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44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
616-396-8227
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Ranked #9 of 193 Restaurants in Holland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Holland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We received a gift certificate and saved it for a special occasion. Decor was very nice. We had everything from wine to appetizers to bread and salad to main entree and even dessert. Everything we had we really enjoyed. I would request a street view table. Our table overlooked a dirty passthru hallway. Dessert was their treat as it was... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy good food and wine this is the spot for you. Great service and atmosphere with excellent food make this the spot for dinner in Holland. Enjoy the casual setting of the bar or the more formal dining in the front room.

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Detroit, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Found this place after leaving another and was not disappointed. The food was outstanding, the deck was very nice, and the service topped it all off. We tried an appetizer that we never had before with a suggestion from the waiter, Wow, thank you. Great beer, wine, food and atmosphere. You can't go wrong, don't pass this up while your... More

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

Dear Questttek, Thank you for your recent review! I am so happy to learn that you enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance on the deck. We look forward to your return and serving you again in the not-too-distant future. Best regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

Holland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Butch's is a first class restaurant in terms of both the quality of the food and the selection of wines. And the prices are very good at noon. Dinner prices may seem a tiny bit pricy but once you finish eating you will realize that you really got your money's worth. Choose to sit in the front (more formal), the... More

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

Dear JTPMI, Thank you for writing a review on TripAdvisor! I am so happy to read that you have had the opportunity to enjoy the quality food and wines at my restaurant... and have taken the time to recommend them to visiting friends & family! We owe much of our almost-20 years of success to people like you and we... More

Fairborn
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188 reviews 188 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stopped for a late lunch and ate on the patio. We had a couple of house special cocktails ($11) and they were good but too expensive. And Amy M. filled our glasses so full we needed straws to drink them. She should have left the shakers for us to empty. We tried the Santa Fe Turkey Wrap ($8) and... More

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

Dear OldBoy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch on the deck, but am sorry to hear that you found our craft cocktails to be too expensive and too full for $11. We hope to serve you again in the not-too-distant future. Regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The group ate on the casual side of the restaurant. We all had something different. No complaints from one person. Service was attentive despite the size of our group. Ordered everything from lamb chops to just soup and salad. Burgers very good sized and fresh meat. Loved the farm to fork pledge. Atmosphere was a bit noisy.

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

Dear Peggy, Thank you for your thoughtful review! I am so happy to read that you and your dining companions enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

Chicago
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171 reviews 171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What's not to like? The skimpy wine pour. This place has a great menu, smart decor and wonderful ambience. Why ruin it with sparse pours? Funny how that first impression lasts long after the delicious meal. If the margins are so slim, add $1 to price. Make customers become fans... not critics.

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

Dear Chaucer39, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed the menu, decor and ambience. I am, however, sorry to read that you found the wine pours to be slim. Although it certainly does not negate your experience, this is not a critique we... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Behind the restaurant is a great place to relax and enjoy a glass with your favorite someone. The wait staff was very attentive and the chef visited our table to understand my wife's allergies and ensure her satisfaction. I'll be back!

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

Dear Bill, Thank you for joining us with your wife and we hope to serve you again very soon! Stop in to see our new Fall menu (starting tomorrow)! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We ate here on our last night in Holland. It was outstanding. The service was great and the outdoor dining was perfect. We did the seranno (?) ham snack, gazpacho soup, house and Caesar salads and split the prime ribeye. The whole meal was amazing.

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

Dear Tina, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience at my restaurant. I'm so happy to read that you were able to take in the beautiful weather out on the deck. We introduce our new fall menu tomorrow, so please come see us again when you are back in town! Warmest regards,... More

Grandville, Michigan
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Context: Business lunch with an out of state candidate for a professional role; we had seating by the window, which was a nice spot. Pros: Ordered Chicken Milanese and candidate ordered the Californian, the later I have had before. Cons: Service was a bit slow; candidate enjoyed her sandwich; the chicken in my dish was quite tough, close to being... More

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

Dear travelreviewer3355, I am so sorry that of the many times you have frequented my restaurant, that this particular dining experience did not deliver at a level in which you are in the right to expect. As unfortunate as it is, I do believe that this experience was, as you said, an anomaly. However, I have shared your feedback with... 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: American, French

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