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For information regarding parties or private events, select the "Semi-Private Dining" form below or visit our Semi-private Dining page.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Come as you are! The Butler does not have a required dress code. 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.
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.
No, seating at The Butler is on a first-come, first-served basis only. You can check in at our host stand when you arrive at the restaurant, and we will be sure to get you seated and dining as soon as possible.
From October–April during our off-peak season, we do our best to take reservations for parties of seven or more. If your party has seven or more people and you are looking for a reservation during our off-peak season, please contact us for availability.
The Butler currently offers a semi-private dining room that is available upon request from October–April. Our semi-private dining room is closed during our peak season (May–September).
You can submit a request for semi-private dining here. Simply provide some information about your event, and our manager will get in touch with you about booking your gathering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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 after 1 year
- Healthcare benefits for full-time employees
- Discounts at all RedWater Restaurants
- Snap Fitness discounts at select locations
- Discounted golf at RedWater Golf Clubs