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The Sugar Bear

101 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079-1415
+1 269-657-4841
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (20 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
“sundae” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
101 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079-1415
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our ice cream. A little confusing when we said we wanted a waffle cone, and we were going to have 2 different flavors, and then they asked if it was a single or a double. I had to have them explain it. I...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

THE place for quality ice cream anytime! Family friendly, wide selection, always packed in summertime. They have food specialties now, I hear it's good for lunch.

Thank Norm367
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Over the last several months this place has gone down. Poor service, waited almost 15 minutes to be acknowledged. Food was ok. Waiters were goofing off behind the counter. I've better places to spend my money.

Thank Travel7860
Reviewed September 11, 2016

This place would have gotten an "excellent" if it weren't for the inability of the management to MANAGE the unruly tweens running amuck. I get that it's business, but you have to keep other customers in mind, too. That aside, I had a veggie Reuben...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed August 3, 2016

The food was not very good, the hashbrown soup was just a big clump of soggy hashbrowns. The thai chicken wrap was tasteless, ice tea was bitter and old. Our waitress was so busy waiting on ice cream parlor people that she didn't have time...More

Thank wawaseelady
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Extensive menu with vegan and gluten free choices. So many ice cream flavors to choose from. Very good hours for lunch,dinner and treats!

Thank ClaudineD87
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Was very disappointed with this ice place. Good ice cream, but the kids (not one adult was there supervising) that work there just complain and talk among themselves. Not friendly at all and very unprofessional. Owners son came in and thought he was the boss...More

Thank 395Kim
Reviewed June 22, 2016

A restaurant catering to gluten free dining. Homey, not fancy and good food. My son is a cieliac and it was refreshing to find an eating establishment where he didn't feel odd man out. The food was prepared fresh and served in a timely manner....More

Thank CWLindblom
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I took my family here while passing through on our way to Kalamazoo and was surprised at the lack of service. I waited at a table for almost 15 minutes and nobody came to serve us. I asked somebody behind the ice cream counter if...More

Thank Travel7860
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Stopped in for a treat and treated we were to dellicious Hudsonville Ice Cream brand that they use here. This is Hudsonville Ice Cream territory, one of the best ice creams there is and I am quite the ice cream aficionado. So I had one...More

Thank sandra n
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $13
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
2:00 pm - 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079-1415
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  Paw Paw
  • Phone Number: +1 269-657-4841
  • E-mail
Description
Locally, family owned restaurant that specializes in allergy friendly menu items and great family service! The owner has Celiac /is vegetarian/non GMO and understands the importance of preparing allergy friendly meals.
There is a play area for the children and great ice cream to choose from for dessert. Wraps, Sandwiches, homemade soups, burgers, hot dogs and more. One of the first MI restaurants to feature gluten free, Quinoa and Kale. Not to scare off the burger loving customer, we cater to all. Best handmade patties and all beef hot dogs with homemade chili sauce and more!
The business is currently up for sale but still operating, hoping to find someone to continue the 41 year tradition of The Sugar Bear.
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