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Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI

Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids

4.8
4.8
1282 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
The newest Bowdie's Chophouse in Grand Rapids featuring the highest quality food, a creative bar and an amazing atmosphere.

Outdoor dining is available upon request, but is limited and not guaranteed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (616) 805-5044
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Alexander Lukens
  • Private party facilities
    Bowdie’s Chophouse Grand Rapids has exceptional private dining options ideal for rehearsal dinners, business presentations, birthday celebrations, and so much more! Impress your guests with our award-winning customizable menus and service for your next special event.
  • Private party contact
    Gwyneth Duesbery: (616) 334-7314
  • Neighborhood
    Grand Rapids
  • Cross street
    Wealthy St SE at Bagley Ave SE
  • Parking details
    Free street parking in downtown East Grand Rapids, as well as a covered Ellis Parking garage right behind our building that we validate for all of our guests!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,282 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Steakhouse

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for business meals

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for fine wines

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids

    Most Booked

1,282 Reviews
  1. PKICKS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time and food as always! Looking forward to our next date night here at Bowdies!

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  2. BPridge

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Service! Great meal. Make sure you talk with the Somm. Looking forward to the next meal here.

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  3. KennethB

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elizabeth D. is a great server. Treated us well and the food is always great.

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  4. Gabs

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Honestly, worst experience we have had in a long time as far as quality of food and lack of care. To start off, one table was so obnoxious we couldn't even hear each other talking. Understanding its not the staffs fault we tried to make the best of it. Appetizers and salads came. My caesar salad was so saturated in dressing it wasn't even realistic. I know to go for steaks, so I didn't say anything. I ordered a drink and asked for no ginger. After 20 mins of it not coming I reminded the server, and he brought it out. I then tried it, and could clearly taste ginger syrup. Told my waiter, he said "It shouldn't have any" I said I think they skipped the ginger beer but kept the ginger syrup. He said sorry. Did not offer to remake, another drink, nothing. Then the steaks came. My "medium plus" cowboy ribeye was GRAY and DRY. Someone as my table ordered the same steak medium, and it was bloody, another person ordered a filet medium plus and it was nice and pink throughout. When I brought it to my waiters attention he said "I see some pink" and walked away. I sat and had 2 bites. A manager came around and asked and I said I wasn't eating mine. They asked what was wrong, I showed her. No no steak, and I got charge for it. We frequent steakhouses downtown, we used to be big bowdies fan, but this is the 3rd time in a row and paying for a $72 gray, dry, steak and leaving hungry is not acceptable to me.

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  5. ArleneN

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service and food was quite good overall. It was also very easy to set up our reservation.

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  6. DanaDisla

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Grand Rapids Top Place for a perfect steak! They never fail to impress with their exceptional tastes. Listening to Frank Sinatra, enjoying a drink, eating my steak, dimmed lighting, is a definition of a perfect night… drinks took a little long, at first, but it’s not a big deal when the food and ambience is top tier.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy our meals at Bowdies. Adam was our server and was his usual excellent self. Additionally, Kenton made me a very good French 75. Overall, we love Bowdie’s.

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  8. MintHerbie

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a joy to eat here. Great food (both steaks and fish) and service.

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  9. LVB123

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I've visited Bowdies twice and the first time was INCREDIBLE. The most recent (second) time, my husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. The food was great but our server was very inattentive and ended up completely forgetting about us at the end of the meal (which was long after the dinner rush had left). We wanted to get dessert but it took so long for him to eventually come back that we just asked for the check (because we didn't want him to forget about us again). It was such an expensive meal to have subpar service and we didn't feel like it was worth it. If your odds are 50/50 of getting good service, I would find somewhere else to go.

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  10. Melissa

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit and we were surprised on how outstanding everything was. The food was amazing and prices were great. Our new chophouse. We are looking forward to the summer to eat outside. A must visit.

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  11. BridgetS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant and nice location! Our service was outstanding. I would prefer if the seafood tower had warm crab and lobster but overall the food was excellent!

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  12. MarcR

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine selection and service. The sommelier was fantastic. Correct lighting and noise level. The filet mignon and cheesecake were good not great. The beignets were unfortunately not done in the middle.

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  13. BrentK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food in a very nice atmosphere. Server was very nice, but it felt a little casual for the price. I'd recommend to a friend but did feel the price was high for the overall experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dine here often and never had an issue with showing photo of ID for drinks until tonight, quite disappointed to start a gathering that way. Anyway, appetizers and side dishes were good, as usual. The steaks we received were rather under-seasoned.

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  15. chrisp

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great and would definitely recommend!

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  16. TorchLaker14

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bowdies never disappoints! Deliciously prepared food and classy staff and ambiance.

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  17. Foodielover

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I want to start out with this is a very nice place in a very nice area. we had excellent service, and the food was good not great . I don’t understand why people rate it that high we have had much better food at Ruth’s Chris. The drinks are excellent, but pricey. The steaks are good and sides limited . Desserts are limited had the crème brûlée. It was not good at all. It was hard as a rock and cold on the inside. The waitress did take it off the bill and that was much appreciated.Also, we were seated in a corner by the window and I felt like I was sitting outside. It was so cold! I did want my husband to tip the waitress well because she was very accommodating…

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  18. JasonT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service. Steaks were cooked exactly how we ordered it.

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  19. Trill01

    Minneapolis

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wine, sommelier, Heather and main server Lisa were awesome- professional, knowledgeable, and thoughtful. The wine, bone in filet, truffle fries were amazing and cooked perfectly. This is the first time we’ve tried the bone in filet, and we discovered that we’d rather have the filet without bone really a personal preference more than anything else.We have now been to Grand Rapids and Saugatuck. They are equally as good in terms of service and food Saugatuck, because of the size seems more intimate as it’s smaller.

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  20. Richw

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I treated her friend to dinner. She had never been. We sat at the bar. She absolutely loved it. And you have gained a new customer.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All good, other than a 20 min smoke alarm. Restaurant should have given a discount or a drink on the house for the inconvenience.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We have been to Bowdies on multiple occasions and have always had a great experience. Tonight we took our son for his first visit on his 17th birthday. Unfortunately the fire alarm went off and was blaring and strobing during most of our dinner. A Fire truck arrived and first responders were wandering around and unfortunately couldn’t silence the alarm. The food was delicious as always, however, the lobster Mac was not warm at all. I was disappointed his first experience was marred by the fire alarm fiasco.

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  23. KeoshiaB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great ambience. Great customer service!

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  24. Jjeats

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dependable excellence in all categories! I will be back and bring friends!

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  25. KirkL

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to both the Saugatuck and East GR spots. This is my 5th visit to GR and it just keeps getting better. Josh was outstanding and took very good care of us. The food was off the charts! 2 Kansas steaks prepared perfectly with 2 sides (Brussels and Belly…and Mushrooms.) Also a complimentary birthday cake slice to go. Great atmosphere and over the top service!

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  26. DariusW

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience! Bowdies is the beast steak house in Grand Rapids.

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  27. SueB

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a great birthday dinner at Bowdies. Our server, Lisa, was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. The steaks were cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth. It was a little cold in the restaurant so I had to keep my coat over my shoulders. Also, the staff continued to hit my chair every time they walked by my side of the table. Other than that, it was an excellent experience.

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  28. RobynA

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Manny was by far the best! He was prompt, knew his menu very well, attentive and very passionate about what he does! We appreciated him! Thanks Benny and thank you for the warm treatment. My husband had the best birthday dinner, ever! We had deconstructed crab cake for starters! That was delicious. My husband had the cowboy ribeye and he had leftovers. I had the ahi tuna and that was delicious. Everything was perfect! Thank you again!

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  29. LianaT

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steaks were a perfect medium rare. Ryan is the GOAT!

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  30. CarmineB

    Grand Rapids

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner and evening, The music was varied but entirely too Loud.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the bourbon stayed for the food.. And Both were top notch.

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  32. JoeM

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place and even long between visits the quality is always superb. The staff is amazing and personable. Never a disappointment.

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  33. KimberlyM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu is limited, especially the sides. There are no good salad or non-seafood menu options for guests who accompany those there for steaks.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit too pricey…. ITT would be fair if the extras were included in the price

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  35. HilaryB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and really enjoyed our experience. All the staff that we were greeted by were so helpful and kind. Loved the atmosphere and food…we had gotten. The bone marrow, tomahawk, Brussels with belly, and cocktails were outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beats Ruth Chris because portions are meant for sharing! Delicious steaks done perfectly. Just a little noisy when it’s busy.

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  37. BarbaraW

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for your special occasion, or just date night.

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  38. trudyw

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Bowdies as our Christmas present to each other. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The waiter was great and the food amazing. The shrimp cocktail really was good. My husband had the ribeye and commented it was the best. I loved the shrimp bisque. Overall great experience. Will be back.

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  39. LillianJ

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome! Best food around. Love the atmosphere! Highly recommend

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  40. bobalicious

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a special occasion. This was our 53rd anniversary 😊.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 805-5044.

Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids is rated 4.8 stars by 1282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids

2237 Wealthy St, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wealthy St SE at Bagley Ave SE
  • Neighborhood
    Grand Rapids
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free street parking in downtown East Grand Rapids, as well as a covered Ellis Parking garage right behind our building that we validate for all of our guests!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alexander Lukens
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (616) 805-5044
  • Private party facilities
    Bowdie’s Chophouse Grand Rapids has exceptional private dining options ideal for rehearsal dinners, business presentations, birthday celebrations, and so much more! Impress your guests with our award-winning customizable menus and service for your next special event.
  • Private party contact
    Gwyneth Duesbery: (616) 334-7314
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