Butch's Dry Dock

4.6
129 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.
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 129 People Are Saying
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K
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 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
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 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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RK
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Varied menu with interesting options. Reasonable choice of wines and a professional wait staff.
Style is worthy of a city restaurant.

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RB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Butch’s...excellent food...great atmosphere...friendly service...good value

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ES
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good! Really enjoyed the cheese curds!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The filet was delicious, and the service was outstanding. We were initially seated at a table looking into the server's station. I asked the hostess twice to be moved to different tables that were available, and was told those tables had been reserved. Our server later offered to move us to one of the tables I requested. That was very nice of him because the table was not in his section.

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M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a friend from NY visiting me and spent time in Holland. We both agreed that Butch’s was perfect and lovely in every aspect. .... the Hostess ... Wait staff.....Food ... Cocktails....Ambience was just wonderful. Thank you for a great evening👍

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C
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place
Great for a weeknight or special occasion
Casual pub or dining room, same menu available in both
Friendly staff
Great food

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c
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great meal ambiance and service - we are so fortunate to have this place in our neck of the woods

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B
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our dishes included fresh, local foods. We had a caprese salad. My husband had the Caesar salad with anchovies where they added $2.50 for the anchovies which we thought was very odd considering Caesar salads generally include these without additional cost. He had the scallops and gave them the thumbs up. I had the chicken satay that included ample servings of thick chicken strips covered with light curry seasoning. Overall our meals were delicious, the service was good and the atmosphere was nice (ask for the front window tables - if possible).

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great Lakes whitefish was overcooked. Wine was great. Service was fine. Noise level medium. With a better entree it could have been much better

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TR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Butch’s has become our “go to” for special occasions and date nights. It’s aamzing service combined with delicious food makes this place a gem!

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MP
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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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S
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

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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K
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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V
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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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R
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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r
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service in a sophisticated environment.

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KE
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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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M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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F
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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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DV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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GJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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W
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GA
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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MT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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JG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers day

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J
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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HS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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

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S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

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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