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Sugar Bowl

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216 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1347
(989) 732-5524
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cheboygan, Michigan
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for breakfast. Had been told it was a really good place to eat. Food was nothing special. Good but not out of the ordinary.

Thank Dave328
Gaylord, Michigan
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sugar Bowl is never a bad choice if you want something good to eat. It is an 'older' restaurant in downtown Gaylord, but Gaylord is so small that does not cause a problem. Right now the city is working on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, so park in the back and go in that way.

Thank Razorback-n-Michigan
Lansing, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice restaurant for the area. A few downsides were there are 2 different sections to the restaurant - one has better ambiance and a salad bar, the other a more family style that had an all you can eat cod special that wasn't offered in the fancier side. 1/2 our party wanted one offering while the... More 

Thank VegasGirl1970
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

but we won't visit again. It was clean and our waitress was terrific. Yes it's outdated but as long as it's clean that's fine. It was extremely overpriced. I could justify the expense if the servings were generous or came with a side. I could justify it if the food was really, really good. But that wasn't the case. I... More 

Thank hansgriffy
Huntington, West Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

A great value when considering the menu and ambience. Not only is the food good but moderately priced and the restaurant also shows pictures from the early days of Gaylord. excellent food and an excellent value.

Thank voyager436
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

On out trip home from Mackinac Island, we started getting hungry around 4pm on. Sunday afternoon. Using TripAdvisor we quickly discovered and narrowed down our options by rating and availability. I was super happy to find out that on option was closed Sundays thanks to the TA app. The Sugar Bowl won the vote due to the high ratings and... More 

Thank kamaro92
Bay City, Michigan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Interesting historic restaurant in downtown Gaylord. If you use the back entrance the walls are covered with menus from the past and old pics of the area. Very cool. I liked the atmosphere, it was quite dark and I like that. The food was delish, the waitstaff was on their toes. I ended up having fish and taking most of... More 

Thank Jackie K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My Pepperoni Flat bread pizza was awesome. I had German Chocolate Cake that was the best I have ever had. BRAVO to whoever made it. We will definitely keep this place in mind for next visit. Thank you.

Thank jmaosu43
Sanford, Michigan
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218 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been in this restaurant in years and it hasn't changed. Stopped for lunch and am glad we did. Both of us ordered Greek lemon chicken soup that was actually quite good. Not salty and lots of lemon. I had the chicken salad sandwich that I would rate as one of the best I've ever had. Thick, moist and flavorful.... More 

Thank Joan42469
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

My son and I went there for dinner while we were in Gaylord for our annual golf trip. My lamb was decent, nothing spectacular. Mashed potatoes were homemade and tasty. My son had the Orange Chicken which was also good. Again, nothing spectacular. Decent wine selection and a nice salad bar. Not sure the prices were aligned to the quality... More 

Thank Kerry W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1347
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: (989) 732-5524

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?