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Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI
Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI
Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI
Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI
Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI

Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.9
4.9
2500 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 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Executive chef
    John Kelly
  • 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

What 2,500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Steakhouse

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for fine wines

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

2,500 Reviews
  1. Danad

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, great service! Thoroughly enjoyed the food and at experience! We will be back.

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  2. RyanN

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, our visit to Bowdies was perfect! Liana is awesome and very attentive. She makes you feel like you’re the only table in the restaurant. The steak was a little over done but still very delicious! Prices are high for sure but worth it. Will be back again and again!

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  3. KellyC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, service and ambiance as always! We will be back!

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  4. ShaneG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elijah was fantastic again! Food and drinks are the best around. Have ate/drank at Bowdies many times and have never been disappointed.

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  5. JasonF

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and atmosphere. Our waitress was wonderful! Thank you all so much for a perfect dinner.

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  6. LorriS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a pleasant surprise! Everything was top rate at Bowdies. The food was outstanding, as was the service from our server Paige. Cocktails were great too. We can’t wait to return to Saugatuck and we will definitely dine again at Bowdies.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! We will continue to come back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m so glad we stumbled upon this lovely little restaurant. The service is unmatched. From management to servers to bussers, you can tell each member of the staff cares about your experience. The food is amazing; the filet melted in our mouths. Absolutely the best meal we had while. Highly recommend it!

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  9. Josh

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, great food!! Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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  10. Scotts

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service was amazing will definitely be back

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  11. GlenM

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants for special times. Great steaks and sides. Small and intimate with an inviting ambiance. Seasonal outside seating. Three options for inside seating includes the porch, main area with bar, and upstairs seating for a more quiet setting. Service is always friendly, attentive and professional. Bowdies is on our top five list located in southwest Michigan. Highly recommended.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A wonderful welcome upon arriving .Fantastic service ,the bone in fillet was Amazing ! Paige the bartender makes a fantastic drink. We love you, Bowdies.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Filet was excellent, little under cooked, rare vs med. rare. Everything else was as expected, very good.

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  14. AmeliaB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service , ambiance and food! We will be back! Thank you

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  15. SandyC

    Grand Rapids

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael was the perfect server! Always a smile, prompt service and made sure we were enjoying the delicious food, yummy wine and having an amazing time! His recommendations were "spot on"!

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  16. BillS

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Steaks slightly overdone, low on flavor. Unusual for Bowdie’s. One of our favorite fine dining spots so it might have been an “off” night.

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  17. AriC

    Grand Rapids

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing visit. Steak preparation has been modified from before and the taste is not the same. Wine was served in glass that was dirty and then replaced with another glass with water marks.

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  18. EricL

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch menu, steaks are fantastic, service very attentive. A great experience, but pricey.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat and enjoy the finest good in Saugatuck.

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  20. ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing as usual. Our steaks were cooked perfect and the service was excellent. Our favorite spot in town!

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  21. LarryErl

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our server, Ann. She was very helpful, pleasant, and attentive. The food was great. Cozy and comfortable environment.

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  22. TCDining

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for my wife’s birthday. Server was very professional knew all about the wines and accommodated us bringing our own birthday cake. A+++++

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Erin

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and cozy atmosphere on a snowy winter evening. Filet was outstanding!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. SamanthaS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time that we sat upstairs, and it was delightful. It was cozy, warm, and quiet. The service was fast and attentive. The food was delicious as usual. Exactly as we expected.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. MikeK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food marred only by a very loud, inebriated and obnoxious woman sitting at the bar. Also, I was chilly!

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  26. bobbyr

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places to eat great food, served by enthusiastic, genuine people in a fabulous setting. Bowdies is THE place to be in Saugatuck!

    1 person found this helpful

  27. SheilaS

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been quite a while since we’ve dined at Bowdies but it’s always been a favorite. The salads and sides were amazing but we felt our filets weren’t quite as great as we remembered. Jordan was awesome and is a real asset to your team. We also interacted with Leigh (sp?) and she also enhanced our evening. We will definitely come back and just hope that the chef was perhaps having a bit of an off night.

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  28. MMcKay

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal - however, the service was top notch. We highly recommend the potatoes au gratin as well as the smoked maple carrot side dishes. The bone in, KC steak was excellent, as to be expected. The service - prompt, informative, and always one step ahead sets this restaurant apart from other steak houses. We will be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. CaseyB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great steak and shrimp bisque. Our server, Leigh, was wonderful!

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  30. SavannahK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have worked downtown Saugatuck for years and never tried Bowdies. Me and my husband went for the first time for his birthday and it was amazing! Nice and quiet, friendly staff, amazing food! Our server was Lee and she was awesome!! Will be back for sure!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. MyLastMeal

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for New Years Eve. Food and service was spot on.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bowdies was amazing food. The service and atmosphere was outstanding as well Great night out celebrating a birthday Would definitely recommend it to anyone in the area

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  33. DaveT

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined at the Saugatuck restaurant. We ordered the filet Mignon and it was delicious. We were seated across from the bar and it was very loud due to the bartender having to talk so loudly to be heard. The filet was a bit pricy at 6.00 per ounce. Our waiter was very good and took care of us promptly. We did receive a complimentary glass of champagne and free desert for our fiftieth wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was not particularly what we were expecting. We did have a good dinner and the staff was friendly and courteous. We would probably go back but would have to be a special occasion.

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  34. Marcy

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service. New chairs a bit clunky for the tight space. Everyone loved their steaks. I don't eat meat and there are only two options. I ordered chicken (had fish at my last visit three months ago and didn't care for it). Chicken was much too salty (I'm assuming it was brined with salt). Everyone else who tasted it agreed. Very disappointed there aren't more options for those of us who don't eat red meat. Very expensive to eat here!! This used to be my favorite restaurant in town.

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  35. Kdiff

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful meal and service was excellent!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the service to the drinks to the food was all amazing! The scallop appetizer was the best I have ever had. The mushrooms are always a must order item. It was a perfect date night.

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  37. JosephC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. Beware of the oven hot plate that comes with your steak. I literally burned myself on the plate which really put a rain cloud on enjoying myself as much as I wanted which the staff didn't even try to compensate for but the food was great. It was close to the holiday so was a rowdy group so it felt more of a sports bar for a minute but i'd go again.

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  38. Robs

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has really awesome food. It was my fourth time eating there. I took two very good friends there to celebrate the holidays. The only thing that was bothersome was a table of six sitting to our left clear they were working together and I now know who Sean is! Between hearing SEAN‘s name and the F bomb at the top of the lungs. It was not the best experience However, that will not stop us from going back!

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  39. ScottB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the service, food and cocktails were amazing. We love Bowdies and will definitely be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Wife and I always enjoy Bowdies for special occasions! We had Elijah for our server and he is always amazing, super friendly and relatable! Bowdies will always be our favorite restaurant with the best service! 10/10

    1 person found this helpful

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 4.9 stars by 2500 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 17 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Kelly
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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