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, 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
We had a 50% off coupon and thought we c ...
We had a 50% off coupon and thought we couldn't possibly be disappointed with the value. It was not adequate. My husband's $88 bone-in rib-eye was not nearly worth the value. It was fatty and at least a third inedible. We frequent fine dining all over and the steak was not even close to what we would expect and have had value from places such as Ruth's Chris or Chop House at a comparable price. My 6 x $5 per shrimp (I ordered 6) were awful. My husband ate 1, begrudgingly, and I had 2 and left the other 3 becasue I ran out of enough lemon to render the 2 I had edible becasue they tasted so fishy. When the server offered to clear the plate I said "take it" and mentioned that the shrimp was fishy. He cleared it after asking for clarification of what I said, and that was that. We have a 25% coupon left and agree that it is definitely not worth returning for. Sad commentary. No reason to return.
We were celebrating our anniversary with ...
We were celebrating our anniversary with friends, I have a gluten problem and the waiter Santo steered me in the right direction. In fact I could eat any of the desserts so he sub a dessert for me and was so attentive and thoughtful. He is a valuable person to your restuarant. We will come back again had a very good experience.
We went for our wedding anniversary and ...
We went for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. Our waiter Tim was fantastic and the food was great. The soft lighting and quiet atmosphere was perfect for our night out. I have to also compliment their bartender who mixed up 2 martinis that fit the tastes I was looking for to a "T".
Steak and salad. A great cube of well ag ...
Steak and salad. A great cube of well aged strip topped with a mushroom and pearl onion ragout served over garlicky mashed potatoes. One served a perfect medium, the second ok medium rare ( could have been handled a bit more gently to avoid the well to medium edges) No complaining though, the meat was delicious. And one might think lettuce had no new twists. Both the wedge and caesar had tasteful twist. I especially like the maple bacon and roquefort dressing on the wedge, while the caesar was topped with tasty parmesan crisps.
As a steak restaurant this place falls b ...
As a steak restaurant this place falls between the mass steak places like Outback and the real steak places like Chop House and Ruth's Chris. Unfortunately, the prices are in the upper range rather than lower range making this a poor choice unless really pressed for a table (which there were plenty available as I think we were one of perhaps 3 or 4 tables that night). Quality of the steak was not any better than what could have done at home - not sure it was even Prime grade. Overall, plan ahead and get reservations at a real steak restaurant
Another excellent experience. We were no ...
Another excellent experience. We were not able to secure our preferred server (Tim) but the server who looked after our needs did a splendid job. We continue to be impressed with the menu and the preparation of the items--always delicious and artfully presented. I am a stickler for details and knocked my Overall Rating down one notch because my cocktail (a Negroni) lacked two elements that it normally has: 1) an orange peel garnish (this is mandatory), and 2) the beautiful single block of crystal clear ice (this time it was built with crushed ice and, though clear as can be, was a little bit of a letdown). Judson's is more of a special occasion restaurant for us, but we almost always leaving wondering, "Why don't we come here more often?" We'll need to get into the habit of doing just that; this place is a gem.
The food service and atmosphere were ter ...
The food service and atmosphere were terrific. We chose the restaurant to have steak. My NY strip was prepared perfectly and it was delicious. Portions were more than enough yet not obscene. Our server was professional and engaging. He balanced fun food discussion with with just enough privacy. Overall the reataurant gets an A!
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 server was on-the-spot with service ...
Our server was on-the-spot with service and recommendations. Knew the menu inside and out, down to the ingredients. The Filet was incredible. The crab appetizer was also very good.
Save room for dessert - the chocolate cake will feed your table.
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.
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