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“great food”

Bearded Dogg Lounge
Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Gaylord
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a family owned, fine casual restaurant with a full bar. We have a unique menu, 90% of our food is made in house and is prepared behind an open kitchen. We are connected to The Old Spud Warehouse.
Petoskey, Michigan
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Let me start out if you have little kids or in a hurry....this is not the place for you. After one time leaving finding out they didnt have highchairs, I'm glad we went back. Food and our waitress were fantastic. We enjoyed food out in their "dog kennel" and loved it. Food was great, especially for any real or trying to be foodies out there. We had a feta cheese dip, obviously homemade ravioli and seafood. Would recommend this to anyone!

Visited July 2013
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
“Loved it all”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Great experience, food, service and atmosphere! Kudos for Gaylord in having this hidden Gem! I wasn't sure what to expect from the outside, but very pleasantly surprised the minute we walked in the door

Visited September 2013
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Scottsdale
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Walked out”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

i'll make this short. It must be called the Bearded Dog because the service is so slow that dog can grow a beard before the food is served. Anyway, we sat down, ordered a bottle of wine and by the end of the first inning of the televised Tiger game we ordered a couple of burgers. The
5th inning ended and the food hadn't arrived. When the server was asked the reason for the.delay the response given was that the "hamburgers were hand packed and that takes time." It didn't end there. The server then asked if we wanted to order an appetizer while we wait for the food. Go figure. Anyway, we walked out, went to the Sugar Bowl and had a delicious prime rib dinner which was served (by very competent servers) in less than 30 minutes.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Service
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Neat-o atmosphere in a soon to be a former shot and beer town”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is the kind of restaurant and bar that gives hope to the future of Gaylord. If you know Gaylord, this is not the kind of place you would anticipate being here - it would fit perfectly in a town like Birmingham, MI. I applaud the owners, who also own Spud Warehouse, the adjoining funky, eclectic home furnishings store, for recognizing that "if you build it, they will come". Bearded Dogg seamlesses picks up Spud's style, and does so in unique, modern comfort. Bartenders and wait staff are friendly and hard working, and the patrons seem to be a step above your average tourists. The people we've met are educated, funny, engaging, from all walks of life. Average ages seem to be late 20's to 60's. Not especially ideal for families with small children, although I've been there with both friends and family on many occasions separately. With kids in tow, it's wholesome enough - just a tad expensive to feed them a signature ravioli dish or creme brulee (which is delicious). Don't avoid it if you've got kids, just realize it would be considered a "treat" for them. My one suggestion would be for the bartenders to be a little more attentive to patrons at the bar itself throughout their stay, such as a quicker service on the initial drink and refills. Bar staff have to tag team bar patrons a bit too much as they rotate in and out of the bar doing food/drink prep and waiting duties, and this does detract slightly from the ambiance that's already around you. In my view, a place like this needs a dedicated bartender when patrons are at the bar. The food is prepped well, and while menu choices are somewhat limited, it's a smaller place to begin with, yet the creativity shown in their menu and presentation, as well as their decor and overall atmosphere is very worthwhile. You get what you pay for, and while a bit pricier than nearby locales, you're not eating Sysco and GFS. The food is genuinely delicious overall. Restaurants are a tough business, but if they keep their eye on the ball and strive for constant improvement, fresh ingredients, etc. they will become a favorite of the town and inspire more great concept restaurants in the area. That would be awesome - as Gaylord is a great area that is poised for a more equal footing with the likes of Boyne, Charlevoix, TC and Harbor Springs.

  • Visited August 2013
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Mississauga
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386 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Michigan Summer golf vacation”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

After one disappointing meal in Gaylord, we stopped for a nightcap at the Bearded Dogg and really enjoyed the bar atmosphere and the friendly bartenders. We resolved to come back for dinner the next night. We weren't disappointed - dinner was amazing! We started off with an innovative cocktail and local beer - very nice indeed. Then, I had a seafood pasta that was just excellent, and my dinner partner had an amazing burger. We loved the atmosphere in the restaurant, and the staff were all so friendly. Love the Bearded Dogg!

Visited August 2013
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