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Brown Bear

) #1 of 10 Restaurants in Pentwater $$ - $$$ American, ,
278 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449-8798
+1 231-869-5444
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (133 reviews)
“onion rings” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
278 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449-8798
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best hamburgers in Western Michigan and a great place to stop when traveling Hwy 31 north or south. Some good shopping nearby but a must if you are in the area at time to eat. The staff is friendly and attentive and the service is...More

Thank johnbitter
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came in with 11 people and the staff was just great. They were friendly, our food arrived quickly and was very tasty. The outside deck on the second floor was perfect for a comfortable summer evening.

Thank CoachK2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always listen to your local hosts. We went up to ride the dunes at Silver Lake and our Muskegon area hosts said to be sure to stop at Brown Bear along the way. What a fine idea! Best burger I've had in a long time....More

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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 28 April 2017

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 10 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 12 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank hammers1856
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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