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Bowdies Chophouse

230 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-5481
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bone in filet” (19 reviews)
“escargot” (23 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse
230 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and quaint. It was the perfect place for a late night dinner date. Our waitress was attentive and offered many great suggestions of "must see" local sites and attractions. And the food was heaven. My steak literally melted in my mouth.

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best steak ever! Sides are generous and drinks are masterfully prepared. Staff is passionate about what they do. Just wish they’d bring salmon back on the menu. We are regular customers......2 times a week for several years. Can’t eat meat and chicken every time and...More

Thank ChicagoSteven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must. Although it is expensive, it is well worth the price. The steak and catch was exquisite. The waiter was attentive and on queue. I made a reservation online and my table was waiting as expected. The atmosphere is a bit...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Top notch steak house for a Resort Community..a fairly small menu...focus of course on steaks...entrees sizable, as are the salads and sides. Easily shared. The place is very small...only two two tops...Reservations are a must...do reserve a table well in advance.

Thank carolkaras
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Bowdies was hands down the winner of best meal on our Labor Day getaway. We were very impressed with the amazing flavorful, tender steaks. Wonderful apps and salad choices. We will be back next time we visit Michigan.

Thank siebe2014
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Service, food, and cocktails are the best in Saugatuck. This is a beef eaters paradise though, so if you have a mixed vegetarian group, this is likely not your spot. Portions are unnecessarily huge. Cocktails are creative and delicious. Sometimes I’d like to go back...More

Thank jennyrenny2
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Small restaurant with nice courtyard seating in front. Service was exceptional and my 10 oz filet melted in my mouth. The side of lyonnaise potatoes looked like an small serving and lasagna was creamy and filling. Would definitely go back the next time I am...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Every aspect of our dinner at Bowdies was exceptional. The service, the table, and of course the food were all excellent. We made a reservation for a table on the porch which was ready when we arrived. I was with family including my 90 year...More

Thank MarkA5319
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

5 ***** steak is as good as it gets KC Worth the high price FF all world Manhattan’s one of a kind Service another Five Loved it

Thank tomppile
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The food was good but the meals are pricey and you have to pay extra for side dishes. The sides are meant to share which is nice. We did enjoy the outdoor seating and the service was good.

Thank mamamillion
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Response from toothbtold | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know, but it is a very small outdoor dining area.
23 August 2016|
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Response from Jewells91 | Reviewed this property |
You can't order a gift card over the phone to be picked up. Sorry
13 June 2016|
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Response from dvark V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In tourist season or weekends, it is necessary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-455-5481
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Bowdies Chophouse specializes in Usda prime beef, dry aged to perfection, reservation are recommended, Bowdies is a quaint restaurant with limited seating in the winter months, outdoor dining in the summer months. Because of the size and proximity of the bar, children under 12 not permitted.
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