Bowdies Chophouse - Lansing

4.9
778 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Quaint, and cozy chophouse located down town Lansing across from the convention center. We feature prime steaks, gourmet cocktails, and a delicious wine list! Due to the size of the restaurant reservations are recommended!

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

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

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What 778 people are saying
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HeathS
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is, hands-down, our favorite steakhouse to visit. We tried the cocktail shrimp for the first time and the cocktail sauce is outstanding. As always, the bone-in filet was on point. Service was second to none and we can't wait to come back soon.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The tomahawk steak was a bit sinewy, and the steak knife was more dull than the table knife was, so it was a bit of work to cut. Good flavor, though. But the star of the show were actually the sides. Legitimately the best mixed vegatablea I've ever had, and aome of the best (potentially the best) potatoes au gratin I've ever eaten. The staff was great. Little bit disappointed in the steak, as that's what I was there for, but still a great meal.

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BrianN
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter here after her white coat ceremony at MSU. Restaurants in Lansing tend to be rather scary overall so we were anxious to try Bowdies and it did not disappoint. It’s a VERY small space but actually seemed a little bigger given the layout. Our server was great as was everyone else that came to the table. The steak was VERY good - which sadly isn’t always the case at steakhouses. My daughter and I split the tomahawk - which kinda worked out for me as I’m sure I got more than my fair share. The wedge salad and sides were very good as were the drinks. I’d highly recommend it if you’re in Lansing, but make sure you have reservations

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JamesS
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Kinda loud

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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Zach
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Best steak in town with a welcoming atmosphere.

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PhilT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were wonderful. It was too noisy to hear a conversation.

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DavidZ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, did get a bit noisy when tables started filling up.

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brandong
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was unreal great food service!!! Highly recommend

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Manhattan and Steak in town. Always appreciate the personal service they provide.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! Excellent service! Nice quiet atmosphere! Will most definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service. Exceptional food. Best steakhouse in the Lansing area

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vipSTLDev
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bowdies was very accommodating. We were coming in from out of town and running late. We called ahead and they were able to move our reservation back and keep our table on a busy Friday night.
Paul, our server, was very friendly and guided us through the menu. Homemade dressing on the salads were excellent and the KC strip and filet were cooked and salted to perfection. The chive butter put them over the top.
Brownie and ice cream dessert was a great way to finish the meal.
Would absolutely come back next time we’re in town!

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DW54
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for girlfriend. Everything was great. Food everything it was touted as. Service very good and professional. Table seating was a little cramped but all in all very very good.

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Banta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bowdies was great! It was my wife’s birthday. Due to late planning we could only get seats at the bar. Other than bar stools to set in, you wouldn’t have known it was not an upscale dining experience. Bowdies never missed a beat replacing silverware with each course, exceptional attention to service and prompt and delicious food. The drinks and dining were both top notch. Will be back on our next special event night!

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Billw
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as always. Great service. A fun atmosphere, yet probably the most quiet restaurant in town, which is hard to find these days for a normal volume conversations.

This is always my favorite go-to restaurant for a nice dinner with friends.

It’s primarily a steakhouse, but don’t let that deter you if you’re out with people who don’t eat beef. There are a couple of other menu options, and it seems like always a special or two that don’t involve red meat.

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PattiB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food delicious and great presentation. On the pricey side but overall worth it!

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NadyaV
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak we’ve had in our whole life! Cozy place with good service. The tables are close together but people talk quietly, so it doesn’t feel invasive. Expensive place but the best steak in the world! Great cocktails, too!

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LightKeeper
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tomahawk Steak was the best steak I have eaten in 10 years. It is by far the best I have eaten locally! It was pure heaven! The mushrooms were delicious as was the goat cheese and grilled salad. My wife's filet was done to perfection for her taste! We will be back!

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Anissa
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was nothing short of amazing. Our server, Paul, was wonderful as well. We will be back soon!

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SusieM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we have had in a long time. Thanks for great food!

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vipSkip
Grand Rapids
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food and service. Will always return.

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Preston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it was my first time at Bowdies, it was very pleasant, the feeling of the restaurant was very soft and welcoming, the waiters never let our table wait. Our drinks were always at least half full and THE MOMENT one meal was done, another was out for us to enjoy and salivate over.!

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Isaiah
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the most amazing Meat I’ve ever had along with some fantastic sides and drinks!

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AndyO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Food was exceptional. Atmosphere reminds me of a speakeasy. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked up our daughter at MSU for a nice dinner to celebrate our sons 18th birthday. Paul and Garrett were so pleasant, attentive and personable. My favorite restaurant in Michigan. Everything was delicious.

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vipAdina
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. Wanted to go to Bowdie’s for a long time but put it off because of the prices. Now we know why and the price was totally worth it. This is the only steakhouse in East a Lansing we will go to now.

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DougH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were outstanding. The Service is top-notch.

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Joshua
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my anniversary. Food was wonderful, drinks were wonderful, service was amazing. A few small objections like being charged $5 to have anchovies with my ceasar salad but the experience was amazing. Will definitely be back.

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RussH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Restaurant was chilly for both wife and I, each had on long sleeves. Entrance from rear lot is terribly run down, and noise level was very distracting(one table very loud). French onion soup best I’ve ever had, we split the Tomahawk Steak ( ordered medium rare, sent it back as was cold raw in middle)Came back medium rare and was delicious as were the Brussels Sprouts. Waiter and staff were all very good.

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vipDouglas
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Best steak house in the state.

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Charden
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small place that we walked by at least twice awhile ago. The food was very good. The service was good. It's a small place so we seated in front of the kitchen. We asked to move and they accommodated us. We plan to bring family there when they are in town.

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CherylB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous anniversary dinner. Drinks, food and service were top-notch. We started with scallops and grilled Caesar salad, the onto filet mignon and mushrooms. My mouth is watering just thinking about how good everything was! Our server even surprised us with a special anniversary brownie. It was a bit on the expensive side, but we knew that going in. Worth every penny. I can't wait to go back!

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Pickles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 best steak in the area. Staff is the bees knees!

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WillisH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks are awesome, service could not be better. Best restaurant in Lansing area.

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lansingmitch
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal was had at Bowdies in Lansing! It's simply the best fine dining experience available in Mid-Michigan. The steaks and sides are on par with steakhouses in major cities - high quality, well prepared, generous in size. Rachel, our server, was excellent too. Never rushed, always friendly. It's our go to spot for a tasty chunk of beef!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!!

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vipPJA1968
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to the Saugatuck and Grand Rapids venues it was on par with those locations with service and food. The bartender was attentive and the Kansa City strip amd lobster tail perfect. This is the smallest of the locations and actually enjoyed the quaint atmosphere.Highly Recommended.

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Virg
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s a small restaurant. The food was good and cooked perfectly. The woman’s bathroom is not handicap friendly.

FAQs

Bowdies Chophouse - Lansing is rated 4.9 stars by 778 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.