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Alpine Tavern and Eatery

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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220 S Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-2723
+1 989-732-5444
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I stopped here at Alpine Tavern (Gaylord) in October 2016 on our way to our up north honeymoon. The building looks cool from the outside and inside is nice…especially if you’re into sports. Lots of TVs and sports memorabilia. We were there around 1pm and it wasn’t too busy. Service was kind of slow, but friendly. The... More 

Thank Smelker
Lake Orion, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My family of four (couple + 2 kids under 4) stopped here on our way out of town from Boyne Mountain. We were drawn to the menu options that we saw online. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant itself wasn't very clean and felt like a place where you'd rather not touch anything (which makes it a... More 

Thank Jessica S
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This eatery was recommended as top in Gaylord for dining. We went on a Saturday night, and they had REALLY loud live music playing. Food was good and good portions. Not sure we'd go back.

Thank isit5yet
Traverse City, Michigan
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped by after shopping at Spuds. We where told to have a burger, we didn't, maybe we should have!! Our waitress suggested the Ribs, and the stuffed White fish. Well we should have stuck with the burgers, I think. Our dinners where anything but GOOD!! My Ribs where tuff and very small. My wife had the Whitefish, It was... More 

Thank 2151scott
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, the Reubens and homemade white chicken chili were the bomb, the hand tossed pizza was much more than frozen dough tossed between chefs. Delicious.

Thank John C
Charlotte, Michigan
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Alpine Tavern is a very good place to eat. The food is good and the service was very good. We were there on a Friday evening and the place was very busy. The prices are in line with most other places that I have eaten. The only negative for me was it was quite noisy, but that is usually... More 

Thank 49Geezer65
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Was crowded and food took a while to get, but it was delicious and the staff was great. Definitely come here again when I am in Gaylord

Thank kahnabbis
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty good wings staff was very friendly Kids meals were good size My sandwich was on fresh baked rolls

Thank Michelle M
Petoskey, Michigan
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This was the 3rd time we had been to Alpine. The 1st time I had a Reuben Sandwich w/fries and cole slaw. The 2nd time I had the Fish Sandwich w/fries and cole slaw. This time was for dinner..my wife had Brisket w/potato wedges and veggies (all excellent. I had the Panco Encrusted Whitefish w/fries and cole slaw..as you can... More 

Thank Bogett
Jackson, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service. I would recommend this restaurant. We also used this restaurant for catering our daughter's wedding. Very happy with catering as well.

Thank lucyschultz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 S Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-2723
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-732-5444
Our family has over 50 years of experience providing excellent service in restaurants and catering events. We invite you to bring your family and meet your friends for award winning chili, gourmet pizzas, burgers stuffed any way you'd like, hand cut fries, slow roasted brisket, fresh healthy salads and much more. Or invite them to your home and we will do the cooking for you. Try one of our Chef's daily specials. We even have Gluten free items! Our kids menu is very friendly and comes with Scooby Snacks! Everything is house made and we are committed to serving Michigan-made products whenever possible.

For refreshments we offer a vast selection of craft beers on tap and in the bottle, wines, spirits, specialty cocktails and hot chocolate/coffee drinks. Our soft drinks include fresh brewed ice tea and Northwoods Soda which is based right here in Northern Michigan. There is something for everyone.

Come to Alpine Tavern for our fabulous food, drinks and service. Stay to watch all of the big games on any of our many tv's or pick up something on the go to take home for those you love.

This winter ride the snowmobile trails right to our doors and enjoy. After a long day on our local slopes let us warm your bellies with great food and drinks.

The atmosphere here is fun and friendly, we know you'll have a great time- and hope you'll feel like part of the family soon! We'll see ya here!

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