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Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB

4.3
741 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
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  • Good for Anniversaries
Established in 1903 Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB is the recipient of numerous awards as Grand Rapid's number one steakhouse and the accolades are well deserved. Featuring a delicious grass fed beef selection, Judson's Steakhouse puts a high premium on local, quality, and variety. Come experience our Premium Cuts with favorites such as our Tomahawk Ribeye or USDA Grade Prime New York Strip Steak. There are options abound for all tastes, with an ample selection of seafood, chops and house specialties. Enjoy a perfectly paired glass of wine from our award-winning wine cellar. The room is tastefully upscale, while retaining a classically comfortable charm. Our guests are encouraged to come casual, relax and let our competent service staff focus on the job of impressing.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5-pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm, and Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(616) 356-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jared Miller
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Private party facilities
We have our Bottle Lodge available for parties of 18 or less. Please contact Lue at (616) 356-2000 ext: 46.
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Private party contact
Lue Bryant: (616) 356-2000 ext. 46
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Catering
Catering Options Available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fulton
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Special events & promotions
$2.99 Happy Hour 5:00pm-6:00pm: $2.99 beverages
Mondays-Saturdays
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 741 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

The food was excellent. Always good. The service though.... our waiter was struggling. He had 4 tables and seemed to be flustered. We waited much longer than I would have expected. Very slow. That was a first for us at Judson’s as we’ve always had excellent service there.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I celebrated a birthday dinner here and enjoyed everything --- great food, friendly service, just the right ambiance for a relaxing evening out.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter, Colin R, made our experience outstanding. He listened, recommended and was right about what to order. The food was exceptional. The restaurant was elegant with a welcoming atmosphere.
Very much enjoyed our dining experience.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was great. The server was very friendly but seemed like he had too many tables and felt like he was running behind. Didn't seem like his fault he was doing his best, just seemed like the only waiter in a large area. Food was great, I highly recommend.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Server was very slow

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

We made reservations and when we arrived, we were told that we would have to wait 10-15 minutes. A few minutes later we were seated because a group who got seated right away (without reservations), got up and left. When I make reservations I expect to be seated at the reservation time

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We really enjoyed the service and the atmosphere. It was my birthday and we truly enjoyed our time there. We enjoyed lobster and steak, and shared the Truffle Au Gratin Dauphine Potatoes. The wine list was lovely, and we enjoyed looking at it and choosing our wines, as well. We would highly recommend Judson's Steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My husband and I had the most delicious meals! Excellent steak, and the wild salmon was out of this world! It was a wonderful evening, and a great place to celebrate our 45th Anniversary. Service was very good, even though it was a busy evening, and our waitress couldn't have been more pleasant and efficient. Just an all-around great experience! (We were first-timers!) Definitely an A+ experience!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Took a bit to be seated because hostess was no where to be found. Two employees walked right by without saying a word.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We chose this restaurant out of convenience to 20Monroe Live. It is good for that aspect as there is an entry to the venue on the 2nd floor of the building and the staff was ver cognizant of the time frame we were in. The servers were very friendly and helpful. However when it came to the food, presentation was very nice but quality could be improved.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

First time there, and nothing that great about it that makes us want to go back. From the moment we walked in, there was nobody there to greet us and it took a couple minutes for anyone to even acknowledge we were there. Service was quite slow, the restaurant was not even close to being full and the prices were high for the small portions you receive. They are known for their steak and mine wasn't that great.. overcooked and no flavor. Have had better from everyday chain restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Celebrated a birthday and had a great experience with an awesome waiter.

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The night we went, the dining area was a bit smelly, and the service was very slow - it took 40min to get our order delivered.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Not sure what happened with Judson’s. In the past service was great, dinners were excellent, and there were more choices on the menu.
They were out of drinks specials, and entrees Service was at a snails pace.
Just seems like a forgotten establishment. Wouldn’t recommend. Too many new places to check out in downtown GR

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was great but ambiance isn’t too quiet.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great meal again.

Wedge Salad, Signature Bacon Wrapped Boursin Stuffed Filet, Brussel Sprouts and Truffle Au Gratin Dauphine Potatoes can't be beat.

Our server, Mackenzie, also did a great job!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This place charges the same as a top tier steak houses but it's not.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Party of 4. Excellent service by our server Brock. Food and drinks were very good. Oysters, Crab Cakes, Salad, New York strip, Delmonico, Lobster Mac and cheese, Yukon mashed, Asparagus, Manhattans, Mule, Sangria - Everything was spot on. Left full and had leftovers.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food and great wine. Server was friendly and did a great job!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent Food and Service. We really enjoy coming here for dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had a 6pm reservation on a Thursday night, and were seated right away. All the staff were very attentive. They were running $20 prime rib special and it was A LOT of food. Definitely recommend this restaurant for dinner!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

25 mins before any food was served to us .
2 hour supper is outrageous .

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were a party of six and everybody’s steaks were done perfectly...also the three dozen oysters we had were great!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was outstanding! Service, food and value. This was our 6th time there

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We were seated in an area with a breeze. We moved to another area and it was too lit. Martini was tasty.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Everything I've ever had there is really good, but the steaks are very good. I've never had a bad cut.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We went to Judson's for our Anniversary on a Monday, so it was really empty. Didn't matter, because everything was great! Our waiter, Tim, was very helpful in helping us decided what we would want to eat (but let's face it, if you come to Judson's, you're likely getting a steak of some kind). I've been once before, and I was dreaming about their garlic mushrooms. We got them again, and they did not disappoint. We would probably go a lot more often if 1)We didn't have a young child and 2)If it wasn't so expensive. But it's great if you want to celebrate something.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Absolutely loved our meal. Our waiter knew a great detail of the wines featured, and even gave us reccomendations and samples to test our pallet. We ordered the tomahawk steak with the lobster tail. I don’t think I will ever eat anything better in my life. I wish I took the bone home with me and put it on my trophy mantle. The vaneltines deal they had for the meal made the overall dinner even better!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food never fails to be excellent! Obviously, being a steak house, any steak will be superb! Other can't miss items include the crispy brussel sprouts - simply amazing and worth a stop for just those! To top off a great meal, get the crème brule - if they haven't already run out by the time you order. One word of caution - if you order the "tomahawk ribeye for 2" be prepared be become a tableside butcher as the steak arrives in one piece and the table staff have "not been trained yet" to cut the steak for you.

Although plate presentation is undoubtedly part of the overall experience, I was overcome with delight and chose to "dig in" rather than snap a pic - professional food critic I am not! As a result, you'll have to take my word that the meal was as pleasing to the eye as it was to the palate.

In closing - we enjoyed an overall great evening at the BOB checking out the live music in both H.O.M.E. and Bobarino's and we heard they also had some good comics at Dr. Grins. We will most definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Visited to celebrate birthday with my wife. Had two exceptional meals, the lobster tail with a tenderloin added for me and the Hanger Steak signature plate for my wife. Both were very tasty. Ordered the recommended Cabernet special wine and it did prove excellent. Started with the mushroom bruschetta, excellent also. Service was very good and the waiter, Jake, very personable, attentive, and helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Absolutely amazing service, and the food was top notch! Our waiter, Tim, was very attentive without being overly so. We ordered the prime rib, which we found out afterwards was on special, and the French onion soup. Probably the best French onion soup we’ve ever tasted! The prime was done perfectly medium rare, and the taste was out of this world (especial when adding the au joux!). We are definitely going back.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Snowy night, seated promptly. Wait staff outstanding. Found a great, but not well-known cabernet (Trefethen 2013) at a decent price (for it). Had the shrimp cocktail, which was chopped but good. The crostini with mushrooms and boursin was great. Everybody ordered a steak and were extremely pleased. One was slightly over cooked, but he said it was still very good. French green bean side was excellent. Overall, what I hoped for when I booked the reservation, casual, good menu, good service and good food. Now on my list of places to go whenever I'm in Grand Rapids.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

We went to Judson's to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a great dining experience. Food was excellent and service from waiter Jake was outstanding. We will be back. Still our favorite restaurant in Grand Rapids.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Its been a few years since our last visit to Judson's and I would say that it continues to live up to its expectations. We loved the Crab Cakes and Wine options. My wife had the lobster and said it was delicious, I tried the Prime Rib special but would probably steak with a steak next time as that seems to be their main strength. It seemed louder than I remember before, so its definitely not the place to go if you are looking for a quiet meal. We usually make a night of it at the Bob and enjoy a show at Dr Grins, drinks at one of the many bars and dinner at Judson's.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was really good. Only thing I would recommend is getting some better steak knives. Seriously those thing need to be replaced.

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I would not recommend Judson’s for a dinner before any event in Grand Rapids, unless you have a reservation at least 3 hours prior to it. Our waitress served us drinks and appetizer and then disappeared. Our reservation was 1 1/2 hours prior to a show at Van Andel and we missed the start by 15 minutes.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Made reservations for dinner before seeing Jeff Dunham at Van Andel. The food was fantastic. Started with the crab cakes and the bone marrow. Both were exceptional. Then the Delmonico and New York strip steaks; both made to our specifications. The only negative I have is that their spicy Bloody Mary was lackluster. All-in-all, a great evening.

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Highly overrated............picked Judson's so we could be close to the area.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome waitress. Phenomenal food. Great business meal.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Simply put this is the best steak I have ever had. My son and I took my wife out for her birthday. He and I had the tomahawk steak for two. She had the lobster. We all agreed this was in the top five meals we have had in 20 Years.

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