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Butch's Dry Dock

4.7
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326 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 326 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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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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KathyS
Detroit
3 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
3 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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Jack, was a delight! He was so friendly and helpful. I ordered the scallops with jasmine rice and was not disappointed. The cocktail was lovely and refreshing - forgot the name but it had St. Germaine and lilac. Hubby wanted to eat healthy so he got the kale bowl with seared salmon and was very happy with it. Overall, a lovely dining experience.

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Sluefootsue
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ingredients!
The best service!
The best on 8th St!
The BEST!

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DavidU
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience with great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Quality of food was not at the same level as past visits. Seafood fettuccine was lacking flavor. Jasmine rice in Sea Scallops dish was undercooked.

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vipDannyM
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, creative and tasty menu. We will miss chef Ryan! All wA wonderful pan seared scallops and unique cherry short ribs, yummy

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vipSmokey90
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wine is the way to go! Food was great. Nice outdoor area.

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AdoraNora
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a nice summer evening and we were able to sit out front. It was a lively atmosphere with music going in the background. Very enjoyable. The service from Lindsey was spectacular!! Thank you, Lindsey, for your personable and witty charm. The manager at the time also stopped by and she was also very enjoyable. I believe her name was something similar to Adriana. I had a beef short rib and it was melt in your mouth, fall off the bone delicious!! Good job, Butch's!!

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vipMarkinKY
Louisville
55 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had not tried Butch’s in prior trips, we were visiting again from out of state and wanted a safe outside experience. Butch’s was the only option in town offering a specific outside table reservation, so I grabbed it. The setting was perfect, sidewalk tables set far apart, perfect people watching. The service was perfect, attentive and courteous, and everyone on staff was masked and respectful. The food was good, not outstanding for the price, but still very nice, and the service and setting made it all work.

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BradH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great night out. Thank you

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marcelog
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything is excellent.

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vipDinner
Grand Rapids
37 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Butch’s. Delicious food, wine and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food, but server was slow and not attentive.

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ANNG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, as expected. Butch's has set up additional sidewalk seating to cope with the pandemic. Staff is professional and taking the changes in stride

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brandonm
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!! Would definitely be back the next time in Holland!

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JoanieO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Had the braised short ribs and it was delicious! Definitely coming back!

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SteveS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

This was my first time here was very excited to try it! The menu was extremely limited not at all what was online. The service was terrible we waited a half hour just to place our drink order then another half hour to place our food order we were there 3 and a half hours just because things took so long. The only time she was quick was to bring the bill! I had spilled water on my table they didn’t even put a new linen on the table they just put a napkin on it! The food was good only part of my night that was. I’m sad to say that for 100$ this was a terrible experience I want be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butch’s is a dependably delicious place to have a great meal with a fantastic wine selection.

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DanH
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always the best. I think Butch's is becoming our favorite restaurant fast. Fettuccine was fantastic, filet cooked perfect and you have to have the Madeline's for dessert

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vipSpartan
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food as always. Had the short ribs and my wife had the chicken quesedia Good service. It was my wife's birthday and they gave us a dessert for free..

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KellyD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great and friendly service! Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

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marcelog
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome, excellent food, excellent service and excellent restaurant.

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Scott
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic birthday dinner for my wife. Great service. Lindsay was very attentive but not overly. Food and wine were both very good.

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Chris
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food are always consistent and thoughtful. Jackson was our server Friday night and was so personable and took initiative. He even recommended several breakfast spots for Saturday morning. We went back for dinner Saturday night and Jackson was bartending. He made two special cocktails and stopped by our table to make sure all was good. Lindsay was our server and she also did a wonderful job!

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ErikaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Very nice atmosphere. The owner came to say hello and introduce himself and was very nice. I’d recommend going here for a special meal.

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 4.7 stars by 326 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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