardwalk. The indoor area is surrounded by very large windows overlooking the lake: unobstructed view all year long. The best area is the outdoor dining deck: it has its own menu, somewhat reduced compared with...More

Thank Morella U
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We pass through Saugatuck every year as we work our way down the West Michigan coastline, and this is one of the places we have found we like the most for friendly atmosphere and decent food at fair prices. Still a bit on the higher...More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
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Chelsea A
Do you accommodate large parties for brunch? I'm look for a site to hold a nice brunch for traveling guests for brunch on wedding day.
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
How quickly would you say the prime rib runs out? How early did you need to arrive to get it?
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
Do you have gluten-free food?
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
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail