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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    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
Some things never change....

We haven't been here in about 20 years (had a good experience), and not much has changed. The meal was solid. It wasn't the best I've ever had in my life, but I would gladly come back. The service was average, in a good way. I certainly think they could do some tweaking and make the place great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
John S
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Cadillac, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

The restaurants we wanted to visit had huge lines so we opted for the next closest place to eat breakfast even though I had read some negative reviews. This place was busy, but didn't have a waiting line. My first impression was that it had some character but was old and somewhat dirty feeling. As we waited for our hostess,... More 

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Cadillac, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We haven't been here in about 20 years (had a good experience), and not much has changed. The meal was solid. It wasn't the best I've ever had in my life, but I would gladly come back. The service was average, in a good way. I certainly think they could do some tweaking and make the place great, but until... More 

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Atlanta, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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Gaylord, Michigan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Sugar Bowl

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

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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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