Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.8
830 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Welcome to Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck, serving 100% U S D A Prime, 28 day dry aged meat! We look forward to serving you soon! We can accommodate parties of 6 or less. Parties of more than 6 will be sat separately, and not all seats are handicap accessable. Thank you!!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 5:00PM - 10PM
Monday-Thursday: 5PM - 10PM
Friday: 5PM - 11PM
Saturday: 5:00PM - 11PM
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Phone number
(269) 455-5481
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Campbell
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
5.0Dined 14 hours ago

Best restaurant in the world! Better than any other steakhouse I have ever been too.

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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love bringing my friends to Bowdies every time they come in. We sat at the bar with Kenton, had amazing cocktails and the escargot and goat cheese to start. Then got a bottle of wine with incredible steaks and sides. Finished off with the two desserts and had an amazing evening!

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ST
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Highly recommended and definitely met all expectations!! Delicious filet and an gratin potatoes as well as the grilled Caesar salad and wedge salads. Very helpful waiter and mixed drinks were fabulous as well!

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GS
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, great service (Jeffrey was our guy), and even the owner stopped to talk.
This is our FAVORITE restaurant in Saugatuck. The Manhattans are the best we have had
anywhere...and we travel extensively (pricey @ $20 each...but well worth the $$ cost).
Reservations are a must. Enjoy.

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AC
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our favorite restaurant in Saugatuck hands down! Never disappoints

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KH
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Go early and get a table outside as first come, first serve! No reservation needed as restaurant is very small so reservations are limited! Steaks are huge so definitely can share, along with all the sides. Everything was delicious!

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OT
5.0Dined 7 days ago

As usual we had a wonderful meal at Bowdies. We were celebrating my husbands birthday as a family and everyone loved what they chose for dinner.
Whenever there is a special occasion, we think of Bowdies! It never disappoints!

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j
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Our overall experience was excellent. Our only suggestion is not to bother asking customers when they book a reservation, if this is a special occasion. It creates an expectation which is unfilled.

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MC
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Excellent. My husband and I shared a filet mignon, and it was more than enough for both of us. Would definitely recommend.

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EW
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We wanted a really great spot for dinner during our vacation in Saugatuck, and we sure did find it! The steaks were amazing (don't order any sauce; you won't need it). The brussel sprouts with pork belly were fantastic. And a gorgeous bottle of wine to go with it. We were able to sit outside, which was just perfect with the gorgeous weather. The waiter was great overall, though one couple was VERY chatty with him, which delayed our drink order and such a couple times (not a big deal). We were sitting next to the outdoor speaker so that contributed to the noise level - though the music was quite enjoyable. What a great meal and great place!

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B
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent food! The fries might be the best I’ve ever had.

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GF
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Exceptional!! Food is incredible and service was superb!

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DP
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Drove an hour to the lake shore for a date night out with my wife to have dinner at Bowdie's. It did not disappoint! We enjoyed drinks and dinner outside under the umbrellas and lights. To start with service was very prompt and attentive; Melanie was awesome!! Dinner was served timely and to perfection. We split a filet that could not have been prepared better. I ordered steak sauce with it but took the first bite without, perfect! I used a little steak sauce, but went back to enjoying without it, you could not improve the flavor of this well prepared meat. The Au Gratin potatoes are to die for! We were going to skip dessert but Melanie convinced us otherwise. We tried their specially pastry with multiple dips, chocolate and blueberry. It was light and delightful, would recommend you not leave without sampling it. Enjoy this restaurant, you won't be sorry!

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RH
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Bowdies NEVER disappoints... We feel so fortunate to have a first class steakhouse in Saugatuck! The food, service and ambience are outstanding. It appears that they have even upgraded their wine menu this year with some wonderful new additions.

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SC
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Family get together some from CT & Okemos! Amazing server "Nick"! Will return again for sure -especially when entertaining " out of town" guests!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I took my husband for his birthday. He loves the place, loves the simplicity of it, and I couldn’t agree except for vegans like me, it’s tough. Unlike most steakhouses, there are no baked potato options, so I’m left with a couple of sides. We shared the mushrooms and broccoli sides and the portions were huge and really yummy. Great seasonings and perfectly cooked.

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AB
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

My husband and I both felt that the dinner we had here was one of the best dinners we have ever had. The filet was by far the best filet we have had and we have dined at many upscale steakhouses.
Our waiter, Kendall, was outstanding!!! He had great recommendations and was super attentive. I wish more waiter/waitresses were like him! We absolutely loved everything about this place.

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AG
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Wine list is mediocre whereas in the past it was very good. Felt they couldn’t wait to turn over our table.

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MH
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

This was our 3rd visit to Bowdies in Saugatuck and was as expected, excellent!
Tyler was the Host on duty and Jeffry was our waiter, both did great.

Jeffry was attentive and had awesome recommendations throughout the evening.

Seating is a little tight, but it is a chophouse and is expected, noise level was comfortable and the smells coming from the kitchen and surrounding plates of food were making us hungry before we got our food.

We will be back this fall when we visit the area again.

Mark and Patty

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OT
1.0Dined on July 2, 2018

I love the staff but, five diners at the bar, five entrees ordered, after 1.5 hours, only four entrees were ever going to come. We are locals at a tourist spot and get treated like sh**.

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SB
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I love this place! They make a great effort on the food, training of the staff and go out of there way to make every visit special

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent Dinner! A most enjoyable experience!

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KG
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was my second time to Bowdies and I have to say it's about my favorite chop house anywhere. The menu is not big but the dishes Bowdies offers up are, plain and simple, mouthwatering. We started with an order of escargot which comes swimming in pools of garlic butter and toast for soaking up whatever is left over. We appreciated that our server recommended that we split some of the dishes because portions are large. I split a wedge salad (divine with smoked maple bacon and a light blue cheese dressing) as well as a 14oz bone in filet which was perfection. The mushroom side is out of this world and the key lime pie (one slice was on the house since it was a birthday celebration) was quite good. It was a sweltering hot night and it was nice to sit inside on the front porch where we could look out over the bay. The service was stupendous.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Good thanks

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The wait was long despite a reservation, but the steaks were fantastic and Jeffrey is to be commended! We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Came in for girls night, sat at the bar. Kenton made us amazing cocktails and dinner was fabulous!!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Wonderful and delicious!!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was great. Orders got mixed up with another table. Waitress was very helpful with ordering. Portion sizes were pretty much for 2 including entrees. We did have to wait between rounds of drinks. Could have been a little more attentive. Other tables were being waited on multiple times so not sure staffing was the problem. Just felt like we were being ignored compared to other tables around us. Overall it was a good but not great dining experience.

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MT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

My wife and I went for our anniversary and the steaks were fantastic. It was a bit noisier than I expected not having been there before, but makes sense for the size. The food and service were fantastic, I want to go again in the near future.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

It was wonderful. We had a great date night. The server made it even better.

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SL
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Superb food and outstanding service. A great value for the finest quality. Friendly and attentive staff and engaged owbership.

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DF
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Went to Saugatuck for our anniversary and decided to try Bowdies. It was the best decision we made. The food was wonderful. Two different people told us to ask for Mel for a server. We got her and she was excellent. It was an exceptional experience all the way around. Definitely will go back.

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c
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food! Steaks were wonderful and salmon was too. The wine list was nice and affordable. Hosts and server were very accommodating an knowledgeable. The only down side was the bartender. We arrived early to have a drink and he was cold and rude.

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SC
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Melanie was her usual amazing self! Every app & entre was unique and yummy!

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J
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

It was very very loud. Mgt should have quieted a very exuberant table. Otherwise A1

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G
3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

My appetizer plate was dirty; salt and pepper was not on the table; the Brussel sprouts were undercooked; the rib eye steak was fine as were the asparagus spears. Only two choices for dessert, but neither included chocolate.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Had to make 5:30 reservations on open table and the restaurant was empty the whole night. Could of come a lot later if we had that option.

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JW
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The Filet was the best!! Melted in our mouth. Amazing.

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A
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Came here for Father’s Day with my husband and son. It was so very good as always. Rivals any steakhouse around. We will be back!

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MH
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Jeffrey our service was great, dinner excellent as always!! Will look forward to our next night there (hopefully soon) 😎

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