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Brown Bear

) #1 of 10 Restaurants in Pentwater ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Pub
278 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449-8798
+1 231-869-5444
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
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278 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449-8798
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in and had an excellent lunch. Shrimp basket, potato skins, buffalo chicken salad and hamburger. We all enjoyed our meals, they were hot and tasty, and the waiter was VERY pleasant.

Thank Isis1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We shared a 'Bear Burger' that was loaded with over a pound of burger, sliced ham, cheese, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes and lettuce - a huge sandwich, well prepared and delicious. Added a baked potato instead of fries. Also ordered side salads; excellent meal topped off...More

Thank larryj2012
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have been here on three different occasions and the burgers are always amazing. I have tried three different kinds, and they've all been great.

Thank Jordan5052
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very busy time to go but had to try one of Michigans best burgers. Very tight seating arrangements but go for the food!

Thank spartyharty
Reviewed 11 January 2017

All is good as can be expected in a bar. However, the noise is not welcome. Can not hear the TV sets in place. The food needs to be served hotter. Lights above the sandwiches don't make it. Waitress work on a 3 person tipping....More

Thank viper6446
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Based on a lot of recommendations by locals and other frequent visitors to the area, we drove up to Pentwater to browse the town and eat a couple meals. We stopped and had burgers (their claim to fame). I have had a lot of awesome...More

Thank 69-Mach1-lvr
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Local establishment was great home prepared and cooked burgers. Service and staff were friendly and accommodating for allergens.

Thank hammers1856
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here today and got the burger with pineapple, ham, jalapeño, and blue cheese on it. Very good. I would spend the extra dollar for onion rings or fries rather than their chips though.

Thank Brenda E
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch a cool adult beverage. Was some of the best shrimp I've ever had and the husbands hamburger looked amazing. It was a very clean and friendly.

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The burgers were big and juicy, but not very flavorful. My burger just fell apart all over the place. The bun was not substantial enough for the burger size. And, the fries were just a bit rare.

Thank luv4phood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449-8798
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Oceana County  >  Pentwater
  • Phone Number: +1 231-869-5444
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