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990 N. Center St., Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 989-732-4010
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Proudly serving families in Northern Michigan for 35 years. Voted People's...
Proudly serving families in Northern Michigan for 35 years. Voted People's Choice for Best Family Restaurant, Best Caterer, & Best Salad Bar. Click the read more link to view articles and awards!
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch visit

One of the best All You Can Eat Buffets in Northern Michigan. A must to eat at when in Gaylord. Very reasonably priced and the food in very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Jim N
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Saginaw, Michigan
via mobile
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Gaylord, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was dining here last Sat. night. One couple ahead of me waiting to pay commented on the spoiled - foul tasting prime rib they were served. Then an employee (I'm assuming the cook) came to the front booth where people pay and started screaming and yelling at the manager. The manager very calmly kept talking to the crazy cook... More 

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Thank Kingerly
Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I normally don't like to eat buffet . But decided to go here for diner with my wife. The staff was pleasant nice pour of wine but best of all was the surprisingly delicious food on the buffet prime rib was excellent all of the seafood was fa-nominal must admit I over ate but that was because I couldn't stop... More 

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Thank Tom D
Boyne City, Michigan
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We met friends there for the dinner buffet on a Friday night--featuring all-you-can-eat king crab legs. The crab was excellent and all the other items on the buffet were equally pleasing. We will be doing this again, soon.

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Thank Bryan M
Knox, Indiana
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Our group was there on a Saturday night. We've been there before and were not disappointed. The prime rib was excellent as were all the other dishes. Our favorite place in Gaylord.

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Thank Linda46534
Grayling, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The food and choices are top of the line, relaxed environment and staff are great. The buffet is best around, the food is great, hot, great variety and very reasonably priced. No comparison to chain restaurant buffets as all is made and prepared (not from a can) taste the difference! Great salad and soup selections. I highly recommend giving this... More 

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Thank christinejulias
michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Went for lunch buffet midweek and food was great. Lots of choices, fresh and tasty. Very good price for a buffet. There were 12 in our party and staff was very good.

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Thank Kay W
Coopersville, Michigan
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

bj's has a very good buffet. There is also a menu with a wide variety of selections. Too many items on the buffet to list but included beef, pork, chicken and sea food with an extensive salad bar. Cost was just $11/person. Plenty of seating. Family friendly.

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Thank Ronmsparks
Saginaw, Michigan
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147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

One of the best All You Can Eat Buffets in Northern Michigan. A must to eat at when in Gaylord. Very reasonably priced and the food in very good.

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Thank Jim N
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Crab! And more crab! All you can eat! Great buffet and great service. Always fresh and delicious every time. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank mds48627
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Fresh food (fantastic white fish ) beautifully cooked to perfection and the small town friendliness that made me feel welcomed and my business appreciated. Great martinis.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 990 N. Center St., Gaylord, MI 49735
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-732-4010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Proudly serving families in Northern Michigan for 35 years. Voted People's Choice for Best Family Restaurant, Best Caterer, & Best Salad Bar. Click the read more link to view articles and awards!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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