Butch's Dry Dock

4.6
164 reviews
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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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d
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, but noise level was a little loud even if it was in the pub area

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MH
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

You are celebrating our 52nd wedding anniversary. They treated us to free champagne. We had a hostess who was excellent. The noise level was low. The service was excellent. And the food even better. Will definitely go back for another special occasion We have been there before and Knew we would get great service and wonderful food

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Kitchen too slow.

Otherwise ok.

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on April 11, 2019

Hello Mary Ellen, Thank you for your patience during the unveiling of our brand new menu. We definitely had some kinks to work out but feel we have and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Butch

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CJ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a great experience. We were tended to very quickly and waiter was extremely helpful in sharing menu tips and specials. Was a busy day so food took a little longer to arrive but that was expected as it looked like a full house but overall terrific experience. I would recommend.

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TE
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cheese tray was fantastic. Trout was amazing. Pork chop was a little dry

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AB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received the best service while celebrating our birthdays with a delicious dinner and amazing desserts!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my girlfriends birthday and the waiter made our night very memorable. We were seated right at the window and even the dessert was on the house. The food was really great. We will be back for sure.

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DK
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner started with Fresh East Coast Oysters, followed by Seared Scallops that were outstanding. The Pinot Noir was smoky and smooth. Dessert was fabulous too! Only issue was noise from the bar area was somewhat distracting.

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you, Doug. We really appreciate the amazing review and hope to welcome you back again soon. Next time, I would encourage you to request a table up front when you make your reservation as the ambiance isn't quite as festive as in the Pub. We hope you can join us again very soon and wish you a wonderful day! Best, Butch

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RV
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has amazing food, and is the ideal place for a date. loved eating here for the second time will defiantly be back.

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Understand my rating as coming from someone without much means. We received a gift card from friends and tried it out. The food, atmosphere and service were phenomenal! I just would not be able to return because it was $40 a plate. If that´s what you seek and you can´t think of anyone in the world better, who doesn´t have food this month, to give $100, then please consider Butch´s. It was a great experience:) I don´t mean to be cynical, but realistic. The food was great and service was top notch so nothing wrong there! Thank you Butch´s

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you very much, Benjamin. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll choose to join us again soon. I would also encourage you to check out Holland's Best Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm daily where you will find some great values as well as our high value lunch menu and nightly pub classics such as our amazing burger and quesadilla. Thanks again and have a great day! Cheers, Butch

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G
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

There are a lot of things to like about Butch's. The ambiance and noise level are great. The service was excellent and the people very nice. The menu is diverse with prices across a good range. The 'ONDERGROND' is fun and fortunately we went when it was not busy which made it even better. There was no wine pairing for the lamb special so the sommelier gave us one and it was excellent (took the leftover wine home with us). Also, the wines are a great value. This is a place most people could go to and have a very nice time.

I gave it an average rating because all of our food, except for the tomato bisque, came room temperature. Most people will not care about this but eating cold duck, lamb, risotto, and veggies is just not enjoyable at all. I believe Butch's can get really busy, this was not a busy day and the food was cold, wonder what it is like in the summer. Anyway, sort of a bummer. Trying the new Noto's at the Bilmar next.

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L
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table at Butch's to celebrate our anniversary. Asked for a quiet table and got one. Service was among the best we've had anywhere. Excellent wines by the glass -- my Smashberry Red Blend was excellent. For entree, my husband had the filet mignon and I ordered the trout. Both were delicious, and we both felt that the sides (wild mushroom risotto, roasted brussel sprouts) made the meal great. Finished with port and creme brulee, they were perfect. Order yourself some port when you go -- it's worth it!

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D
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service at Butch’s is impeccable. Truly a special place in downtown Holland.

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We frequent Butch's on special occasions, anniversary, birthday, Valentines Day, etc. My husband and I both love the atmosphere and food. This time, I found my entree to be a little different than I have experienced in the past, although the broccoli was ok, I did not care for the smoked flavor (doesn't mean it was bad). The risotto had no flavor, it was very bland. My steak was cooked perfectly. My salad was overpowered by the dressing and not as good as I remembered. The dessert, however was delicious. While I did not say anything while we were at the restaurant, I may consider these things when ordering next time. Of course we will be back. My husband loved his dinner.

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D
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service. Food is always consistently good with nice ambience

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Butch's menu offers some spectacular dishes! Particularly recommend the mushroom crepe and the chicken coq au vin -- you will believe you've been transported to France! Selection of wines cannot be beat!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and the table was prepared and ready for us when we got there. We were promptly greeted and welcomed. We ordered our food and the presentation was amazing. It tasted incredible! The wine pairings were spot on!

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Butchs' has always been our "go to" for an outstanding meal. This time was a big disappointment. The food was something I could get at a pub; nothing special. We will try again, hoping for an better experience.

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on January 19, 2019

Hello Nancy, I'm terribly sorry to hear that we missed the mark for you this time. I sincerely hope you'll choose to dine with us again and look forward to that day. Best, Butch

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been a long time since we have been to Butch's for dinner. It was delightful and we really look forward to going back soon. Terrific beverages, cozy atmosphere and amazing food. We know we can get a great lunch and happy hour treats, as well.

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on January 19, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Carrie! Please come back again soon. Best, Butch

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Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very small portions and extremely high prices. Solid service and atmosphere, but not a great value.

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on January 19, 2019

Thank you for the review and I hope you'll join us again soon. I also might mention our daily Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm where we feature some amazing deals. Have a great day! Cheers, Butch

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RH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted upon arrival with a great welcome and smile. It was our anniversary and we thought is was pretty special that both the server, and wait staff took the time to know that and congratulated us! The food was very good but wished the portion sizes were a bit more for the price- other then that, it was a all around great experience!

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on January 5, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting, Rob. We honored that you chose to spend such a special occasion at Butch's. Best, Butch

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Diver’s scallops with a cannellni bean ragout was outstanding. My son enjoyed the lamb loin special which was also delicious. The starter and salads were also excellent.

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on January 5, 2019

So glad that you enjoyed yourselves and thank you for visiting!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special meal for a special day!!!!!!

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JD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I made reservations here at least 2 weeks out and when we arrived we were seated at a table basically in the doorway to the kitchen. Horrible spot to put a table! When you are spending over 200.00 per table for dinner you shouldn't put a table 1 foot away from the kitchen area, what felt like a hallway (it was also the hallway to the bathrooms) I had the scallops which had zero flavor and my husband had the salmon which also had zero flavor. The food was okay, but rather overpriced we all thought. It was a nice place if you weren't sitting in the spot that we were put in. For having reservations that far in advance, they should put you at a nice spot. I was looking at the beer/wine coolers and doorway with people walking by to the restroom the whole time. Left not happy.

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JN
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been a favorite restaurant since they opened years ago. Remember to ask for a window table when you make a reservation or someone else will get to sit there.

Butch's Dry Dock
Responded on January 5, 2019

Hi Joyce, Thank you very much for the kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Best, Butch

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T
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner! Delicious, I would definitely recommend.

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CB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, awesome service, and great ambiance:)

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AE
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were in the area from Illinois celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary. Butch’s was recommended to us to have our anniversary dinner. We got there early and the bar was too crowded so we had to sit in the hallway while they prepared our table. Once we were seated our waiter was not very knowledgeable nor attentive. I heard the waiter at the table next to us ask if they were celebrating anything. Our waiter did not ask this even though I included our anniversary with our reservation. He left plates on the table as we moved into the next course. Rarely checked in and brought us the check without asking if we wanted anything else. He did end up at the very end saying I know you are celebrating your anniversary so feel free to pick out a dessert. However it felt like an afterthought. I was disappointed. The food was not at the quality I would have expected either. Maybe it’s a good place for an average night out.

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T
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food are excellent. Butch's Dry Dock pays great attention to detail to take the dining experience to a high level. Butch's has earned my vote as Holland's best restaurant.

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RO
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT AS ALWAYS. NEVER BEEN DISAPOINTED THATS WHY WE KEEP ON GOING BACK ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH.

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OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great staff and food. Very nice wine options at a reasonable price.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to dine and enjoy a meal without feeling rushed.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

got stuck in the bar where it's quite noisy but other than that, another great meal!

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UP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

When in Holland, MI we always try to dine at Butch's. Everything was excellent as usual except the service. Restaurant was crowded and there seemed to be a shortage of servers. Usually the service is excellent, but for this time seemed very uneven. We will on our next trip to Holland, dine again at Butch's.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to Butch's and we went on a recommendation from a couple who had lived in Holland. We went in early to check out the restaurant. We were greeted by the sommelier, Bruce who was very friendly and helpful. We got talking about our anniversary dinner and that we wanted a good wine. Bruce was so helpful. He helped pick some options for our dinner. When we returned, they had set up a table by the window and had written "Happy Anniversary" on it. The server was amazing. She was so nice and helpful. The food and the wine was just as amazing. A perfect evening provided by the team at the restaurant. Thanks

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K
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

unique wine area to purchase a great bottle of wine and just pay corkage fee...great service!

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KG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The "special" salads/smaller portions were fantastic. Delicious and innovative. My main course was just ok. The wine list is extensive and fabulous with plenty of affordable bottles available. Our waiter was perfect. I enjoyed the experience overall and would just try something different for my main course next time. We were there late (maybe even the last ones there!) and we never felt rushed.

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RO
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Butch's was great as always. We eat their at least twice a month. Their new menu is great. A lot of choices.

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NR
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn’t been to downtown Holland since I left for college over 15 years ago. I was pleasantly surprised with this gem. The food, decor and ambiance were great. So glad we decided on this place.

The fish special they had was amazing and the duck was fantastic.

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VT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend for her Birthday, we were very pleased...

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