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Shkode Chophouse, Wayland, MI

Shkode Chophouse

4.3
4.3
467 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Shkodé, the Pottawatomi word for fire, honors Gun Lake Casino’s heritage through its attention to flavor and quality with locally sourced and freshly harvested ingredients. Indulge your senses with our flame-grilled steak and seafood or our fresh take on American cuisine. Enjoy one of our artisan-crafted cocktails or a selection from our thoughtfully curated wine list as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Shkodé. The place you’ve been waiting for.
We currently have limited capacity and we ask that you limit your dining time to 90 minutes.

For parties larger than 6, please call Guest Relations at (269) 792-7777. Thank you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 792-7777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Native/Indigenous

  • Private party facilities

    To book parties of 6 or more please call 269-792-7792.

  • Neighborhood

    Wayland

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 467 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Had a 715 reservation, restaurant was about 3/4 occupied. Had to lean in to hear the server. We ordered drinks and then were told they were out of bread. We ordered the soup ahead of our meal. My French onion was cold and my wife’s lobster bisque almost immediately made her sick. The steaks were good after trimming large amounts of fat off. Certainly not what we expected for $185 dollars for dinner for two. We will not be returning here.
  2. YS

    YvetteS

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at the restaurant and truly enjoyed ourselves! Delicious food and yummy, lovely drinks!
  3. M

    Marz

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Perfect dinner date restaurant. Quiet atmosphere.
  4. JK

    JimK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food, reasonable prices and friendly service- not my definition of fine dinning given the noise and patron attire within the restaurant. If expectations are appropriate - a great experience. If one expects stereotypical Las Vegas style fine dining, disappointment is likely.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    My salad tasted like it had been sitting around with dressing on it as the lettuce had no life to it. The halibut was good, I was impressed it wasn’t over cooked. The guys tried multiple sauces to give the pork some life with no success. The side of macaroni & cheese that I tried was good and my friend said the soup was really good. My mom was there last weekend for dinner with a friend and neither of them were impressed either.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Nothing to rave about. Outback Steakhouse quality for twice the price.
  7. DM

    DebraM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our server was not quite up to normal standards for your steakhouse. Forgetful, not coming back to check on us too often, forgetting to put in beverage orders.. not a good first impression for our friends first time visit. FYI.
  8. BR

    BillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary with friends and had a fantastic dinner with outstanding service from Sarah. She was delightful and the food was delicious and the fireplace gave a wonderful ambiance. We’ve eaten here many times and EVERY time we always say “we’’ll be back!” Thank you for making our celebration dinner / evening so memorable.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We have visited multiple times and the food has always been excellent. The menu is always changing and that is good/bad thing as some of our favorites disappear, but new items have also been good. The service pace can be a bit slow despite the dining room not being full, but it is still attentive. Serving sizes are generous and the preparation and presentation have been consistently excellent - especially for the more standard items. We will certainly visit again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Meal & Service! We had a wonderful experience! Will be back soon!
  11. CB

    CaraB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. My wife and I have been wanting to go here for quite some time but haven’t been able to cuz of babysitting etc. We ordered the firecracker shrimp to start and it was quite spicy but it had a beautiful presentation and a lot of flavor. We shared a glass of moscato and it was delicious. Then we tried a bowl of French onion soup and that was pretty good. And finally we shared the papardelli noodle dish which had a nice mushroom stock, foraged mushrooms, English peas, pecorino Romano, and watercress. So good. I ordered the Asian ribs which had a hoisin glaze and an Asian slaw. The food was really good and we will be back in a few months.
  12. SJ

    SusanJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant but you should have a choice of vegetables because every time we get asparagus we can’t eat it, over ripe. You should also have real butter.
  13. NG

    NGrandRapids

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We were looking for something different for an anaversary celebration so I made reservations for Saturday night. The table was ready at exactly the time promised. As we walked into the restaurant I was surprised by the very casual atmosphere and the very loud noise level. There was no ambiance and the entire place felt like a coffee shop rather than a steakhouse. We started with the shrimp cocktail and the firecracker shrimp. The shrimp cocktail was comprised of 4 nice sized shrimp and their "vodka sauce". Neither was impressive. We left one of the shrimp on the plate beacasue the first ones tasted so strange. The seasoning or the preparation replaced the shrimp flavor with a strange taste that was not pleasant. The vodka sauce was tasteless. I have had much better cocktail sauce out of a jar. The firecracker shrimp were just ok. Nothing to compare with the "bang" shrimp you might expect. My wife had the filet and was very happy with it. Cooked to medium rare. Her friend has the seafood risoto and was very happy with it. She thought it was excellent. My friend and I had the Berkshire Ribs. There was nothing wrong with them but they were not all that impressive. The rib itself was very nice. Thick portions of meat that was cooked nicely. Unfortunatey, the ribs were not very hot. They gave me the impression that they had been cooked, kept in the fridge, and they warmed up but not to the point that the sauce could carmelized. They were served lukewarm. There were limited choices for sides which was mostly mashed potatoes. They were good but I had hoped for other choices. So we spent over $200 for a nice bottle of wine and our two dinners. I could have done much better elsewhere. If you are at the casino and hungry there are better choices for dinner.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The shrimp were huge. Thumbs up. Steak was perfect . Customer service outstanding. Clean…Other high dollar restaurants in the area should take notice. Restaurant does not overbook.
  15. RS

    RobertS

    Grand Rapids

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always an incomparable dining experience. Food was well prepared, well plated, and delicious. The acoustics in the restaurant make it nice to talk, even when the restaurant is full overall an excellent dining experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and a terrific steak!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always a good experience here! Staff is friendly and food is great!
  18. KT

    KimT

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at this place. Great foods, great service. Lance was very sweet, friendly, kind and very helpful. Foods expensive but we still love it.
  19. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Server didn’t check in as often as we would have liked but overall food was great.
  20. S

    Steve

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Staff was great! Good service. Halibut was good. Ribeye was very tough to cut and chew—-not worth $50. Because of the total cost I could not recommend the restaurant to friends unless they have casino points to cover that cost. When I combine the cost and quality—- I think there are better dining options in GR. Maybe we just had a bad night, but I doubt if I’ll be back for a while.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and the food and quality of service was top notch like last time
  22. PH

    PatriciaH

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The only trouble we had was they did not use my 25% off discount with my elite card. The waiter said he could not use it with my gun Lake Casino gift card and that would’ve been $30 off. So then I had to go to the reward service and they sent me back to talk to the manager. She then said she could not give us money back, but would put credit on account at any of the restaurants I wanted. Just hoping I get that credit when I go back I don’t see it on my elite card.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Looking for something different and special for an early New Year’s dinner/date. The waitress was very pleasant and even addressed us by name from reservation information. We decided on the mixed Grilled platter which was a Chef’s selection of meats, all of which was extremely delicious, even got to try bone marrow and duck for the first time. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
  24. AH

    AshleyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The service was awesome. I enjoyed the ambiance but it was not impressed with the menu selection. I wish there were more chicken options. And the ceaser salad was not that great.
  25. KV

    KristyV

    Las Vegas

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was great! Service excellent and food was delicious. It was very comfortable.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our daughters birthday which is also Christmas Day! What a wonderful experience. Cocktails were top notch. Food was perfect! Dessert was delicious! Hostess and waitress were also top notch. So nice to have a restaurant like this near our home. We didn’t even feel like we were at the casino. The fireplace is so cozy!!

    Shkode ChophouseResponded on December 31, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review!! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!!

  27. AL

    AmandaL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place for dinner! Upscale, but comfy. Staff is super friendly and offer suggestions based on your likes and interests. The prices match their food quality and presentation. We’ve never been disappointed.

    Shkode ChophouseResponded on December 18, 2022Amanda, Thank you for the 5 star review!

  28. JD

    JimD

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Horrible service and the food was way off base for the price
  29. SL

    SLSH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Expected much more…… service was good. Food was very average nothing at all exceptional.
  30. JP

    JeffP

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent firecracker shrimp, heirloom tomato. Everything g was delicious.
  31. R

    jasonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great, Service, Drinks, Soups , Sides all above expectations. Only problem was the ribeye was a little tough. Not terrible but was little suprised it wasn't spot on
  32. D

    Daniel

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall, great experience. However, for the price point, service should have been better. Water unfilled, table not cleared after courses and dishes sitting for some time, occasionally having to ask to have them removed. Six people and bill came to just north of $100 per person, with light apps, minimal alcohol, main courses and dessert. Food was great.
  33. NK

    NicholasK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. The salt they put on the steak is really unique and gives it a great flavor.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food and service were only ok. Drinks & food were expensive for what you get. Same drink (Tito's & tonic) was $6 less in downtown Grand Rapids the following night. House steak sauce was basically a ketchup based bbq sauce and they charge $3 for it. NY strip was slightly overcooked and should have been trimmed to minimize grisel & fat.
  35. SB

    ScottB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Amazing food and service! The Waygu burger was amazing!
  36. KM

    KMSGrandRapids

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The last time we ate here it was very good, this time it was not so good. It took a very long time to get our main course, the mixed grilled platter, once it arrived some of the items were cold, and most of the meats were way over seasoned and dry, My wife and I stopped at McDonald’s on the way home later for burgers and fries!
  37. LF

    LydiaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! We went for a special date night. Sarah’s service and knowledge was awesome and the cocktails did NOT disappoint. There was a smoked whiskey drink on special and it was creative, exciting, and delicious! I was really excited about the Big O Smokehouse board because they are a favorite local business. I’m so impressed that this was on the menu! We were too full for our own entrees after that and the kitchen split a single entree for us beautifully. This was not a place we had really thought of going before but it will now be in our regular lineup of date night options. Fantastic, 10/10.
  38. SA

    StubbyA

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My ribeye was delicious and done perfectly. Puréed potatoes could be a little less puréed. Have other potato options, ie baked, roasted, rice. Halibut was too dry and didn’t like what it came on.
  39. SK

    SaraK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I had the filet mignon. 6oz I ordered it rare and it was rare but the quality of the meat was terrible. It was stringy and very poor quality. At $46 I expect quality meat. It was the worst piece of steak I have ever eaten at a high end restaurant. We were there celebrating our Anniversary and I had been looking forward to eating there since it opened. I will say our waiter was excellent and all the staff wished us happy anniversary. I would not eat there again. Sara Korich
  40. CE

    CEtops

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I both became sick after eating here. Presumably from the oysters. We have been unable to reach management, but with a $300 bill for two people I would hope something might be done. At least an apology.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Shkode Chophouse is rated 4.3 stars by 467 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 19 times today
Google Map for Shkode Chophouse

1123 129th Ave, Wayland, MI 49348-9476

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wayland

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Native/Indigenous

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (269) 792-7777

  • Private party facilities

    To book parties of 6 or more please call 269-792-7792.

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