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Upstairs - Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI

Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.8
4.8
2543 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 38 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 facilities
    Contact events@bowdieschophouse.com
  • Private party contact
    Tyler Bowdish: (269) 455-5481
  • Neighborhood
    Saugatuck
  • Cross street
    Culver & Butler
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,543 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 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

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Steakhouse

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Neighborhood gem

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for fine wines

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids

    Most Booked

2,543 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food quality is excellent. This is restaurant that takes pride in its food and service.

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  2. PamB

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Our food and cocktails, as usual, were amazing. We had the truffle fries as an appetizer. We then shared a Caesar salad, a filet, half order of mushrooms and the lobster Mac (best deal in town). Plenty to share and still had leftovers.

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  3. ctrigg1

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent again. Best steakhouse in West Michigan.

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  4. ShannonC

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience at Bowdie’s - love the cozy atmosphere and excellent service. The scallops were cooked perfectly. Tried the lobster mac for the first time…really rich and delicious with a whole lobster tail on top - will definitely order again!

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  5. DianeH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful steaks, fabulous huge sides, great Caesar, super friendly staff. Highly recommend

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated with Mom night before Mother’s Day. Cat the hostess did a wonderful job accommodating a late change to our reservation. Lawrence was welcoming and kind to thank us for dining at Bowdies. Jacob and the rest of the service staff were top-notch. Tomahawk and two sides plus a grilled Caesar salad split by 3 was plenty of food and perfection. Cheers to Bowdies!

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  7. DavidM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our first visit. Next time just a little better table! :)

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  8. sarshiff

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jordan was absolutely amazing, food was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We really enjoyed our server. The food was not great for fine dining. We had scallops, bone marrow, house wedge salad, cowboy steak, filet, scalloped potatoes, Brussels and belly and cocktails. Overall I would say the wedge and the cocktails were the best part. The belly was very over cooked and dry (served with the salad and Brussels) scalloped potatoes I’ve had something similar before but much better. They are served like a lasagna. The bottom and top were over done. Lacking flavor. The steaks in my opinion not great. The outside is seared supposedly with salt and then comes in a bed of butter. But the sear was too much…. Like eating roast. Just not my preference to eat a filet in a bed of plain butter. Def did not melt in your mouth.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrimp bisque was cold. Mushrooms were average. Loved the Exotic crab cake. Bone in filet was very tender.

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  11. BethW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal, great staff. Shout out to Lea and Sid for a great experience! Well done

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment they opened the door for us, until we waddled out the door, it was an experience. The entire staff was ours it seemed. Food of this caliper should take longer to get to us, but it did not! Any questions we had were answered with as much detail as you wanted. We both had steaks and did not disappoint was an understatement. Filet Mignon for her and the Cowboy cut for me were perfection! We thoroughly enjoy every minute we were at the table. And this place obviously cares about your visit. Thank you Bowdies for a great anniversary!!

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  13. ElaineY

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Best steak! A+ food, service and atmosphere.

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  14. gmb2js

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Bowdies this weekend and we were very impressed with this little gem. The food that we ordered was full of flavors. The wedge salad was amazing with the fresh Blue Cheese dressing and a side of pork belly. Our fillets were tender with a light sauce that was incredible, the side of scallops delicious and we ended with their cheesecake. Our waiter was confident and very thorough answering questions and delivering our request to the chef. I would recommend this wonderful restaurant as we had no negative thoughts about the evening.

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  15. JuliaR

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was exceptional. Bartender knew his stuff. Cowboy Ribeye cooked to perfection, halved & sliced at table. Sides of truffle fries & Brussels rounded out a perfect dinner.

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  16. PhilD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional. This was easily one of the best meals I have ever had. The scallops appetizer was amazing, but then came the steak, lobster mac, and brussels & belly. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal! My Hunny and I both ordered the filet.. so so yummy.. juicy, tender and just delicious. Shared the mushrooms and the au gratin potatoes.. loved both! Drinks was super good. And our waitress Paige was awesome! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  18. MichaelL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit within just the span of a year. Excellent food and service again which speaks to their consistency. The quality of food and drinks are very appropriately priced. We will be back for special occasions!

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  19. ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal at Bowdies. Without a doubt best steakhouse around!

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  20. Age65

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drink was excellent. Waitress was great. Atmosphere was great. We had great privacy for conversation without yelling. Too expensive for our budget!

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  21. SHER

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We’ve been trying to get a reservation for years . Finally did and it was terrible . Will never go back. A steak ordered medium came like a hockey puck

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  22. PhilipH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible experience for our first time ever at Bowdie's . Dinner was amazing, service was incredible. We had a great night for our 28th anniversary. We look forward to coming back. My leftovers for lunch today were aw3wome.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bowdies always impresses me each time I go there. They have been an are the best steak chop house anywhere. Have been to quite a few all over the world and Bowdies is hands down the best!!

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  24. BillU

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed dining at Bowdies Chophouse on both Saturday and Sunday nights. Each experience was phenomenal and the service was exceptional. We love the new hightop stools with the backs, very comfortable. Appetizers were escargot and shrimp cocktail. Dinner on Saturday was the special lake trout and it was delicious. We always love the grilled Caesar salad and had that both nights. Sunday we enjoyed the Cowboy Ribeye cooked to the perfect temperature. Our guests had the Lobster Mac and Cheese and the other had the bone in Filet. Creamed spinach and fries completed the main event. Our server suggested the "best" chocolate cake and she was correct! Always a memorable treat!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic! Service was even better. Elijah was really helpful and knowledgeable. He made the visit really top notch.

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  26. JennK

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were here for my husband’s birthday dinner. Staff was attentive and the food was amazing!! Jackson made some amazing old fashioned’s!
    Bowdies Chophouse - SaugatuckResponded on April 9, 2024
    Thank you so very much for your kind words! I will share your comments with Jackson.

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  27. SandyC

    Grand Rapids

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wine and food were perfect and Lawrence was absolutely amazing! we will return!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Hands down the Best steak I have ever had.

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  29. ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual! Our steaks were prepared perfect and the sides were delicious.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, simply incredible. This place never disappoints

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  31. RebeccaA

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate a birthday and it was perfect as always.

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  32. JillN

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my Bday and had an amazing meal and service by Liana. Highly recommend eating at Bowdies.

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  33. DoryS

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except for the temp of my steak. I ordered med rare and I got medium. I should have let my server know.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bowdie’s has become our once-a-year special occasion restaurant and it never disappoints. The food is amazing and the staff is topnotch.

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  35. Foodie

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience, great service and food.

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  36. Jack

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our fave restaurant in Saugatuck! Excellent as always

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  37. JenniferR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Bowdies! We sat upstairs and our server Lian (?) was so attentive and polite. Ww ordered the scallops for an appetizer which was soooo very good. We shared the Cowboy Ribeye and that meal was so very tasty! Our evening was fun and we enjoyed our meal! 10/10!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall excellent. Definitely will be going back just awesome

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  39. ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect meal as usual. The food, service and drinks here are exceptional

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Bowdies is a fabulous experience, the food and service is always 5 star. This by far the best chop house anywhere!

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FAQs

Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck is rated 4.8 stars by 2543 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 38 times today
Google Map for Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

230 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Culver & Butler
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (269) 455-5481
  • Private party facilities
    Contact events@bowdieschophouse.com
  • Private party contact
    Tyler Bowdish: (269) 455-5481
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