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Butch's

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French, American, Dutch
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44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
616-396-8227
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 90
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 10
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, food, service.

This is a very attractive restaurant on the main shopping street in Holland. Open, spacious, well-decorated. The food is also very good, with the exception of chicken on a salad that was too dry. A nice menu with small plates and also great entrees. The service was excellent. The owner visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Travels_Mucho
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Chicago, IL
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very attractive restaurant on the main shopping street in Holland. Open, spacious, well-decorated. The food is also very good, with the exception of chicken on a salad that was too dry. A nice menu with small plates and also great entrees. The service was excellent. The owner visited our table twice and was warm and welcoming. It... More 

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

Dear Travels Mucho, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor Review! It was a pleasure talking to you last week and I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to my restaurant! I hope you had a wonderful weekend in Holland and we hope to serve you again the next time you're in town.... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stopped in for a late lunch, and opted for the pub. Very accommodating when we asked to share a sandwich, one half with the petite salad and the other with chips. The bacon was delicious.

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

Dear Darla, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review! I'm so glad that you were able to join us for lunch and enjoyed your meal. We hope to serve you again very soon! Sincerely, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

East Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As always, an all-round excellent experience. Interesting food and drinks menus, extensive wine list, everything was fresh and delicious. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for joining us again and taking the time to write another review on your dining experience at my restaurant! It is always a pleasure to serve you and we hope to have the opportunity to do so again in the near future! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped in for a light dinner in the bar area tonight. We've enjoyed the white table cloth section at other times but tonight we were looking for something a bit more casual. I started with a Manhattan which was wonderful and obviously made with good vermouth and tasty bitters. Each of us had a pork chop, served on polenta... More 

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

Dear Dvark, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a TripAdvisor review! I am thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your pork chop dinner in the pub last week. I know Angelica was so pleased to serve you and we hope to welcome you both back very soon! Warmest regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Excellent beer and wine choices. Not overcrowded. Seasonal soup with garbanzo beans is fantastic and the salads are so good and creative. Will come back every time we are here.

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

Dear Chad, Thank you for writing a review about your recent lunch at my restaurant! So happy to know that you enjoyed the soup and salads. We can't wait to serve you again! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Geneva, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Butch's hosted our son's Hope College graduation dinner for 15 family and friends - it was wonderful. A varied menu, excellent service, comfortable atmosphere, good wine cellar, and great food made it the type of evening our family had hoped for.

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

Dear Brian, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for choosing to host such a special dinner at Butch's! I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the food, the private wine cellar and the service. We hope to welcome your family again! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was almost a ten on all accounts but my husbands steak was just a little overlooked--not worth sending back. Had a great table by the window, great server, and the different cocktails very interesting and tasty. Excellent wine, appetizer and dinner.

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

Dear Sandy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience at my restaurant! I am so happy to read that you had a wonderful time; we hope to serve you again before you head back to Wisconsin! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Detroit, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Excellent food, cocktails and service. Butch takes pride in his establishment and was there to greet and meet everyone dining

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

Dear Donna, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review about your recent visit to my restaurant. I'm so happy to learn that you enjoyed the food, cocktails and service. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It looks like it had lots of empty tables, so we didnt expect much waiting time. However, unfortunately, we are told to wait 20 mins. While we are waiting, we took some pictures at the downtown. After 10 mins, we were seated. I ordered turkey wrap and my husband order chicken cutlet. We waited good 20 mins. It seems like... More 

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

Dear Jasmine, Thank you for writing a review about your recent dining experience at my restaurant! I'm so glad you were able to join us during Tulip Time; I do apologize if you felt the wait was too long. . . Friday and Saturday were two of the busiest lunches we've ever had, and being a scratch kitchen, your entrees... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful meal, very good service, highly recommend. Visited during the tulip festival so luckily booked ahead or we certainly wouldn't have got in.

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

Dear Katie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit. We hope to serve you again in the not-too-distant future! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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