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Butch's

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44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
616-396-8227
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 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
Always popular

Hadn't been here in a few vacations, but it's still just as good as we remembered. Bronzino with mint was to die for. Spare rib appetizer was quite popular. We will be back

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Hadn't been here in a few vacations, but it's still just as good as we remembered. Bronzino with mint was to die for. Spare rib appetizer was quite popular. We will be back

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

Dear SpoonBall, Thank you for writing a review on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your decision to dine with us on your vacation. We're looking forward to serving you again in the near future! Warmest regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Troy, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our business team had a very enjoyable meal. Food was delicious and well presented. Fit for foodies. Serving staff members were very professional.

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

Dear Lorie D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate the kind words on our food and service. We hope to serve you again in the near future. Warmest regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Rochester Hills
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The prices were outrageous and the portions were extremely small. The quality of the meals was average at best. Worst filet I've ever eaten. Wouldn't recommend and I'll never return.

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Holland, Michigan USA
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217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We sat outside for a nice evening. Nice selection of beers on tap, wine and full bar. The menu is simple but very tasty. Service was quick and knowledgable. Enjoy!

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

Dear Marty O, Thank you for taking the time to write a second review on TripAdvisor! We appreciate the kind words. We hope to serve you again in the future. Warmest regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Butch's is our go-to restaurant when visiting Holland. Featuring a wine list that seemingly knows no end, and the best food in Michigan, Butch's is always a treat.

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

Dear Sylvie S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I really appreciate the kind words. We're looking forward to serving you on your next visit to Holland! Warmest regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

NILES
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Neat restaurant in downtown with eclectic lighting and décor, they even have an art gallery in the basement but have plenty of art on the walls in the dining areas. There is a more formal area, a pub and also outside dining. We sat in the pub and found the service to be slow. I ordered a Caesar Salad and... More 

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

Dear kebrews, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. Honest feedback from our guests is vital to our operations. I'm happy you enjoyed the decor and the lighting. All of our art is from the Armstrong DeGraaf Gallery in Saugatuck. I'd like to extend my apologies if the food was not up to your expectations.... More 

Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good Food- Good Service - Butch even stopped by and thanked us for coming. Nice family touch.. found out that our very good waitress was Butch's daughter. Food was well prepared with local home grown food. Good value for the cost.

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

Dear BadgerSlater, Thank you so much for writing a review on TripAdvisor! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. It was a pleasure speaking to you while you dined at Mackenzie's table. We hope to serve you again soon. Warmest regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Black, Missouri
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very nice restaurant in downtown Holland. Fine dining in the evening. I ordered the salmon and it was excellent. The staff was accommodating and the service was good. The prices were a little on the high side, but the food was of excellent quality.

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

Dear Ozark Dave, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and the service. Thank you for the kind words. Compared to other restaurants, our price point may be a little higher. This is because we locally source all of our food. We purchase from local growers and... More 

Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Restaurant was not full. Took forever for food to come, no utensils or napkins at the table, food was just O.K. Will not return. Decor is deceiving. Fresh baked Madeline cookies were good, but took forever!!!

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

Dear Wontika, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about my restaurant. Comments from our guests are vital to our operations. I apologize that you felt that your service was slow. We do have a small, scratch kitchen and every meal is made to order. None of our products are pre-made. We also take time to ensure that... More 

Grand Rapids, MI
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138 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

First visit to Butch's and we loved it. Our server was very nice and helpful. Our entrees were really good and it was tough choosing from the appetizers, but went with the goat cheese. (Yum) We were greeted by the Executive Chef, Clark, who defined class. Well run place, we'll be back.

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

Dear 55Thunder55, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I'm glad that you enjoyed the food and service on your first visit. Chef Clark is relatively new to our establishment, but he's been a great fit so far. We look forward to serving you again soon! Warmest 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, European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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