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Sugar Bowl

216 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1347
+1 989-732-5524
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
££ - £££
216 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1347
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

While one shouldn't be surprised by a restaurant that has stood for nearly 100 years, the level of service and quality of the food really did take us by surprise. There's something wonderful about walking into an old-timey restaurant, and The Sugar Bowl definitely falls...More

1  Thank shellywho
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We have been there twice and both times I was unimpressed. LONG wait times, we felt ignored both times. We were eating with small children, they are not easy to entertain for a 30+ minute wait for food. Portions are small, and pricey. Food quality...More

Thank MrsTJK3311
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

I've been here many times but it's just not that great, the food just doesn't seem homemade or fresh in any way. I don't really like this place

1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 22 February 2015

I don't see what the real attraction is about this place, other than it being a staple of the community for decades. Its dark, dingy and overpriced. Sorry. Call em like I see em.

Reviewed 18 February 2015

The food was okay, but nothing special. Prices are a little on the high side for the quality you get.

Thank GrammaPie
Reviewed 10 February 2015

My annual golf trip to Gaylord, Michigan is not complete without breakfast at The Sugar Bowl. The food, the staff, the facility are all "top shelf". Even though the hotel we use offers a complimentary breakfast, I opt for the Sugar Bowl.

1  Thank DHBunky
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Sugar Bowl is a Northern Michigan classic! It's been around since my grandparents were alive (decades ago). Really clean and neat, historical feel. The food has been good, more like home-made style cooking. I personally like the restaurant a lot but think the prices are...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Good portions, good menu selections, right on Main Street. Prices a bit too high for some items but great salad bar.

Thank Renea718
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This restaurant has been here forever! The quality of the food has always been great! The German Lemon Soup is wonderful. So was the French Onion Soup. Both were perfect on a cold day. Excellent coffee too! Perfect location right on Main Street.

Thank alr464
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The Sugar Bowl is charming, as far as setting. Our breakfasts were below average, though. The most disconcerting thing was the coffee. It had a weird food flavor, like it had been washed with other dishes with breakfast food leftovers on them, and hadn't been...More

1  Thank SheThatIsMe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1347
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-732-5524
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