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44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
616-396-8227
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 10
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

Dinner with girlfriends on a weekend trip. Service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Enjoyed the periodic check by the manager. Food was very good - diver scallops were split by two of our group for a small charge and our gluten-free friend had an entire second menu to choose from (her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
RF-WMi
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Dinner with girlfriends on a weekend trip. Service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Enjoyed the periodic check by the manager. Food was very good - diver scallops were split by two of our group for a small charge and our gluten-free friend had an entire second menu to choose from (her pulled pork salad looked wonderful, and must... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you want to wow a guest or SO with an amazing meal make a reservation here. Yes it is pricey but the food is outstanding and the wine and beer selection beyond anything else in the area. They also have a sommelier to help if you want recommendations. The last time we went our server was so much fun... More 

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

Dear Baking_b, Thank you for your continual support! It's safe to say that we would not be here after 20 years without people like you! I am happy to read that you tried a new entree and found it to your liking. We look forward to you joining us again very soon. Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a nice restaurant in the middle of Holland and where everyone seems very friendly. We like to use Trip Advisor reviews to help us with our selections. We started with the mussels which were very good. Dunking the bread was great too. Dinners came with a salad and my wife substituted an Endive salad which she really liked.... More 

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

Dear Yan, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review about your recent visit. We hope to welcome you and your wife again in the not-too-distant future. Warmest regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Holland, Michigan
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A very relaxing setting and nice quiet atmosphere for a business lunch. Both the Club and Tuna sandwiches were fresh and tasty. Service was perfect. Low noise levels allowed for good conversation.

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

Dear IKE48, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed both the sandwiches and atmosphere -- We look forward to your return! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

With two dining rooms to choose from, and a verdant beer and wine selection, what's not to like? Butch's has become a fixture in downtown Holland - and for good reason.

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

Dear Ken, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

When ever we are in town with customers we try and visit Butch's. The food and service are always consistent. The place well known for its great selection of wines and a recommendation is always available. The atmosphere is spot on! Thanks

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

Dear Rsgntx, Thank you for taking the time to write; your review means so much to us! I am glad to hear that you continue to enjoy the consistent quality in both cuisine and service. We look forward to you joining us again in the not-too-distant future! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar More 

Holland, Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is outstanding, but most of all I appreciate that Butch is there and visits his clients. He even remembers names. We mostly go for lunch and everything I have had there is delicious. In the summer, we enjoy the outdoor cafe, and have had great service. The waitstaff is usually excellent but my last experience wasn't as good.... More 

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

Dear Jan, Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review about your experiences at my restaurant. I'm so happy to read that you have been able to enjoy the food and service! We can't wait to serve you again! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wonderful menu and service. Some very interesting wines by glass. Overall, a wonderful experience in a small city where we didn't expect this quality.

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

Dear Seth, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience! We hope to serve you again the next time you make it to Holland. Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Zeeland, Michigan
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited Butch's on a Friday evening. We called ahead for reservations. Our schedules worked out that we arived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation. The hostess was able to take us immediately to our table. Prior to bringing us to our table she politely asked for our coats and hung them for us. She walked us to a... More 

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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! I am glad our hostess could accommodate you and your wife's seating preference on the spot. I'm also happy to learn that you both enjoyed your dinners and the Chocolate Mousse Tart. . . also, one of my favorites! We look forward to you joining us again for... More 

Dexter, Michigan
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was taken to Butch's after an interview nearby for dinner and had a great experience. Food and wine was delicious and the staff was very attentive. Only disappointment for me were the pomme frites, which I know means french fries, but as a stand alone appetizer I expected a bit more than fries with a few different sauces. My... More 

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

Dear Pete, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor Review! I am so happy to learn that you and your wife enjoyed the wine and food, which included our locally sourced S&S Farm Lamb and Arctic Char. We look forward to having you join us 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?