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Butch's Dry Dock

4.6
4.6
695 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bistro, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (616) 396-8227

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Butch’s Private Wine Cellar is able to seat up to 24 guests for your private event.

  • Private party contact

    Leigha Palm : (616) 396-8227

  • Neighborhood

    Holland

  • Parking details

    Parking is conveniently located behind Butch's Dry Dock off of 9th street and also in front of the restaurant off of 8th street.

  • Additional

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

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What 695 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids

    Notable Wine List

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  1. SH

    SHER

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful table and excellent service . Presentation of food was great . Two of us ordered the pork chop and of coarse the birthday girl got the one that was dry and tough . The other one was perfect . Over all it was a lovely night .
  2. LA

    LauraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a wonderful anniversary meal - great food and service.
  3. SW

    StarrW

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Greeter very unfriendly. Server not much better. Food not noteworthy. Very disappointed.
  4. d

    dineout22

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service from Amber.
  5. MP

    MickeyPR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    38th Anniversary
  6. D

    Dale

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a pleasant waitress who served us well. We enjoyed dining on their patio. I nice way to celebrate our special occasion.
  7. GB

    GoBlue

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The pork chop was extremely dry and hard to cut. Disappointing because it was recommended. The waitress offered us another and removed the charge for that item on check. Also had filet which was very good! Pasta primavera very good too. Would definitely go back. Customer service was great!! Great waitress! Like the atmosphere
  8. KB

    KateB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Hangar steaks not nearly as good as two weeks ago. Not as flavorful and melt in your mouth. Walleye excellent. Server excellent. Enjoyed being outside in quiet environment.
  9. SM

    SMart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hanger steak and fish cake was delicious!!!!!!
  10. DH

    DanH

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The full dinning experience is always wonderful at Butch's. We started with the roasted truffle cauliflower for the table. Just enough white truffle oil and great quantity of cheese, then pasta Primavera with white shrimp, vegetables still aldante and shrimp perfectly seared. I had the pork chop thick double cut medium rare, grilled asparagus and a slightly sweet white raisin compote
  11. AB

    AlanBroadway

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amber was terrific, as was the food.
  12. TM

    TravelingMan

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must stop when visiting Holland. Excellent food and wine selection.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was all around amazing. Fantastic service, amazing food and wonderful ambiance. Such a great experience!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved our server. She was great and really helpful. We shared several entrees amongst the group and she split items and brought plenty of extra dishes. The cauliflower app was awesome!!! The main entrees were also very good. The primavera was our fave of the bunch. Really enjoyed the entire meal.
  15. DV

    DouglasV

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great downtown Holland choice. Wine list includes your choice from the retail wine shelves. A peaceful white table cloth good food and service place on an interesting and busy shopping street
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and good food!
  17. t

    trish

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    There for professional interview. Butch's staff was very accommodating. Would have preferred less noise.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had the Walleye and Salmon. The salmon was baked and then seared perfectly. The walleye had some sort of crust that was absolutely delicious. The vegetables were also fantastic…it was some of the best food I’ve had in West Michigan. However, the service was dreadfully slow (it was 30 minutes before we placed our order and another hour wait before the food came) despite the restaurant not being very busy. Despite how good the food was, the service was bad enough to warrant 4 stars overall.
  19. ET

    EricT

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meeting a friend’s boyfriend for the first time. Two couples spending a weekend together.
  20. GB

    GlennB

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great place, nice wine selection, food was outstanding. Dined outside on back deck, not much view but sheltered and very good for our desire not to be in an enclosed space.
  21. J

    James751

    London

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Over the years, Butch’s used to be a very good, higher end dining experience. No longer true. The food was awful. The steaks were minuscule, over-cooked and $50.00! The ratatouille was simply roasted vegetables over white rice with chicken so overdone it was barely edible. Tomato soup was good, salmon over cooked and the Walleye dry and greatly in need of tartar sauce…or something. Butch seems to have gotten tired of this place. He is not around much and given the monopoly Butch’s seems to have in Holland, the restaurant might continue. But, we do not wish to return. Sad situation that needs immediate intervention to restore former luster.
  22. DW

    DanW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    We celebrated a friends birthday and retirement at Butch’s. We are from Missouri and first timers to Holland, so chose the restaurant because the restaurant advertised white cloth dining and a casual atmosphere….perfect for our special occasion.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very traditional, we had a great time, we would highly recommend it
  24. T

    Theresa

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostesses were very kind and friendly. Sutton was the best. Appreciated her waiting on us outside when everyone else was opting for inside. Sommelier was so helpful in selecting a great bottle of wine for us. And the blue-eyed bartender helped me decide on a great pre-dinner drink as well.
  25. TC

    TedC

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service at Butch’s!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time for my husbands 60 bday! The food was wonderful!
  27. LG

    LawrenceG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great place with equally great food. Tye meal came out alittle slow, but enjoyed the no rush service. Wait staff excellent. Butch is always present....nice touch.
  28. SS

    SusanS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my two daughters to Butch’s as one of them had a birthday that day. The evening was a total success. We started with a cocktail at the bar and enjoyed watching the bartender in action. We went to our table and had excellent service and a wonderful meal. We will definitely go back the next time we are in Holland!! Superb!
  29. KR

    KathleenR

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were 7 minutes early, our table was ready, and we were asked to wait at the bar until our exact time. It is a bit of a strange approach but hey, whatever, it was not a big deal. Wine and spirits selection was outstanding. The service was outstanding and we had a great table location for people watching. The sourdough bread with vegetable butter was wonderful. The Caesar salad was really, really good - lemony, fresh! The walleye was prepared really well; I did not care at all for the hominy. I preferred the roasted potatoes on my partners flank steak option. His flank steak was perfectly done and very flavorful. We did not opt for dessert.
  30. SV

    SVEN

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A lot of rules at this restaurant.… All the tables are pre-assigned even if you get there at 4:45 pm and the reservation is at 7 o’clock – moronic. Working in food industry you always want to make sure the tables at the window are occupied so it doesn’t look like an empty “so-so“ restaurant. Our table ordered cocktails two appetizers, four entrées. However we brought a cake/birthday and charged us upfront $3.50 per person for a “lit candle”+plate+fork; ALL (4) would have ordered coffee/cordial or even cappuccino – real turn off. Perhaps I could understand if it was a “big city with a Michelin rated restaurant” - rather being: a mediocre 1998 decorated venue, sleepy muzak in a decent small town on a one-way street with limited menu. Waitress was accommodating. ⭐️⭐️1/2
  31. MW

    MaryW

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really great! Erin was terrific! She took great care of us!
  32. P

    Pastermite

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was nice.
  33. H

    Hand86

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good meal and service
  34. S

    Snarklet

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff; the salmon was superb
  35. IB

    IanBrit

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this downtown Holland restaurant and we were not disappointed! Fabulous service behind the bar and the table followed by incredibly well prepared and delicious food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Had heard good things and so chose this as our one big vacation meal out. Not used to waiting for an hour for food, especially when a restaurant isn't particularly busy. Got one of the orders wrong and had to wait another 15 minutes for that meal. Not the end of the world, obviously. Possibly just a different pace of life and we could use to slow down a bit.
  37. RG

    RayG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, service, and food!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meat we have had in months! Great food and service!
  39. BA

    BAM60

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate on outdoor porch. Terrific food, lovely ambiance, great service.
  40. AW

    AlanW

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance was great, as was the service. The food was underwhelming given the price. One of the meals ordered was the Pasta with shrimp. The Shrimp was over cooked. and chewy. The Salmon was delicious. Garlic Fries were underseasoned. Your restaurant was a recommendation from a friend, maybe the kitchen had an off night.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Butch's Dry Dock is rated 4.6 stars by 695 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Butch's Dry Dock

44 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Holland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bistro, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is conveniently located behind Butch's Dry Dock off of 9th street and also in front of the restaurant off of 8th street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (616) 396-8227

  • Private party facilities

    Butch’s Private Wine Cellar is able to seat up to 24 guests for your private event.

  • Private party contact

    Leigha Palm : (616) 396-8227

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