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216 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-5524
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really charming - old world feel.

Sugar Bowl is a Northern Michigan classic! It's been around since my grandparents were alive (decades ago). Really clean and neat, historical feel. The food has been good, more like home-made style cooking. I personally like the restaurant a lot but think the prices are a wee bit high for what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
D M
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been here many times but it's just not that great, the food just doesn't seem homemade or fresh in any way. I don't really like this place

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NOVI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I don't see what the real attraction is about this place, other than it being a staple of the community for decades. Its dark, dingy and overpriced. Sorry. Call em like I see em.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was okay, but nothing special. Prices are a little on the high side for the quality you get.

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LaSalle, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My annual golf trip to Gaylord, Michigan is not complete without breakfast at The Sugar Bowl. The food, the staff, the facility are all "top shelf". Even though the hotel we use offers a complimentary breakfast, I opt for the Sugar Bowl.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Sugar Bowl is a Northern Michigan classic! It's been around since my grandparents were alive (decades ago). Really clean and neat, historical feel. The food has been good, more like home-made style cooking. I personally like the restaurant a lot but think the prices are a wee bit high for what you get. If you've never been to the area... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Good portions, good menu selections, right on Main Street. Prices a bit too high for some items but great salad bar.

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Springfield, Missouri
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This restaurant has been here forever! The quality of the food has always been great! The German Lemon Soup is wonderful. So was the French Onion Soup. Both were perfect on a cold day. Excellent coffee too! Perfect location right on Main Street.

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Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Sugar Bowl is charming, as far as setting. Our breakfasts were below average, though. The most disconcerting thing was the coffee. It had a weird food flavor, like it had been washed with other dishes with breakfast food leftovers on them, and hadn't been rinsed properly. It was off-putting. That ruined the meal, honestly. The portions were a little... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been to Sugar Bowl in Gaylord, Mi several times. The food is very good, some Greek style specials or regular menu items. The fixtures in the restaurant are old, reminds me of the 60's, 70's dinner clubs that has never moved on. It's still a decent place to go, service is ok..not bad, not great.

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I may have dined here at this older, well known local restaurant years ago, but I do not recollect doing so. My DD and I had a very nice lunch with a relative and we thought the food, service, prices were great. The decor is dated, but I wouldn't want them to change it either, and everything thing is in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: (989) 732-5524

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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