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Big Buck Brewery and Steakhouse

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550 South Wisconsin Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735
989-732-5781
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 41
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  • 41
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  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stake options pricey and lacking wine selection to pair with food

Visited on a week night - so not very busy. Only saw 3 staff covering all tables, bar, and hostess. Kitchen notified wait staff of food being ready by the loudly calling their name across the restaurant. They only serve their "famous" prime rib on the weekends, so I ended up splurging on the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on a week night - so not very busy. Only saw 3 staff covering all tables, bar, and hostess. Kitchen notified wait staff of food being ready by the loudly calling their name across the restaurant. They only serve their "famous" prime rib on the weekends, so I ended up splurging on the filet. And when I say splurging... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a big steak fan and don't mind spending money for one but I do expect to get my money's worth. While the steak was not horrible it just did not meet my standards. One thing I will give them credit for was their house made whiskey was much better than I expected.

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Thank Toddamy
County Galway, Ireland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here inadvertently right on the cusp of closing time but the staff still agreed to serve us while politely explaining we needed to order quick. Had Icelandic cod and sweet potato fries as understandably some things were not available on the menu. It was very good. That said the staff were patient and efficient and the meal came quick... More 

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Thank MartinG44
Gaylord, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was cold. Ordered onion rings and they came cold. Waitress took them back and apparently they dumped them back in the fryer after we ate out of the basket. There were returned hot out of the fryer.

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Thank TB K
Walkerton, Indiana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Whenever I visit Gaylord I make it a point to visit the Big Buck for dinner. Some of the best micro brews I've ever found were here, and their appetizers and entrees are better than what you'll find in similar micro breweries and sports bars. You can tell the chefs have put their personal touches on each entrée and sauce... More 

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Thank DBeery
Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My wife and I have been wanting to come here for years, and I'm glad we finally did. It's a great place that gives your the "up north woods" feel. The service was spot on, and the food/drinks are on par with any place in the area. I can't wait to go back!

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Thank Lee H
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We waited for a very long time to be waited on and even longer for our food. The food was very good when we got it. The place was packed and there was very little wait staff that we saw. The atmosphere is amazing, the place is beautiful, just don't go when your in a hurry or really hungry.

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Thank car0la66
Orlando, Florida
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119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This restaurant has great food and service. It could use a little updating, but it is a must on your trip Up North. The food is always good, and a fun atmosphere. Give it a try.

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Thank Bittychicken
Owosso, Michigan
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stopped in for lunch, place was empty. It was still early for the real lunch crowd. I had the black and blue burger with slaw, wow, burger was awesome!! Not sure about the low crowd, maybe the price is a little high? Food was excellent though.

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Thank relax_takeyourtime
Michigan
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Stopped here for dinner one night as we were in the area on a golf outing. We were hungry for simple fare and thirsty for a craft brew. The Burgers were excellent! Half pound burgers on onion roll buns cooked to perfection, side of fries with malt vinegar and a pint of IPA that was cold and hoppy. We'll be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 550 South Wisconsin Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: 989-732-5781

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?