Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.9
1028 reviews
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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!!
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary celebration dinner. Wonderful night!

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JM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This small place is super hard to get into on the weekend but there’s a reason for that: it is fantastic. It’s pricey, but it’s a real steak house with beef a cut above the rest. Service is terrific, everyone says hello. The last time we were there we heard the table next to us say this place is do much better than Ruth Cris. They’re right, it is. But don’t expect to be seated without a reservation. Come spring and warm weather, the outdoor seating is first come, first served, which will be good for all the foot traffic. Bowdues is centrally located in Saugatuck. They have a real chef and is family owned. Dint miss it.

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SF
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable excellent food and service. I go there as often as possible. Danielle provided outstanding service.

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RD
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous!
Best steak ever!!!

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MT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have gone twice, once for her birthday and now because our friends wanted to see what we were talking about. The steaks/food and drinks here are expensive, but they are easily the best steaks either of us have ever had. Our friends want to go back again this year. It's a small place, but a pleasant atmosphere and service was great both visits.

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and wait staff was excellent.

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MS
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Wonderful. Melanie readies everything for us as she is the consummate professional with a personal touch. The Shrimp Bisque. When I know I am coming, I think of little else. The Escargot. Perfect. My husband tends to order the Kansas City Ribeye and I love the Filet. Coffee and a dessert to split = a fantastic evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic steaks! Entertained international customers and they were very pleased!

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J
Grand Rapids
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and the filet was the best I’ve had anywhere. The truffle fries were awesome and the Manhattan was wonderful.

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AV
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Open table app double booked them and we ended up sitting at the bar. While it was disappointing at first we had a wonderful time conversing with the bartender and learning some tricks and recipes from him! The food was phenomenal and portions were huge. We would love to come back someday but it's hard to drop almost $200 on a dinner for two. All in all, a most excellent dinner experience.

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PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the quiet off-season it is a gem of a place! For the lake shore area it is a big-city level experience. The four of us loved it!

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in ages. Portions are amazing. Don't be afraid to share. Can't wait to get back to Saugatuck!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both exceptional.

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JB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is always outstanding. Our waitress - Regan - was extremely good. We will ask for her again. If you've never been there, you owe it to yourself to visit!

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SD
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat. We live in Muskegon, attended the Broadway play in Grand Rapids, and came here for dinner right afterwards. We really enjoy eating here. The staff is always friendly and the food is some of the best in West Michigan. We truly enjoyed our dinner! Well worth the drive.

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JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bodies never disappoints. The food is outstanding and there is a great wine selection. We typically visit during the off season to avoid crowds of summer tourism for a more quaint dining experience.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met our friends here for a special night out. Celebrating a few milestones. Perfect choice! The food was so delicious and perfectly prepared. Our server was so warm and professional. She made wonderful suggestions and made sure we didn’t over-order. We will definitely enjoy Bowdies again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was most accommodating when we had add one more to our table. That was quite wonderful! Thank you for a fabulous night and a fabulous meal!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Nice ambiance. Waitress Regan was wonderful.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Bowdies, but it will certainly not be our last. Everything about our experience was exemplary.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Steaks in the Midwest!

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K
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is absolutely wonderful.

This Gem of a Restaurant, is a great addition to the Saugatuck-Douglas, food scene!

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J
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a reservation always go a couple weeks out because they have a very small dining room. When we arrived, we were greeted. I let the host know that since we were 30 minutes early we would like to sit at the bar and have a drink before dinner, the bar had two chairs left, so it worked out perfectly for us. Right at 9:30, our reservation time, our table was ready. Our waitress was very helpful and very attentive but not overbearing. She explained to us about the menu and the specials they had and answered all of our questions. The food came out in a timely order for we didn’t feel rushed. The food was as expected, delicious. We are from out of town, so the next time we come back we will definitely have reservations.

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RO
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of food is excellent. Great choices for every appetite. Great staff no matter who waits on you. It is always a great experience no matter if it is a special occasion or just a night out for a great meal.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Steakhouse in West Michigan. Would highly recommend for a special date night out!

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! Our favorite Michigan restaurant!

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KF
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Love the service Kent provides at the bar.

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VL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s expensive,but it was great. We sat at the bar.
Kendall knows his stuff. Food was great. Fun talking to people we never met.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent - it was our first time going there and you definitely get what you pay for. The steak was literally perfect and the sides (and dessert) were easily able to be shared. Our server was top notch and helped make the experience even better. My wife and I would highly recommend going to Bowdies Chophouse in Saugatuck especially if there is a special or romantic occasion you want to celebrate.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak and sides in Michigan. Lovely atmosphere and knowledgeable staffing made our valentine’s dinner tremendous! Every time we’ve made the trip from Grand Rapids it has been extremely satisfying and well worth the travel!

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JR
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best steak on the lakeshore! Both of our steaks were cooked to perfection. The grilled caesar is fantastic. The cocktails were interesting and nice sized. It's a cozy environment, so reservations are hard to get, but well worth it. Can't wait to go back.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was perfect for our anniversary celebration! The service, cocktails, wine, main dishes and desserts were outstanding! Our table was ready for us when we arrived and there was zero rushing through the evening! So grateful we went and would highly recommend for anyone looking for a special kind of night!

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A
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great steakhouse in a beautiful little town. The food was excellent, including mains, sides, soups and salads and even desserts. The staff was fun and engaging as well as helpful with making choices. The seating is tight, but we felt it provided a nice ambience.

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e
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waiter Jeffrey! Great service. All staff are super friendly. I highly recommend this for the filet, lobster mac and a great manhattan.

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OP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely hospitable and the chef actually came out and asked if we enjoyed our meal. Great place!

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding... like always. Kenton took care of us at bar and it was fantastic.

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NF
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back. Loved this place!! The bone marrow was amazing.

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VS
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We do not care for the upstairs dinning. Our waitress for nice, but really preferred our waiter we had last time. The food is wonderful.

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LO
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was a lovely, relaxed event. There were four of us, and we all had fantastic steaks, which we consider among the best we've had. The women had the filet mignon, and the guys had the cowboy ribeye. Great Manhattans, too. Jeff, our server, was impressive - first-rate. A great night had by all.

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