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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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu is very creative with specials frequently available. Best wine location in the area for variety and knowledge of staff. Our meal was near perfection. The calamari appetizer was perfectly prepared. The entrees with invitingly presented and delicious, the wait staff friendly and highly competent without being intrusive. A bit more expensive than some and not a good choice... More 

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

Greetings Chandra M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience! I am glad that you found your meal to be near perfection from the food/wine to service. I do believe you are correct that Butch's is meant to be a savored experience. We look forward to serving you again soon. Warmest Regards,... More 

Michigan
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a local and love to dine at Butch's. They have a newer menu and it is excellent. Great new chef!! Love the daily specials too. Butch's wine selection is second to none and it is wonderful that he has a sommelier to assist with choosing wines.

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Thank LJC0311
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings LJC0311, Thank you for writing a review about one of your favorite local restaurants! Many have raved over Chef Clark's newest menu released and we could not be happier ourselves. We are also very proud of our sommelier, Bruce, who helps guests make wonderful wine pairings to complete their dining experience. Thank you again for your review. We look... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I sat in the pub area of this restaurant, on a very busy Saturday night, while visiting Holland the weekend after Thanksgiving. The cocktail list is extensive, and the bartender friendly and knowledgeable. We weren't very hungry but decided to split a Bahn Mi sandwich after seeing one come out to someone sitting nearby. It was pretty... More 

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

Greetings Adamsfamily520, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience in the pub! I am glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere, Bahn Mi sandwich and cocktail list. We strive to provide the highest quality experience to our guests and I am glad that you valued our efforts. We looking forward to serving... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to wear nice clothes. Good food and wine. Nice waiter. It was our anniversary so we got dessert. Overall wonderful.

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

Greetings Natascha M., Thank you for joining Butch's to celebrate your anniversary and write about your wonderful dining experience! I am glad that you two had an overall enjoyable evening out with great food, wine and service! I would like to note that we do not have a dress code at Butch's Dry Dock; you are more than welcome to... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place - a little fancy/upscale/white tablecloth in the front & more relaxed in the rear by the bar. There is also an outdoor dining area out back. Among the 6 of us we had the crab cakes, whitefish, filet mignon, angel hair pasta, banh mi and chicken quesadilla. Everything was really quite excellent.

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Thank dopey1200
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Dopey1200, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience with us! I am thrilled to read that all 6 of you enjoyed yourselves for an excellent dinner, everyone seemed to try something different. We hope you will come back to check out our new menu offerings sometime soon! Warmest Regards, Butch TerHaar More 

Missoula, Montana
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in town on family business... had a lovely table to watch the folks walk by the window on Friday evening. The food and wine is good.

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Thank debbiew12020
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Debbiew12020, Thank you for joining us for dinner on Friday evening and writing a review! I am glad to read that you enjoyed the food, wine and view of downtown Holland! We hope you will join us again the next time you visit your family! Warmest Regards, Butch TerHaar More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Unique menu with a wide selection of wine and craft beers. We opted to dine casually in the pub. Our entrees were splendid and I enjoyed the craft beer that was suggested by our server.

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

Greetings John P., Thank you so much for joining us and writing a review about your experience! I am glad that you enjoy our unique menu that features farm-to-table cuisine as well as our vast selection of wine and beer. We look forward to you joining us again soon! Warmest Regards, Butch TerHaar More 

Davenport, Iowa
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We loved the food. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The hostess treated us poorly and it was upsetting. We arrived for our reservation maybe 20 minutes early. We had made the reservations 4 or 5 weeks in advance. we were seated in a back, obscure area of the restaurant where there were very few other diners. We asked for... More 

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

Greetings Wrightway 4010, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience at Butch's! I am glad that you loved your food and found your server friendly/helpful. I sincerely apologize for the way our hostess treated you and for the miscommunication/misunderstanding regarding your reservation. Our online reservation system is not perfect and cannot guarantee seating... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Totally brilliant menu, delightful, well trained staff - all aound great evening. Highly recommended. We tried eight different dishes and couldn't fine a single fault with any of them!

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

Greetings Elizabeth S., Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your outstanding experience at Butch's Dry Dock! I am glad that you had a wonderful meal out selecting from a brilliant menu while being served by our knowledgeable staff. We hope that you will stop in again soon to try our seasonal fall menu that will... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

There are two areas for dining, one casual/bar and the other is formal. We only ate in the casual area, it just seemed more comfortable. We enjoyed the back patio one time for drinks.

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

Greetings Marikraut, Thank you for writing a review! I am glad that you enjoy our more casual seating in our pub and deck! We thank you for your patronage and 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 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?