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Butch's Dry Dock

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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44 E 8th St, Ste 100, Holland, MI 49423-3529
+1 616-396-8227
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I tried them out for lunch (first time being there). One of the reasons that we did is that their prices are so reasonable for what you get. We were thoroughly pleased with the food (we got Rueben sandwiches), the ambiance and the service. We'll be back!

Thank milkmade
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Holland. Great food, great service, excellent wine selection and romantic atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

Thank newtexan08
Zeeland, Michigan
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a fine dining in Holland Butch's is wonderful. The quality, service, and attention to detail are excellent for a leisurely date night. The extensive wine list (cellar) has been awarded for several years. We usually go for dinner rather than lunch and have not experienced a bad meal here.

Thank Quellet
Holland, Michigan
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant for lunch last month. Nice place to sit and enjoy lunch and see the sites of downtown.

Thank rocky w
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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
Butch T, Manager at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your NYE experience. Our aim is to always excel in not only our culinary efforts but our customer service as well. Thank you so much for your feedback and looking forward to seeing you again! More 

East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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304 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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.

1 Thank Michael W
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 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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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?