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Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.8
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1490 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 accessible.

Outdoor dining is available upon request, but not guaranteed..

Thank you!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2020

In the event you need to cancel, we ask that you provide us at least 72 hours notice. Otherwise, there will be a $75 per person charge

What 1490 people are saying
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vipMorganZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steaks and service! Our server, Melanie, was so helpful, professional, friendly, she really made our experience extraordinary. We are from Chicago and thought this meal could compete with the best Chicago steakhouses. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

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amyc
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best steakhouse we’ve ever been too. In fact, we make it an annual dinner for our anniversary and travel quite a distance to get here. From start to finish the meal is amazing. The bone marrow appetizer is perfect and the steak was precisely cooked. Don’t forget to try the carrot cake as well!

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vipMichaelD
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on the food and service being outstanding. Our very favorite restaurant. Everything on the menu is amazing. Delicious fall menu preparation on the chicken. Beignets are superb and a must order every time.

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stolibaby
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I reserved a table for our anniversary. We arrived a little early, but were immediately seated upstairs. We ordered the shrimp cocktail and bone marrow appetizers, my husband had the shrimp bisque, I had the Kansas City steak, and we split the scalloped potatoes and mushrooms. The shrimp were huge, the steak perfect, and I’ve never seen scalloped potatoes like that before. The service was great, and I loved the standards played throughout.

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vipsimon
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mel our server was outstanding. She was Professional, friendly
and helpful. It was an excellent meal, steak, salad
wine and desert. Thank you!

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HeartWarmed
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricing is not for the small wallet. But the quality of food preparation, presentation, and flavor is in matched in Michigan.

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SusanF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks, big portions, so plan on sharing sides. Our waiter was amazing. If you are looking for a nice fancy dinner out, I highly recommend them!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mel was awesome - fantastic customer service. Steak was amazing and the au gratin potatoes and Brussels WOW

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Russell
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I celebrated his bday at Bowdie’s. The food was outstanding and our waiter Elijah was just incredible, he made our night. The whole night was truly an experience.

Thank you to the whole staff,
Russ

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all our waiter Lawerence was Awesome. He welcomed us and made great suggestions and was attentive to our every need! We were in for our anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. Our shrimp appetizer was outstanding. The drinks we ordered were outstanding. And the two steaks we ordered were perfectly cooked. Very well seasoned! And the peanut butter brownie was very good. They took care of all the little things and made our evening very unforgettable!

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vipPatrickT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent as was the atmosphere. Food was quite good, would love to see some steak house staples in place and some other cuts of beef to choose from....we will be back....

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mmknight
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I recommend eating at Bowdies.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate at Bowdies for his birthday dinner. The experience was 5 stars from start to finish. We had the Caesar Salads, Au gratin Poatoes, Mushrooms and the Filet. All were impeccable and the steak was the best we have ever had and we frequent a lot of steakhouses in Mi. We will be coming back for sure.

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JennaF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The main reason I am upset my this restaurant is because I put in the notes to put us inside and instead we were the the middle of the inside and outside where it was cold and the door was mostly open . More like a high top. They should be more specific about their indoor options. If I would of known we had to write low top I would of done that but how would anyone know

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DougS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience . We will be back.

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ENHJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Six of us have been coming to Bowdie's to celebrate birthdays for 5 years. It is always a highlight for everyone!
We have never been disappointed. Waitstaff is amazing and service is seamless. The food is superb--"you get what you pay for" and that is why it always such a special evening.

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RebeccaA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with my sister for a girl’s dinner. We had the best experience. Our service was great and our food was amazing. I’d highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lawrence was superb!! It was a girlfriends birthday and it got a bit wild!
Thank you Lawrence!
Best dinner I have had in a long time!!! Steak was unbelievably delicious!

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vipKarenW
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We knew it was considered one of Michigan’s top steakhouses and it did not disappoint. The steaks were fantastic, the wedge salad and au gratin potatoes were perfect complements, and the wine was outstanding. We ended our special birthday celebration with carrot cake! Service and ambiance were both amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shoutout to Elijah for a great experience!!

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BobS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great food, great ambience. Will absolutely return.

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Web11
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Quaint setting. Great place to celebrate special occasions.

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operafoodie
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary here. The steak was fabulous... everything was done to perfection. Our server was very knowledgeable and tremendously accommodating. We will definitely return.

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DavidG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I usually love Bowdie's, however I suppose every restaurant has an "off-night". Still one of my faves in Saugatuck.

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oscarT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lawrence was our server. Could not have asked for better service. He was excellent as well as the food. Overall great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Melanie (I believe) was outstanding. The food and ambiance were very good. They also were taking extreme precautions with covid. They disinfected the entire table and chair prior to us sitting down. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the courses. Escargot was extremely buttery and delicious. The shrimp bisque was the perfect temperature and texture. The steak wasn't as well done as I wanted but they quickly fixed it for me. I love that it came out on a heated plate baking in chive butter. The lobster mac had great presentation and was so delicious. We got the peanut butter brownie for dessert and it was creamy perfection. I would highly recommend coming to this restaurant when you visit Saugatuck.

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DavidU
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After playing 18 holes of gold Bowdies was a perfect ending to a beautiful afternoon. Our server Lawrence was both friendly and informative. We ordered escargot and crab cakes for appetizers. Amazing as always. Then my husband and I split a cowboy steak and our friends had a small filet mignon and cowboy steak. We also ordered scalloped potatoes and sautéed spinach for our sides. Our food was served in a timely manner and hot. The way we like it. We were seated on the porch inside which was perfect after being in the sun all afternoon. Can't say enough good things about Bowdie's. It's our go to steakhouse. Thanks for making this a memorable evening.

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AmyB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening and delicious dinner at Bowdies celebrating our anniversary! Jordan did an excellent job as our server and made the experience a memorable one for us!

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KristyK
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We first sat at the bar while our table was being readied. Had two fabulous craft cocktails and an excellent mixologist. Well prepared appetizers, salads and our dinners were wonderful, the service spectacular! Recommend Bowdies highly. We look forward to a return visit.

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vipPamB
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Bowdies. Staff go above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience. The food is always amazing and portions are large.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was super! Lawrence. We highly recommend him for a great dining experience!!
Front porch was cold. The restaurant needs outdoor heaters.....

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Would highly recommend!!

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lanceo
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall very nice experience. Excellent service and the entrees / filet was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Saugatuck Bowdies the best of all your wonderful restaurants. We’ve been to Lansing, East Grand Rapids, and the one we like best is this one. The food is fantastic at all the locations, but the ambiance in Saugatuck is just the icing on the cake. Melanie was our server and as always, a delight to have! We were meeting with good friends and we had the best time! We will be back again.

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vipCanuckDC
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had dinner at Bowdies for the first time in a 3-night getaway to Saugatuck. Very good service, small but on point menu. Steaks cooked to our liking. Sides are family style (we were warned) so too much food for a couple but ideal if you want leftovers!

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vipHorn17
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is probably our 6th time at Bowdies 3rd time with this particular couple and we have enjoyed our meals every time. Our server and manager, Melanie, was terrific.

Bowdies is a bit pricey but it’s always a treat to have a meal at this restaurant.

“We’ll be back!”

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vipJohn
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Probably the best meal we have had during our week in Saugatuck. It's nice that they split the dishes as we had the caesar, the bone-in filet and au gratin potato. Enough for two. Drink were a bit on the expensive side but if you want a treat try the $20 Manhattan. It's a bit sweet and makes a nice dessert drink.

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vipLaneB
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Steaks are excellent and side portions are huge. Reservations a must.

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GreatFind
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! We celebrate all special occasions here. Always Great food & atmosphere. Very consistent.

FAQs

Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck is rated 4.8 stars by 1490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.