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Butch's Dry Dock

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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44 E 8th St, Ste 100, Holland, MI 49423-3529
+1 616-396-8227
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Holland, Michigan
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We have been to Butch's several times, and never been disappointed. From the owner that is almost always present, making sure everything is just right, to the sommelier that does a great job with wine selection. They also have a fantastic bottle selection for retail sales as well, and pricing is reasonable. Their bartender is also at the top of... More 

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butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Woodstock-alex, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experiences here at Butch's! We greatly appreciate your patronage and are glad that you enjoy everything from the food to our expansive wine selection. We look forward to serving you again in the not-too-distance future! Warmest regards, Butch TerHaar More 

chicago,illinios
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106 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We ate a filet and the Michigan white very good. Would diffently stop here again. Wait staff was very accomdating moved to the front table to watch the wooden shoe dancer.

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butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Mangia007, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit here during Tulip Time! I am glad to read that we were able to have you seated by a table in the front window and that you both enjoyed the Filet Mignon and Michigan Whitefish entrees. I am curious as to how or what we... More 

Holland, Michigan
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Butch's has a gourmet menu but is still surprisingly affordable!!! excellent ambiance, but at a reasonable price. thoroughly enjoyable!

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Thank Vandownbuytheriver
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Vandownbuytheriver, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit. I love hearing from our locals when they join us! What makes our menu so gourmet, in my opinion, is that we source our food from local farmers and the quality shows! Of course the food being prepared by our amazing culinary team helps... More 

Joliet, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We got to the restaurant in the early afternoon for lunch. We asked to sit bu the window but we're told it was reserved. Although when we left the table was still vacant. We had an arugula salad with the added tuna and a turkey avacado sandwich. The meals came on very small plates with small portions. The tuna was... More 

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Thank 2015airstreamtravele
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings 2015airstreamtravele, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience at Butch's! I am saddened to read that we did not meet your expectations during your lunch visit. I know a bad cord was struck not being seated in the window when it was empty for the duration of your time here. For clarification,... More 

Milwaukee, WI
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

With a name like Butch's, you might expect a burger joint. Not so! We ate in the front area which has white tablecloths and an interesting gourmet menu. Service was excellent, and the food was delicious. . . and at a reasonable price too.

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butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Carolzd, Thank you for writing a review of your dining experience at Butch's! I am glad to read that you and your guest had an excellent evening out, enjoying our menu offerings and dining service. Definitely more than a burger joint here for sure (although I do love our 1/2 pound burger). We are proud to have a well-trained... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The food was average at best. The services was average. My husband enjoyed the filet. However I had the Michigan Whitefish: the veggies were over cooked mush, the crab in the dish was spars & dried out, not enough sauce and poor presentation. The food does not match the price point. The salad presentation was poor. The ambiance & location... More 

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butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Jandrews8497, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit here at Butch's! I am very saddened to learn that you had an overall average dining experience here. Please accept our sincerest apologies. We strive to provide all of our guests unprecedented service accompanied by great quality, locally-sourced food and incredible beverage selections.... More 

Shoreview, Minnesota
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This restaurant looks expensive but is surprisingly affordable compared to restaurants in larger towns. The service is very good although not for those who just wants a quick bite. The place can accommodate large groups. The food is nicely prepared and presented. Good place for families or couples.

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Thank joritch3
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Joritch3, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor of your dining experience at Butch's! I am glad that you found your visit cost-friendly all the while offering premium quality food, beverages and service. We hope to have you join us again the next time you are visiting from Minnesota! Once again, thank you for... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

It was a cold evening and we were pleased they had very high end single malt scotches. Food was great, service adequate.

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Thank Milendr
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Milendr, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit at Butch's! I am pleased to see that you took notice of our liquor selection of scotches and delicious cuisine. I hope the next time you join us our service will surpass your expectations. Thank you for your review and we look forward to... More 

Kankakee, IL
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Butch's is the finest dining in Holland. Pricey, but worth it for special occasions. Table cloths, candle light, excellent food and excellent service.

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Thank KankakeeMom
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings KankakeeMom, Thank you for writing a review of Butch's on Tripadvisor! I am glad to see that you find Butch's to be the finest dining experience in Holland. We strive to give all of our guests the dining experience they are looking for; whether it be for casual drinks in the pub, a birthday celebration or a special occasion... More 

Holland, M
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Butch's is the downtown place for terrific appetizers and killer cocktails. Take a break from shopping or just go. Dinner is amazing as well, but I love apps.

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Thank Melissa S
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Melissa S., Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experiences here at Butch's! I am glad to read that you enjoy our share plates and killer cocktails. We look forward to your next visit! Warmest Regards, Butch TerHaar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 E 8th St, Ste 100, Holland, MI 49423-3529
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: +1 616-396-8227
Description
For more than 25 years, Butch TerHaar has strived to create a place where people can celebrate the marriage of food and drink. Today, Butch's is one of fewer than 800 restaurants worldwide (and one of 10 in Michigan) to hold Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence. Building on our exceptional wine and beer offerings, our menu is expressly designed to enhance the experience of enjoying food and drink together.

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