Here’s a quick look at what’s being served up at Gaylord restaurants. Don’t forget to explore the Pigeon River Country the next time you’re in this area. Bon appétit!

This post is regularly updated.

Gaylord Restaurant Guide

BLD: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
BAR: Alcohol served
$: Entrées under $10
$$: Entrées $10–$20
$$$: Entrées above $20

Gaylord Restaurants

Alpine Chocolate Haus

High quality, handmade chocolates, fudge, brittles, caramel corn and build-your-own boxed chocolate sets. L • $  208 W Main St  989.732.1077

Alpine Tavern and Eatery

Casual contemporary haunt offering pub grub such as burgers & pizza, plus TV sports & outdoor seats. LD • BAR • $$  220 S Otsego Ave #1  989.732.5444

Arlene’s Diner

Delicious breakfast, soups, salads and burgers fill the menu at this up north diner and bakery. BL • $  324 W Main St  989.732.5654

Bennethum’s Northern Inn

Longtime bar/grill offers classic steak & seafood dishes, pub grub & cocktails in rustic surrounds. D • BAR • $$$  3917 Old 27 South  989.732.9288

Big Buck Brewery and Steakhouse

With a name like Big Buck, you know what you’ll get! Big brews, big tastes, big stuffed heads on the wall, and big friendly northern Michigan attitude. D • BAR • $$ 550 S Wisconsin Ave  989.448.7072

BJ’s Restaurant and Lounge

A full service restaurant, rental and catering establishment in business since the early 70’s; full menu, buffet; tents, tables, chairs and dance floors; catering all of Northern Michigan. BLD • BAR • $$  990 N Center Ave.  989.732.4010

Cops & Doughnuts – Jay’s Precinct

Take a break from shopping and enjoy a bakery treat and fresh brewed coffee inside of Jay’s Sporting Goods. BL• $  1151 S Otsego Ave  989.968.4488


Fast-casual restaurant concept featuring thin crust pizza, specialty pastas, salads and a full bar. LD • BAR • $$  148 W Main St  989.748.4848

Diana’s Delights

Casual American cafe serving traditional breakfast, lunch & dinner with house desserts & full bar. BLD • BAR • $$  138 W Main St  989.732.6564

El Rancho Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Unassuming Mexican eatery with a colorful, hacienda-style interior and a menu of familiar dishes. LD • BAR • $$  1241 W Main St  989.732.0307

Gobblers of Gaylord

Old-school eatery serves year-round turkey dinners & varied comfort eats in a laid-back setting. LD • $  900 S Otsego Ave  989.732.9005

Mama Leone’s Italian Restaurant

Cozy, family-friendly place serving hearty Italian staples such as pasta & pizza. D • BAR • $$  2583 S Otsego Ave  989.732.4431

Porter Haus

Bar and grill featuring American classics like great steaks, burgers, comfort food and unique cocktails. LD • BAR • $$  3885 Old Hwy 27 S  989.448.7444

Snowbelt Brewing Company

Hand-crafted beers, wine, and ciders all made in-house on draft; great food and fun in a family-friendly environment. LD • BAR • $$  132 W Main St  989.448.7077 

Sugar Bowl

Casual lunches & fine dinners of Greek & American fare served amid an Alpine vibe in an iconic spot. LD • BAR • $$  216 W Main St  989.732.5524

Tap Room 32

Low-key gathering spot for American grill fare, craft brews, cocktails & weekday happy hour. D • BAR • $$  140 W Main St  989.748.8552

The Bearded Dogg Lounge

Eclectic hangout with a fireplace, New American meals & shareable plates, plus European craft brews. LD • BAR • $$  302 S Otsego Ave  989.619.0298

The Duck Blind Grille

Casual dining with a magnificent valley view, serving up northern Michigan’s best steaks, seafood and pasta. D • BAR • $$-$$$  696 M-32  989.732.5181

The Iron Pig Smokehouse

BBQ fare, burgers, tacos & comfort-food sides with full bar & Bloody Mary flights in casual digs. D • BAR • $$  143 W Main St  989.448.2065

The Pine Squirrel Bar & Grill

Relaxed pub with a patio, softball field & games room offering a classic American menu & tap beers. LD • BAR • $$  1600 S Otsego Ave  989.448.2771

Timothy’s Pub

Typical pub grub & draft beer doled out in a laid-back, log cabin-style space with a pool table. LD • BAR • $  110 S Otsego Ave  989.732.9333

Tip Top Saloon / Flora Cafe

Favorite entrees served at this American pub include pan-fried walleye, black n blue rib-eye steaks, chicken schnitzel and blackened salmon caesar. LD • BAR • $$  1070 Big Lake Rd  989.732.3505