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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 14
    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
We have been coming here for years. Good food. Good service.

The Sugar Bowl is tradition. The food is very good. The servers are attentive.There is a nice wine list. We were there last week and had a very nice meal. We enjoy eating here. It is not a fast food joint. We usually take about two hours for our dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Atlanta, Michigan
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Atlanta, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The Sugar Bowl is tradition. The food is very good. The servers are attentive.There is a nice wine list. We were there last week and had a very nice meal. We enjoy eating here. It is not a fast food joint. We usually take about two hours for our dinner.

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Flint, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

While one shouldn't be surprised by a restaurant that has stood for nearly 100 years, the level of service and quality of the food really did take us by surprise. There's something wonderful about walking into an old-timey restaurant, and The Sugar Bowl definitely falls into that category. It's an old restaurant with lots of character; it's the sort of... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have been there twice and both times I was unimpressed. LONG wait times, we felt ignored both times. We were eating with small children, they are not easy to entertain for a 30+ minute wait for food. Portions are small, and pricey. Food quality wasn't great either. I ordered a salad for lunch and asked for French dressing -... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
10 restaurant reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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