A Saugatuck Tradition, 60 Years & Counting

The Butler has been a staple of casual waterfront and outdoor dining in downtown Saugatuck for more than 60 years. Enjoy fresh seafood and classic American fare (including our famous Butler Burger) by dining with us, ordering takeout, or ordering delivery today.

 

Current Specials

Free Dessert

Want a free dessert? It’s a piece of cake! Take a picture of your Butler experience and mention us on your Facebook or Instagram post, then receive any dessert on…


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Win A Gift Card!

Get entered into our monthly giveaway for a $100 RedWater gift card when you leave a review for The Butler on Google, Facebook, Yelp, or TripAdvisor. Leave a review on…


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Birthday Special

Enjoy half off your entree—up to a $20 value—on your special day at The Butler. (Dine-in only. Only valid on birthday with driver’s license or birth certificate. Not valid in…


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Firefighter & Police Officer Discount

25% off food for active firefighters and police officers. (Dine-in only. Only valid for the individual. Not valid in combination with other offers.)


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Historic Charm with Lakefront Views

Our building has been a Saugatuck landmark since 1892. Enjoy the charm of our historic former inn while digging into some delicious seafood and modern American cuisine. Soak up spectacular views of Lake Kalamazoo harbor, boardwalk, and boats while dining on our deck.

Join RedWater Rewards

Join RedWater Rewards to unlock exclusive discounts and monthly deals applicable to all 9 RedWater restaurants.

Benefits Include:

  • Twelve Months of Rewards, Valued at Over $250!
  • 10% off Food and Beverage Purchases
  • 12 Exclusive Deals (Over a $250 Value)

Join Our Team

Who We Are

Established in 1961, The Butler has deep roots in the Saugatuck and Douglas community. This historic former inn turned family-run eatery serves as one of the oldest restaurants in Saugatuck and is now part of the RedWater Restaurants family.

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or a career in the hospitality industry, there is no better team to join than RedWater! Join us in carrying on The Butler tradition of remarkable food, service, and hospitality on the lakeshore.

RedWater Benefits

  • Positive, team-oriented workplace with great growth opportunities
  • Flexible scheduling with both part-time and full-time positions available
  • Competitive compensation
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan for eligible employees
  • Healthcare benefits for full-time employees
  • Discounts at all RedWater Restaurants
  • Snap Fitness discounts at select locations
  • Discounted golf at RedWater Golf Clubs

Butler Happenings

See what we've got going on at The Butler!

Live Music

July 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Your evening plans just got better: scenic views, tasty food, and LIVE tunes at The Butler! 🎶🍹 Join us on the patio overlooking the beautiful Kalamazoo Lake from 5:30-8:30 pm!…

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Live Music

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Your evening plans just got better: scenic views, tasty food, and LIVE tunes at The Butler! 🎶🍹 Join us on the patio overlooking the beautiful Kalamazoo Lake from 5:30-8:30 pm!…

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Live Music

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Your evening plans just got better: scenic views, tasty food, and LIVE tunes at The Butler! 🎶🍹 Join us on the patio overlooking the beautiful Kalamazoo Lake from 5:30-8:30 pm!…

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Live Music

July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Your evening plans just got better: scenic views, tasty food, and LIVE tunes at The Butler! 🎶🍹 Join us on the patio overlooking the beautiful Kalamazoo Lake from 5:30-8:30 pm!…

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