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Big Buck Brewery and Steakhouse

) #40 of 63 Restaurants in Gaylord €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Steakhouse
550 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1742
+1 989-732-5781
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  • Very good23%
  • Average22%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible13%
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American, Bar, Steakhouse
€€ - €€€
550 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1742
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is way overpriced for bland diner quality food. Don't waste your time or money here. Fast food is better than this place

Thank J I
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The restaurant is ok. Food is ok some of the craft beer is good. The wait staff is attentive. They need to spruce up the menu a bit.

Thank themac3s
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great server; disappointing food. It's been a couple years since we ate at Big Buck and weren't impressed last time so we thought we'd give them another try on New Year's Eve. Aside from a good mug of beer, the dining experience was still not...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I would say, go somewhere else!!! I am allergic to dairy and the waiter said, "WOW that must suck"! Over priced food. Everything is extra, salad, soup. Food is ok at best. Hardly seen our waiter. And is very cold Temps inside.

Thank Dee S
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I have been here several times, and have always found the wait staff to be friendly and helpful, and the food to be well-prepared and good. The menu is innovative as well as offering the standards. The decor is awesome and definitely evokes the northern...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Beer selection good,little pricy atmosphere nice. Service with a smile. For the time of year it was busy.

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We visited new years day and we had the place to ourselves in the mid afternoon. The decor was breathtaking, I had never seen a big buck brewery and was VERY impressed. Waitstaff was very attentive. Food arrived quickly. Prime rib was EXCELLENT, as was...More

Thank emilvee74
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Building and decorations are nice and that's about all. Food was terrible and way overpriced. We have been to Gaylord 3 time's now and always wondered why this place was never packed and now we know.

Thank broughtonfamily611
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I can barely remember when this place used to have great beer and food, and always be really busy. The last few years, it's really gone down hill and there's never anyone there when we go. Today was probably our last visit. Only 8-10 customers,...More

Thank beersteve
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I visited the brewery on November 19th and had a wonderful meal. I had the Reuben and it was delicious! I also had a Pineapple beer and it was incredible :) The decor is neat and the atmosphere is wonderful. I had an amazing experience....More

Thank Elizabeth D
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Was it called buck naked before
22 February 2017|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
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Is there outdoor seating? We're traveling with a dog.
19 July 2015|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we noticed nice outdoor seating, although no one was occupying them when we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-732-5781
  • E-mail