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Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.8
4.8
1982 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 accessible.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 455-5481

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party contact

    Tyler Bowdish: (269) 455-5481

  • Neighborhood

    Saugatuck

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,982 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CF

    ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual, Bowdies is always our number one choice!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It took us an hour and 45 minutes to get our main course for two of us, which is unacceptable. The waitress initially told us it took about 30-40 minutes for the steaks to cook. We saw other tables come and go while we continued to wait. She came to our table about 50 minutes into the wait and said it should be just about ready, only to have to wait almost another hour. She explained at the end that it was a problem in the kitchen. Due to the significant delay, it caused us to miss another engagement we had. Personally, I felt the waitress was not at fault and the manager should have been the one apologizing. In the end, they comped our full meal which we are grateful for, but I don’t know that I would dine there again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Terrible delays. Inexperienced team.
  4. PB

    PamB

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, as usual, was amazing. Portions are large so we were able to split everything. Lawrence, as well as the other staff, was very attentive and made our visit special.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicholas Fisher got me in at an earlier time and was VERY accommodating! I also overheard him with other guests, providing exceptional service:) Thank you, Fisher. I had a great time and will be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful evening. The filet was one of the very best I’ve ever eaten. Our waiter was excellent and very informative. The portions were more than ample and while the prices may be considered a little high by some customers you get what you pay for. The meal was worth every cent.
  7. n

    null

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Kitchen was having an off night, took over an hour for our food. Server was good, just bad communication, food tasted good, just would've expected a bit more finesse.
  8. CG

    CincyGuy

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Wants to be fine dining but just isn't. Steaks were undercooked quite a bit. Long wait for food. Undertrained staff.
  9. S

    Scooter

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    return visit, excellent service, food and drinks were superb
  10. MG

    MGDe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, and Elijah took excellent care of us. Thanks for helping us celebrate Father’s Day!
  11. MB

    MiBoater

    Grand Rapids

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. That’s the reason we keep coming back for more!
  12. TT

    TammyandTrice

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Saugatuck and were excited to find Bowdie's online. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and were seated immediately on the outdoor patio. Hannah was a fun, knowledgeable and attentive server! The craft cocktails were delicious and the bone in ribeye and large sides were amazing! We would recommend Bowdie's to anyone visiting Saugatuck. What a special treat!
  13. CF

    ChicagoFoodie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Family outing during vacation. Highlight for dining of the week. Thank you!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent! Our server Elijah was amazing. He went above and beyond. One of the best dining experiences!
  15. BT

    BradleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in West Michigan. Great food and great service.
  16. m

    michar

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly amazing dinner and best steak I’ve ever had! We will be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, good size portions. Excellent service.
  18. S

    Sherry

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    From the time we arrived to the time we were served the wait was extensive. The hostess was not very accommodating in suggesting what to do in terms of the wait time (we had reservations) like a place to have a drink etc... Not very personable on the front side. Our server was delightful and the food was delicious, a bit surprising an entree at that price did not include even one side!!
  19. R

    Robert

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food all around. My wife and I split the Cowboy Ribeye, Brussel Sprouts, and Seasonal Carrots, all of which were delicious. I also got a couple of the best martinis I’ve ever had, complete with hand-stuffed blue cheese olives. Kendall, our server, was top-notch in every way. Many thanks for a wonderful evening!
  20. L

    Lanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! We went for an anniversary celebration and we were not disappointed!
  21. RB

    RebwccaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food was excellent the problem was for being a high end restaurant the setting is less than desirable. We were seated on the second level right next to the bathroom . Not sure what was more annoying the customers lined up for the bathroom behind our table or when the bathroom was vacant looking into the bathroom because the door was left open. Bowdies would be better off just not having the two top table there .
  22. MD

    MichaelD

    Grand Rapids

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always stellar! How can an incredible dinner experience coupled with great weather in Saugatuck be anything other than stellar? The staff is phenomenal
  23. m

    mmknight

    Northern MI

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food. Great service.
  24. d

    domer93

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    our server was drunk and needed to hold on to our table to stand up - not acceptable or expected at such a fine dining restaurant
  25. MK

    MichaelK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our appetizer and meals were prepared perfectly. The in-house cocktail sauce was very good. Top marks go out to our waitress Sophie - very knowledgeable, attentive, and extremely personable. She was as much a hit with us as was the meal itself.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were delicious. We had filet mignon with mushrooms. Divine
  27. CF

    ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowdies Chophouse is without a doubt the best steakhouse in West Michigan. Amazing food, service and drinks. Their bourbon selection is amazing too!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time…great food…great service!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great as usual
  31. D

    Diningdana

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome way to celebrate a birthday!
  32. I

    Israel

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Elijah was an excellent waiter. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a bug in my wine and steaks weren’t cooked as wanted but Elijah saved the day. Thank you for a good dinner Elijah.
  33. JH

    JosephH

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowdies is always an amazing experience. Good food and great service. Sophie is a wonderful addition to the staff. Love you guys!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lawrence was a terrific waiter and did a great job.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of my husband’s birthday & our anniversary
  36. B

    Benji

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Steaks and side dishes perfectly prepared!
  37. T

    Terri

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always eat at Bowdies when we are in Saugatuck. A great steakhouse with great service.
  38. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This little restaurant is the jewel of downtown Saugatuck. The menu is full of deliciously prepared options. Generous portions and a good variety for the steak and seafood crowd. Staff are courteous, friendly and extremely helpful. Always available when needed. A great experience overall. One you will come back to again and again.
  39. I

    Itzymitz

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our table wasn’t quite ready when we arrived, but the hostess handled it like a champ and said she’d text us as soon as it was ready. We got in a little walk by the water and received a text about 15 mins later welcoming us back. Our server (obviously new) was a impeccable and our food was incredible! Our only “complaint” would be the small party sitting near us (indoors) that was obnoxiously loud. Overall, 99.9% from arrival to departure. Thanks so much for a lovely anniversary meal!
  40. j

    jude

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat at the bar ...a little close quarters .had a great wine, had appetizers escargot and scallops which were exquisite! Devin was our bartender and server and was friendly and very attentive!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck is rated 4.8 stars by 1982 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

230 Culver St Saugatuck, MI 49453

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Saugatuck

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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