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Butch's Dry Dock

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Gluten Free Options, American, Contemporary
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44 E 8th St, Ste 100, Holland, MI 49423-3575
16163968227
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Holland, Michigan
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is excellent although pricey. We were there for a special occasion so didn't mind paying a little more. I can recommend the almond crusted fish dinner. Very tasty and served over vegetables cooked very lightly. It was nice to have cloth tablecloths and napkins on the table and the view by the window is of the main street... More 

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Thank Gayle K
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Gayle K., Thank you for joining us to celebrate a special occasion and writing a review on TripAdvisor! I am glad that your server gave you an excellent experience and the food was tasty. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you dine out for dinner! Thank you again for your 5 star review! Warmest Regards,... More 

Holland, Michigan
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the evening eating fabulous food and drinking wine on the back deck with new friends who want to move to Holland. All of our dinners were superb, from the white fish, to fish tacos and the spinach salad with avocado and candied ginger! Our young server was helpful and attentive. Great weather added to our experience. Our friends were... More 

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Thank cstader
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Cstader, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for inviting your friends to dinner at Butch's! I am glad that everyone had a wonderful dinner on our deck and that your server was helpful and attentive. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon, perhaps to celebrate a move to Holland! Warmest Regards, Butch... More 

detroit
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best dishes my family and I have ever had. We went there for a birthday dinner and were not dissapointed. Waitress helped us choose a wine. My brother had the steak while my mother and I had a seafood dish and we were blow away. Very very good food

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butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Makgurrl, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for dining with us for a birthday celebration! I am glad that we did not disappoint from the food to the wine. I am happy that your group was blown away from an ahhhhmazing dining experience! We look forward to having you join us again when you... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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153 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I dined here last night with another couple and had a wonderful dinner! I will start with the high points: The wine sommelier was highly attentive to our wine drinking friends, and not only made great recommendations, but also brought a tasting of a wonderful wine. He pointed out to us that not only is there an extensive... More 

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butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Egrlbk, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review about your overall experience at Butch's! I am glad that Bruce, our sommelier, was able to assist you with wine recommendations and inform you about our corkage policy. I do apologize for the lack of bar knowledge and hospitably that your server seemed to present at... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although our dining experience got off to a very slow start (miscommunication between waitstaff left our table unattended for 25 minutes), we all enjoyed our entrees once they arrived. Rainbow trout was a huge hit; Michigan whitefish was delectable; diver scallops were cooked perfectly; the bouillabaisse was very light on the broth, but tasty. I enjoyed the Watermelon Gazpacho- it... More 

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Thank KarenV115
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings KarenV115, Thank you for writing a review about your dining experience at Butch's Dry Dock! I do apologize for your very slow start with service, however, I am glad to read that your server remedied your delay in service. I am thrilled that you all enjoyed everything from our Watermelon Gazpacho, seafood entrees, and finished with our newest addition... More 

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131 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch on our last day in Holland and we were very happy we did. There were 7 of us and everyone left very satisfied. The tomato soup was excellent, though I thought the temperature could have been hotter. The chicken dumpling soup was excellent as well. We each had a different lunch item and they were all... More 

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Thank Mike Z
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Mike Z., Thank you for joining us for lunch and writing a review! I am glad to read that you and your guests all enjoyed your soup and various items ordered from the menu. We would love to welcome you all back for another wonderful meal out when you are in downtown Holland. Thank you again for your great... More 

Au Train, MI
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with a group of eight. Our server Tyler did an excellent job of taking care of us. He made recommendations on various food items and they were excellent. Several of our group are normally quite picky at restaurants. Everyone was greatly pleased by Tyler! My wife and I had the crab cakes. They were hot and tasty... More 

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Thank Jim S
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Jim S., Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your group's dining experience! I am glad that Tyler was a superb server and that you all enjoyed your excellent various ordered food items! The colossal lump crab cakes are quite popular for the summer season and I am so glad that you and your wife... More 

Montreal, Canada
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378 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I see this is the #6 place in Holland, I must have visited them on a bad day. Firstly, I walked in and wasn't even acknowledged by the staff member at the door. Then nothing on the menu really jumped out at me. I chose the local white fish. Everyone's dishes took over 30 minutes to arrive and the waiter... More 

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Thank Rob B
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Rob B., I am saddened that you did not respond to my private message that I sent to you over a week ago. Again, as I stated in my private message to you, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience with us. I sincerely apologize for your... More 

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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped specifically for lunch. I found a parking space on the street and looked up to see people dining on sandwiches. We went in, and saw a classy dining room, neat and clean. Lunch offered a variety of classic sandwiches. The difference was how well they were done. Wonderful breads, fresh ingredients. An impressive list of beers. We will... More 

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Thank Linda M
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Linda M., Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your lunch dining experience at Butch's! I am thrilled that you chose to dine with us , enjoying our beer list and lunch offerings. We are proud of our fresh and locally-sourced ingredients that we use to prepare each dish. We look forward to your return... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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273 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Butch's Dry Dock has a great location in the center of town, so before or after a great lunch or dinner you can check out downtown Holland. The service was great, and we all enjoyed fish meals with delicious salads beforehand! A must visit when in Holland!

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butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings FrankFern, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience at Butch's! I am glad to read that you enjoy our centered location in the heart of downtown Holland. I am also delighted that you enjoyed your service and delicious fish entrees and fresh salads. We look forward to serving you again hopefully in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options, American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 E 8th St, Ste 100, Holland, MI 49423-3575
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: 16163968227
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?