About Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB
Established in 1903 Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB is the recipient of numerous awards as Grand Rapid's number one steakhouse and the accolades are well deserved. Featuring a delicious grass fed beef selection, Judson's Steakhouse puts a high premium on local, quality, and variety. Come experience our Premium Cuts with favorites such as our Tomahawk Ribeye or USDA Grade Prime New York Strip Steak. There are options abound for all tastes, with an ample selection of seafood, chops and house specialties. Enjoy a perfectly paired glass of wine from our award-winning wine cellar. The room is tastefully upscale, while retaining a classically comfortable charm. Our guests are encouraged to come casual, relax and let our competent service staff focus on the job of impressing.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5-pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm, and Closed Sunday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Options Available
Private Party Facilities:
We have our Bottle Lodge available for parties of 18 or less. Please contact Lue at (616) 356-2000 ext: 46.
Private Party Contact:
Lue Bryant: 6163562000x46
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
$2.99 Happy Hour 5:00pm-6:00pm: $2.99 beverages
Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB Ratings and Reviews
Great Steakhouse ~ excellent steak, wou ...
Great Steakhouse ~ excellent steak, would have liked a side included with our meal rather than ala carte, especially considering the price of the entree. Subdued atmosphere nice for conversations. Terrific service! Also enjoyed their desserts!
Our Favorite Restaurant Disappoints
Our favorite restaurant, Judson's, let us down. We've always had top notch experiences in the 10+ years we've been going for special occasions like birthday's and anniversaries. On our waiter's recommendation, I ordered the block steak, which was very tough and not worth the asking price of $30. The other let down was our waiter was too chatty for our tastes. Nice guy, but talked way too much. We have not given up on Judson's and will try again and hope for a better experience.
We have been here a few times before so ...
We have been here a few times before so we know what to expect with the cost but it still is very pricey. I don't like that you don't get anything with the meat that everything is a la cart. Waiter was very slow but luckily we were not in a hurry.
We had a good meal at Judsons at the BOB ...
We had a good meal at Judsons at the BOB. Our steaks and seafood was cooked just right. We waited for a long time to get our appetizers which was the recommended bruschetta and then within a minute our main course arrived, so they had to take our main courses back to the kitchen and keep them warm. The wait person apologized for that, but stated she had put the order in right after we placed it and there should not have been such a wait. It was her second night there and we thought she did very good. We weren't very impressed with the managers on duty that night. We saw the food at Gillys before we went over to Judsons and in hind sight would have preferred to have eaten there. Prices were better, food looked great and service was excellent at the bar.
Food was awesome! The appetizer portions on the small size. It was noted on the “open table” reservation, a special occasion, would have been nice if our waiter had been informed. The birthday girl did get a candle on her dessert, nice touch.
Great atmosphere! I have lived in Grand ...
Great atmosphere! I have lived in Grand Rapids for almost 6 years and never heard about this gem of a restaurant until recently. All I can say is that I have missed a lot over the years! The service was wonderful and the food was great; the staff were very friendly and helpful. I also liked the fact that the tables were not very close together, allowing for more space and a very comfortable dining experience. It is going to be my preferred place for serious steak from now on! I highly recommend it.
Our server Tim set the tone by suggesting the bartender create a cocktail based on information he elicited from me. It was spot on delicious blend, so the second one was a no-brainer. We shared crab cake appetizer. It was delicious, crispy on the outside and done just right. Husband had a generous portion of salmon off the featured menu. I had the beef tenderloin. Both were done to perfection. Tenderloin was melt in your mouth tender. We shared individual portions of Brussels sprouts and green beans. Both were tasty blends. So tasty we took the leftover veges home. I'd highly recommend this place for a special occasion.
The people are amazing and the service w ...
The people are amazing and the service was wonderful. The Caesar salad was good - too many olives, and honestly I'm not sure why someone would put olives on a Caesar to begin with, but that's my personal preference I suppose. The quality of food was very disappointing. They call themselves a "steakhouse" yet there are maybe 4 choices of steak on the menu, all of which are terribly overpriced. For a $50 steak I expect something that rivals Chop House or Ruth's Chris since the price is the same, but honestly we felt like we paid Chop House prices for Applebee's-quality beef.
Another great meal at Judson's
Celebrated New Year's Eve Eve at our favorite restaurant, Judson's. Steaks were outstanding, brussel sprouts were yummy, wine list was extensive, and service (Josh H.) was attentive but respectful. We will return often for other special occasions.
Everything was amazing!!! best restaurant in town
everything was amazing! We had the best crab cakes ever! The Michigan watercress salad was excellent, I love the seed brittle. Dinner was top of the line!
Excellent wine and the lemon cello was a lovely after dinner drink. We will definitely be back!!!
Special occasion for my wife's birthday. ...
Special occasion for my wife's birthday. Very nice atmosphere! Service was very slow and not to our needs Good arrived steak was not even cooked. Server was no were to be found while my wife ate her food. :30 later he stopped by to see if we would like dessert . Never checked back once the food arrived
Judson's is a gem!
Judson's is a great spot in a great location. The BOB is a terrific venue and located in the midst of so much to do both in the "Big Old Building" and the surrounding area. A good selection of fine food with a solid wine list or selection of other nice beverages... ;-) Definitely worth going to for a nice dinner or a quick stop in the bar for appetizers and beverages prior to an event in The BOB or at the Van Andel Arena across the street.
Not bad, but not great for the price
We got to the restaurant and were told to wait a moment while the hostess walked off. She came back and looked our reservation and brought us to our table. The waitress for the table next to us dropped a drink all over the floor and had to pick it up. She was embarrassed and because of it we waited quite a while for our drinks. The food was good but not as good as other restaurants around for the price. I don't think I would go back or suggest it to friends. It was not a bad experience, but definitely not worth the money for us.
They make things right
Ordered their Cowboy Steak (24 Oz Ribeye) cooked medium rare. This was a $68 steak, which they had avery limited quantity of. It came out way over done, medium well to we'll done. Needless to say, at that price, I expect it to be right. Staff and management didn't hesitate to offer me the LAST one, cooked properly. Several staff, management, and the chef were very apologetic, as this was also our anniversary date. Second steak was perfect, and they topped it off with a complimentary bottle of wine and dessert for each of us. We were comped nearly $125 off dinner. Much of it was unnecessary, however, greatly appreciated. They kept my business with their friendly, generous staff, and desire to make things right without the slightest hesitation.
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