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Butter & Whiskey

2.7
2.7
95 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A contemporary Social House in the heart of downtown Saugatuck. It will show reverence to traditional and modern cuisines celebrating food from around the country. The Award Winning, Chef Perkey, highlights fresh and simple preparation of delicious food and uses local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 455-5886

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Perkey

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining area can be booked for 10-50 guests. From rehearsal dinners, family gatherings, graduation celebrations - we would love to celebrate with you! Please call to reserve.

  • Neighborhood

    Saugatuck

  • Cross street

    Culver & Butler

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

2.7
2.7 based on recent ratings
  • 2.6Food
  • 3.1Service
  • 2.6Ambience
  • 2.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Allowing reservations to be made when you’re out of business is a total joke
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Too bad they still have reservations on Open Table available. We arrived to find the place empty- door locked- and the business is permanently closed.
  3. b

    beckyj

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant not open when we arrived for our reservation
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed up for our 6:00 pm 7/2/22 reservation only to find the doors locked- place closed! No sign on the door to explain. Interesting since I received a text to confirm our reservation the day before. The staff next door at Bowdies thought the restaurant went out of business. 🤷‍♀️ Would have been nice to get a notice of that since we drove 45 minutes to get there. Wish we could have tried it.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    VERY limited menu. Nothing that we had seen advertised. No fish and chips. High prices for the quality and quantity of food. Noisy. Disappointing.

    Butter & WhiskeyResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Guest, I was disappointed to see your review.... but will consider your feedback when reviewing our menu and offerings. Sure hope you give us another try next time you are in the area. Chef Perkey

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was not good. Atmosphere is not very welcoming. Lighting got bright. Service was poor.

    Butter & WhiskeyResponded on June 18, 2022Anonymous, Sorry to hear of your experience with us. We will take your feedback and continue to improve on the areas you noted. Best regards, Chef Perkey

  7. JA

    JimandAmyRuiz

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , great service and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend Butter & Whiskey. The pulled pork sandwich was great. My husband had the pot roast and loved it.

    Butter & WhiskeyResponded on June 7, 2022JimAndAmy, Thank you for the wonderful review. Delighting our Guests with good service and Food is our mission every day. We appreciate your support and business. Chef Perkey

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Menu is not great now that things have changed

    Butter & WhiskeyResponded on June 18, 2022Anonymous, I was trying to go after American favorites....we have a lot of great tastes here in the US. I am sorry the menu didn't match your expectations. We will always use Guest feedback to improve our offerings and service. Thank you, Chef Perkey

  9. KD

    KatieD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant decided to be closed and cancelled my reservation 48 hours before the dinner was supposed to happen. If your restaurant is going to be closed, you should not allow people to make reservations for that day. It is extremely unprofessional.

    Butter & WhiskeyResponded on May 15, 2022Katie, I am sorry this happened to you...this is totally my fault. I gave everyone the day off (Mother's Day) not realizing we had a reservation. If you decide to make another reservation....I will make it right.

  10. B

    Babs

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Very disappointing experience. Evidently the owners have decided to have this restaurant not be an Irish Pub, and the menu reflects that. There are no traditional Irish dishes offered at all. My husband ordered an Italian sausage sandwich which was just mediocre, and the presentation wasn’t very impressive. The French fries were good. I ordered corn and clam chowder which was primarily carrots and potatoes, no corn to be seen. It was served nice and hot. There is NO ambiance at all. The bathrooms are right off the kitchen, and when I went to use the ladies room, the door to the kitchen which Is across the hall, was open, which I felt was tacky. All in all, not a positive dining experience.

    Butter & WhiskeyResponded on May 8, 2022Babs, My apology your experience did not match your expectations. This was our first week of operations so your feedback is timely and I will use it to refocus the team. That said, based on feedback we have received from other sources and talking to Guests....your experience is far from the norm so I encourage you to give us another try; ask for me next time in. And yes, we moved to an America Pub concept to allow us more flexibility on menu and offerings. Chef Perkey

  11. MT

    MonicaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly service and excellent ambiance!
  12. c

    catbone

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Butter & Whiskey presents itself as an Irish pub. I ordered fish & chips, which should be the menu item they rock. The fish and the fries (chips) were over-cooked in the deep fryer. The fried batter on the fish ranged from dark brown to black. The relatively thick (1/2" x 1/2" in thickness) fries were so over-fried that they snapped. This wasn't a crispy outside and soft, chewy inside. Terrible fish and chips. My wife had a featured burger. So-so. Same overcooked fries. The only thing that was OK was the side of cole slaw. Don't bother.
  13. L

    Lori

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We waited a long time for anyone to come to the table. They were really understaffed, which is not uncommon I understand. Once we were greeted everything else was great. The food was amazing!

    Butter & WhiskeyResponded on November 4, 2021Lori, Happy to hear the food was amazing. A few of our team members were not feeling well...and we error on the side of caution and asked them to stay home and rest. But as you saw, we all worked together to make it go! Hope you come see u again. Butter & Whiskey Team

  14. MT

    MichelleT

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful addition to Saugatuck. Our service was excellent considering they were short staffed and we were a table of 9. The food was hot and delicious. All of our bills were tallied correctly and the service was very friendly and courteous. Third visit here and we will return!

    Butter & WhiskeyResponded on November 4, 2021MichelleT, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with our restaurant. I'm glad the service and food was to your liking. The team really enjoys working here and it shows. Glad you plan to return! Butter & Whiskey Team

  15. KH

    KarenH

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Whiskey Mushrooms and the White Fish Pate were fabulous!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great Irish pub. Service was great. Owner was there and making sure everything was right.
  17. A

    Anna

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Caitlin was very attentive and helpful. We had fun and enjoyed some good food! Great Urish Whiskey selection!

    Butter & WhiskeyResponded on November 4, 2021Anna, Thank you for spending time with us here at Butter & Whiskey. I will make sure to share your shout out with Caitlan. Hope to see you again. Butter & Whiskey Team

  18. MK

    MichaelK

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great night of drinks and food!!! The corned beef and cabbage was spot on and the fish and chips were delicious!!! Highly recommend!
  19. DC

    DanC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wide selection of whiskey, at the Jameson Black Barrel level and higher. This makes the fourth location nearby with Guinness draft. Friday fish fry is good deal. Corned beef is a thick solid slab; really good. Outside dining also of course, and on nice active Saugatuck street with shops and other good restaurants. Thanks for coming to town B&W!
  20. BD

    BillD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great (their signature burger and fish & chips) and cocktails were interesting and delicious. Our server Nicole was fabulous as well, we highly recommend this fine establishment. I think whiskey drinkers would especially love it, although we do not drink whiskey we will definitely be back!
  21. C

    Cindy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We had a variety of menu items: Chicken Goo Jans, Olive burger, Fish All was good except for the Chicken Goo Jans & the chips (homemade fries) those were way over cooked and not tasty at all. The other items were tasty. Most of us wanted to try the pub pickles and the Irish/Shepard's Pie, but they were out of those items and we were there at 6 pm. This could've been a supply chain issue, we were never told why. We would go back, to try the Irish pie and pub pickles. The wait staff was very short handed, except for those hosting and clearing tables (there seemed to be plenty of those). It took a while to get drink, due to wait staff shortage. Meal time wait was pretty normal. We were in the bar area, but there is also another area, more quiet dining experience I would imagine.
  22. JK

    JulieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Reuben is amazing, and my husband really enjoyed his cod!!
  23. J

    Joan

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Vacation dining. October 1st.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience and we loved it! The food was phenomenal and the service the same! Can’t wait to come back!
  25. KR

    KristenR

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outdoor seating was really nice. It’s too bad the City made them reduce the outdoor area over a 7” impediment. Food was delicious. I think the inside could be configured differently. Perhaps more decor? And made to look more like the seating isn’t an afterthought. I can’t quite put my finger on it.
  26. MH

    MarybethH

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us loved our meals. The Reuben was the best! The burgers were highly enjoyed by our sons. The cod fish sandwich was also outstanding!
  27. DO

    DONALDR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful Service very good Unfortunately very short pour on the cocktails. Not consistent with other restaurants in the area Fill the glass up and charge more
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pub pickles or Whitefish dip are a must.
  29. GB

    GregoryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of Whiskey! The bartender was very knowledgeable and the chef’s food was fantastic! Fish and chips seasoned and fried to perfection. Would definitely go again!
  30. PB

    PamB

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The mushroom appetizer is fantastic. We had the fish and chips and Reuben and they were very good and good portions.
  31. MR

    MelissaR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It didn’t seem like there was any one in charge. The would be host appeared to be stoned. The food was mediocre. Chalking all this up to a new open and ironing out the details. Ladies bathroom was not updated and in need of major repairs.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was fine, service fine. Nothing super spectacular but good enough for a family dinner.
  33. d

    deannbb

    Grand Rapids

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is fabulous!!! I had the Reuben and it was delish. Our group also had a burger, the Reuben wraps, and the Bangers and Mash. All were delish!!!! oh and the bread and butter appetizer was awesome too. the only complaint is it's REALLY loud in the bar seating area. We will be back!
  34. B

    Bess

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our party loved everything especially the fish and chips, dill coleslaw, and mushrooms appetizer. So good. The butter and bread were delicious and fresh. I heard the sausage pasta was a little too spicy. You could tell a lot of love and care went into the food.
  35. GM

    GeneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    A bit chaotic getting there at shift change. Like other places staff is stretched thin. Enjoyed the food and drinks. They need sound dampening too much echo by the bar area.
  36. SH

    ShelH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Really enjoyed the fish and chips. The slaw was very good. Ate at the bar and server was pleasant and helpful. The atmosphere is a little cold.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal and drinks with friends. The cocktails were amazing!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bar selection, the old fashioned did not disappoint. We had the pickle wraps which were delicious and had a great twist on a normal pickle wrap. My husband’s burger was good he said but he wishes he had tried something different. I had the fish sandwich which was fantastic. Fries were good as well. Service was great, overall we will return to try more of the menu.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My fish and chips was excellent. My wife ordered the special which was beef tenderloin stroganoff. The meat was very tough and hard to chew the appetizer the pub pickles is amazing I recommend getting it
  40. H

    Horn

    Savannah

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Always nice to see new restaurant in down that is different from the others. Food and service was good. Nice selections at the bar.

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Butter & Whiskey is rated 2.7 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Culver & Butler

  • Neighborhood

    Saugatuck

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Perkey

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (269) 455-5886

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining area can be booked for 10-50 guests. From rehearsal dinners, family gatherings, graduation celebrations - we would love to celebrate with you! Please call to reserve.

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