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Big Buck Brewery and Steakhouse

550 South Wisconsin Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735
989-732-5781
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Ranked #33 of 56 restaurants in Gaylord
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
South Lyon, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Yes it was a holiday weekend but... It was more than 15 minutes from sitting down at our table to the time we actually had something to drink. No water either. The bartender was not behind the bar. Told by the hostess that they were swamped but the place was less than half full and no one sitting outside since... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Big buck has lost a collection of loyal families after our last experience. Service has continually declined since our first visit many years ago. The kitchen has always been slow but the final straw was when it took 41 minutes for our table to be served our sandwiches and salads. When we asked the manager what the problem was she... More

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Valdez, Alaska
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have eaten here before but our last visit was disappointing. We were the only two having lunch, in fact the only two all the while we had lunch. We both ordered a hamburger lunch, well done. It arrived with the bottom on each of ours burned. We ate what we could minus the bun. It was $33 for two... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Just had burgers and they were average. Tried several beers and all were great. Did not try the wine but will next visit. There are liquors available to purchase and bottled beers. We sat at the bar and the scenery was great. Business was slow early in the day on July 4th.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When we walked we were approached by a woman in street clothes and asked us how many, we weren't sure she was the hostess by her appearance. We asked to sit at the bar and that was a mistake. When we got to the bar, the bartender, if you can call her that, gave us the beer and food menu.... More

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Mancelona, Michigan, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Service was poor, prices are extremely high for the quality of food.Could be a nice place if John taffeta paid a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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157 reviews 157 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We always loved going to Big Buck whenever we were in Gaylord, and the last 2 times, we have been very disappointed. The service was unbelievably horrible, and the food was so-so. They have lost a very dedicated Big Buck family :(

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Bland steak, frozen sweet potato fries....gross....no variety over priced for the quality of their food.......the steaks come with mash potatoes and vegetables..... if u want a different side u pay extra.....don't waste your money!!!!!

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Sandusky, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

liked the steaks, mashed notates and drinks. Wait staff very friendly and the place was clean. Surprised it wasn't; more busy.

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Lansing, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This beautiful Restaurant/ mini brewery was the most happening place in Gaylord for many years. We loved going here whenever we were near Gaylord. Never wanted to give up on this place. But time after time we got terrible service , terrible food , high prices. Great atmosphere and still drive by once in a while and want to stop... More

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