Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB

4.6
1041 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Judson's is downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan's original boutique steakhouse (est. 1997). Experience the difference that only twenty years of dedication, hard work and expertise can deliver. Diners at Judson's Steakhouse will receive personal service, attention to detail, and a perfectly prepared steak. Judson's is proud to serve locally sourced natural black Angus beef from Creekstone Farms. All steaks are custom cut to order. Menu standouts include the Bacon Wrapped Boursin Stuffed Filet, Signature Delmonico, Classic Prime Rib, and the impressive 30oz. Tomahawk Steak for Two. The knowledgeable staff are happy to recommend the perfect wine pairing from Judson's award-winning wine cellar. The room is warm, tasteful and inviting. Guests are encouraged to arrive casual but to always expect a cut above at Judson's Steakhouse. You can learn more about Judson's Steakhouse at www.thebob.com
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Chiccritique
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We sat earlier than most of the ppl there yet we got our food last, sitting for nearly an hour. Scallops were pitiful, two, I got TWO scallops and they weren’t very big at all.

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BenFRG
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was a little slow but all food and beverages were good.

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MarvelousM
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Judson’s and had a wonderful experience. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious and our waiter was exceptional! The atmosphere was lovely and topped by beautiful jazz music! It was a great evening out for a birthday celebration!

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AlexisM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Mitch was INCREDIBLE! The crabmeat over the hangry steak was not great, but overall a beautiful place.

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Ashley
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! Our waiter was the sweetest guy ever! So friendly and helpful. He knew we had tickets to see the comedy show upstairs so he took great care of us! Will definitely eat here again when in Grand Rapids.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We understand lots of places are understaffed - and we are patient- but my steak was rare when I ordered medium well. We waited quite a While for the server to come by but my husband finally had to bring my plate to the kitchen to find our server and ask for it to be cooked more.
Also his steak was tough and lacking flavor.
Sides were delicious and manager was quick to come and apologize for my undercooked meal. Gave us a big discount on my meal though we didn’t demand that.

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CharlesU
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food with an unique flavor, served by a helpful, knowledgeable long-time server. Our entrée, plus cornbread with a tinge of mild pepper was plenty for man and wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took customers there. Great overall experience!

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Barb
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town for a conference and am not a fan of the Ruth Chris’ of the world. I found this gem and have to say from start to finish this was the BEST filet mignon I have ever had hands down. Cooked to perfection with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and creamed spinach the meal was to die for. Capped it all off with delicious creme brûlée. Highly recommend this place.

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ZachK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for my wife and I 5th year anniversary, beautiful candle lit dinner, and absolutely delicious cuts of Steak, I think I could have ate my Filet Mignon with a spoon. Service was also awesome, our server Mitch was very knowledgeable and made our first experience awesome. I would recommend this place to anybody looking for a delicious dinner or date.

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JimB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. The service could have been better given the low volume of customers at the time. A bit pricey.

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dmkellyy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a great birthday!! The waitress was amazing and the food was great. Highly recommend!

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SarahS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Judson’s for the first time, and we couldn’t have been more pleased! Probably the best steak I’ve ever eaten. Great service, great atmosphere, and super delicious food. I would highly recommend!

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

I ordered the filet medium rare and it came by medium well. The mashed potatoes were bland.

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DONB
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of four and each of us ordered a different entree and everyone of us was very pleased with our choice. Our server,Arian, from Italy is the BEST.!

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MikeK
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff if just simply amazing..

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SallyH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Meal was good, service was great. We would return

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vipChrista
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bone in delmonico steak was perfect. The seafood pasta wS great. We were very impressed by the size and quality (amount of actual crab meat) in the crab cake appetizer!

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KenA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was magnificent and the service top notch. We will definitely be back!!!

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JohnH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection, our daughter's salmon we excellent, and the appetizers were very very good as well. We were waited on by a delightful young man who recently moved here from Italy. Overall a very good experience!

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PaulM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Seated right away, 30 minutes till our drink order was taken. After drinks arrived another 30 min before order was taken. Wrong dish sent out which had crab on it which my fiance is allergic to. Took them back and sent right steaks out, which I had no fork and there was no one to ask for another one. I ended up eating my steak with a knife and my fingers. Overall very poor experience would not recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waiter forgot to sever wine. Other than that it was fine.

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LK1865
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, it was nice being able to skip the line because of our reservation.

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Susan
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration- they could make our Gilmore points work? Otherwise no complaints! Nice meal, good waiter-

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jsbach2306
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Elegant but casual setting. Menu offers good choices without being overwhelming. Beautifully crafted cocktails. Our steaks were prepared just as we like and the sides were ample and delicious. It had been far too long since our last visit and we were delighted to learn that our favorite server, Tim, still worked there. He looked after us very competently. Judson's is a top-notch place for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was from Italy and was amazing! Food was great as well.

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vipLisaK
Indiana
58 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have to say I was disappointed. My husband and I were just traveling through Grand Rapids on our way to vacation. We like to set the mood for a trip with a really good first evening meal. So, several days prior to our trip I searched for a local restaurant with good reviews and made a reservation.

The service we got was pitiful when compared to the service those around us were getting from the two male severs. They were told about the tomahawk special, we were told “there are no specials I know of”. They were offered suggestions on their wine offering, we wanted 10 minutes for the glass of wine we ordered after we requested now vs with the meal. When I ask for ice for my iced tea; my tea was gone before the ice arrived. I asked for salt which came quicker than anything else, but ……….

Our reservation was for 5:30…..so they were not yet very busy. In fact when we arrived there were four tables seated and three wait staff working. So, it really appeared to be no reason for the lack luster service we received.

My husband enjoyed his salmon and the wild mushroom bruschetta was good.

I would return if I could be guaranteed to get one of the two male servers we saw working.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and food excellent!

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JasonG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Took 20 mins to get water or a drink and everything else took literally forever to get.

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GregT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We had a nice meal for our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service nice date night

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Dave
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant. We came to celebrate our daughter’s 22 birthday and we couldn’t have been more pleased! The food was outstanding! Best filet I have ever had, waitstaff was super nice and attentive. Would highly recommend Judson’s to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was an amazing waiter, he has great recommendations for us. The food was wonderful as well. I recommend the charcuterie board and the filet!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointed in our dinner at Judson’s last night. We’ve been to this restaurant a handful of times and last night was the worst. After being seated, we waited over 10 minutes for anyone to walk up to our table. After placing our drinks and meal order right away we waited another 10-15 minutes prior to our drinks arriving and another 10-15 after that for the bread to arrive. Then when our food arrived, our mashed potato’s and asparagus were covered in blood from the hanger steak, even with ordering it medium.

Judson’s is also not doing the free lobster on your birthday like they previous have. For the restaurant not being busy, I was disappointed with the lack of effort, time and taste. We will not be going back.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went to celebrate my wife's Birthday. After an hour we had 2 drinks some
garlic bread and still no food. I'm not a snooty patron I understand things happen
but that was poor service and will not be back. Paid our bill and left. So my wife ended up with taco bell for her b-day dinner. Needless to say but it was not a good night.

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

First of all, this was our Anniversary dinner so we hoping for great service and great food. The appetizers were great and fairly quick to serve, the main course arrived 40 minutes after the order was placed. My wifes food was good however my ribeye was horrendous, I've never spat my food out at a fine restaurant every in my life.
Never would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Terrible!

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vipBrentS
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service (Mitch). Terrific food. (Shrimp risotto and KC strip). Always a quiet and easy experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Our server was awkward and made us feel really uncomfortable. She did not go over the specials, we heard other waitstaff give quite the opening run down. She barely said two words and they were “sounds good” even when that response made zero sense. Our food was blah and cold. I got the hanger steak Oscar. Asked for it medium it was way past well done. The Oscar, if you call it that, looked like canned tuna. There was no sauce at all. It was over cooked and super cold. Probably won’t be back.

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Thomas
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food

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Buddy
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but great food. We had gift cards, otherwise I'm not sure we would have ever have gone here. Glad we did though!

FAQs

Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 356-2000.

Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB is rated 4.6 stars by 1041 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.