Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.8
916 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bone-in filet I have ever had! I’m still craving it. Delicious crab legs, lobster Mac n cheese, tiramisu and fabulous dirty martini. Very small space so you definitely need a reservation. Staff was excellent and friendly and on their A game. We accidentally left our cc on the table and they called me right away, considering how busy they were. We live in IL but I’ll be coming back for sure. A must try!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great bartender. Steaks were very good. The lamb special was very fatty and overpriced

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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal, fabulous service and all the way around a beautiful night.

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PH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it so much we went back to the next night. Just like the first night fabulous wait staff, awesome cocktails, delicious food. Great atmosphere, will go again.

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JF
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, amazing staff that went above and beyond accommodating our family. Defiantly will be going back.

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RC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was great. My wife has to eat gluten free for Celiac and they were able to easily accommodate her. We will return even though the location is hours away.

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W
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A surprisingly good classic steakhouse.

We had trouble getting a reservation -- Bowdies is small. We scored one very early and left a note that we would sit at the bar for a later one. No response, so we showed up as scheduled and were seated at the bar -- they had booked the tables for our time. A disappointment and bad start. However, the bartender made up for the snafu with knowledgeable and friendly advice. The drinks were excellent (I had the deconstructed colada and my wife had the cucumber gimlet). Also, the wine selection was great, and hard to pick from -- we ended up with a Marborough Sauv and Quilt Cabernet when the steak came, an amazing quality wine for the price. We did the ravioli appetizer, buried in mushroom cream sauce, and delicious -- not a diet food. Contrary to our usual salad, we got the wedge, which was the best I've had. Then, the bone-in ribeye, mushrooms and creamed spinach. The ribeye was perfect, cooked as desired (medium rare), with unsullied flavor of the meat coming through. The mushroom portion was huge (about a quart) -- with standard button mushrooms. The creamed spinach was not the cheap steakhouse version; it had a light amount of cream as part of an overall wonderful sauce. We finished with key lime pie, which was the real thing! (No green limes here!)

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SL
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. Just keeps getting better! Perfection in every way.

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MJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, can see why it’s so hard to get a reservation. Service was exemplary, steak and sides were perfect. This will be our go to steakhouse in the area.

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AT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Superb experience and absolutely awesome steak!

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BF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best steak that we ever had!! The Pecan encrusted goat cheese was delish . The crab corn chowder was yummy and I'm not even a seafood lover!! We were sat upstairs where it was intimate and quiet. WE WILL BE BACK😍!

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RH
London
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bowdie's ALWAYS delivers. It is bar none our favorite chop house. From beginning to end, they are on top of it. Usually dine with them 5 - 6 a year..

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R
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfectly grilled prime steaks, generous sides for sharing, excellent cocktails. Intimate ambience, friendly staff. Perfect for a special occasion.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a first class establishment. It is hard to get in to for good reason. The food, service, and atmosphere is excellent. Their bartender is a true mixologist that is extremely creative, friendly and funny. We always try to sit at the bar for our meal. This is one of my favorite restaurants. Saugatuck has a true Gem here.

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b
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better staff! The steaks were delicious and we had the best waitress! Large portion sizes would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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SL
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again an outstanding meal. The place was busy and all of my guests had a great experience. Great drinks and perfectly prepared steaks and swordfish. Happy to see grilled swordfish on the menu. It is easy to figure out why Bowdies has won so many awards.

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DH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I’ve had! If you have someone to split with, get the tomahawk! Bowdie’s is pricey and can get crowded (tight) but, food is fabulous. Get the shrimp cocktail too (cocktail sauce is great but heavy horseradish). Great crafted cocktails. Great for special occasions. Service (Jeff) was top shelf. Highly recommend!

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SW
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My only wish is that they had a vegetarian dinner option.

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LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bowdies lived up to all the reviews. Best Kansas City Steak we have ever had. Done to perfection. Service excellent. Would go back to Saugatuck just to have another steak!

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d
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent steaks and wine. their side dishes need improvement - no good potato option and the other sides and salads not great as you would expect. Their mushrooms are fabulous though!

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RK
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Menu is very limited. Either you order a steak or you have a problem. The Caesar Salad was not really Caesar and it was two whole heads of romain; way too large for a dinner salad.

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JV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always! This was the first time we've eaten inside and it was cozy. The other times we've been to Bowdie's we ate on the patio.

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k
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great steaks and great drinks, hope to be back soon.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and quaint. It was the perfect place for a couple's weekend.

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SC
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always enjoy Bowdies - ate at bar to catch up with a friend. Bartender was accommodating and helped us choose the perfect glass of wine and amazing apps!

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DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bowdies is our go to place for special ocassions, this time for a 70th Birthday. As always the drinks, food and service were excellent although our ribeye was quite fatty. We ordered it medium and found it on the rare side but very good.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing food!!! Our waiter, Jeff was fantastic! Great experience!

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SL
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around GREAT, but please bring back the salmon to your menu.

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H
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING STEAK THAT MELTED IN YOUR MOUTH. I HAD THE 10 OZ FILET, MY HUSBAND HAD THE BONE IN FILET BOTH WERE DONE PERFECTLY.
THE SIDE DISHES ARE LARGE ENOUGH TO SHARE.
WAIT STAFF WAS KNOWLEDGABLE AND FRIENDLY.
I STRONGLY RECOMMAND MAKING RESERVATIONS AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE YOU WANT TO DINE THERE.(THE RESTAURANT IS SMALL) I CALLED FOUR DAYS BEFORE AND COULD NOT GET A RESERVATION UNTIL 9PM,BUT IT WAS DEFINITELY WORTH THE LATE NIGHT MEAL. WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.

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GJ
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our experience was very good. Danielle our server was excellent. The steaks are huge so you can easily split one and share a side.

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LR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing escargot! Amazing Caprese! Amazing steak! Loved the wait staff & really knowledgeable worldly bartender! I’m going back soon!!!

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h
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff, great food menu, will definitely come again, kudos to the staff.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed as the last time we dined it was remarkable. Not busy and took one hour for salad and 30 minutes after that for steak and 10 minutes after that for butter for steak. Waiter a bit of a smart elek was disappointing.

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OT
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday - wonderful meal, great steaks

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a nice spot with great steak, service and wine. We had several recommendations from locals and they were right! Prices are up there with a good steak house but portions on sides are big and quality was excellent. Service was also excellent.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely love Bowdies, go there when ever we are in Saugatuck. Just recently open the upstairs for more seating, but just a little snug upstairs. Prefer to sit downstairs near windows. But awesome!

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Grand Rapids
68 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Bowdies is one of my favorites but I was disappointed on this anniversary date. Not sure of the circumstances but the filet was grizzly and too raw, the second filet improved but still too raw. The au gratins were burned crusty black on the bottom. The server was fantastic and saved the night for us!
Bowdies is normally a great place for food, atmosphere, and service.

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JM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and special custom Manhattan cocktail. Unfortunately we ate and drank too much, lol. Try the unique scalloped potatoes . . . outstanding! Steaks were great, as usual. Been here 3 X now.

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FH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let’s put it this way, the first few bites of steak cause my eyes to close it is so good, same with the mushrooms. Uh-mazing!!! Been here a few times over the past few years and everything has been consistently excellent each time. Highly recommended for special occasions!

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JH
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bowdies is truly one of Michigan's special gems (not just Saugatuck). I love in Bloomfield Hills and travel to Saugatuck frequently. I always make sure to have a reservation made well in advance. The food and staff are just incredible!

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