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Tipsy Bear Bistro

503 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661-1225
+1 989-387-2213
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (6 reviews)
“kabobs” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
503 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661-1225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling through West Branch to visit a friend and decided to stop for lunch at the Tipsy Bear. (I'd been told it was very cool) Well, it was! The wine selection was awesome, the atmosphere homey but upscale, and the food was terrific! The owner...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about the Tipsy Bear from a number of our friends and finally made it over for lunch. We were impressed with the wide variety of menu items and the options of small plates, sandwiches and main dishes. We settled on three small plates-...More

Thank Wendy Z
Mary S, Owner at Tipsy Bear Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We strive hard to make sure the food and service are both good and enjoyable.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

service was good and food was o.k. - we were just expecting a different type of menu for a bistro, mainly Mexican dishes, no wings on the menu, did have a selection of burgers, it was clean inside but dated

Thank runback30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small building next to rail road tracks . You can feel the rumble in your feet when a train goes by. I had the Korean Tenderloin Kabobs that almost melted in my mouth. They were delicious. My wife had the prime rib sandwich...More

Thank orangecrate150
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every aspect was fantastic! Unbelievably great food and spectacular presentation. There is something for everyone. Fred, the chef/owner, is so very talented. My husband is from Louisiana and absolutely loved the jambalaya. The tuna was also so very delicious. We totally recommend The Tipsy Bear...More

Thank MichiganMom167
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Creative cuisine, imaginative menu, casual atmosphere and super friendly. The scallop small plate is a must! Everything that we ordered was delicious and we would order them again. Eclectic wine list at very reasonable prices. We ended up buying six of their bottles of wine...More

Thank Cal H
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We stopped here for dinner on our way through to Chain of Lakes area. Everything was fabulous!!! So much so we made sure we stopped again for dinner on our way home a couple days later. We all declared it the best we ever had...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Fred and Mary have done a great job. Scallops for our appetizer was awesome. Twin Filet for dinner were spot on. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely come back!!

Thank attitude63
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This place is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Gourmet chefs exist here. I plan on making the more than 2.5 hour drive from my home multiple more times this year. My goal being to have everything on the menu before December 31. The food...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is the most fabulous restaurant to get a unique meal....amazing wine...the chef and his wife are truly 100% into serving a great meal....the food is to die for!!!their small plates are yummy and filling!!!a must must try!!!!!

Thank bailey12391
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661-1225
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  West Branch
  • Phone Number: +1 989-387-2213
  • E-mail
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