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Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck

4.8
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1462 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
What 1462 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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oscarT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
17 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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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.

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Shelley
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious steaks and sides, worth the $$, however cocktails definitely over priced.

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LisaB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and service was even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bowdies is consistent after several years of operation inSaugatuck. That’s saying a lot in the restaurant industry.

It is without question THE place to go for steak in SW Michigan. The steaks are prime. The sides are delicious. Service is attentive and very much small town in hospitality.

It’s special enough that we reserve it for special occasions.

Highly recommend.

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vipLetaV
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect romantic spot. Loved the ambience and vibe. Will be hopping once CVID restrictions are lifted

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Randi
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Melanie was over the top awesome! It was my Girlfriend’s special birthday and Melanie made it out experience a lovely one. I am so thankful for her and the Chefs who prepared our meals! The food was very delicious! I can’t wait to come back!

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vipCasinofun1
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bowdies Chophouse is an excellent restaurant! Every aspect of our dining experience was perfection. The drinks, steaks, salads, sides and service couldn’t have been any better. It is absolutely on par (if not better) than Chicago’s finest steak houses! It’s also a plus they take reservations. Don’t miss this dining experience.

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EdytaO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with amazing service. Jordan was our server and he was just wonderful! Steaks were a little salty but everything else including the lobster mac, wedge salad, bisque and squash side were amazing. Can't wait to be back. Thanks for amazing service Jordan - you made our night!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Servings were large.
Will go back on a special occasion- pricy but worth it.

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vipMichaelD
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly incredible every time. Ambiance of outside in Saugatuck having champagne and enjoying an incredible experience...location to service to food

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vipSusanB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steaks were yummy and staff was friendly and provided excellent service !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Elijah, our waiter, was fabulous!

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Blackhawk333
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Been to Bowdies bout 10 times, food and service always outstanding. This visit, thought the filets were over seasoned. Thats it ! Enloy

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Lauren
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, but service was a bit slow. Would 100% go back because the food was so good but would be more prepared for the wait between food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the perfect evening. The service was so lovely and we felt so taken care of. The food was out of this world!!!

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Soarhi
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was simply the best steak ever... grilled Ceasar salad delicious.

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vipChrisR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Service was excellent. Food was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comparable prices and quality to Ruth Chris and Chop house in Downtown GR but you get a bigger steak. So as far as value goes it’s the better option. The sides are great and they have a large wine selection. The atmosphere at night with the outdoor dining was great. Highly recommend taking the time to drive here.

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DanielS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the better steakhouses I’ve been to. For a special occasion, it is definitely worth it. You will nit be disappointed.

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LynneR
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Terrific service from Lawrence and other staff. Food was magic. Steaks prepared perfectly and truffle fries are worth the trip. Easy decision for a special occasion, but great choice - if you can get a table - for an impromptu meal as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience4

A LONG time customer since 2014 and disappointed overall(I won’t even mention our experience from a few weeks ago).

We have been patronizing this establishment for 6 years and have had some fabulous meals and some OK meals.....

But tonight was a bummer, we invited friends to our home here in Saugatuck and wanted them to experience a “TOP NOTCH” steak house experience....

We were seated and waited patiently for our server to come take our drink order....we ordered drinks and appetizers......

Drinks came and appetizers came.....however we had NO appetizer plates, NO silverware oh and NO NAPKINS......We waited for those items while our food just sat on the table...Plates and silverware arrived(no napkins).....

We had to ask for NAPKINS and water(I thought this was a 5 star steak house 🤷‍♂️ No napkins wow) we had to ask multiple times.....when the meal is $600 plus, I’m not sure we should have to ask for anything 🤷‍♂️

Our server did his best to make light of the subject however you could tell he was embarrassed....

We are bummed after years of patronizing this establishment the ownership focuses on Keeping the “squeaky wheels” happy rather then focusing on “ALL OF THEIR CUSTOMERS”.

Bummed to say the least.....

*If your going to display your fall menu early but don't have two of the appetizers , maybe have the hostess let the customers know this when seating them. The server let us know when we ordered the Duck Ravioli that the menu was rolled out early and you didn’t have that item or the goat cheese app....🤦🏼‍♂️

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King
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great steak, great food! And they pour a good cocktail!

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NYCFoodie
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steakhouses anywhere, and always a delight. Unfortunately, the summer tourist are always impatient and rude,but the restaurant is always striving to delight and exceed each and every time.

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JoeS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, great food and Kraft cocktails. Perfect!

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SarahO
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food- and while covid makes dining different- they’ve done everything to make it still feel special.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time. Great dinner. Our server was great. First time in the town and Restaurant

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Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck is rated 4.8 stars by 1462 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.