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Bowden's, Tallahassee, FL

Bowden's

3.6
3.6
41 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A new sports-themed restaurant now open in CollegeTown with chef crafted sports bar fare, cocktails, expansive patio – and, dadgummit, honoring the Florida State coaching legend Bobby Bowden.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (850) 558-5592
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Kid-friendly

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for groups

  • Northwest Florida

    Hot spot

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northwest Florida

    Lively

  • Northwest Florida

    American

  • Tallahassee

    Most Booked

41 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambiance outside! They had a band, Gambling on Credit, playing when we were there. They're outstanding! Nothing beats sitting outside with a drink, listening to a great band.

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  2. ashleyf

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very loud, food took a long time to deliver however tasted very good. The servers were very nice and did the best they could but guess the kitchen was very backed up. Also was expecting more memorabilia . Overall was OK .
    Bowden'sResponded 2 days ago
    Ashley, thank you for your visit, but please accept our apologies for any delays you had. We're glad you enjoyed your food. We normally have very prompt service and food delivery, and we'll make sure that's not an issue again. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you back soon.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on a Sunday afternoon and sat outside on the covered patio area. It was a beautiful day and the restaurant was almost empty. The food was on point and the service delightful. On football games days and weekends it does get crowded because it is a perfect location in College Town! Go Noles!
    Bowden'sResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for joining us. We love knowing that you enjoyed your experience here and are glad you found the food and service so on point! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon or on game days this fall!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was great. Food came out fairly quickly. The salmon was too salty to eat.

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  5. NoleGirl

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Mostly burgers and sports bar food. Would have been nice to have some pasta dishes or a good steak option. Big FSU fan and Alum…hate to say it but Spurriers in Gainesville has better food and ambience. Need more marque FSU memorabilia. Lots of TV’s food place to gather for games. Overall, we had a good time.
    Bowden'sResponded on February 21, 2024
    Hi NoleGirl. Thank you for your constructive comments. We're glad you enjoyed our food, and we will see what we can do about adding a few more dishes to the menu that might round out our chef-crafted sports bar fare even more. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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  6. JennH

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Cole was fantastic. Even though it was a rush after the basketball game he still expedited our orders and was very attentive. Food was good. Nice casual place to get a drink and bite.
    Bowden'sResponded on February 25, 2024
    Jenn, that's fantastic to hear. Thank you so much for your kind words! We're glad that you enjoyed our food and Cole's service and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good, not a lot of people, & we got our food pretty fast as well.
    Bowden'sResponded on February 18, 2024
    We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your visit, and we look forward to serving you again someday!

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  8. LLL2022

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very dissapointed with quality and selection. This is more of a bar than a restaurant.
    Bowden'sResponded on February 13, 2024
    LLL, we appreciate your visit, but hopefully, we'll have the chance to serve you again someday. Our menu features chef-crafted sports bar fare that includes at least eight sandwiches, five entree plates, salads, and several appetizers. We look forward to helping you choose items you will love next visit, and please let us know if you can make it back in. Thank you.

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  9. jamesm

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very slow. Took over an hour for our food to come out. Our order of wings came with no plates or napkins on the table. Our waiter was no where to be found and we asked the waiter at the next table for napkins and he never brought them. Had to ask a third waitress and finally had napkins and plates for our wings. We went the first day it opened and it was excellent so we returned. This time not so much. Hopefully they will improve or it will go out of business fast.
    Bowden'sResponded on January 24, 2024
    James, we truly appreciate your return visit and this valuable feedback. Please accept our apologies for the issues you experienced. We'll address those immediately so they will not be recurring. We'd love another opportunity to impress you, and next time you can join us, please ask for me so I can personally make sure you have an excellent dining experience. Thank you. Pamela Burton, General Manager

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  10. TressaB

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The atmosphere is definitely a sports bar vibe. The bbq is pretty good and max and cheese is really good. They should get rid of the buttermilk coleslaw and buttermilk ranch. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. It was an ok first visit, but not in a hurry to go back. Think they good offer a better menu and live up to the Bowden name a bit better.
    Bowden'sResponded on January 7, 2024
    Tressa, thank you for your feedback on your first visit. I'm glad to hear you felt our service and some of what you ordered lived up to your expectations and I would love another chance to impress you. Next time you come in, please ask for a manager or me so we can make sure you have an exceptional dining experience. Pamela Burton, General Manager

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  11. BruceF

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked a reservation through Open Table and when we arrived at the restaurant it was closed!!!
    Bowden'sResponded on January 1, 2024
    Bruce, I am genuinely sorry to hear of that mixup. Please contact me, as I'd like to apologize directly and see what we can do to have another chance to impress you. Thank you for the opportunity. Pamela Burton, General Manager

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, price and ambiance was excellent. The hummus, and Cuban sandwich was excellent
    Bowden'sResponded on December 12, 2023
    We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our service, ambiance and value. Thank you. It's wonderful to know that you found our hummus and Cuban sandwich to be excellent as well. We strive to provide a consistently enjoyable experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for more memorable meals.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated at 7:30 and left at 8:22 because no one had come to serve our table. I made a reservation a day in advance and still no one served us. Other tables around ours had waiters/waitresses but none helped us.
    Bowden'sResponded on December 5, 2023
    I apologize for what sounds like a very unusual situation. That certainly is not the usual level of hospitality we provide, and I would love the opportunity to learn more about your visit, apologize directly, and see what we can do to earn another chance to impress you. Please reach out to me, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you, Keith Austin, General Manager

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the location and the feel of Bowden’s. Service/waitress was great However the first three beers I ordered were out! How can a sports bar be out of so many brews?! Also my son ordered Tuna Poke and waitress informed us they were out of that too. Seems they have an inventory issue.
    Bowden'sResponded on November 26, 2023
    Thank you for your compliments on our location and ambiance, as well as the service provided by our waitress. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the unavailability of certain beers and the Tuna Poke. We'll work on that to ensure it is not an issue in the future. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely slow service even though the place was empty. Food was not good at all. Hamburger was frozen cheap meat. Asked for medium cook and they came out rare in the middle. Chicken wrap and fish and chips also low quality.
    Bowden'sResponded on November 19, 2023
    Thank you for joining us, but I am sorry to hear your visit was not ideal. That certainly is not the type of experience we aim to deliver, and I would love the opportunity to apologize directly and see what we can do to earn a second chance to impress you. Please reach out to me, and I hope to hear from you soon. Keith Austin, General Manager

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  16. MarkM

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is average. Cole slaw tasted like vinegar. Service was good, but only a few tables were being used. Anticipated seeing more memorabilia.
    Bowden'sResponded on November 24, 2023
    Mark, thank you for your compliments on our service, but we wish we had known you didn't feel what you ordered was ideal. We would have been happy to recommend other items we think you would have enjoyed. Next time you can join us, please ask for a manager or me so we can make sure you have an excellent experience. I hope to see you back someday soon. Keith Austin, General Manager

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  17. AlexaA

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!! If you ever have family in town and need them to go to a good restaurant on game day or over the weekend this is totally a good place!! This is a great outdoor bar ambience with a full bar, food and great service. Highly recommend!!!
    Bowden'sResponded on November 19, 2023
    Alexa, thank you for your kind words about our restaurant! We take pride in providing excellent service and are glad you had a positive experience. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you and your family again soon for another enjoyable visit.

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  18. Fsu1jester

    Tampa

    126 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Miami Game day [and all others] was a DISASTER! This place dishonors Bobby Bowden.With 50 people deep in line outside on the sidewalk with 15 empty tables. Iit was Extremely understaffed in both servers and bartenders. Poor servers try hard but have too many tables and no help. Plenty ‘management’ walking around or hanging out at tables with their friends. Food is quality bar food, smoked pork nachos are really good but it takes 1/2 hour to get a drink from untrained bar staff and apologetic servers. Special Mohito’s’ were rum and club soda with a mint leaf - no muddled lime and mint or simple syrup. Reminds me of Willy Taggert’s teams not Bobby Bowden’s. This was our 4th game day visit hoping it would get better - sadly it didn’t.

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  19. AvaF

    Kent

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s a big game weekend do it was crazy crowded but i expected that. Our server was the best part of the visit. He was awesome but the food was not worth the price.
    Bowden'sResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you for your visit and compliments on your server. We understand and respect your perspective regarding price, but please know our prices reflect the high-quality ingredients we source, the skills of the kitchen and service staff we employ, and the overall dining experience we strive to offer. We are dedicated to providing our guests with an exceptional experience and constantly ensure we are competitive in cost with other top restaurants in the area. I would love to have you back, and next time you are in, please ask for me so I can make sure you have an excellent experience. Hopefully, you'll be back soon. Keith Austin, General Manager

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  20. BarryS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was not impressed. Very disappointed. Not sure if I’d ever return.
    Bowden'sResponded on November 13, 2023
    Barry, thank you for your visit, but I'm sorry to hear it was not ideal. I will reach out to you privately to hear more details and see what I can do to earn a second chance to impress you. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you. Keith Austin, General Manager

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  21. KristinK

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and exemplary customer service and eats!!!!
    Bowden'sResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you, Kristin, We're so pleased to hear you had a wonderful meal, and we look forward to serving you again!

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  22. Nananole

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    7 of us met in Tally for the Miami game. We were celebrating being sorority sisters for 53 years. The memories of Coach made us smile. The prices were reasonable and the food was tasty!
    Bowden'sResponded on November 15, 2023
    Nananole, it warms my heart to hear that you and your sorority sisters had a delightful time celebrating your special bond at our restaurant. Creating lasting memories is what we strive for, and we look forward to welcoming you and your sisters back for more wonderful experiences in the future.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the environment- awesome servers! Bennett was our server and did a fantastic job.
    Bowden'sResponded on November 5, 2023
    We are happy to see you enjoy our environment and Bennett's service so much. Thank you! We look forward to serving you again someday soon.

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  24. DianneH

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Bowden’s. Great location and atmosphere. Truly loved seeing all the Bowden memorabilia. Our server, Mark, was so personable and our service was great. The menu is creatively designed for Seminole fans. Best of all the food was delicious! Truly recommend this new establishment in FSU College Town!
    Bowden'sResponded on November 1, 2023
    Hi Dianne. We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic first experience at Bowden's, and that you enjoyed all the Bowden memorabilia. We're delighted that you loved the menu and Mark's service so much! Thank you for recommending us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time. Great service and great venue. Food and drinks were awesome and we loved our server Bennett.
    Bowden'sResponded on October 24, 2023
    Thank you for joining us. We're happy to hear you had such a good time and enjoyed our food, drinks, and Bennett's service. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  26. Lmdh40

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was expecting to have a much better experience . We had 9 people from out of town and all of of food was just average. No one enjoyed their food . The servers were trying but didn’t do too good. For such a big name as Bowden we were expecting a-lot more.
    Bowden'sResponded on October 24, 2023
    Thank you for joining us with your large group, but we're sorry to hear that your visit fell short of expectations. We strive to provide exceptional dining experiences for all our guests, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Hopefully, we'll have the chance to serve you again someday soon, and please ask for a manager or me so we can make sure you have a meal you love. Keith Austin, General Manager

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Gameday weekend so it was loud and food was ok. Place has great ambiance
    Bowden'sResponded on October 16, 2023
    I appreciate this feedback and will be sure to keep an ear on the volume. Thank you for your compliments on our ambiance, and I hope you can join us again someday soon so we can help you find dishes you will love as well! Keith Austin, General Manager

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  28. Noname

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The salmon was very good. The Cubano was fair and was not pressed. The chicken fingers were overcooked and the waffle fries were too hard. The service was very good. it is definitely a college hang out.
    Bowden'sResponded on October 14, 2023
    Noname, we appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you enjoyed the salmon. We apologize if the Cubano and chicken fingers weren't ideal. We'll address this with our kitchen team so it is not an issue again. Also, please know if anything is not as you had hoped, we are always happy to make you new items or suggest others that we think you will love. Hopefully, we can welcome you back soon for what we're confident will be an outstanding dining experience.

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  29. Billwildered

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The only reason this wasn’t one star is because it’s only recently opened, and I’m giving a little benefit of the doubt. The staff is obviously not fully trained. Nothing went well except the seating. The food was incorrect and not good, and service was slow with lots of pointing fingers. I wanted to like this place and do hope they up their game, but definitely not good enough.
    Bowden'sResponded on October 11, 2023
    Bill, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I sincerely apologize for the areas where we missed the mark, and I appreciate your patience as we get through any opening phase missteps. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we will use it to quickly improve. I will reach out to you privately to apologize directly and see what we can do to earn a second chance to exceed your expectations in the future. I look forward to connecting. Keith Austin, General Manager

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  30. AnthonyC

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for Parents Weekend and I think the restaurant was short-staffed and under prepared for the number of families who wanted to dine there. Very disorganized during check-in. We waited a while to be seated - even with a reservation. The server took a while to greet us and bring us the drinks. Despite having a nice food selection on the on-line menu, the restaurant worked from a small menu over the weekend. One reason we were given for not being seated at our reservation time is that they ran out of menus. On the limited menu, there were 3 choices of appetizers, a few burgers, and a few other main menu items. The appetizers came at the same time as the meal, not before. Our drinks were not refilled in a timely manner. The nachos had BBQ sauce on them which was unusual. None of us cared for it. The burgers seemed pre-cooked. 2 of us ordered burgers (medium well and well done). Both came out the same. None of the kids liked the pork with mac and cheese. Our server worked hard, but you could tell the restaurant was not well prepared for the families.
    Bowden'sResponded on October 12, 2023
    Anthony, thank you for joining us on that busy weekend, and for providing this valuable feedback. I am sorry to hear your visit was not ideal, and I appreciate your patience on these opening-era jitters. I would love to see what we can do to serve you again someday soon and will reach out to you privately to apologize directly. I hope to hear from you. Keith Austin, General Manager

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  31. BrianC

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for parents weekend - Hostess was disorganized - had a reservation and still had to wait despite it not being crowded. They also had a very limited menu and it would have been nice if we knew that when making the reservation. All in all not bad.
    Bowden'sResponded on October 12, 2023
    Brian, thank you for joining us, but I apologize for any wait you had, and I appreciate your patience. We are working through these opening-era hiccups, and would love the chance to serve you again soon for a dining experience I'm confident will impress you. I'm going to reach out to you privately and see what we can do to have you back soon. Thank you, Keith Austin, General Manager

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  32. Frank

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the experience. Close to our visitor staying at Hotel Indigo. Had to wait for service, but the manager offered complimentary drinks due to the wait.
    Bowden'sResponded on October 3, 2023
    Frank, thank you for your patience on any wait you had. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit so much, and we appreciate your kind words! Hopefully, we'll see you back soon.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. It was a loud environment. Hard to hear folks from across the table. That said, it was a really enjoyable meal. Thank you.
    Bowden'sResponded on October 11, 2023
    We're delighted you had a great experience with us! Thank you for your compliments. We also appreciate your feedback regarding the noise level and will look into ways to improve it. Next time you join us, feel free to ask for a table in a section that is slightly out of the buzz, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations for 7:30 last night. We showed up at 7 and expected to wait since we arrived so early. I am not overexaggerating when I say that half of the tables were empty. They had very few servers for a Friday night. We sat at the bar to kill some time before being seated and you could tell the bartender did not want to be there. She had her hands on her hips and no smile THE WHOLE 30 minutes. At 7:40, I asked about how much longer it would be, and the hostess looked at her iPad and giggled and said “Ooops. I think we clicked your reservation and thought we sat you”. The food seemed like it was something you could get out of any freezer section, they have a very very limited alcohol selection, and they were out of their signature beer (Bowden’s Brew). I am so very disappointed that Bobby Bowden’s name is on such a horrible restaurant. We will not be back.
    Bowden'sResponded on September 29, 2023
    Thank you for joining us, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable feedback. Please accept my apologies for what you described, and I assure you those issues will be taken care of promptly. I would love to apologize directly, and see what I can do to earn another chance to impress you. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Keith Austin, General Manager

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Quality of food is not yet legendary
    Bowden'sResponded on September 29, 2023
    Thank you for joining us. We are glad you enjoyed our atmosphere so much, and we look forward to having a second chance to impress you just as much with our food. Next time you can join us, please ask for a manager or me so we can make sure you have an excellent dining experience in every way. Thanks again, Keith Austin, General Manager

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  36. MTWoods

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed watching FSU vs BC at Bowden's. They were able to manage a large crowd with ease! Our service and food was excellent!
    Bowden'sResponded on September 29, 2023
    MT, it's great to hear you enjoyed our food and service for the game. Thank you for joining us, and we hope to see you back soon!

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  37. Bartdog

    Alabama

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    ok, it was their first week open and it was a highly attended game day. I have to give service five stars due to sheer effort. They were understaffed, but working their tails off. Had to grade that one on a curve. The reason for the low score on ambiance was that the music was being piped in way too loud. I understand that restaurants do this to keep things moving, keep people from camping out at their tables after the meal is done. There's no reason to do that when things are just naturally moving slowly due to overcrowding/understaffing. Food was ok, very basic bar/pub food. Chicken fingers had too much breading. Burger appeared to be pre-pressed, but it tasted pretty good and was cooked exactly as ordered (medium). I will give them another try in the future. Definitely looked like a great place just to hang out and have a drink at the bar though.
    Bowden'sResponded on September 29, 2023
    Hi Bart, thank you for joining us on our first week. We truly appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience if we seemed understaffed. That won't be an issue in the future, and we'll make sure to address the issue with the music volume. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon and would love to help you choose more dishes you will love. Please let me know if you have any other feedback, as I'd love to hear it and make sure your next visit is an outstanding dining experience in every way. Keith Austin, General Manager

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  38. jenniferb

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Newly opened and lacked the proper staff, but food and drinks were incredible. Given we were there on game day, we cut them a lot of slack. We also weren’t in a hurry. We enjoyed the atmosphere.
    Bowden'sResponded on September 29, 2023
    Hi Jennifer. We're thrilled you enjoyed our food and drinks and truly appreciate your compliments. We apologize for any inconvenience if we were a little understaffed for the busy game day. Your understanding and patience are greatly appreciated. We value your input and look forward to serving you again soon, for what I'm confident will be an excellent visit in every way. Should you have any suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you, Keith Austin, General Manager

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bowdens hit the mark on every aspect. The restaurant is beautiful, the service was great. The owner even stopped by for a chat. This will be our go to Gameday spot!
    Bowden'sResponded on September 29, 2023
    Thank you for joining us and for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased to know how much you enjoyed our ambiance and service, and we look forward to seeing you next game day, if not before!

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  40. Fsu1jester

    Tampa

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Opening weekend at Bowden’s was great! Staff made every effort to service the clientele although the manager was rude to several customers and staff. The food was good bar food. Game day atmosphere was great! Definitely need a plan for Founders. Looking for to future weekends at Bowden’s.
    Bowden'sResponded on October 3, 2023
    Jester, thank you for joining us for opening weekend! We love hearing you enjoyed your visit, but we apologize if any of our team had less-than-pleasant interactions with our guests. We will look into what could have happened and make sure it is not recurring. We look forward to seeing you for future weekend visits!

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Bowden's is rated 3.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

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619 S Woodward Ave c103, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tallahassee
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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