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Butch's Dry Dock

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44 E 8th St, Ste 100, Holland, MI 49423-3529
16163968227
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Chicago, Illinois
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265 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank FrankFern
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 

Staunton, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the trout almandine. Delightfully crunchy, very tender, flaky and tasty. Husband had fish tacos. Very good. Located close, walked no distance from CityFlat hotel and the Mariot.

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Thank taralynn7
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Taralynn7, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience here at Butch's! I am delighted that you and your husband enjoyed your fish entrees, both are wonderful dishes flavored for the summer season. We look forward to welcoming the two you back the next time you are in West Michigan! Warmest Regards,... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Butch's menu is filled with imaginative treatments of traditional favorites. Focus on bringing out the taste in dishes without smothering it with sauces. Strong commitment to local sourcing of all food ingredients. Excellent wine selection by the bottle or by the glass. Personable and knowledgeable wait staff, particularly in recommending wine and dish pairings.

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

Greetings Charleyroberts, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit at Butch's! I am pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience here and appreciate our commitment to locally source our ingredients. We are proud of our excellent wine selection that offers wine from all over the globe of which you can enjoy at your table for... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our family there for dinner/lunch to celebrate the graduation of two of our kids from Hope College. Butch's did a marvelous job serving our table of 10. Reservation time was spot on, and the wait staff was fabulous and friendly. We enjoyed a variety of dishes and everyone loved what they ordered. While this is not the cheapest... More 

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

Greetings GoodykeTravelers, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your dining experiences at Butch's! I am happy to read that you and everyone in your large party enjoyed what they ordered and that you were promptly seated for your reservation. I am also glad that your found our staff fabulous and friendly. We do... More 

Holland, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have a choice of more formal (linen table settings) and casual dining. The front on Main Street is the setting for a bit more formal while the back is the more casual. Casual also includes an umbrella shaded patio for 3 season dining. Wonderful choices of sandwiches and soups. Front room dining has a much more complete menu of... More 

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

Greetings Wajohnson47, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Butch's! I am so glad that you enjoy all of our different atmosphere offerings, menu and delicious wines! I would like to clarify that we offer the same lunch menu and dinner menu throughout the entire restaurant. During lunch service we offer soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and... More 

Michigan
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a casual or fine dining environment in the heart of Holland, then look no further. Butch's has everything for everyone. Great food both lunch and dinner. There is outdoor seating, white linen seating and casual pub seating. Really something for everyone and the food is the best in town. Chef Clark is amazing and keeps... More 

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

Greetings Anelu8, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience at Butch's! You are correct that we do have everything for everyone with our different atmosphere offerings, delicious cuisine prepared by our wonderful culinary crew, our vast wine, beer, and spirits selections, knowledgeable and friendly serving staff... the list goes on and on. I... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by to inquire about the menu and if gluten-free options were available, and the hostess said that even though they don't have a gluten free menu, most of the things on the menu other than the pasta dishes were naturally gluten free or could be modified. I came back in the evening and had an outstanding meal! I... More 

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

Greetings Rickt588, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! We are proud to have a menu that caters to those with a gluten allergy or sensitivity while still be delectable. I am glad that the evening was perfect from start to finish with astounding service and quality food offerings. Again, we thank you... More 

Dearborn, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food. Perfectly cooked chicken breast paired with fresh spinach and a variety of summer squash, all locally sourced and presented on a simple plate. We sat at an outside table under the shade of an umbrella and enjoyed a wonderful lunch accompanied by a warm Michigan sun. The meal started with a small spinach salad dressed with a mustard... More 

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

Greetings fbrit1, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your dining experience at Butch's on our deck! I am glad that you enjoyed the weather and our wonderful, new summer menu offerings along with Ryan's recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another amazing meal out! Warmest Regards, Butch TerHaar More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

8 of us had dinner here. We had reservations and they sat us as soon as we got there. Service was OK, food was good, a bit pricey but we knew that going in.

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Thank bonjovifan357
butch44e, Owner at Butch's Dry Dock, responded to this review

Greetings Bonjovifan357, Thank you for joining us for dinner and writing a review of your experience! I wish that service was better than OK and food more than just good for your group for us to reach a 5 star rating. Nonetheless, we thank you for dining with us and taking to your keyboard on Tripadvisor. We look forward to... More 

Palm Springs, CA, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside patio/deck is interesting. It is in the parking lot behind the restaurant but you have no sense of cars because the deck is raised and has a unique privacy wall. The food was very good with a nice selection of interesting options

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

Greetings Michael M., Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience out on our deck! I am glad that you enjoyed the ambiance outside and the selection our menu offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable dining experience. Thank you again for your review! Warm Regards, Butch TerHaar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, French, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 49423-3529
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?