We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
990 N. Center St., Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 989-732-4010
Website
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 8
    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
Excellent Breakfast!

On a weekend getaway we stopped in at BJ's for breakfast. We both enjoyed omelettes. The homemade strawberry jam was a tasty surprise. Nice decor. Friendly service and affordable. Would recommend and will return when back in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
IrishFan2014
,
Alpena, Michigan
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Alpena, Michigan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

On a weekend getaway we stopped in at BJ's for breakfast. We both enjoyed omelettes. The homemade strawberry jam was a tasty surprise. Nice decor. Friendly service and affordable. Would recommend and will return when back in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bay City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great selection of breakfast food. Fruit Bar. Baked goods. Plus a breakfast bar that would fill an elephant at a great price. Hand made omelets while you wait. An up north feel. Friendly people. Great stop. Enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gaylord, Michigan
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, MI
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Alabama
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gaylord
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Thompsonville, Michigan
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed bj's restaurant also viewed

 
Gaylord, Otsego County
Gaylord, Otsego County
 

Been to bj's restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Italian, American, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from bj's restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?