Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck
Was amazing! A bit of a noisy neighbor to our table but everything else was great.
We had a wonderful dinner as always. Our waiter Lawrence is a keeper. He took very good care of us. He surprised us with a great dessert for our anniversary. One of your best waitstaff.
Great food and service. Would recommend it to anyone who wants a premium meal.
We are regular once or twice a week customers. Not only is the service and food.....and drinks outstanding, but, for the first time in 5 years we took left-overs home and they were just as good the next day as the night before. While portions are generous, don’t feel the need to split any entrees or sides because the real trophy is finishing them the following morning! Go for it! Eat the steak, fish or chicken, eat the sides and definitely eat the key lime pie or the beignets.
Great steakhouse. Food and service was terrific. Would highly recommend.
Wonderfully delicious food! The 36 oz ribeye was the best I’ve ever had!
This restaurant lives up to it's reputation for being West Mi best chophouse. Incredible steaks (it's the butter) : ) Great service and an outstanding bartender named Tim. Thanks Tim for yummy Smokey Hendricks martini! That one should be on your menu; the perfect libation for a chophouse. Pricey, so we reserve this place for special occasions.
Great food, great service, but one of the loudest/noisiest tables near us....unfortunately, we were seated upstairs where there are 3 tables for 2, and a table set up for 10 (at least) - 3 families, with children - small room close to each other, horrible acoustics. Low ceiling just made the noise worse, and the table was so close to us that they chairs would push out to our table when someone got up to leave for the restroom - so no way to avoid the noise and their conversation. And the noise was NOT created by the children, the adults were talking over each other, loudly to other end of the table, kids were incredibly well behaved - adults were not! Server apologized after they left, and the 3 tables of 2 remaining finally got a a few minutes to enjoy the quiet and the music (we didn’t even know there was music the table was so loud!). One of the best preparations of chicken I’ve ever had, its just unfortunate to be forced into such tight quarters with such a large, vocal group.....it would truly had been a memorable (in a more positive way) experience in the main area, or even at the bar. Don’t pass up this restaurant for quality food, but DO pass up the upstairs area if at all possible!
Melonie is absolutely the best employee a company could hope to have. She is always amazing!!!!
The food was excellent and our server was the absolute best!
Really high quality New York Style steakhouse right tin Michigan shore paradise community. Do not miss it.
Lawrence was an excellent server !!
Even though this particular experience was not very good I have had a great dining experience here.
Stay away from the chicken. It had a really strange sauce on it. The filet was juicy and tender but oversalted. Au Gratin potatoes were outstanding!!!
Dads birthday! 😊
Nick did a great job! The steaks were perfect. Had a great experience!
One of the best meals we've ever eaten. The "crab cakes" were an unexpected delight (order them w/toasted bread points). The shrimp bisque has a little bit of heat, but spectacular flavor. Steaks - perfection. They arrived w/sizzling butter and the delicious smell permeated the air. The brussel sprouts w/pork belly were very good...and the Truffle fries looked amazing! Our server, Lawrence, was very attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Saugatuck.
The filet is nothing short of amazing. Everything we ordered was fantastic. Our waiter Lawrence was phenomenal. We live 3 hours away and have already decided we will be back.
Lawrence was the man. Amazing experience.
Great food and service. Small seating area - 14 places + bar, service was attentive and respectful, steak was pretty amazing. Overall a must try in Saugatuck for a special dinner
Great steaks and personable service. I highly recommend the bone-in filet!
Start to finish our dinner was a great experience. Service was spot on, the food was fantastic, excellent choices for wine and cocktails - a fantastic place for a nice meal or special occasion!
Had another great experience!!
I had a fantastic experience.
Great family birthday dinner! Thanks!
I wrote a review regarding my dining experience at this restaurant after My wife's and my anniversary dinner on Sept 21st 2019. Bottom line was we had some poor service that had to do with some questionable seating but the food was phenomenal. After posting the review I was contact by the restaurant and assured that they would address the issues and apologized. I was impressed and thankful that they reached out to me. I was also told that they would be refunding my dinner which I said was not necessary but would be thankful for. I would recommend anyone to try this restaurant for food alone..hopefully they've taken to heart the issues I brought up and addressed them.
All restaurants should try to live up to Bowdie's standard. Wonderful service -Thank you Lawrence. Delicious food including the "crab cake" and perfectly cooked filets as well as the potato au gratin and brussels w/bacon. The drinks and desserts were amazing as well but we can't forget how wonderfully we were treated by ALL the staff, even upon leaving we were still acknowledged, thanked and once again wished "Happy Anniversary" which made us feel even more special. We cannot wait to go back - what a gem!
The food was amazing and the portions very large and shareable.
Lawrence was fantastic! Maitre d, Waiter, Bartender!
It’s a cozy little place. Food was amazing and the sides are huge! Burrata salad was perfect. Def check with your server to make sure you’re not ordering too much. Cocktails were delicious as well. We will certainly return!
Tremendous experience. As good if not better than many Chicago area steakhouses.
Bowdies is always amazing. I travel for my job and eat in the nicest places in the country. Bowdies is hands down my favorite. Big city quality and flavor, as well as options. I live out on the east side where is quality just can’t be found. It would be amazing if they opened a place in the Milford Mi area. It would be an overnight success.
Sincerely, A. Peterson
Great server and great cocktails. Consistently good!
It was an off night I guess. The tomahawk chop ribeye was way undercooked. Server said new chef just learning to cook steak (great!). Had way better visits in past. This time was disappointing.
Outstanding fine dining in this quaint tourist town. Absolutely recommend eating at Bowdie‘s if you really enjoy fine dining.
Always exceptional food, service and ambience.
Excellent service and incredible food
We ate at Bowdie’s for our anniversary in 2018. As soon as we knew we were spending another weekend in Saugatuck this year, the first thing we did was make a reservation. It was just as amazing this time. It is sure to be our “go-to” for dinner every time we visit. There is nothing we dislike. The food, the service, the atmosphere, all top notch. This was the first visit to Bowdie’s for our friends and they couldn’t stop talking about it. Highly recommended it. You will not be disappointed.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first dinner at Bowdie's! We've never been able to make reservations. It is a small cozy venue, though we chose to eat outside on a perfect evening. The busy hostesses were friendly and efficient. Chelsea was our excellent server. She was clearly comfortable and experienced with the menu and we appreciated her help in making our selections! Because I'm gluten free I hadn't had crab cakes in many years and was able to enjoy them with the glutened sauce on the side for my husband. They were wonderful! The filet was perfect and the truffle fries are legendary for a reason. The Brussels sprouts with pork belly were tasty. Worth the drive from GR; we'll be back! Thank you, all! Well done!
Another great meal at Bowdies for my birthday!