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Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI

Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids

4.8
4.8
795 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

9:30 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    Alex Ludkens

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Cross street

    Bagley

  • 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 795 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Steakhouse

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  • Grand Rapids

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    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Notable Wine List

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  1. EG

    ErmaGR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Bowdies and we will definitely be back. Food was great, servers were attentive and knowledgeable, nice seating area and not too noisy.
  2. JW

    JasonW

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice night out with my wife. We ate outside and enjoyed watching the kids at our neighboring table play in the fountains. Everything was superb and we liked the Toast bill pay app.
  3. DO

    DarleneO

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary and Bowdies did not disappoint. Complimentary champagne was a lovely surprise and not to mention delicious. Our server Ryan was a delight and so attentive. Amazing food and a fabulous atmosphere, perfect for our cheers to 23 yrs.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our anniversary and everybody we encountered was so amazing. Kind, attentive, knowledgeable, and fun!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We were celebrating our anniversary which was told to the restaurant. Our server was dry and just blah he didn’t do anything special or extra for us. The steak was amazing! The Brussels were not done and no flavor! They are usually amazing, however they removed them off the bill. We are regulars at Bowdies and we may not be back anytime soon.
  6. h

    homevisitor

    Grand Rapids

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was great! Nathan was the perfect person to be our server! Good, well, just amazing.
  7. J

    Jeff

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    staff and food lived up to the expectations set by the pricing of the entrees. very pleased and will definitely dine there again. our table had both the swordfish and filet…. both full of flavor and quality. salads and sides were good too…. but that’s not why we went. our waiter was ryan… both personnel and professional, more personnel which was a good fit for our table.
  8. L

    Local

    Grand Rapids

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ribeye was excellent
  9. GR

    GRdiner1

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Overpriced and disappointing. This was our first time eating at Bowdie’s and it will be our last. While the shrimp cocktail and escargot were okay and my son’s filet was okay, my red snapper was lukewarm, overcooked and garnished with some type of nondescript paste. My wife’s salmon was likewise dry and over seasoned. The salad garnish for both dishes was drenched with a very salty vinaigrette while the spinach side was likewise quite briny and lukewarm. The truffle fries were way over seasoned, salty, lukewarm. The lobster mac’n cheese was ho-hum- the lobster overcooked…my wife’s vodka tonic was made with flat soda. All of this at a price that was astronomical. Don’t go!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for our 18th anniversary. Should have looked at the menu ahead of time for pricing. $300 for 3 alcoholic drinks, a wedge salad, scallops, brussels, a filet, and a strip. That did include gratuity. Service was excellent but probably won’t go ahead - out of my price range!
  11. AG

    AmyG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ordered the small seafood tower and it was fabulous. For dinner we had the Kansas city bone in NY strip, and also the Cowboy steaks. Everything was so delicious and great quality. Definitely well worth the visit.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Professional waiter and service staff. Meals prepared perfectly and accommodated daughter's requests for her food preparation
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Outstanding food One of our very favorite places
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  15. MA

    MaryAnnA

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    My husband and I split the tomahawk ribeye. We had escargot (average, and salty), burrata (okay not as flavorful as other places I’ve tasted). Almost everything was great except all of our meal was over salted! Even the sides, Au gratin potatoes, and mushrooms were seasoned with too much salt. I couldn’t finish my meal. The other couple with us agreed that the food was over seasoned. I would have to say our server was excellent as was the rest of the staff. The crème brûlée was delicious and the portion perfect. We parked in the parking structure near the restaurant and we were able to have our parking validated.
  16. s

    stillsatisfiedbut

    Grand Rapids

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience3
    Service was slow! Steak was excellent! Dessert was average and overpriced.
  17. ZR

    ZacharyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at the restaurant with my girlfriend and we had a great time, service was great and so was the food.
  18. AF

    AndreaF

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time and it won’t be our last. Outstanding dining experience!!! The food was amazing and HOT! From the hostess to the waitstaff - impeccable!
  19. AM

    AllisonM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowdies is one of my favorite places to eat in Grand Rapids. The food, service, and ambiance is always top notch! A special shout out to Manny and Hector for taking excellent care of us during our recent meal!
  20. c

    carolem

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with my husband, daughter and friend. Food was outstanding and so was the service! Thank you!
  21. F

    Fire

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & quality service in nice atmosphere; on many occasions, the music is blaring though. We asked them to turn it down and they did.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for the best dining experience GR has to offer. Nick was our server and took constant care of us. All other employees had smiles to share. Thanks!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 30th anniversary there. The service was wonderful, the food was exceptional and the atmosphere was great. We would highly recommend it
  24. B

    Brooke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow!! I haven't stopped thinking about Bowdies since I ate there on Sunday. I came to visit from out of town and met here and let me just say, everything was SUPERB! Generally I am not a steak type of person but I ordered the filet mignon and it melted in my mouth. We also had the au grautin potatoes, lobster mac, truffle fries, and brussels...AMAZING! Highly recommend. Very nice ambiance, amazing food, and a delicious Moscato D'Asti recommended by the waiter that paired perfectly with the food. Thank you for the great experience!
  25. RS

    RichardS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was outstanding. Our waitress (and her assistants) were friendly and knowledgeable about their menu, and wine and alcohol list-- right down to the nuances of the white wine.
  26. MS

    MarybethS

    Grand Rapids

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, incomparable. Like nowhere else. Our server, Nathan, perfect. It was a SUPER busy night and we never felt it. It was a last minute date night that turned into a magnificent special occasion.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Server was very nice but very slow - water glasses were empty several times.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Drinks were too strong
  29. AL

    AndreaL

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a graduation. Server and food were fantastic. A great restaurant for celebrating
  30. DB

    DaleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was the very best we’ve had! We enjoyed the service and atmosphere. We would highly recommend.
  31. CD

    ChristyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowdies is definitely a celebration restaurant for us, but you sure get what you pay for! Everything from the taste of the food to the drinks to the service is absolute perfection.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary everything was delightful! Server was lovely too and gave us a couple glasses of champagne on the house. Will go again!
  33. RK

    RonK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! I've been there three times in the past month and the quality and consistency has been top notch.
  34. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Food was top notch and our server was fantastic!! Loved every bite!!
  35. M

    Matty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was bang on and our server Nick was personable and attentive. A fantastic experience all around.
  36. J

    Jonae

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had Josh as a server! He was super friendly, kept our drinks fresh and cold, and knew all about the food & the drinks! The cocktails....holy moly....super good! Strong, and worth the money! The steak, YUMMY!!!! Loved it! We were a lil disappointed in the Au Gratin Potatoes, we expected them to be a lil bigger in size. However, the Cesear Salad, HUGE!!! We had our own individual salads, and we loved it! It was a lil noisier than we would have liked, but over-all, we really enjoyed our visit! We will DEF come back!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service from our energetic and informative server, don’t recall her name but she was an absolute delight! We love bowdie’s and will continue to frequent both the EGR and saugatuck locations. Fabulous food, service and atmosphere.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time, and amazing food. Will come back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The two young ladies at the hostess desk were absolutely delightful and kind! A perfect first impression! Manny was an efficient and experienced waiter. We had the best time and my mother in law (amateur steak critic) said her steak was one of the best she’s ever had! Thanks so much!
  40. BR

    BreadRizzo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. Awesome Experience!

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • 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 795 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids

2237 Wealthy St Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bagley

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

    Alex Ludkens

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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