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Butch's

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44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
16163968227
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 112
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
Delicious food and drink!

I came here with friends after we had an unplanned layover in Holland due to 196 being shut down due to bad lake effect snows. So we called a local friend for some recommendations and she nailed it sending us to Butch's! We enjoyed some delicious martini's, three wonderful entrees and dessert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
racegrrl
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NW Indiana
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NW Indiana
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with friends after we had an unplanned layover in Holland due to 196 being shut down due to bad lake effect snows. So we called a local friend for some recommendations and she nailed it sending us to Butch's! We enjoyed some delicious martini's, three wonderful entrees and dessert. Two of us got steaks, and my waygu... More 

Helpful?
Thank racegrrl
Butch T, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Racegrrl, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Butch's! I am pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your drinks and meals during your visit. The Dry-Aged Wagyu Strip Loin was a deliciously, popular special and went quick, so I am glad that you were able to enjoy one before... More 

Chicago
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're back at Butch's again. The first time we had sailed over from Chicago and met our friends from Long Island. We are all "foodies" and we were so impressed. This time, just my wife and I for a weekend away/celebration. All I can say is that they just get it! Food and Wine and ambience. And both times they... More 

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Thank LDC923
Butch T, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear LDC923, Thank you for joining us again for a wonderful night out! I am glad to hear that you enjoy all that Butch's has to offer. I am also pleased that Bruce was able to recommend a bottle of wine for you and your wife. We do have a large wine selection and most would be surprised to learn... More 

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here with work colleagues. A really nice place to go to which was busy and very friendly. The food was excellent and we had a selection of starters which we shared and my main course New York Strip steak was excellent as was my Madeline pudding. There is a most fantastic open wine cellar which had the most amazing... More 

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

Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience! I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed your meal and our selection of beer and wine. I love hearing from our guests who notice and appreciate all that Butch's has to offer. We hope you will join us the next time you are... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I chose this restaurant for our reception dinner when we got married! Our party of twelve reserved the tasting room and Leigha, the events manager, worked closely with us to plan our menu and other details. The day of the wedding, she even called to confirm all of the details, and surprised us by informing us that... More 

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Thank Jen S
Butch T, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Jen, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your wonderful experience here at Butch's! I am thrilled that both Leigha and Dustin were able to make your night perfect and that our food was fulfilling and delicious. Congratulations to you and your husband, we wish you both many years of wedded bliss. We... More 

Newport Beach, CA
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

My girlfriend and I stopped by Butchs after being referred to this restaurant by another traveler. The place was fantastic, trendy decor, GREAT Martini's with blue cheese olives and plenty of menu selections. We hung out at the bar for a hour, waiting for our table and the place was busy, so put in a reservation if your on time... More 

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

Dear TK, Thank you for joining us for dinner and taking the time to write a review! I am happy that you enjoyed a martini with our house made blue cheese stuffed olives while you waited for your table. We would love to welcome you and your girlfriend back the next time you are in town! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar More 

Hudsonville, Michigan
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I frequent this restaurant about once per month. A favorite place for me to bring customers and out of town guests. The Chef does a wonderful job with his appetizers and salads. Everything is very fresh and the presentation is outstanding. The menu changes regularly to meet the seasons for materials used. Service is West Michigan nice and very prompt.... More 

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Thank TJP7301
Butch T, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear TJP7301, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review! I am very pleased to hear that you continue to visit Butch's regularly with your guests to enjoy some of Chef Clark's delicious creations. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar More 

Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Great food and service. I would go back again next time in holland. For the wine, they have a self serve presentation where you can pick your own bottle off the shelf. Nice idea.

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

Dear Dave T, Thank you for stopping in! I'm glad we could provide you with a delightful evening. Make sure to visit us next time you're in Holland. Warm Regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We wnet for dinner in Buthch's. They have a good collection of wine and liquors. The menu is interesting and served very well. Staff is freindly. Cosy surroundings.

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

Dear KranAsh, Thank you for stopping by my restaurant and taking time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed our menu and service. I'm happy you noticed our wine selection. It's the largest on the lakeshore. Please let me know if there is anything that we could have done to make your experience more enjoyable. Looking forward to serving... More 

South Florida, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We've been traveling to Holland for decades and always carve out time to dine at Butch's. The food is delicious, the service staff is very helpful welcoming, and the ambiance is calm and refined. Try to get a table by the window so you can enjoy the view of the city's main street.

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Thank D C
Butch T, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear D C, Thank you for making time to visit my restaurant. We hope to serve you again next time you visit Holland. We all appreciate the kind words about the food and service. Warmest Regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

lansing mi
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338 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

pretty good place to eat but a tad expensive. The burger was $13 but it tated awesome. I also had a bowl of soup $8 again high but the soup was awesome

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

Dear s g, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! I’m very happy you enjoyed your meal. As I’m sure you know, we source as many of our ingredients as we can from farmers in the area. We strive to put the highest quality, most flavorful food on every plate as well as support area... 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: 16163968227

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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