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About Bowdies Chophouse

Welcome to Bowdies Chophouse, 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!!

230 Culver St
Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 5:00PM - 10PM
Monday-Thursday: 5PM - 10PM
Friday: 5PM - 11PM
Saturday: 5:00PM - 11PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(269) 455-5481

Website:
http://bowdieschophouse.com/

Executive Chef:
Jason Campbell

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bowdies Chophouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
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Romantic (40)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Cozy (32)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Notable Wine List (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Business Meals (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Hot Spot (12)
Authentic (11)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Healthy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Waterfront (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We visited for a birthday dinner and really enjoyed our experience. We were promptly seated at our reservation time. Our server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The portions were huge, and they encourage sharing. Will visit again when we are in the area!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 6 days ago

From the food to the service everything was great. Our first time there but we will definitely be back.

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·Dined 6 days ago

We love eating at Bowdies, but our last visit we were seated upstairs in the new section. Very disappointing! We felt like we were eating in an attic or a small closet. Some may think this is quaint and romantic but for the amount of money spent on dinner the ambiance and upscale prices paid DO NOT match up. If you must use this space maybe use it just for single parties of 4-6.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is our favorite steak place in West Michigan, bar none. The quality of the meat is absolutely outstanding. The servers are excellent and accommodating. The wine list is diverse, with good variety. Bowdie’s is worth every penny for a classy, tasty, special night out.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

really good food and service is outstanding.
Little cold in porch area this time of year so dress warm.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Mel and Jeffrey are the best!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 1, 2018

THE FOOD IS AWAYS TOP QUALITY AND THE AMOUNT OF FOOD IS MORE THEN FELLING. THE STEAKS ARE GRADE A NUMBER ONE. THE SIDES ARE PRICED RIGHT FOR THE LARGE AMOUNT YOU GET. THE WINE IS LIST IS EXTENSIVE AND THE COCKTAILS ARE TO. THE SERVICE IS GREAT.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Bowdie’s was having an off night. We waited 25 minutes for our table, and it took awhile to get any attention from our waiter. The food was fine and the wine great. We would try again because it was clear that they were just having an off night.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Bowdies is great restaurant, but this time of year is challenging sitting on porch.
Really cold air by your feet.
Highly recommend 9 months out of the year.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great steaks!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best food in West Michigan. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service is amazing at Bowdie's! The servers are attentive, helpful, and genuinely nice people. The food is amazing! Great filet mignon and the beignet's for dessert are not to be missed. Portions are perfect for sharing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Going to Bowdies Chophousebis always a great time the food is excellent. The menu is not overly large but the steaks are out of this world. Also great sides. We go there for special occasions as the price is on the higher side but worth every penny.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We come from Chicago to visit every holiday season and also in the summer months. Always good food and the service was excellent!! Never disappointing.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Have visited before and it is always top-notch. Great food and great service. We went on Christmas Eve so the noise level was much lower than their busier summer season.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food as expected. Excellent service.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful place! Our waitress was beyond amazing. She knew what we wanted before we did! And the steak. It's to die for. I would recommend this place to anyone, anytime!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Steak was excellent. Perfectly prepared and tender.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food is always superb! Recently though, something we ate was very salty and we were up all night drinking water. Still he food is always incredible, Advia the service, the drinks, and the ambiance!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful Resturant in beautiful Saugatuck! This place has elevated the food scene in town. Great wine list and excellent food. Super cute little gem of a place . Wonderful outdoor seating. It’s getting an upscale Chicago dinner in charming Saugatuck.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing food. If you can ask for Jeffery. His recommendations are right on point. He is polite, atentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. Top class employee.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Dinner was very good, ordered the Tomahawk steak, very tasty, tender and juicy.
Waiter was very good
Side dishes were very large

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This steakhouse is on par with high-end steakhouses you find in major cities.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our server, Melanie, was excellent as always (we are regular diners at Bowdies). Top notch service, great food and ambience.
Thank you

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I just wanted to get away for an evening and we wanted to try Bowdie's as we have heard so much about it. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was fun and lively. Our only observation was that it seemed to us that our server was either preoccupied, had too many tables, or was just a little forgetful. It would have been nice to have him explain the menu in detail, maybe any specials they had that night, instead he just asked us if we were ready to order. Overall, we had a fabulous time, but it could have been better.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great experience! Quaint

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was great as always! Our server Melanie was excellent!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food staff experience!
Couldn’t have been more accomdating! Hostess, waiter everyone was attentive to making the occasion a truly great celebration! Dinner delicious! Thanks

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, People Watching, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious. Every bit as good as the big steakhouses I’ve been to like Capital Grille . Ribeye Steak was wonderful.. Best creamed spinach ever but cold, as were the au gratin potatoes. Bread pudding was the best I’ve ever had. Loved the ambience. All was great if only the food had been hot.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been here many times.... the food and the service is always outstanding. Truly one of our favorite places.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful as always!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was good overall. Lobster Mac and cheese is not worth the price (lobster tail was overlooked and I shouldn't have to work to eat something priced that much. Service was excellent. I would return.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was delicious and our waiter was very knowledgeable on the products

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Perfect dinner! Great food. Awesome service. Cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent. Steaks and atmosphere!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The steak is fabulous. The sides are few and flavorful. The service is what I would expect from a pricey eatery. Worth every penny.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a reservation and when we arrived we're told they were running behind which is fine. But the girl then said we can seat you at a reserved table but you'll need to be done by 9:30pm when it's time for their reservation. Number one: Did I miss something? We also had a reservation. Number two: at 9pm our waitress comes to say "I don't usually do this but I brought the check because we need this table"... the food took a long time to come out and was very bland at that. We came here for the first time for a babymoon and had a terrible experience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a great time with friends. The food was outstanding, the wine selection was excellent, and our waiter was very attentive and did a great job!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was amazing as always. Beautiful atmosphere and Regan, our waitress, was outstanding!
We love this place.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our dinner and wine were amazing and our waiter was friendly and very attentive. We enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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