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Big Buck Brewery and Steakhouse

550 South Wisconsin Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735
989-732-5781
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Ranked #39 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
Hopkins, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We loved (past tense) Big Buck Brewery in the past and always stop in. It's like walking in Cabela's it's beautiful. Sat at the bar for a beer and reviewed the menu (pricey). While waiting for our second beer and to order food we had a lot of time on our hands. Someone's child was in the restaurant (an employee's)... More

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E'town
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Great microbrewery with about a dozen local brews. Beers and service were great, food not so much. Appears the place is on a downward slide.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Been to this place in the past , was suprised by how slow it took for drinks. Beer was good tasting. Food took long time ,also considering their was not many people there. I agree with others, food is a little over priced but can overlook, with good food and beverage service. Place for kids outside to keep them busy... More

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Dowagiac, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What in heaven's name has happened to the Big Buck. This use to be my favorite place to stop at when going north. The 11 of us stopped 7/27 for dinner. The resturant was almost empty. We were seated relitively fast and waiter took our drink order in timely fashion. That is were it fell apart. ~15 minutes later our... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We’ve been to this brewery/restaurant several times on our way up north from South East Michigan. The food is over-priced and not very good, but, hey, its right off 1-75 and convenient if you’re leaving after work. This Friday, June 27, 2014, we stopped as usual. I ordered a salad. Once I set fork to veg I notice right away... More

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Ellisville, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had visited Gaylord several years ago and been here to eat. It was a great experience then and a terrible experience this time. Server was nice and attentive - he was new and trying. One of us ordered a fancy (and pricey) steak dish and the steak was so tough, it couldn't be eaten. Not impressed! Rest of the... More

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Big Bucks used to be a great place to eat and drink but not anymore. They had a location in Auburn Hills, Michigan area but it closed. This restaurant is below average especially for the cost of the drinks and meals. I miss the way it was - won't be back.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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
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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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