Butch's Dry Dock

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Contemporary American
Whether in our formal Dining Room, casual Pub, sunny Patio, or private Wine Cellar, Butch’s Dry Dock offers the perfect setting to match your mood and occasion. See for yourself!

Butch’s Dry Dock offers practical lunch and distinctive dinner menus to complement their wine and beer offerings. The culinary team creates carefully prepared dishes that offer a variety of choice for the refined palate. The menu continues to evolve seasonally to give our patrons a full exploration of flavors while also sourcing local ingredients that are in peak season.

Butch’s service team is also dedicated to ensuring that you have the best possible experience. They provide the highest quality food and drink, while also offering the most personalized service and comprehensive knowledge to complement it.
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MD
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We started with the baked feta and it was good but nothing to get excited about. My sister and ai both had the filet and it was delicious, accompanied with mushroom risotto which was to die for but the charred broccoli on the plate was an embarrassment. The chef should have never put a burnt vegetable on the plate when suchbattention to detail went into other parts of the meal. My sister had the lemon curd tart for desert and no exaggeration she must have said twenty times how delicious it was. The service was quick and efficient.

d
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The most favorable things from my dinner there were the wine, service and ambiance. The dish I ordered was very disappointing. I received what seemed to me to be a pre cooked pork chop that was dry, cold and without flavor. The accompanying kale and sauces were on par with the chop-

D
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Justin was an awesome server. Nice wine selection and the salmon was delicious.

G
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my wife's birthday while visiting the area and were greeted with a "Happy Birthday" personalized tablecloth which was a nice surprise. The food was fresh and prepared perfectly I think we ate every last bite and then the chef surprised us once again with a complimentary Bannan's foster which happens to be one of our favorites. I had a steak and my wife the salmon both prepared expertly, we had two appetizers, a feta dish and a shrimp and scallop skewer that you would swear just came from the ocean. I would highly recommend Butch's.

T
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The food has not been as good this year as previously. Our halibut was over cooked
It has been our favorite so it is discouraging to have it let us down

SV
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The beet appetizer was just phenomenal!! Although there were no vegetarian entree's on the menu the chef was quite willing to make a number of them vegetarian for us. It is so much quieter than many of the restaurants downtown. A great place to go with friends that you can actually have a conversation.

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a person in our party with food allergies. The manager, Patrick, was very accommodating and made sure that the food was prepared safely. He discussed all options with us prior to the meal and took a lot of time answering our questions about their food preparation. Great experience!

e
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the entire evening, had a window seat with my date which we both absolutely loved, food and wine suggestion by our waiter was greatly appreciated .

AK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic! Have issue with portion size of shrimp and scallop skewer based on the price. Best Lamb I ever had.! My wife said that the Filet Mignon was also one of most delicious she has eaten. They did forget the potatoes on my dish, but made up for it with the creme bruleé.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing
We have been to Butch’s many times although not in the last 6 months
Salads are now a la carte

Prices are higher and food preparation is not as good as before. Previously, this was a restaurant that was a good value. Not anymore.

Service is generally excellent but tonight was awful. Rarely saw the waitress who didn’t introduce herself and when she did appear she was always rushed.
Maybe she had too many tables, but regardless that’s not the customer’s problem.

All the more disappointing because we had indicated to our friends who we have not seen for several years, as they are from Europe, that this was one of our favorite places. Not any more.

I’m not sure I will go back after our experience

M
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We recently had dinner at Butch’s for the first time while visiting Holland. I will start off with the positives. We were seated at a lovely table in the front of the restaurant next to a window. We stared with a delicious burrata and heirloom salad. While I am a fan of a well paced service it took over 30 minutes for our entree to show up once we finished our starter and we never saw our server during that time. I ordered halibut with peas and ham risotto. It was barely lukewarm and the whole dish was mushy and tasteless certainly not worth the $34 they charged. My husband had seafood pasta which he described as “OK.” His dish was also barely lukewarm. We decided to try to save a things a bit by ordering pot ‘o creme which was quite good. Hard to know if this was an off night but we wouldn’t go back and I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Butch’s Dry Dock tonight and the whole evening was beautiful.
The food was super delicious and the service was outstanding.
Our server was extremely nice !!
We had a most wonderful time !!

D
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great! One of our favorites!

NH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is excellent, but the service is slow, and the chairs hard and uncomfortable.

Nice atmosphere.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 4ambience 4

The meal was delicious as usual. However, we were extremely surprised when we received the bill to see that it included a corkage fee of $10.00 plus 6% tax for a bottle of wine that we had ordered as part of our dinner. I have never seen or heard of a restaurant charging a corkage fee for wine ordered as part of a meal. When I asked the waiter about the charge and told him that I had only heard of a corkage fee being charged for wine brought into the restaurant, he responded that if that happens it is a double charge. So, even though we have been frequent customers since Butch's opened, we will not be returning to the restaurant nor will we refer anyone else.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress was not very attentive. We felt it might be because we weren’t very dressed up. She was slow to check on us and busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great!

KA
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We celebrated my daughters birthday with you last Friday night and had a fabulous evening. The service was impeccable. From the attention she gave us to the timing of our food, was perfect. We felt relaxed and never rushed. The food was amazing! I can't stop thinking about the baked feta dish we had as an appetizer and the risotto I had with my dinner! Oh my!!!! It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to celebrating again with you. My only "complaint" would be the music. It was heavy metal music that just seemed a little inappropriate for the setting and was perhaps, just a little too loud for an intimate dinner (thus the lower rating for the ambiance). Maybe some jazz or instrumental music would have made the evening sheer perfection!!!

N
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent. We were shown to our table promptly and the table had a note wishing me happy birthday - a nice touch. The service was kind but not especially timely. It appeared that the wait staff were either stretched too thin or they could benefit by having some folks assist bussing tables. The scallops were tender and flavorful; the salad was super fresh; the calamari had a bit of a fish taste but the sauce was wonderful.
We would definitely go back but prepared for a slow paced meal.

B
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Butch's has very nice ambiance, and the service was pleasant. I would recommend it to friends, since the choices are very limited in the Holland, MI area. Our only complaint was both the scallops and my steak were incredibly salty! I assume the owner was the person waiting on the table and she should do a tasting prior to serving the dinner hour, both dishes completely different in composition and too salty.

LW
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was pretty good. All of the food we ordered was covered in too much butter though. Salmon, asparagus, and lamb 2 ways with snap peas.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time celebrating! Food was fabulous as always.

MS
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere is lovely. Our server, Jim, was wonderful! Fun, knowledgeable and engaging. The food. Oh my. The soup was amazing. Creamy and then a dollop of chorizo on top. I had the Reuben and I am a Reuben snob and loved it! We enjoyed a lavender infused lemonade to celebrate and were treated to Madelines for my birth dessert! My Birthday lunch could not have been more perfect.

BD
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As I requested, I had a window seat from which I could view the passing parade. My waiter was competent and cheerful and cooperative. My first course of mussels was good; the mussels were quite small, but there was an abundance of them, along with some bread for dipping. The tomato/basil soup was excellent, approaching that of Wolfgang Puck. My main course of halibut was tasty, though the accompaniments sometimes threatened to overwhelm the delicacy of the fish. My second glass of Sauvignon Blanc was as good as the first. I ended with some "real" coffee and an exquisite creme brulee. I do think that the prices are higher than they need to be, when compared to Ruth's Criss in GR, for example. I'll probably be back some day, but only on a most auspicious occasion.

JP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place to be in Holland for great food drinks and atmosphere.

GL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was great with exception of time to be waited on and served

PP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was good, staff was attentive and friendly - however the food was disappointing. Two of us had the special which was whitefish - the portion was small and most importantly the fillet was thin and over cooked. The soup was average. Maybe we just we there on an off night.

l
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here. Good food. Great service from our waiter but after asking the greater to make sure that our reservation was acknowledged we get an email from Open Table an hour later indicating that we missed our reservation. I immediately responded back to Open Table and the issue was promptly resolved. Thank you!! We were unimpressed with the lack of concern on the part of the restaurant staff who ignored our reservation in the first place. Won’t be going back anytime soon despite good food and service.

JO
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The sommelier is incompetent. In the past month we dined at Butch's twice. On both occasions the sommelier broke off the cork within the wine-bottle neck, then took the bottles into the kitchen to decant the wine. It was embarrassing both for him and for our guests.
If I want a wine decanted I will ask that to be done at the table. Otherwise how do I know I am actually getting what I paid for? In the future I will not order full bottles at Butch's.

OT
Toledo
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Stopped in for dinner during a weekend getaway. The baked feta appetizer was excellent. Wife and I both had the Filet Mignon which good. It was served with grilled asparagus that excellent. The restaurant is very nice inside with lots of big windows. Bright and clean. The wine selections were very good. Definitely worth stopping for.

l
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Holland to celebrate our anniversary with friends that have the same anniversary. The appetizers, meals and drinks were fantastic. We were disappointed with the deserts, but they did not bother our wonderful experience. We will definitely return.

OT
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our meal. It was a great evening and we had wonderful service.
We will be back again.

UP
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ding at Butch's Dry Dock is a wonderful experience. You experience the same high qualities that onw would find in restaurants in New York, San Francisco, Seattle but not quite as far away. Food, service, ambiance all excellent. Noise level is low. Very attentive wait staff. If you are in Holland, MI make a reservation at Butch's. You will not be disappointed.

P
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good and nicely presented. Service was only Fair. Our server seemed adept at her job, but may have been stretch too thin as we were left unattended for lengthy periods of time. Took 15 minutes to have my glass of wine delivered. In addition she always seemed in a big rush as she addressed individuals in our party.

TH
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great wine choices and great service. A wonderful experience- again...

P
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always...very enjoyable. Excellent for and service.
Need upstairs bathrooms! Should not have to go to basement.
Happy Hour cocktails should be available in main dining room until 6:00 PM.

Extensive wine list and great wait staff.

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hi Panther, Thank you very much for your great feedback and please join us again soon. Also, I wanted to mention that we do have a restroom available on the main floor for our guests that prefer to use it instead of the main bathrooms located in our gallery. Thanks again! Butch

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Not by any means new to Butch’s, but the new menu is awesome. Highly recommend the hummus, the calamari, or the mussels.

DS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Limited menu and service is VERY slow. For the price, I was expecting larger portions and more options.

KB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely graduation dinner for a party of eight. Our table was exactly the right size and the chairs were sturdy and comfortable. Wine by the bottle for purchase at retail prices with a $10 corking fee. Steaks were perfect, great Caesar salads, nice apps. We loved the baked feta. Overall, everyone left feeling that their taste buds and their stomachs had been well satisfied.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I am not sure where the 4.5 stars come from. Wouldn’t be able to tell you our servers name because he did not introduce himself. He also did not seem pleased to be there. We ordered 3 appetizers; calamari, crab cakes, and fries. The calamari was cold and undercooked. The crab cakes and fries were good. For dinner we ordered the filet, halibut, and chicken. The risotto for the halibut and filet was cold and undercooked. The halibut had no flavor and the filet was supposed be medium rare and was medium. The chicken was cooked great but was very spicy.

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