Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB

4.4
1086 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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vipBrentS
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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DangerousNights
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was pretty good. Service was very poor. Wait for check alone was nearly 15 minutes.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great steaks! And very accommodating. Location was very cool. Right downtown. It's in an old building (The BOB) that has other venues and live music. Delicious dessert. Peasant staff . I would definitely go back.

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vipnancyR
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My steak was so overcooked, I had to send it back. I ordered it medium rare, but I got a well done steak. Not even a sliver of pink anywhere. It took several minutes to find a waitress to mention the issue to. They did cook me a new one, but I didn't get the replacement steak until everyone else was done eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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BigDumbAnimal
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 5 of us, 2 adults, 2 teenagers and a toddler. The staff was fantastic, the food was great and though there wasn't a kids menu for the toddler, the staff was very accommodating and created a dish for the little guy.

The steaks were great, and the sides were amazing. As a table we ordered hanger steaks, a filet and a bone in ribeye. Sides were whipped yukon, asparagus, broccoli and fries. The veggies were done to perfection, the steaks were very very good.

Side note, the building "The B.O.B." is a fantastic place to hang out either before or after dinner. Great spot, we will be back next time we are in town.

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vipRick
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really don't want to be required to write more review.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic, the food was phenomenal. I can’t wait to dine here again!

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Enoch
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Nice setting!

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MeaganM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was exemplary. Definitely a well seasoned server. I cannot remember his name but he was a red head with a beard and glasses. Food was amazing, best porterhouse steak I’ve ever had. Will definitely partake again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Brandon!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food. Terrible bathroom.

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MikeW
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bone in ribeye was prepped per my request and was delicious. Appreciate the gluten free options for appetizers, main course, sides and dessert.

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vipPaulK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Charcuterie platter was great and we thought a great value. The Hanger Steak Oscar was perfect. Steak so tender. Brussel Sprout side dish was the best Brussels of our lives. Yum! Lamb Chops we delicious too! Loved the Blood Orange sorbet, perfect way to end the meal. Very friendly and attentive service. The only downside was the restrooms. They are outside the restaurant and are obviously shared by the bars at the BOB. That was pretty dumpy and although the sinks and toilets looked clean, the rest of the areas like the walls, not so much. Not going into details, but it was gross. We had an early 5pm reservation so the place just opened. No excuse for the bathrooms.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience3

The bouncers at the door were rude and arrogant. Will not be going back.

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antons
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !!!

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NicoleL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service we will be returning next time we are in Grand Rapids

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Fiasco
Grand Rapids
28 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for our son’s 18th birthday and noted this in our reservation but nothing special was done to recognize this. Our waiter started strong but then left us unattended for long periods and we saw other people eating who came in after us while we waited to order. My husband and I both ordered wedge salads but only I got one. Since it was getting late, we chose not to say anything as it would take too long to rectify things. Then when all the steaks came out my husband order med med rare and it came back was med well. They fairly quickly brought him a new one but the rest of us were just about finished with our meals by then.

I always rave about Judsons as the best steak house in GR but it did not live up to it last night yet I will give it another try still as we have had previous great experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious prom night dinner for 2 young adults on their way to graduating soon & off to college.

Their meals were delicious.
The staff was very kind, helpful & complimentary.
When one of the meals came out completely wrong (as in a totally different type of meal), the server corrected the food & adjusted the bill.

Overall it was a nice evening & one of the teens stated that the filet mignon was done to perfection & as they should be - seared on the outside & slightly chilled inside. His father is the former chef at Mountain Jacks from the 80’s, which was THE steak place to go for important nights out. So he’s quite a discerning food critic on steak dinners out.

If you’re not aware or prepared, all items are ordered aka cart.

Overall def a great date night spot!

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ScottW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steak!! Definitely would recommend trying this place out

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

SLOW service

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robertk
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was slow. Maybe out of practice because of covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday with family and we had absolutely outstanding service. Our food was incredible as well. We would highly recommend!

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StaceyC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They don’t rush you through your meal and the food is delicious!

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Jlbvk
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall everything was awesome, especially Lauren. She was perfectly sweet and accommodating. The only possibility negative thing I would say is that the food could’ve been a little hotter.

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GregS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Probably the finest bone in ribeye I have ever had. Not shy on the peppercorn seasoning extremely tender. Potatoes were boring need help. First asparagus we got was almost raw the replacement was outstanding. The noise level was great not load at all.

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Josh
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a very nice dinner. We order two different cuts of meat and weren’t very impressed with temperature or taste. Appetizers, sides and dessert were very good. We enjoyed the sides more than the steaks. Our server was nice but also bland.

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vipJillaineP
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Judson’s!!! The service is always great as is the food!!! We always well taken care of there!!!

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ScottB
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good, and the staff was outstanding. Our server was knowledgeable and did an excellent job. The hostess was excellent and took great care of my wife who is recovering from knee surgery.

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KellyS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. If you are visiting the Grand Rapids area, check out Judson's. Plus there are other bars/restaurants that you can go to before or after your meal. The building is connected to the venue, Monroe 21 and would be a great place to go before you see a concert. We stayed at the Amway and hotel and this restaurant was in walking distance from the hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Had a great time, food was excellent. Will be back.

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RebeccaW
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had never been here before. The food was amazing, by far the best food we’ve had out. Service was great.

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vipSueP
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren was great, the food and atmosphere were wonderful

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AlyssaD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I treated ourselves to a meal at Judsons after eloping and had the most devine meal in our entire life! Could not have had better service, food, and a safe night out! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had reservations and booked Amway hotel for our 40th anniversary and arrived at Judsons to find you closed. Even got confirmation. A big waste of money and disappointment. Never ate since everyone was booked
Thanks alot

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They weren’t open, they should not be taking reservations if they are not open. I normally wouldn’t leave a review but we went on business and couldn’t eat because they took our reservation even though they are closed.

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 4.4 stars by 1086 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.