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Brown Bear

€€ - €€€American, ,
278 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449-8798
+1 231-869-5444
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (102 reviews)
“roasted chicken” (12 reviews)
“onion rings” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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278 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449-8798
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the prime rib wrap yesterday, it was to die for. Generous portion of meat and the sandwich was large enough that we ate the other half for lunch today. It was still very good. It was the special yesterday. Service was very good,...More

Thank Mary Ann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The burgers are their specialty. They come in three sizes and the smallest, whimpie, is a normal size for any other restaurant. Enjoy the bar for your meal if all the tables are taken...that's where all the action is. Good weather seating on the balcony...More

Thank MB M
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our delicious dinner. Most of us had a burger and there are three different sizes. Just perfect! Service was excellent!

Thank Christine5355
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great food and drinks. I had the prime rib sub. Yum, yum, yummy. other had the burgers and said they were the best. Not your regular bar food fare. Well beyond that. Enjoy!

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this location last month with our group of friends. We found it to be very small and very busy. It took a while to be seated and we were a large group so we knew it would take a while to eat. Our...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great holiday weekend lunch at the brown bear. Love sitting on the patio on the second floor!

Thank lindz812017
Reviewed 5 September 2017

You may have to wait to get in but the wait is worth it! Best burgers around! I had the Olive burger and it was amazing! My husband insists their Fried Chicken dinner can't be beat!! The staff is always very friendly and accommodating especially...More

Thank Kristin C
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Great burgers and really nice staff! Ask to sit upstairs and ideally on the patio that looks out over the street.

Thank TheTravelFishes
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Every time I've gone here this place is packed, the only drawback is the hours of operation, I wish they were open more! Even when busy the service is good once you get a seat, and don't sit outside in the summer there isn't much...More

Thank j4wolfe
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch on the way through town. We picked this place because of the #1 rating. BIG mistake. As mentioned by others the bathrooms were cramped, filthy and in poor repair. The toilet paper holders were broke and there were...More

Thank Karen T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449-8798
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Oceana County  >  Pentwater
  • Phone Number: +1 231-869-5444
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