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BJ's Restaurant

990 N Center Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-9375
+1 989-732-4010
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
990 N Center Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-9375
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate here on a friday night, just the two of us. No waiting to be seated although they were very busy. Very knowledgeable and prompt service. I ordered the maple walnut salad , it was the best salad I've ever eaten in my 50...More

Susan H, Public Relations Manager at BJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us over the weekend! Looking forward to your return trip!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here often with my RE/MAX Up North Clients. The buffet is a great value with everything from Shrimp and Oysters to ribs and all of the normal items! For a decent meal with something for everyone and a good environment, I always have...More

Thank rhunley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop in and have a quick bite to eat. It's off the freeway a bit, but only a few minuets. Well worth the extra drive. We were there for breakfast and had the buffet. For $9.99 you couldn't beat it. It had...More

Thank obcobi1433
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat and people are doing nice. Great atmosphere! Sinunday buffet are delicious, love the fish!

Thank MyShorty P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen the menu online and we were just going to order dinner. Went in and saw the salad/dinner bar. Ordered that without looking at their menu. Salad bar was freshly stocked. The dinner bar had smoked ribs, smoked brisket, smoked chicken, and a...More

Thank Dave C
Susan H, Public Relations Manager at BJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kudos Dave! We are happy to you were able to visit and enjoy our new salad bar and homemade soups! We pride ourselves on our ribs and brisket - so glad that you enjoyed everything! Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is the second time me and my family have ate here, both times the food and service was great. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank emileylouise
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

EXCELLENT SALAD BAR!. Camping in Gaylord and looking for a new place to eat. Stopped in to check out BJ's Restaurant and stayed because of you Jason. Such a warm and friendly greeting, that's why we love up north. Food was excellent , service excellent,...More

1  Thank Roseann P
Susan H, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at BJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

What a wonderful review! We love having new visitors join us :) Just remember, now that you have been here a couple times, you are family! We look forward to seeing you upon your next visit! PS: Jason says HI!

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The buffet had a nice salad bar, about 6 different entrees including lasagna, beef and noodles, salmon, shrimp and smoked brisket. There were a few sides including corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, red potatoes, a few different soups and soft serve ice cream. I liked the...More

Thank panteralovr2781
Susan H, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at BJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your review. I would like to know what you would have liked to have seen on the buffet to make your visit more enjoyable. Alternatively, you may contact our restaurant manager, Jason Wenzel, to discuss your visit further.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

We were happy that this restaurant is located right across from the Fairgrounds, where our event was held, and since I seemed to remember reading good things about it, we decided to try it. It was clean, the food looked and smelled good, and the...More

Thank Polly b
Susan H, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at BJ's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

We are very sorry to hear that your visit was much less than you expected. We are always striving to improve and make things better in any way we can. The best way to do that is feedback from our customers! I would appreciate your...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for Father's Day breakfast with my husband after reading reviews. It was wonderful! The staff is friendly, the buffet was awesome! There is a cook right their that will make you an omelette with your choice of ingredients and bring it to your...More

Thank freemymind4me
Management response:Responded 27 June 2017

Thank you for your most recent visit! We hope that you will return and visit us soon!

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23 May 2016|
Response from Don M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Currently price is $7.95 or $8.95 with seniors getting a $1.00 discount, just ask if you are a senior. My wife and I are 80 and 75 years old and eat there every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Not the buffet though as we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 990 N Center Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-9375
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-732-4010
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Proudly serving families in Northern Michigan since 1973. Voted People's Choice for Best Family Restaurant, Best Caterer, & Best Salad Bar. Click the read more link to view articles and awards!
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