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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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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Adamsfamily520
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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85 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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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Thank Wrightway4010
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 15 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 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

After a grueling windmill tour, butch's was a wonderful spot for lunch. Basil soup kale salad and a pesto sandwich. Wine and a great view for people watching. Top it off with that lemon dessert thing. Nap time

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

Greetings Sony J., Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to Butch's for lunch! I am so glad you chose to dine with us and enjoyed a great view with wonderful soup, salad, sandwich and our new lemon mousse! We certainly look forward to having you join us again! Warmest Regards, Butch TerHaar More 

Indianapolis
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My husband and I had high expectations on this place, since we had heard rave reviews. We were disappointed: it is very overrated. The octopus was very dry and not not tender at all. My fish tavos were average with chips that come out of a bag you would buy at the grocery store. My husband's fish was ok but... More 

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1 Thank rterrell568
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Rterrell568, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience! I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations and found your food lacking. Please accept our sincerest apologies. We strive to provide quality, fresh from the farm, local ingredients in each and every dish we make, however, our tortilla chips are not... 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
USD 10 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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?