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Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.8
4.8
2143 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 15 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 2,143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

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    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Romantic

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids

    Most Booked

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  1. AI

    AIves

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was AMAZING to say the least! Best steaks my husband & I ever had. Well paced food delivery, service was great. Drinks were delicious. We received a free dessert for my husbands birthday!
  2. MJ

    MattJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lawrence was a superstar. Made our special occasion special!
  3. TI

    TINAS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All time favorite of ours! Never disappoints. From the amazing steaks, delicious drinks, and fabulous wait staff (thanks Elijah for the wonderful service and helping us celebrate), Bowdies continues to provide great quality and consistency throughout our years of visiting here. Always look forward to returning!
  4. DS

    DoryS

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went for ours son’s birthday. Elijah did a fantastic job! Food was delicious. Very festively decorated.
  5. MA

    MAc3382

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and fantastic whiskey offering. Our server was engaging and enhanced the experience. One of the best steaks we have had.
  6. AS

    AaronS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at Bowdie’s last night celebrating a birthday. Elijah took great care of us by suggesting quality cocktails, food, and making sure everything was to our liking. Can’t wait to go back
  7. R

    Riponron

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service Outstanding food Love the upstairs area for eating
  8. SB

    SuzanneB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure coming to Bowdies! Service is the very best and the food is consistently great.
  9. JS

    JulieS

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner with a fantastic meal at Bowdies and the atmosphere was quaint and lovely. We also had a fantastic server and she was very nice and fun.
  10. K

    Kantu

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite places to eat in Saugatuk. We eat here 2-3 times a year and it never disappoints.
  11. CF

    ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Treated our friends who are from out of state, and they all said it’s the best meal they have had in years. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, everything is delicious!
  12. CF

    ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steakhouse in the Midwest!!
  13. GR

    GloriaR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg , food was delicious. Drinks were good. Cozy place for a cozy evening.
  14. B

    Bru4u

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best steak in Michigan. You cannot go wrong eating here.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing the service was great! We had a wonderful dinner and will be back for sure.
  16. MG

    MartyG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First experience at Bowdies was absolutely amazing!!! This was the best filet I have ever had. Definitely returning soon!
  17. SW

    SusanW

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother daughter weekend
  18. TA

    ToddA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, and the food was outstanding.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great. Food was outstanding, service was attentive but not intrusive, wine advice was solid, and pacing was perfect. Nice work, Jordan and the rest of team at Bowdies.
  20. J

    Jhc3

    Palm Springs

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a big city steakhouse in a small town. But, no, it differs in the greater friendliness of the service and reasonableness of the prices. My beef, a filet mignon, was wonderfully tender and perfectly rare.
  21. EK

    EileenK

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time at Bowdies. Words can't describe the quality of food they serve. Handcrafted cocktails, shareable appetizers, salads, sides, and aged steaks. It really can't get any better than this! All with a great front staff & servers. Hat's off the the kitchen staff!!!
  22. CF

    ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowdie’s Chophouse is the BEST steakhouse in Michigan. I’ve been to several fine dining establishments throughout MI, and this restaurant never fails. The food, cocktails / wine and service are always extraordinary. The newly designed upstairs is great too!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Unfortunately, three people from our party of eight experienced a digestive issue soon after eating the same type of steak. It had to be from that particular cut of meat, because we were able to eliminate other food possibilities that we ordered that night. In addition, the quality of taste did not warrant the price as well. I eat at numerous steak houses and this one was okay but not the same as most, especially when considering the price. The waitress staff was AMAZING though!
  24. MP

    MikeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and the bartender was Outstanding! He was attentive, creative with his drink-making and an overall gracious host! The Hostess who coordinated our reservation during the day was So helpful! I'll be back, often!
  25. DW

    DianeW

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We have visited Bowdies Chophouse many times and have always had a wonderful experience. I booked our reservation at least a month ago (Thursday night at 5:30) need a low table. Well, disappointed that we had to go upstairs. While I realize you cannot control people we were seated by a couple that we less than pleasant. The guy was loud, obnoxious and dropping the f bomb every few seconds. He was mean and disrespectful to his partner and overall a real jerk. I don’t expect to go yo a high end steakhouse, spending $200+ to gave to ge subjected to that. Not sure what I need to do to assure a lie table on the main floor. This visit was disappointing; however; as always, the food is excellent. I wanted to leave so we rushed through dinner and did not stay to have our after dinner chocalate martini. Thank you. Diane Warburton diane_w@comcast. net
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting first time in Saugatuck and I’ve heard nothing but great things about Bowdies so I had to give it a try and come here for my birthday! I was NOT disappointed at all, from making reservations to the end of the night leaving the restaurant, enjoyed my time at Bowdies Chophouse! The staff was very friendly and the service was the absolute best. The food was delicious and for a person who barely eats meat, the filet was very tender and juicy! Elijah was very knowledgeable and passionate about what the restaurant had to offer on the menu. I would definitely recommend him and will request for him the next time I come to Bowdies!
  27. JB

    JonB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent meal and very attentive staff. Bowdies Chophouse remains one of our favorite area dining places.
  28. JJ

    JuliaJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was incredible! Service was outstanding. It was a warm 75 degree day in October and our seating was upstairs. It was a little warm. Overall a very good night out. Portions are huge, so sharing or splitting a meal and sides is encouraged.
  29. AS

    AshlyS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The building and atmosphere were charming, and our waiter/steak guide for the night, Elijah, was so kind and knowledgeable. Truly, every person we interacted with from the hostess to the bus staff were amazing.
  30. AN

    AprilNaperville

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing dinner for our anniversary! The bone marrow and scallops were perfectly prepared and incredibly delicious. Chef Mike is an outstanding pro, and our server Lee was truly top notch. The cowboy steak was the perfect size cut, and the truffle fries are not to be missed. They also have the best craft cocktails in Saugatuck.
  31. C

    Customer

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome, food was amazing!
  32. LI

    LesaI

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We received a free dessert for our birthday celebration which was unexpected and very nice!
  33. TF

    TinaF

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Cute cozy place. Service was spotty, great when they came to us but that didn’t happen enough. Steaks were WAY too salty for us but cooked well. Scalloped potatoes were good. All those issues for the price, would not go back.
  34. P

    Panda

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! These guys really know their meat - the smells and tastes were first class. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The whole experience from greeting to goodbye was superb. Will definitely recommend and return.
  35. NY

    NYCFoodie

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There's a reason it's been rated the Best Steak Restaurant in the entire state of Michigan! Always a treat. It's my favorite restaurant in the area. Always great food, some of the best steaks I've ever eaten (including NYC, Chicago and KC). When friends are in town visiting it always impresses! Thank you for another wonderful meal!
  36. RD

    ReneeD

    Grand Rapids

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always perfection!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Anniversary dinner.
  38. DB

    DavidB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You won't be disappointed. This place consistently serves wonderfully prepared steaks as well as other tasty treats. I recommend the escargot...buttery and garlicky yumminess. They even had Hendrick's Orbium gin, which I can't seem to find anywhere. Super service is the norm.
  39. DD

    DanielD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    As usual the food and service was excellent. However, we were seated at a high top next to the outside door. Every time the door was opened (it happened many, many times) we received a cold blast of air. In most cases we were forced to get up and close the door ourselves. It certainly affected our enjoyment of the meal. If an attempt were to made to seat me in that position again I would immediately leave.
  40. CJ

    CJLS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Kendall(?) was great. Very knowledgeable about Bowdie's history and where they source their meat. Food was excellent, steak cooked perfectly. Will definitely be back next trip around!

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 2143 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 15 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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