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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Wonderful filet. Good but not spectacular sides. Salmon needs work - dry and not warm. Limited wine list for a steak house. Great value. Other steak house total bill would have been at least another 50%.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed December 15, 2019

I went to Judson's for a birthday expecting to be fullfilled on my day. The food was good, well done, but I was still hungry when my food was gone. Fancy places have good food, just smaller portions. That statement may not be true for...all. It may be different by now. This was 2 yrs ago.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MattD760, Owner at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2019

Hello, thank you for your review! We appreciate the kind words and feedback about portion sizes. We do offer a wider variety of dishes and portion sizes since your last visit, so we hope you can stop by soon and check out our updated menu...More

Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

The food was excellent!!! The meat was done to perfection. Veggies were delicious. Service was just as fast as it needed to be. Nice relaxing evening with the kids. Surprise 60th for my wife. Judson’s was very accommodating in helping us pull it off. Kids...flew in from out of state.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2019

Hi Don, thank you so much for the stellar review! We are thrilled to hear your surprise birthday dinner went well, and your family enjoyed everything. Thank you for celebrating the special occasion with us, and we hope you join us again soon :)

Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

Came in for dinner and had a great meal. Started off with a fantastic martini! Had the prime rib which was cooked perfectly. The service was excellent. Will definitely go back on my next visit to Grand Rapids.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the stellar review! We're thrilled you enjoyed everything from the martini to the prime rib, and we hope you join us again soon!

Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

I booked a table at Judson’s for his birthday. The restaurant week menu looked interesting, we snagged a greglist bday discount and decided to try it after visiting the BOB many times. We were seated in a cozy booth. The atmosphere was warm and inviting....Lots of dark wood, candles but with current music and a cozy vibe. We started with French onion soup and it was great! The broth was rich and yummy. For dinner was husband ordered a Delmonico and I chose the lobster tail. We split the most amazing Brussels with maple and bacon lardons (whatever that is?!-YUM) and we also got the mashed potatoes. Service great and food was tasty, filling and memorable.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Hi Carly, thank you so much for the stellar review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner and made great use of our Gregslist Dining Rewards. (P.S. lardons is basically a fancy word for bacon!) We appreciate the kind message, and we...More

Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Took my wife here for her birthday and she got a free lobster dinner. All the food was great. Only complaint was the steak was more medium than medium rare. Service was great and wife was happy!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We're glad you and your wife enjoyed her birthday dinner, and we appreciate the feedback about the temperature of your steak. We hope you join us again soon.

Reviewed May 19, 2019

On wifes Birthday was NOT able to order PRIME RIB. Was served the SMALLEST Wedge Salad Ever & up charged besides. Don't plan on going to B.O.B. or JUDSONS anytime, if ever soon! jackwclark16@yahoo.com Chop House is a better choice!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

In town for a conference. Judsons was walking distance from our hotel. And on a night when we couldnt get a reservation anywhere because of both a college grad night and high school proms, we were able to sit right down with a group of...8. That made me nervous but soon my fears disappeared. Great menu with lots of options. I had their prime rib (12oz, rare side of Medium rare), wife had cold water lobster (this is one to write home about, I promise). We had a wild mushroom bruscetta which was out of this world. Split a baked potato which worked because it was big enough. My table drank wine and cocktails and werent disappointed. Though asking for a look at their single malt scotch offering, I stayed with water myself. Everyone seemed very happy with their food selection. I was not as thrilled with my prime rib. It was ok but not as good as the rest of their offering.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

Thank you so much for the very kind review! We appreciate the compliments on the menu and drinks as well as the feedback about your dish and our scotch offerings. Thank you for joining us during your trip, and we hope you join us again...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

To start, our server Tim incredible! Very fun & outgoing and when asked he gave wonderful recommendations. He met our every request promptly and with a smile. I started with oysters & they were great! Great presentation, texture & taste delivered the ultimate trifecta! I...asked for hot sauce & Time brought 2 choices, the average go to which everyone uses along with a local made in Michigan (Mitt's I believe). It was unreal! Not too much heat & a wonderful taste. Main course was prime rib with mashed potatoes. It was delivered with good presentation and at good temperature. Good taste & the horseradish was great! Based on this visit I would definitely stop back in if I'm in Grand Rapids again!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything from the oysters and prime rib to our great server, Tim. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in Grand Rapids :)

Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Great location and interesting building. The service was really poor. I had to grab passing waitstaff to get my waitress to bring basics she forgot (bread basket, silverware, menu etc) and she didn’t want to explain or recommend anything on the menu, obviously wasnt familiar...with it. I paid almost $40.00 for one lamb chop with some squash and a side house salad. The food was good but it was quite pricey for what it was. The one lamb chop was a dinner entree described as “lamb T bone”. I was very surprised when it arrived (especially for what it cost) to see one tiny lamb chop surrounded by chopped squash. It was good though.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Hello, I am sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. We would be happy to discuss this further with you and find out more about what you liked and what we can improve on -- please email our manager...More

Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

To celebrate my birthday, my husband and I chose Judson’s to take advantage of the Gregslist birthday promotion. We ordered the oysters for an appetizer and they temporarily transported me to the East coast (a welcome break from West Michigan in winter). I received a...free lobster dinner, which was beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. My husband had the Smoked and Grilled Lamb, which he declared to be delicious. The atmosphere was lovely and upscale. Our server was excellent and highly attentive. We will definitely return!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Hi Joanne, thank you so much for a stellar review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner with us, and we hope to see you back at Judson's for your next celebration.

Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We had a great server, fabulous steaks- sirloin and filet- great drinks . We will be back. Visit from pentwater

Date of visit: January 2019
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thank you so much for celebrating your 47th anniversary with us! We are happy to hear that your service, food, and drinks were excellent on your special day. We look forward to seeing you back here for year 48!

Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

We took friends from out of town here. Our table was ready early which was nice. Problem was our server was busy and behind so we had to wait. Drinks we ok. Once we got food the salads were a bit small. The problem came...when the steaks arrived. 3 different cuts ordered. One med well one med rate and one rare. They all came out the same a VERY med almost well. The waiter offered to get different one, but after waiting as long as we did it wasn't possible. So attempting to make the best of a bad thing I attempted to eat mine. It was bar far the worst New York I have ever had. After less then half I gave up. One of the others did about the same. At no point after pointing out to the waiter did he come back to check on the meal. Very bad steaks and not good service for a pricey steak house.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Hi Scott, we are very sorry your experience with us was not up to standards, yours or our own. Please feel free to reach out to our manager Matt at mmeyers@gilmorec.com to tell us how we can improve this for you. Thank you.

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for an extremely tasty experience with Steaks, this is the place to go. I recommend the Signature selection. Also the service is very friendly and fast. The degree of cooking is higher than in other places. E.g. you want medium well you...should order medium. Bon Appétit!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you for the fantastic review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dish and service while dining with us. We hope you are able to join us again soon!

Reviewed August 12, 2018

Dined here before a concert. Didn’t have reservations so ate at the bar. While steaks are their specialty wife choose planked white fish, excellent, and a chicken breast for me. Both well prepared and tasty. Service was quick. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Judson's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you for the outstanding review, Ron! We hope you join us again soon!

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