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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse

2550 Takata Dr. (N. Opdyke Rd.) Send to Phone
This larger-than-life steakhouse and microbrewery does it all with great gusto.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open past midnight

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse Restaurant Review

: The Big Buck Brewery and Steakhouse, with three locations in Michigan, is a true Wolverine State experience. (Yes, there is a new location in Grapevine, Texas, but for once it’s Texas catching up with us Northerners in a trend.) Big Buck in Auburn Hills was the scene of a recent family reunion we attended, and it’s safe to say a dozen family reunions our size could have fit into the mammoth place with room left for a few deuces as well. Everything about the restaurant is larger than life, from the massive log-based bar, to the multi-paged menu, to the gigantic beer bottle that marks the Big Buck spot above northbound I-75 at the Auburn Hills exit. A wide array of food is offered on the menu, and as skeptical as you may be that Big Buck’s crab cakes, beer cheese soup, chicken and artichoke pasta, pecan-encrusted salmon and filet mignon are all worthwhile, it’s true. At the reunion, 14 of us had 10 different entrées, and practically no one was disappointed. In fact, the Maryland crab Cakes are among the best we’ve sampled recently: Virtually no filler---just mighty fine lump crab meat, seasoned and sautéed to perfection. Only the BBQ ribs were less than the best, but then you know how each person’s idea of rib perfection is different. These were slathered with an over-spiced, over-sticky, over-red sauce, with no chance of the rib flavor coming through. It’s safe to say that there’s something for everyone on this bill of fare, especially if you’re a carnivore. Five cuts of beef plus buffalo make it a worthy destination if you’re in the mood for meat. And, we haven’t even mentioned the on-site microbrewery with a number of good beers to sample and enjoy.


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