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Big Bear Delicatessen

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201 E Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1303
+1 989-731-3354
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been in the area for 25 yrs and just found this deli this year! boy were we missing out. Great food, actual coffee that's NOT a chain nice little cafe area and actually wonderful people working there!

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Thank Jeff V
Brighton, Michigan
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Was in the mood for a Rueben or pastrami sandwich so GPS led me to Big Bear. It's a house that has been converted into a small deli. Seating is limited(7 tables inside and a couple more on the deck outside). Order at the counter and sandwich is made fresh while you wait. No pickle or chips included which made... More 

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Thank Dougster1960
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Awesome people, awesome food!! The wedding guests couldn't stop raving about the food! Wonderful experience for our youngest daughters wedding!! (ps you have got to try the meatballs! they are killer!!)

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Thank Kim W
Saginaw, Michigan
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209 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places in Northern Michigan to get top quality deli sandwiches. Always fresh made to order with Boar's Head Deli Meats. If you are in Gaylord this is a must for lunch. Pictured is their Super Club.

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Thank Jim N
Yale
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We loved this place. Very unique. Great tasting food, with loads of options. Spotless & Clean with superb service

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Thank Jacklin K
Flushing, Michigan
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Between the bakery and homemade sandwiches, you need to go here for lunch and get their awesome smoothies.

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Thank JASON N
Gaylord, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Love their sandwiches and salads. Would come in everyday if I could. Lots of variety and helpful staff.

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Thank busymom l
Walkerton, Indiana
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

We stopped for breakfast pastries and lattes the Saturday after Black Friday. The pastries were homemade, very fancy and tasty, but the staff was not very friendly. The gentleman making the mochas and lattes seemed to be inexperienced and did not make them well. Perhaps he was new or they were understaffed on that holiday weekend. I would like to... More 

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Thank DBeery
Gaylord, Michigan
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

The item we (always) order is called the Big Bear sandwich. Oh my, it was a great one! We just happened to arrive about 2:00 PM this time so the deli was not too crowded. The meat and cheese is fresh and the combination is wonderful on that sandwich. The deli is just as you are leaving town (if you... More 

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Thank Razorback-n-Michigan
Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Went here for a quick lunch on the way out of town. I thought the staff was very friendly, the sandwiches good, but maybe a bit overpriced for the area. The establishment itself is set up like a deli, with a few tables. I was able to get there early enough to grab a table, although there wasn't a wait... More 

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Thank Matt S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-731-3354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?