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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/Brunch, Dinner
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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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the better buffet with homestyle food

If you go for the buffet it is some good home cooked styles. There is nothing that will jump out at you. It is just solid and consistent. The staff is great. We have never had any problems. They do have a all you can eat Crab Legs and that is something that is exceptional. You will pay extra for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

If you go for the buffet it is some good home cooked styles. There is nothing that will jump out at you. It is just solid and consistent. The staff is great. We have never had any problems. They do have a all you can eat Crab Legs and that is something that is exceptional. You will pay extra for... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

BJ's is pretty good, I like their Salad Bar, Soup, Hot Bar and Ice Cream. The hot bar depends on the day of the week, I've enjoyed the Fish and Shrimp, chicken, beef. They keep it stocked with fresh food. Love the soups and the salads are fresh.

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Brighton, MI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went Saturday night for the Prime Rib buffet and was impressed with the selection Something for everyone. We went back Sunday morning before heading out of town for breakfast and that was fantastic! There was all the normal breakfast items in abundance, an omelet station, fruit choices, & sweets section. We left full and then only wanted a light... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate here during a stop on a bus tour. The buffet didn't have a large variety of selections and many items ran low without being refilled. Our waitress was rushed, however she was not friendly and didn't keep up with the group. We had to find our own basket of rolls from the serving counter as they weren't offered... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

went to bj's on saturday night with friends who highly recommended this restaurant. the restaurant wasn't even half full and the smell of fish as we walked in the door was unappetizing. i ordered the strip steak with baked potato, the steak was tough and gristly and the steak knife they provided wouldn't cut butter. another table mate had the... More 

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Gaylord
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

BJ's has something for everyone. You can order from the menu or help yourself at a well stocked buffet. Breakfast is also outstanding.

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Thompsonville, Michigan
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Never a good sign when you pull into a parking lot and it is empty – especially when it is a restaurant known for its buffet. We dined while on vacation based on TA reviews and the fact the front desk of our hotel provided us 15% off coupons. It was a Sunday night around 5:45 PM. The smell upon... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

First and foremost, very friendly service! Stopped in for lunch but overlapped the breakfast buffet slightly. Food was great!! Salad bar was a good size and looked fresh. Chicken soup was a hit. Great value. Well rounded choice of food on buffet including dessert. Can access snowmobile trail. Will definitely be back!

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Lapeer, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

best buffet in upper michigan love this place I enjoy takeing new people to this place Prime Rib 3 kinds of fish frog legs ribs clams shrimp wow!!

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Gaylord, Michigan
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Great Saturday buffet with crab. Lots of food choices for cheap, as well as Sunday buffet too. SUPER catering in area!

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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 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Vegetarian

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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