Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids

4.8
568 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.

Thank you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 568 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Disappointed being frequent, frequent customers. Had a table for 6, when I called and confirmed we had 7 people. When I arrived I reminded the hostess we had 7 people (doesn’t let you book more than 6 online), and she said “well you should have called us.” I reminded the hostess that I did and that whoever I had spoken said it wouldn’t be a problem. We had to cram around a small table next to the door, it was freezing. We were sat at 7:43 and did not get our food for two hours, with forgotten French fries, forgotten glass of wine, and a medium steak that was bleeding on the plate (medium rare at best). The bathroom had paper towel and toilet paper all over the floor and it was a mess. We love this restaurant and my son goes once a week, and we were very disappointed in the experience for my daughters birthday.

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vipBillV
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great wine selection, steaks were tender and delicious, lobster tail came on the Lobster mac and cheese

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Bayner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our 1st visit to Bowdies was better then expected. We heard about Bowdies from a Top 25 USA Steak House review. Great food, the steaks were top shelf, the sides were some of the best we've had. Our server (I think that her name was Elissa) was GREAT, know the menu well, great recommendations, and was above and beyond helpful with extras all the way through our dinner ADVENTURE. It was a Christmas Dinner Date. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and great service!

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kayb
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our first time, the filet was wonderful and the sauce. The service was excellent and friendly and made you feel comfortable. Only two issues: my shrimp cocktail tasted a bit stale like it had been frozen too long.. the spinach was not hot enough we should have said something and we did not, I am sure our server would have attended to it immediately.

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BWD1
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Always a favorite - though they could really use to amp up the menu with 3-4 new non-steak items... change is good. You're the hot restaurant until you're not! Keep improving!

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DebD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic! We were there nearly 4 hours with a group and enjoyed every bit of it.

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was good. The music was pretty quiet, but there were also some loud customers sitting next to us.

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KimS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Filet was delicious, salad great, mushrooms great. Tomahawk rib eye very bland. Service was very good. It is very pricey.

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JasonM
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service could be considered slow but it allows for conversation. Great food and staff. Cocktails were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding! Adam was our server and he did a great job! Very attentive to us, and we were given a complimentary desert for our 29th wedding anniversary! So good!

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vipChrista
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was very accommodating. Our waitress was phenomenal we were said to hear it was her last day.

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing beautifully decorated for Christmas. We enjoyed our time and the food was AMAZING. Our server was very personable and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend going to Bowdies.

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WalterAF
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent time at Bowdies. We have yet to find a less than stellar option for celebrating great times.

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IanH
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, we had a great visit. Our server was excellent! Food was incredible! Excited to visit again in the near future!

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vipScott
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and our server Heather was amazing. This is the second time we have gone to this establishment, and the second time we had an amazing experience.

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RhondaK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Food was exceptionally prepared.

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StacyS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality of food! Super delicious, fine service, and excellent cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for a night our with my besties!

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vipMichigangal19
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is that of a big city steakhouse (It didn't feel like East Grand Rapids). Very attractive space; Danielle, our server, was A++. Friendly, helpful, professional, responsive... I appreciated that my requests for a booth and as quiet a table as possible was heard and answered. This is IT for special occasions. Food was perfect. Salmon (yes, even at a steakhouse) was some of the best I have ever had. Filet was perfect. Portions are very generous. Don't miss this place!

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TrishaV
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, drinks and food!

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vipChicagoFood
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Bowdies! Loved the new updates wine menu options too.

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vipMinK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My last three visits have been a disappointment due to flavors of the food. They either over salt everything or drown things in too much sauce. My salmon was cooked perfectly, but tasted like I was biting into a lemon. The overly tart lemon was on everything on my plate, so I couldn't even enjoy any of the side items. I boxed up my meal and immediately threw it away when I got home to avoid an issue with the restaurant. The steak that was ordered at the table was charred to the point of tasting like carcinogens only. Our two beautiful entires were cooked to perfection, but because of the seasonings. sauces and cooking processes tasted terrible and were not edible. The potatoes were good, but very cold. I love this restaurant, but three strikes is enough for me.

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Remmy
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a wonderful experience and way to celebrate my husband's birthday.

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Longfellow
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No one can give you a steak as well prepared and have the excellent taste in Grand Rapids or any other outlying communities as Bowdies. The waitstaff was once again giving superb service. The sides were also wonderful! They are really the "Gold Standard."

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

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vipGregoryM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as always! Can't wait to go back.

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Becky
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The noise level was louder than we were hoping for, it was hard to hear the guests at our table. But the food and cocktails were phenomenal. Our server, I think her name was Corrine was very helpful with us! Hard to hear her name, but she was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to give them another try. This time our food was excellent. The wine suggested was amazing and our steaks were cooked perfectly. I’m so glad we went back!

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viptbond
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 39th Anniversary!
The service was amazing and the food was great.
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Dinner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Our waiter was very nice, answered all our questions. The atmosphere was very loud. Drinks were ok. Steaks were cooked perfectly, but way too salty. I’m a salt person…especially on steak, but it was completely overpowering. We ordered the seasonal vegetables - green beans, and they were so salty we couldn’t eat them. It was disappointing because we had heard such great things.

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Matt
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Overall Bowdies is typically great. However, this time was not a normal experience. Our waiter was great, polite, and very professional. However we ordered our main course and it took almost an hour and a half for our food to come out. When our steaks did come out they we both obviously overcooked. We both ordered medium rare and they came out medium well. We mentioned it to the server but we did not want to wait for two more steaks. The manager then came over and said he would take 20% off our steaks. In my opinion we should not have had to pay for them at all. Overall nice place but will not go back again.

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vipJeffH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick & the team are the best!

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KellyG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday
wife had a filet I had the cowboy ribeye the Brussels in bellies were fantastic side dish
Also had oysters for appetizer and my wife had the chop salad with belly
all of it was absolutely fantastic the prices were as you would expect it to be at a prime steak location but they serve you well the portions are good and all in all highly recommend it

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Kritter
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for our anniversary. It didn’t disappoint! Our waiter did an outstanding job of serving us and giving us suggestions. He was there, but not hovering. The food was delicious. We’ll definitely go to Bowdies again!

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ErinW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal. Definitely going back. Food was prepared perfectly and drinks were generously poured.

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PattyC
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff. Loved the roasted chicken. Will be back.

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vipAnonymous
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here in a week. Excellent food both times. We had an amazing server named Danielle. Her attention to detail and wine recommendations made this one of the best dinners we have ever had. Maybe the best service we have had… ever. Oh, and let’s talk about the food. If I said it’s the best restaurant in GR, does that say it all? I wish I could cook a steak like they do… Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding!! Thank you!

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 568 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.