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The Butler
40 Butler St.
Saugatuck, MI 49453

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Phone: (269) 857-3501


Mon–Sat: 11 am–9 pm
Sun: 11 am–8 pm

We Want to Hear from You!

Choose from the following contact options.
For information regarding parties or private events, select the "Semi-Private Dining" form below or visit our Semi-private Dining page.

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Contact Us

We would like to hear from you. Please send us a message by filling out the form below, and we will get back with you shortly.

Event Request

Event Request

Please note: This form is for event inquiries only. Please view the FAQ section of the Contact Us page for information about restaurant dining reservations.

Please note: Events are unavailable during our peak season (May–September).
Donation Request

Donation Request

Contact Address
Contact Address

Please note that not all requests can be honored. If a donation is given, it will be mailed to the address included in the donation request form.

Lost Gift Card

Lost Gift Card

If you do not remember the exact date of gift card purchase, a ballpark range is helpful.
Please provide any additional information you believe may be helpful for us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Reservations Available?

Due to our peak season, Butler is not accepting dining reservations for parties of any size at this time. Please check in at our host stand when you arrive, and we will be sure to get your group seated and dining as soon as possible!

Please note: Reservations are available for any size party for Mother's Day.


Event Inquiries: Visit the Events page of our website for additional information about hosting an event or gathering at The Butler during our off peak season only. Please note that The Butler is not able to accommodate events of any size from May–September during our peak season.


View our complete seasonal reservation policy below:

  • MAY–SEPTEMBER: During our peak season, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis only.
  • OCTOBER–APRIL: During our off-peak season, seating at The Butler is on a first-come, first-served basis only for parties of eight or fewer, with limited reservations available for large groups.
  • HOLIDAYS: Exclusions may apply for holiday dining reservations to accommodate smaller party sizes. Please contact us regarding your holiday reservations.

Do You Have Gift Cards Available?

Yes, you can purchase e-gift cards and mailed gift cards online, or you can purchase gift cards in person at The Butler or any other RedWater location.

Our gift cards are available for use at all RedWater Restaurants, RedWater golf shops, RedWater public golf courses, and LiveGolf Studios indoor golf simulator facilities. 

View complete information and purchase a gift card online.

How Do I View the Balance on My Gift Card?

You can check your gift card balance online here.

Do You Offer Takeout?

We only offer takeout from October–April. You can place your takeout order on our website. We also accept takeout orders over the phone. Please note that we can only accept gift cards or RedWater Country Club member numbers for takeout over the phone, not online.

Takeout service may be unavailable when The Butler is extremely busy so we can remain focused on the service of our dine-in guests. Also, during peak season (May–September), takeout is not available at The Butler.

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Does The Butler Offer Vegetarian Options?

Yes, The Butler offers several vegetarian dishes that are denoted on our menu. (Please note that items denoted as vegetarian may contain eggs and dairy.)

Many of our other dishes can be modified to be vegetarian. Our chefs are always happy to prepare customized dishes for guests upon request, so talk with your server about additional options for your specific dietary needs.

Does The Butler Offer Gluten-free Options?

Yes, The Butler offers several items made without gluten-containing ingredients, and denoted on our menus. However, our kitchen is not a gluten-free environment, so it is possible these menu items could come into contact with gluten during preparation. If you’re highly sensitive to gluten, please let your server know upon being seated.

How Does The Butler Accommodate Specific Allergy Requirements?

Our chefs are always happy to prepare customized dishes for guests upon request, so talk with your server about your specific dietary needs. If you’re allergic or highly sensitive to any ingredient, please let your server know upon being seated.

What Is the Dress Code at The Butler?

Come as you are! The Butler does not have a required dress code but does require shirts and shoes for service. We pride ourselves on a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Our charming historic restaurant is the perfect place for a family dinner, business meeting, friendly get-together, or special private event.

What Are Your Holiday Hours?

Our holiday hours vary depending on the holiday. The Butler is closed on Christmas and New Year’s day to allow our team to spend time with family and friends.

Please note that The Butler may close early on holidays or days before holidays at the discretion of the management team. Please call to ensure we are open if you are planning to visit us close to closing time on those days.

Do You Offer Catering?

At RedWater Restaurants, our primary focus is on in-restaurant dining. However, we do offer some limited catering options that can be found on our RedWater Events website. Please contact our RedWater Events team for more information.

Do You Have Loyalty Rewards?

Join RedWater Rewards for exclusive discounts and monthly deals at The Butler, as well as RedWater's 9 other restaurants around West Michigan!

For only $59 per year, enjoy 10% off all food and beverage purchases and take advantage of VIP-only monthly deals.

Visit the RedWater Rewards page of our website for more information or to sign up.

What Safety Measures Do You Take in Your Restaurant?

The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. In addition to our participation in the ServSafe Dining Commitment, we are in constant contact with our local health departments to ensure that we provide a safe environment for our guests and staff. Learn more about our commitment to safety.

What If My Question Isn’t Answered Here?

You can view more frequently asked questions and their answers on our RedWater Restaurants website or complete the Information Request form above to contact our team at The Butler.

Join Our Team

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
  • 401k with partial match for full-time employees
  • Healthcare benefits for full-time employees
  • Discounts at RedWater restaurants
  • Discounted golf at RedWater golf courses
  • Snap Fitness membership discounts at select locations

Ask for complete details on all employee benefits.