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Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.8
4.8
2085 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 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 2,085 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Steakhouse

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

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  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

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    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Grand Rapids

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. JR

    JeffR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great cocktails, service that is spot on - a great place for dinner
  2. TN

    TomN

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I always compare great steak houses to Ruths Chris. This place does not come close.
  3. b

    bradv

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always amazing steak, drinks, and service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  5. ML

    MelissaL

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with great service. Always a must while in Saugatuck.
  6. EP

    ErikP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  8. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowdies never disappoints and is our favorite special occasion place for dinner.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Heather and Sophie took wonderful care of us. They asked the right questions, offered the appropriate suggestions, insights on portion sizes, and guided us through a delicious dinner. We couldn’t help but notice each and every staff member was engaging, patient, and attentive with everyone who walked in the door. This included the people without reservations. Bowdie’s is a dining experience that requires a reservation. Sure, you can take a chance on a lucky table or spot at the bar, just don’t count on it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and excellent steak!
  11. G

    Gramaleann

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Bowdies is excellent everything. Wait staff are always attentive and friendly.
  12. A

    Alsfav

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bowdies never disappoints. Every steak is perfect and the quality is comparable to the price. You can split a steak easily between two people. We had the shrimp bisque, grilled romaine salad, filets and a ribeye. All excellent. The drinks were perfect as well. Make a reservation if you can as they are always busy.
  13. MN

    MichaelN

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    So what does a steak house do to become my vegetarian wife's favorite place? Amazing attention to food prep, great food choices, and always, top-notch service staff. Server Lawrence was great. Only issue was we were seated next to the bar. Normally not a problem, but there was a really loud group whooping it up and not in character of the experience we have always enjoyed.
  14. D

    Douglas

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    I'm sorry to say that Bowdie's in Saugatuck has suffered lately. It appears that the previous, very professional staff has mostly departed and the service has declined as well as cleanliness of the restaurant and restrooms.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great cottage atmosphere - we ate on the enclosed front porch. Conveniently located right in downtown Saugatuck. One of the few restaurants in town that takes reservations. Riley and Will provided the best service. Limited but nice Chicago-style steakhouse menu and pricing. Will go back again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Anniversary. Good sides!
  17. B

    Blackhawk333

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoy Bowdies !! Its a treat when we're in town.
  18. D

    David

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were celebrating my birthday. We were seated on backless stools. Not our favorite for comfort. We had bone marrow (fair) and escargot (way too much garlic) for appetizers. Our main course tomahawk ribeye was as good as we’ve ever had. The au gratin potatoes where sent back due to being almost inedible. We never got the replacement truffle fries. I think they were delivered to the table next to us. The creamed spinach was full of chopped up garlic, not very good. The non-complimentary double chocolate birthday cake was a bit dry. It is a nice restaurant and the steak was phenomenal, but otherwise we weren’t very pleased
  19. LC

    LonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience, beautiful night, great food, excellent service and a fantastic bottle of wine. Looking forward to our next visit.
  20. t

    thomass

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    disappionted. Food was late, lost ticket? Creamed spinach watery. Ribeye not that tender and lots of grissle.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening celebrating our honeymoon. Portion sizes were great - Enough mushrooms for breakfast the next day. Service was impeccable.
  22. DR

    DestinyR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were absolutely amazing and worth the price. The service was also outstanding, my husband and I had the pleasure of having Elijah as our waiter. Will be a place to revisit.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steakhouse in Michigan, hands down. I prefer the Lansing location, but this was good too.
  24. J

    Julie

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best restaurant in Saugatuck!
  25. JW

    JohnW

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent dining experience at Bowdie's in Saugatuck. One of the best ribeye steaks we have ever had. Cooked to perfection. Appetizers and sides were amazing. Great server who was very knowledgeable. Good wine selection.
  26. F

    Foodie

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    This was our absolute favorite restaurant in Saugatuck. So much so that we actually made dinner reservations for two of the three night we were here. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. We ordered a wedge salad to be shared and we each ordered a steak and some sides. Wedge salad was smaller than usual and not real crisp. The bacon was tremendous as it always is and the dressing was superb. We waited over an hour for our entrées. And the weight clearly wasn’t worth it. Both of our steaks were disappointing. My strip was not cooked properly, was extremely tough and had gristle. My wife’s fillet was not properly cooked either. The manager came over and he couldn’t have been nicer couldn’t have wanted to do better to please us. My wife’s replacement Fillet was better, but not great. My replacement NY strip was better, but still extremely tough and had gristle as well. I did not enjoy it. This was not what I expected from a high end steak restaurant. We canceled our reservation for the next evening. While the manager comped our wedge, it hardly compensated us for a very disappointing meal. I spent nearly $150 for unsatisfactory experience.
  27. H

    Horn

    Savannah

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is our annual Bowdies Birthday Bash with another couple. The meal was delicious, service was friendly and responsive. Clair and Kendal were terrific.
  28. MH

    MelissaH

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great visit. Seat was inside but allowed us to people watch. Food was great. Service was wonderful. Would highly recommend!
  29. MB

    MiBoater

    Grand Rapids

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. Was very surprised how LONG it took to get our food! I. Think we were there for 3 hours and we did not languish over a final cocktail. Am hoping this was an anomaly. Our steak was overdone, which again was a surprise. We opted to eat it because we didn’t want to wait for another one, if offered. Am hoping this was just an off day.
  30. N

    Nate

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Bowdie’s excels at excellent food, however the Saugatuck location, like many restaurants in the area, is understaffed. We had a 7:45 reservation and didn’t get food (opted not to get appetizers) until more than an hour later. The service was ok — as in perfectly acceptable — but not what I typically expect from a ~$150ish per person dinner experience. Our waitress was great, but clearly running her rear end off to try to accommodate people on a busy weekend. At this particular location, which we’d never visited before, the inside is small, and can be crowded and is reflected by the noise level. The food more than makes up for any location shortcomings, however when a dinner for 2 is in the 200-300 dollar range, I’m probably going to opt for a different option in the future, maybe even the East Grand Rapids location instead where I hear room and noise are less of an issue.
  31. SA

    SandraA

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service.
  32. DO

    DanielO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Little loud. Potatoes (Au Gratin) were burnt on bottom.
  33. RV

    RalphV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luv this place, one of for sure stops in saugatuck! Food and service are always spot on!
  34. SC

    SamuelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very loud. Wonderful waiter, Lawerence. Good drinks. Nice that L. Recommended that we share salad and fillet. Plenty of good quality food.
  35. NY

    NYCFoodie

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. Summer especially is fantastic, out in the patio, great service, drinks, music, food. Best place in the area - always a favorite.
  36. CP

    ChadP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As locals, we always appreciate it when Bowdies takes exceptional care of us and our guests. Grace went out of her way to accommodate a seat for us outside as we requested. Sophie was an amazing person who really made us feel welcomed and cared for. Our steaks were amazing and as always our drinks were fantastic. Thank you for everything tonight guys. It was great seeing Mel back. Talk about icing on a perfect cake. Chad Pilkins and Chester Wilson.
  37. M

    Marcy

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE BEST restaurant on the "west coast", period!!! Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious....cooked to perfection. And, the staff is simply the best! There is a reason why its so difficult to get a reservation....you won't be disappointed!
  38. KV

    KarissaV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Drinks, great food, great service! Wish they did something special for our anniversary but it was delicious we almost forgot what we were celebrate. Will definitely come back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Salmon was over cooked beyond well done and too salty.
  40. RD

    ReneeD

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible!

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 2085 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 16 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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