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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a wonderful extensive retail wine area . The menu is great. I had grilled salmon salad, others had the beets, burger,etc. Everything was delicious. Best part of visiting Holland Mi

Thank AnnSala
Belleville, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and wine/beer choices here and the atmosphere was very romantic/intimate. Service was pretty slow but it was a Saturday night and they had a full house. The food was spectacular but unfortunately they were out of the item I wanted to order. Only regret would be that the menu doesn't offer more choices because the food was delicious.

Holland, Michigan
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd trip to Butch's. The 1st was January 2015 and our food was GREAT, our server at best was rude. If asked what kind of salad dressing you want, don't ask for a creamed dressing "our chef doesn't believe in serving them". Fast forward to NYE 2016. There was a reservation, a special day, and a plan.... More 

Thank Mreiman2
Holland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my pleasure to enjoy a romantic meal with my boyfriend at your restaurant this past NYE. The food was excellent and only exceeded by the wonderful service and attention given to us by Dustin, our waiter. Thank you for making this a great way to kick off 2017. Oh by the way the boyfriend.... is now my fiance!!... More 

Thank HappyTransplant-1999
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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282 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

You know right away from making your reservation to leaving Butch's that you're receiving an excellent dining experience. Our party loved our entrees, salads and specifically the crispy chicken app. The salmon was perfect and our service couldn't have been better. Chef Clark is a culinary genius, love his style.

Thank Michael W
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 

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 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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.

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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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 

Thank Adamsfamily520
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 14 November 2016 via mobile

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

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 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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.

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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