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About Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB
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.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5-pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm, and Closed Sunday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Options Available
Private Party Facilities:
We have our Bottle Lodge available for parties of 18 or less. Please contact Lue at (616) 356-2000 ext: 46.
Private Party Contact:
Lue Bryant: (616) 356-2000 ext. 46
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
$2.99 Happy Hour 5:00pm-6:00pm: $2.99 beverages
Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB Ratings and Reviews
Celebrated my wife's birthday at Judson's last Thursday, and had two amazing dinners: a free lobster tail for my wife, and a blackened hangar steak for me. Each entrée was fabulous, as was the huge baked potato that we ordered to share. We also shared a wedge salad to start our meal - more that enough for sharing. The salad was a bit over-dressed and soggy, but otherwise delicious! Service was extremely friendly and helpful, but was surprisingly slow, given that the restaurant was ~80% empty. Overall, an enjoyable food experience, and we will certainly be back.
Arrived and no one was at the hostess stand. We waited 3-4 minutes and then asked the bartender for help. Still took a few more minutes for someone to greet us.
We then were told they did not have our reservation. I pulled up the confirmation and the hostess said they must have given it to someone else and we needed to wait so they could clear a table for us. We were sat at a booth right next to the kitchen door, which was loud and not ideal. We were told our server would be with us in 5-7 minutes. Not a good start...
Food was great, service was fine, although we felt rushed. This was an 8 o’clock reservation, which I understand is a little late for Grand Rapids, but the restaurant is open until 11, so there should have been no need to hurry us out.
It was apparent that they were understaffed for a Saturday night. If we go back we will probably avoid going during the weekend.
My husband and I came to Judson's steakhouse to enjoy a nice meal. We had been really looking forward to coming to this establishment again.
However, we were disappointed. It wasn't a terribly busy night and we made reservations. It took 30 minutes for our waitress to come over and get us our drinks. The hostess actually had to get us water beforehand because we requested it.
By the time we finally met our waitress she said "I apologize I just got distracted."
We then waited another 20 minutes for our second round of drinks.
I try to understand how a restaurant runs but I also expect exceptional service and unfortunately that's not what I received tonight.
Thank you for your time.
We are glad we made the choice to eat at Judson’s for my birthday this year! Not only do they have amazing Gregslist offers but the food was awesome and the service was amazing! I will be back for more and not just on my birthday this is a great date night out!!
Came to Judson's for my Birthday, greeted and seated immediately by the hostess. Shortly after we were greeted by our waiter Jake, who was very knowledgeable with the menu, offered recommendations and was super friendly. The dinner was unrushed as we were in no hurry but could be if you were. The food was excellent and the ambiance was just perfect for our occasion. I highly recommend Judson's for a truly wonderful experience!!
Even though located in downtown Grand Rapids, parking was nearby and convenient. Nice atmosphere, relatively private seating. My steak, the Delmonico, was quite good and, although expensive, was a typical price for a good steakhouse. I especially enjoyed the brussels sprouts on the side. What is also nice is that the restaurant is across the street from Van Andel Arena, which is great if you are going to a show or a hockey game.
My wife and I visited Judson's on a Friday night in early January. At 6:00 p.m., the restaurant was quite quiet, though it did fill up as the evening progressed. The food was excellent and presented well. We both enjoyed the hangar steak. Each was cooked to our different specifications and was delicious. The staff was courteous and helpful without being too officious. Atmosphere was just what we needed after a busy week.
The meal was excellent, though I was not particularly fond of the grilled Brussel sprouts - a bit too cooked/burnt and I did not care for the onions included with them. Overall, though, very good. The steak was great - a filet mignon sort of steak; really good! And the server was great - lots of personality and fun to have serve us. We will definitely be back, but probably only for a special occasion, as was this night - dinner before going to Les Miz at DeVos Place.
My wife and I recently celebrated my birthday at Judson's. We had great food (hangar steak and lobster tail) and great friendly and helpful service. The only downside was that food service was exceptionally slow, even though the restaurant was nearly empty (Thursday night). Still, we enjoyed our evening, and the food quality really made for a great experience.
Expertly prepared roasted marrow bone and extremely delicious baseball steak Oscar. Service was super too. Thank you Melinda! I'm not from the area and the last time we were in Grand Rapids we made the mistake of going to Ruth's Chris'. What a disappointment that was. Truth be known, I'm rarely a steakhouse kind of guy but here, I'll make the exception. I'll definitely be back.
My out of town client's like your place but the service has much to be desired! The biggest problems are that the wait staff forgets your requests, says inappropriate things and sometimes downright insulting things.
If it were not for my client's I would be done with you. Seriously unimpressed!
We love Judson's. They have great food with great service - oftentimes, we can find one but not the both combined at the same restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant for a fantastic meal. We look forward to the next time we are in town to eat there again.
Tim took care of us the best he could. My hangar steak was over cooked (they made it right tho)... my wife's sirloin was good. Service was slow. There wasn't much interest in doing anything for us after the steak mistake - I had to ask for it.
In the end, we had an ok meal in a restaurant that seems to have lost its way. I would have appreciated some proactive planning for our anniversary since I shared comments as such in my reservation.
Oh well. No reason to go back I guess.
We asked for our steak medium rare, and it came to the table prepared medium. We sent that steak back for a new one.. 20 minutes later that one came out prepared
Medium. We had a concert to attend so we didn't have
Time for a third try. The manager did take the steak off our bill which was only fair. When your restaurant is named with Steakhouse in it you better know how to cook it!! The service was fine as well as the manager. We were here 3 years ago for our anniversary, and that meal was outstanding along with the service.
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