i had been a cook at the sugar bowl for several years and i must say that mr. doumas does not appreciate people that have worked hard for him over the years. he takes newer people and promotes them in first, instead of giving to the person that deserves it. i would suggest to mr. doumas that he take better care of his senior employes before he loses more of them. as far as the food goes make sure you bring lots of money to pay for it!
There are some really interesting photos in the entryway documenting Gaylord's history as well as showing the restaurant's evolution. However, once you're inside and looking at the menu get ready to be disappointed. This place is essentially a wildly overpriced Coney Island with a smattering of German foods like schpatzle thrown on the menu for flavor. Seriously, they even have gyros. Another reviewer pegged it as Gordon Food Service with parsley, which seems dead on to me. I suspect that they survive by virtue of lack of competition in a smaller town, bolstered by a loyal following of residents who started going there before the restaurant went downhill. Avoid this place, go somewhere cheaper, and get what you pay for.
My family loved the restaurant! love the history been open for 90years all in the same family. Some employees have been here 39 years. Mr. Doumas must be doing something right!
Food is better then Applebees! Home-made food, just like home!
Definately a stop in Gaylord! We visit this part of Mich a couple of times a year and always get the roast turkey dinner. It's great! Service is excellent, even when sharing one dinner. The Greek touch with egg lemon soup is of the best anywhere. No complaints on price, quality or service. The bad reviews of some places is the result of bad customers. We've all seen them. This is a great place next to a wonderful chocolate shop...carmal, pecan, cherry turtles, oh my! Both places a must stop!
This is my second year working at the Sugar Bowl. This is by far the best restaurant in this area. All of our food is homemade. NOT FROM GORDON FOODS! Mr. Doumas and his staff work very hard to please the customers. Before me my grandmother worked at the Sugar Bowl for about fifety years if not more. We have people come in from all over the world. So if you happen to be passing by Gaylord MI i recommend that you stop in!
I had been a cook in the summer of 79, and enjoyed the time I worked there. They were very professional, high quality food, and excellent atmosphere. i have eaten there a few times over the years, and always injoyed it. I have chefed in Cheboygan,Mackinaw City,Indian River, and Iron Mountain, and rate the sugar bowel as the standard to be met.