We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bearded Dogg Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
302 S Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 989-619-0298
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 217: English reviews
Rockford, Michigan
Level Contributor
255 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and I stopped in for dinner and were surprised to see this place flourishing in little ole Gaylord. It was during the craziness of Alpine Fest which we were dead set on avoiding. The interior was eclectic and really cool...but didn't optimize the small at all. Couches chairs, and tables sat mid room which to me limited capacity... More 

Thank Brian L
Englewood, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Have to try this when you are in Gaylord! No children's menu however. Great food! Our children ordered the shrimp skewers for their meal and that was excellent choice for them. They loved it.

Thank Jeanette M
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Saw this posting on trip advisor for the second best place in town and stopped on way out to eat. Ordered for at 8:09 and received our chicken sw and burger at 8:55 after waitress noticed us repeatedly looking at kitchen as a cook stood idle and the bartender Chris ignored us. As a couple sat down next to us... More 

Thank Samson P
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We decided on this place due to the reviews on Trip Advisor. We were very pleased. The small dining area was comfortable and interesting. We had a wonderful lemon peppered grouper with a corn salsa that was fantastic. We had the roasted potato mushroom leek soup which was wonderful! After lunch we were pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful store... More 

Thank Joaho
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went to this restaurant a couple of times and it was stellar. The food was not only outstanding, but the menu most imaginative. The atmosphere was inviting and the staff friendly. Do yourself a favor and dine at this fine place.

1 Thank Walter L
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We were going to go to the restaurant across the street but found a parking spot here. Eclectic interior and good homemade food plus attentive wait staff really really capped off the experience. My husband loved the walleye and I enjoyed the seafood pasta. We were sad that we were too full to enjoy the table side flambé of the... More 

Thank Leigh H
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The food was good but very overpriced for what you get. My daughter tried the lamb meatball marinara and the lamb was extremely dry and overdone. I had the social bison burger. It was overdone as well but had a good flavor, just not a very good value at $19 with only chips as a side, everything else was an... More 

Thank DTachar
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting Gaylord on a golf outing, checked Tripadvisor for restaurants nearby. The Bearded Dogg was rated number two and was walking distance from our hotel. Loved it! Great atmosphere, drank and dined at the bar. Love the bison burger and the local micro beer on tap. The staff were friendly and the service was great. We are sure to return... More 

Thank Denis l
Level Contributor
246 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This doesn't look like much from the outside but the inside is beautiful and the food is really great. I would have never expected this in Gaylord. The burger is a safe choice, the ravioli is spectacular. It's hand made by the owners wife and saluted in brown butter and peppers. Light and delicious. The yucca sweet potato mash is... More 

1 Thank Danainfranklin
Caldwell, Idaho
Level Contributor
103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We never expected to find food this wonderful in a remote location in the upper part of the lower peninsula. If you are near here, you need to stop. If you are not close to here, then it's road trip time. Gaylord - you are fortunate to have this restaurant. We both had a nice drink. We shared the homemade... More 


Travellers who viewed Bearded Dogg Lounge also viewed

Gaylord, Otsego County
Gaylord, Otsego County
Gaylord, Otsego County
Gaylord, Otsego County

Been to Bearded Dogg Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 29
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 S Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-619-0298
We are a family owned, fine casual restaurant with a full bar. We have a unique menu, 90% of our food is made in house and is prepared behind an open kitchen. We are connected to The Old Spud Warehouse.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bearded Dogg Lounge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?