We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bowdies Chophouse

230 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-5481
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (27 reviews)
“bone in filet” (19 reviews)
“escargot” (23 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
230 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (287)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Overall, one of the best meals I've ever had. I don't go to many "chophouse" places for a filet, but I've had many at many fine dining places. This was probably the best one I've ever had. The crab cakes, duck ravioli, brussels, and mushrooms...More

Thank Will P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was top-notch. Small restaurant with delicious food! Made an excellent date night! Bar staff was very friendly and you can tell that locals really enjoy the place. Also great for business meetings.

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in town. Great steaks, reasonably priced and terrific cocktails. Tyler, Melanie, Jeff and Kenton make this place work!

Thank ChicagoSteven
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Amazing drinks from a really cool and kind barkeep, delicious food cooked to perfection and an atmosphere perfect for a chilly evening. Wanting to watch the Michigan NCAA playoff game, we sat at the bar and got to see the game too! A perfect night...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Always perfectly cooked steaks, the best in town! And their cocktails are divine. It is pricey, but totally worth it.

Thank KayAndGuy
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Great cocktails and food with a friendly, helpful staff. The main dining area is very tiny. We enjoyed Caesar salad, deconstructed crab cakes and a filet that literally melted in your mouth. The beef was outstanding.

Thank mhesterton
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We had reservations here on Saturday night, and were seated on the first floor where everything is near the kitchen. It was very difficult to have a conversation with all the noise and wait staff buzzing by. That said, our dinner was as good as...More

Thank George J
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Feeling absolutely spoiled after leaving Bowdie’s for dinner. You could smell the amazing foods being prepared from a block down and starting from the time we entered to the time we left, the experience was spot on. Started with Aperol Spritzers and escargot. For entrees...More

Thank CMTravel1311
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great dinner st Bowdies! Drinks were great as as the wine list! We started with shrimp bisque and escargot, both amazing. We enjoyed tenderloin w horse rashdish sauce, chicken and shrimp scampi for dinner and huge side order of Brussels sprouts ... all wonderful! Finish...More

Thank zfamilybcai
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Incredible. Second time dining here at the famous Bowdies Chophouse for our anniversary and now it is going to be our tradition. It is by far the best filet I have encountered and have frequented many steak and fine dining eateries. The atmosphere is inviting...More

Thank design007
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Saugatuck
Bella Vita Spa + Suites
143 reviews
.05 km away
Ship-N-Shore Hotel
177 reviews
.49 km away
Beachway Resort
118 reviews
.52 km away
Saugatuck Harbor Inn
51 reviews
.70 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Uncommon Coffee Roasters
440 reviews
.21 km away
Phil's Bar & Grille
937 reviews
.13 km away
Hercules Bar and Grill
403 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Butler Street
308 reviews
.06 km away
Saugatuck Chain Ferry
101 reviews
.43 km away
Mason Street Warehouse
38 reviews
.17 km away
Amazwi Contemporary Art
21 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
14 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from toothbtold | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know, but it is a very small outdoor dining area.
24 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Jewells91 | Reviewed this property |
You can't order a gift card over the phone to be picked up. Sorry
13 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from dvark V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In tourist season or weekends, it is necessary.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-455-5481
  • E-mail
Bowdies Chophouse specializes in Usda prime beef, dry aged to perfection, reservation are recommended, Bowdies is a quaint restaurant with limited seating in the winter months, outdoor dining in the summer months. Because of the size and proximity of the bar, children under 12 not permitted.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing