Butch's is a consistently great place to eat. I love that we can select wine from either the menu or right from the shelf in their restaraunt-centric wine store. The beer selection here is also top notch. Butch is nearly always on-site, and when he is not, his team is great at providing menu and wine selection advice. Not only do I take customers here, but we also pick Butch's for our special occasions.
I wish I would have checked out these reviews first. However, taking a fellow visitor's recommendation, we decided to try Butch's Dry Dock. The worst experience I have ever encountered at a restaurant. They are small town trying to be big town while missing the mark miserably! We too found the meals pricey. The steaks are over priced, poor quality and flavorless. You will find better at Denny's with a side of eggs & toast. Save your money. Stop be a local winery, grab a bottle of wine and some food from a deli and hit the beach for a sunset picnic. You'll have a better experience. Don't waste your time or money here.
Worst restaurant ever! My wife and I were in Holland for our anniversary, and decided that we would splurge a little and have a nice dinner out. We liked the downtown area, so decided on Butch's Dry Dock.
I ordered the Fillet Mignon ($36) and my wife got the fish, Halibut I believe (it was definately one of the more expensive fish dishes on the menu). Either way, we were eargerly looking forward to eating our meal.
My Fillet, which I ordered medium rare, came to me without the slightest bit of pink in it, so I sent it back. Meanwhile, my wife started on her fish, and noted to me that for such a high price, it was hardly worth writing home about. Her vegetables were soaked in butter, and the mashed potatoes were chunky, and had a ratio of 2 parts sour cream per 1 part potato...disgusting in my opinion.
My new steak then came out. It was no more pink then the last steak, but much more tender...my theory is that the chef beat the steak to death with a meat tenderizer, because the texture in my mouth was about the same as the mashed potatoes.
With an appitizer, two glasses of wine, tax, and tip the bill came out around $90. This was almost 3 times the amount we paid for a meal at the New Holland Brewery down the street the night before, and the food there was significantly better.
I can't say enough about how disappointed I was with this place.
If you like good food with good wine this is the place. Its formal yet informal. Romantic yet fun. The food is on par with any 4 star restuarant and yet you feel not obliged. Only wish there were more of these kind of dining establishments in Holland.
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