Butch's Dry Dock

4.4
114 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bistro, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

CLOSED SUNDAY

Between 3pm and 5pm, we offer Soups, Salads and Share Plates from our Dinner Menu.

HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Saturday, 4pm-6pm offered in the Pub.
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Phone number
(616) 396-8227
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Boersema
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Neighborhood
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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
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 114 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice night out. Food was very good. Service was more spotty than you would expect from a restaurant this good. Server was helpful and knowledgeable but a bit absent. Would recommend.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Usually good food especially if you are a small eater. This time the food was below average, staff overstretched, cold food, very expensive as always.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

This is one birthday my husband will not soon forget! This was our first time at Butch's but I can guarantee it will not be our last. From the moment we stepped inside the restaurant until our goodbye was said, our experience was memorable! Erica was very attentive and we especially enjoyed discussing wine with Bruce. Our dinners were well prepared and delicious. We can hardly wait to get back to Butch's.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We ordered the filet and scallop dishes. The risotto with the filet was well undercooked and the scallops had no sear whatsoever. The filet was great however. If the items were reasonably priced it would have been acceptable but at their price points you expect much better than this.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Butch's is truly a gem in Holland.
The service is superb and the food is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Excellent food and service in a sophisticated environment.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great food and service!! Deserts are amazing. Perfect dinner out for our anniversary. We will be back!!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This was a very disappointing evening... old friends for a special occasion....the meals were very ordinary at very high costs for two of the meals... salmon and whitefish... was not worth the around $150 spent... We probably not be back....

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Cute little restaurant with great seafood options. Services was excellent. Very attentive! Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food and service were excellent! We will be back!

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Food was good. Restaurant was clean. Staff friendly.i would hope for a little better food for the cost

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Every thing we ordered was delicious, very nice and friendly staff, will definitely go back for the delicious food again soon.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Butch’s has not been the same since chef changed. Lunch plates salad greens were ready for the trash. sandwiches so so..
it used to be a favorite but we are taking if off our list..what a shame...
server was pleasant..

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very expensive Caesar salad that was not robust or especially flavorful. Not a great Reuben, although it had plenty of corned beef. Just okay got the price.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The staff and our waiter acknowledged that it was our anniversary and it was such a sweet time having them celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was very thoughtful!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Simply wonderful! Great location, honors reservations, outdoor terrace in addition to a great indoor dining room, helpful knowledgeable service, excellent food.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Experience was excellent from food to the service to the appearance of the restaurant itself. We would come back

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Top rank service paired with excellent menu choices and upscale atmosphere give this longstanding establishment best in class in Holland.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Bar Tender was great made fantastic cocktails. The atmosphere was very nice, really liked the ability to pick out your own beers and wines. Food was execllent.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I would give a 5 but service was sooooo slooooow this trip. I’ve been here twice ...... Food is always great... but skip the bread... meh.
Creative menu and delish!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Fathers day

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2.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Nothing like dressing up for a nice dinner and eating in the bar.

My wife and I made our reservation two weeks before on Open Table and were expecting a nice dinner out. The hostess told they seat Open Table reservations in the bar not the main dining room. Perhaps it was just us they were restricting from sitting in the dining room. We spent some time looking for a nice restaurant and studied the wine list beforehand as we were expecting and willing to pay for a finer dining experience. When we politely asked to not sit in the bar they said Open Table reservation were put in the bar. The dining room was more 80-percent empty at the time and was never more than half full. It is a bit disconcerting to see them seat other couples in the dining room right after us.

In the bar, our server was a wonderful young woman but she had the whole bar to serve drinks to and did not have much time for a couple of diners regardless how hard she tried. Let’s face it, one of the hallmarks of nicer restaurants is they clear your used cutlery between courses. I am not sure having a basket of forks and napkins on the table, as they do in the bar, is the same thing. ;-)

Regarding the food, my wife and I had different salads and they were surprisingly below average with wilted greens and average dressing. My white fish entry was small but pretty good. My wife’s chicken entre was good. The wine and bubbles were decent especially since many were available by the glass.

So, if you plan to eat at Butch’s remember they have a restricted main dining room. You may be dressing up to eat in the bar.
Jaime R.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Wonderful, local dinner in downtown Holland. Enjoyed the food, Rachel, our server was informative and genuinely interested in making our Anniversary dinner special. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Waited a VERY LONG TIME for food. Husbands arrived cold after the long wait.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I was very disappointed in this restaurant given all the strong reviews. I live in NYC and was spending a birthday weekend in Holland/Saugatuck with my mother and sister. The service was poor, lethargic and unprofessional, and the food was mediocre at best. The salad was inedible. This place must be resting on its laurels from a time when they really cared about their food!

The best part of the restaurant was the décor and privacy of the tables. I will not return.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

ENJOYABLE AS ALWAYS GREAT FOOD ACCOMIDATING WAIT STAFF GREAT FOOD SELECTION.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This is an intimate and lovely restaurant. We had a reservation, were seated promptly, and our waitress was knowledgeable and professional. My husband and I each had a different special, each of our dishes contained locally sourced ingredients. Our food was prepared skillfully and was presented beautifully.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting.
All in all a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Another awesome meal at Butch's. Justin our server did a great job at being attentive and ensuring that the courses were not delivered before we were ready for each one. I had the "Michigan Week" special flank steak with the Dablon winery red Cabernet Sauvignon. I was blown away that the Michigan red had as much flavor as it did, with a nice soft finish that was light on the tannins. My wife had the scallops which she thoroughly enjoyed as well. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

This is the second time my wife and I had celebrated our anniversary there. The food is always exceptional and of high quality and the service is as well. The experience is definitely worth the price and highly recommended if you're coming to Holland please give it a try.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was overpriced and the quality was uneven. Tasteless undercooked rolls. Boring salad with bland dressing. Extremely salty carrot soup and salt encrusted beef filet. The salmon special was better. Service was good but overly formal. Very nice dining room. The atmosphere was the nicest part.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had an excellent meal. Our server didn’t rush us and thought through every detail for us. We had a fabulous time!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Service was great food excellent, chef prepared a vegetarian option which was off the menu and very much appreciated

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Server was amazing, I can’t remember her name. My husband had the short rib and could not believe how amazing it was. When he was looking at the menu, nothing was calling his name and by the end of the meal(it was so much he couldn’t finish) he said he would drive 3 hours in a heartbeat to get that dish again. I had the filet and it did not disappoint! That mushroom risotto was absolutely delicious! We always love trying their tasty sorbet, so I was told the had passion fruit(which is my fav) and they ended up not having it which was a bummer. Overall dinner was great!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

There are several things that we enjoy at Butch's Dry Dock. The food is always at a high standard. Their wines and cocktail selection is great. The service is great and very attentive. The management is customer friendly and attentive. On this occasion My wife wanted their to die for Mussels and they were out of them. Both the server and the management were apologetic and went out of their way to satisfy her. We ended up with complimentary deserts which was a great jester but not necessary. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service was excellent and the food was very good. Butch’s is a good restaurant for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Bruce, the “som”, graciously greeted us and led us to our window table with “happy birthday” written on the paper top. As always, Bruce made a perfect wine suggestion. Food was well prepared and good.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent service and food!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always great food and drinks, relaxed atmosphere, we tend to spend our anniversary here but need to come here more often.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Really enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Great selection of wine. Service was outstanding. We really enjoyed Hooche speak easy.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Butch's never disappoints. The service is as outstanding as the food and we always make the trip here for special occasions.

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