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44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
616-396-8227
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: For more than 25 years, Butch TerHaar has strived to create a place where...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Special evening

Everything tasted fresh and delicious. Our mushroom bruschetta started off things in a great way. The fresh pasta with ricotta satisfied our vegetarian. The lamb was tasty & the scallops were not overdone. I recommend the house red wine. And the gelato was as good as my favorite in Italy. Don't let... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
RamblersOhio
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Ohio
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Everything tasted fresh and delicious. Our mushroom bruschetta started off things in a great way. The fresh pasta with ricotta satisfied our vegetarian. The lamb was tasty & the scallops were not overdone. I recommend the house red wine. And the gelato was as good as my favorite in Italy. Don't let the name "Butch" fool you. This place can... More 

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear RamblersOhio, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you enjoyed the appetizer, entrees and desserts. I'm also happy we could cater to your vegetarian needs. We look forward to serving you in the future! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really nice place, food tasted good but my wife got serious food poisoning from the risotto probably due to the mushrooms. A bit on the pricey side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Loved the food. Our waitress was so nice and sweet. Great experience. Would recommend this place to all. I will definitely be back

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Butch T, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! I'm glad we could provide you with a delightful evening. We hope to serve you again soon. Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Ashland, Oregon
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great service, great ambiance average, basic dining. We came for lunch. I had to send the soup back as it was very salty. Salad and half sandwich for me and chicken Milanese for my husband. Basil atop my salad was full of brown spots, vine ripened tomato not quite ripe. Really I expected more …

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Butch T, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to provide this helpful feedback; I apologize that you didn't enjoy the soup or the salad, but I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and service. I've spoken to our Chef about your concerns and we have taken action to address the issues that you have brought up.... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went with close friends for dinner. Salads were great, salmon nicely prepared, and service was friendly. Have been before with same group and equally satisfied. Manny 1950

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Manny, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to my restaurant! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the salads and salmon. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoyed dinner with friends here. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They especially were great with our special orders due to severe food allergies. My daughter loved her burger and her sister enjoyed her salmon--first time trying fennel--not so much. There is no children's menu, but for us that's just fine. The fries are not gluten free even... More 

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear mama2potter, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit -- I'm so happy to hear that your friends and family enjoyed the local burger and scottish salmon. For my knowledge, I'm curious why you state that our pommes frites are not gluten-free? We look forward to serving your family again on your next trip... More 

Holland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent spin on old cocktail receipes. Very good mixology On the up side of the eatery scale. Very friendly and conversive staff. This was my third visit to Butch's and I always remark that I should be more frequent with my visits.

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear OMaonaigh, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review! I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed the cocktails -- Lance just started a new barrel-aged Negroni today, so you'll have to come in and try one soon! Sincerely, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a nice lunch in the back area which serves more sandwiches and is a bit more economical than the front restaurant portion. Food and service were good!

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Carol, Thank you for writing a review on your recent visit to Butch's! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed lunch in our pub. However, I would like to note that the menu and prices are the same throughout the restaurant and I apologize if there was any confusion regarding menu and/or seating options. We hope to... More 

indiana
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We felt a bit under-dressed when we were meeting our daughter in Holland (who is a camp nurse this summer), Trish was is summer gear and I was in business casual, my husband was ok in his sport coat and dress shirt. We sat in the pub area as it was more relaxed. The desserts are very good. Good pulled... More 

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Sipeswoman, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed dinner in the pub. We have a casual dress code at Butch's, so please feel more than welcome to sit wherever you like on your next visit. We hope to welcome you again soon! Warm regards, Butch... More 

Minnesota
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Bravo to Traci, Austin, Butch and all of the staff at Butch's for allowing us to host our pre-wedding dinner for our kids. Being from out of state, we did not have the luxury to come and eat at Butch's before our event. We trusted our instincts and chose Butch's due to the beautiful menu we saw online, as well... More 

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear sweetmnmama, It was our pleasure hosting your fabulous event -- thank you so much for choosing to have it at Butch's! Wishing you a wonderful summer and we hope to serve you again when you return to Holland. Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

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Address: 44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
Phone Number: 616-396-8227
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: French, American, Dutch, European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: 616-396-8227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American, Dutch, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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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