Butch's Dry Dock

4.7
351 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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 351 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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vipYpsidiner
Detroit
52 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu was probably simplified versus normal times. But, we enjoyed our dishes and the staff was very friendly!

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dining experience. We had a seat right by the window and the atmosphere was amazing. Our waitress was extremely attentive and we enjoyed every single bite of our food. We absolutely highly recommend Butch's!

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RandyW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner for my Wife's Birthday. The service was great, but the food could have been a little bit warmer. We will give them another try in the future.

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JAMESG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal! Super waitstaff too! We’ll be back.

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vipROBERTP
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can not have a bad experence here. The quality of food is excellent. The choices of both food and cocktails are great. The value is good. The service is outstanding.

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DanB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love the atmosphere at this restaurant. It was perfect for our friends who are visiting from out of town. The food is excellent. Last year when we came for a birthday celebration we had an excellent server. This year the server was mediocre And not nearly as personable.

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2020SR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The scallops were great. The sancerre was lovely. However, the pricing is a bit high.
Overall, it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was great as well, our waitress was lovely and took great care of us (I forgot her name :(....) a lovely restaurant!

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GregW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and very.pleasant experience at the restaurant

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DonM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many menu choices and each with the chef's touch to make the meal an amazing treat.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Made reservation for tenth anniversary on October 15th for a 5:30PM dinner on the 17th.
Upon arrival the hostess informed us we would be sitting in the bar area. This was unacceptable and very unlike any service we have had previously. No offer to accommodate or reschedule was made. While I can understand restrictions due to COVID-19, I can not understand why the reservation was handled the way it was. I sent and email to the owner explaining our situation, but have yet to get a return email. Very sad, as we have always enjoyed the service, food, and hospitality before. We won't be returning any time soon.

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Stephanym
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised! Our food was delicious and the ambiance was very great. Not stuffy at all

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vipkevinb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner! Great atmosphere, food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! Waitress offered a nicer bottle of wine than we originally said and it was GREAT! Very nice evening!

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Hoch
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both had sea food dishes which having recently spent years on the east coast, we are sometime reluctant to to eat in the midwest. Both were great dishes.

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SWFoodie
Indiana
49 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent meal on the books at Butch's. Always try to stop when in the area and haven't been disappointed yet. Limited choices this time due to Covid phenomenon but still wonderful. Be back again when in the area.

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MeghanG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Ambience was excellent, beautiful establishment. Host staff was FANTASTIC. From there, the service went downhill. I don’t believe the person waiting on our table was waitstaff, she appeared to be filling in to cover our table. We ordered steak frites and the seafood pasta and were stunned by the almost minuscule protein serving sizes, though the food itself was decently tasty. My husband was never brought a steak knife, despite asking and the server passing our table 6-7 times. With some good competition in the area, we would not visit here again.

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RebeccaA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner. Everything was adequate. Did not blow me away.

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JohnZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel from Chicago to dine at Butch's. The quality of the food and the complexity of the tastes are above average. Friendly and helpful wait staff.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet and Salmon dinners were perfectly delicious.

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CynthiaJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and dimly lit,but not to the point where you cannot read the menu. Quality of food was awesome. Sooooo nice to be able to talk over music or loud voices. Server, Maryanne, was a pleasure to speak with. Our appetizers were very good. The temp of food was excellent. It was our 42nd Anniversary and the raspberry sorbet with bubbly was a very nice ending to our meal. We will definitely be back! Thank you!❤️

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vipMGrayson
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a long weekend in Holland for our 5th Anniversary and chose Butch's Dry Dock for our Anniversary Dinner. And we could not have been happier with the choice. First I had ordered a combination Anniversary present and trip souvenir from a Delft shop in Holland to go on our table. I picked it up Saturday during the day and dropped it off at the restaurant. When we were seated at our table later that evening on their patio my wife was delighted with the surprise, and now the explanation why I disappeared a couple of times during the day.

Lindsey our server was absolutely delightful having greeted us with annivererry wishes. She was attentive without giving us that rush that some servers seem to be in to turn the table.

And the food. My wife had the Seafood Fettuccine and I had the Braised Short Rib. Both were wonderful. The Fettuccine was well stocked with seafood and the short rib was butter-knife tender and had a wonderful cheery chutney along with green beans and potatoes.

Their wine list is good and the entrees have recommendations with them and I opted for the Chianti Classico recommendation and it went very will with the beef and sweetness of the cherry chutney.

To top off the evening the restaurant provided a desert on the house in celebration. we chose the fresh baked Madeleines with a dark chocolate ganacha that was by itself hard to resist using a finger to finish of when the Madeleines were gone.

If you are in Holland you owe it to yourself to give Butch's Dry Dock a visit.

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Sluefootsue
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines ... high quality food ... outstanding server!

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GTWelt
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For the price of the entrees, we expected better quality. We ordered the scallops and seafood fettuccine and both were disappointing. Appetizers were good tho.

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was offered assistance at the selection of wine for varying tastes and that was successful, followed by a wonderful dinner. Helpful, friendly informative staff as well.

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AnnR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Glad to be back at a favorite venue. The food and drinks were as good as ever. We felt well spaced out so no issues with socially distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love their wine list and food options. The staff adhered to COVID 19 safety guidelines. There was both indoor and outdoor seating options. Would definitely eat there again.

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vipEBdining
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for a special occasion. Portion size a little small and the per glass price of wine a little steep. That aside, everything tasted good. Nice ambiance. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

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vipRobertK
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our "go to" restaurant whenever we are in the area. Pleasant staff combines with a quality product that we wish were located in our home town.

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vipRandolphP
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Maryann, was amazing. Professional and very personable.

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Sluefootsue
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best location! Best menu! Best wine list! The Best!

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KathyS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet I've ever had. Split with my sister and they made her a special risotto without mushrooms. The wine was also delish. Highly recommend.

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CatM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were contacted before our visit & given 3 choices of seating. When we chose the main dining room, we were told they could seat us there 45 minutes past our reservation time. They said we could sit at the back bar at our reservation time. We took that. We arrived on time & were seated right away. We were given water & waited 15 minutes before a drink order was taken. It took another 15 minutes to get drinks. Appetizer was ok. Salad so-so. Scallops ok. Filet migon overcooked & I sent it back. 2nd time it was delicious, but still not medium rare. Risotto overcooked & mushy. Bottom line, we won’t go back. We were not valued as customers...really taken advantage of. We’d wanted to come here for a long time & had admired the white table seating. There are many other restaurants in Holland where we will spend our money. And yes, we had dressed up to celebrate a special occasion. DISAPPOINTED!!

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Nichole
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic but the service was very slow.

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DanH
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Butch's Drydock is now our favorite restaurant. Food and experience is always great. Our server Erika did an outstanding job. Food would have been 5 stars but the special I had was porkp porchetta, that is supposed to be pork loin wrapped in pork belly, but they just served pork Rolaude. That's pork loin rolled.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Foodies beware.

We came in for a family dinner while on vacation. We were sat in back by the noisy kitchen and bar. We asked to move upfront and they were very accommodating - the table was far better, with linen service. The drinks were good and while the service was very slow, our waitress was kind.

We got the curried scallops and the fettuccine Alfredo. There were 3 scallops per plate with a small side of rice. The scallops were cold. What was most offensive was the alfredo. It was bland cream and noodles, with no flavor at all. I cannot believe how much they charged for the quality and portion size. Maybe they’re taking advantage of a touristy area? I can’t believe that they get away with food that tastes like that.

We complained and they gave us a discount on our food, but even then, it wasn’t worth nearly as much as we paid.

Bottom line: I shouldn’t have trusted a menu that had Mexican, curry and pasta. There are so many incredible restaurants in the area to choose from - do not waste your money here.

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tamiw
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salad and steak and fries !!!!
Very good job of social distancing the tables . Very comfortable.

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Daniel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for a nice dinner with good food in Holland MI

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and had a wonderful server. The food was wonderful and reasonably priced for a higher end restaurant.

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Butch's Dry Dock offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 396-8227.

Butch's Dry Dock is rated 4.7 stars by 351 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.

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