The Best Of Everything
Luscious & Lavish
Big Buck Brewery Steakhouse gets high marks for
aged steaks, award-winning beer, stunning decor.
... Frozen meat is unheard of
he original intent
... And proper aging is a
back in May 1995
was to eventually
A 20-ounce porterhouse at
have the best steak
Big Buck is $20.95 ... 12
and beer available in the
ounce top sirloin, $16.95; 12-
country •... A mighty tall order
ounce N.Y. strip, $18.95; 16-
considering that Americans
ounce rib steak, $19.95; 9-
enjoy some of the finest
ounce filet, $22.95.
breweries and steakhouses in
Steaks are the classic fea-
ture, but Big Buck's combi-
If the interior of the build-:
Local Columnist nations are also right up
ing on Takata Road in
there, too ... Like the filet
Auburn Hills that houses Big
and grilled salmon or fried shrimp,
Buck Brewery & Steakhouse is any
$21.95 ... Prime rib and grilled
indication ... Or the rising promi-
nence of this small, locally-based chain salmon or fried shrimp, $18.25 ...
Seafood Trio of Maryland crab cakes,
that has grown into four locales ...
char-grilled salmon and flash-fried
That lofty ambition could become a
shrimp in a beer batter, $18.95.
The pecan-encrusted salmon filet is
Although the Big Buck concept is
oven-roasted with a delightful taste,
referred to as a casual dining experi-
$16.25 ... and few places have a better
ence ... you might find customer's
10-ounce herb-seasoned prime rib,
mingling in tuxedo garb or blue Jean
$14.95; 12-ounce size, $16.95.... There's
also an excellent 12-ounce prime rib that
There is no dress code anywhere
is smothered in sauteed.mushrooms,
when it comes to good dining and
onions and Jack cheese, $17.95.
drinking ... only restaurant policy.
Dinners are served with soup, house
Towering ceilings, bar stools made
or Caesar salad, potato or rice and
of elk antlers and padded seats, each
one costing $3,200 ... Elk antler chan- vegetables ... Pasta entrees include
soup or salad.
deliers that sell for $7,200 each ...
Tables handmade by
Amish craftsmen in
The Big Buck
Michigan that sell for
$350 apiece ... dining
room chairs by the
Amish that cost $110
each ... woodcarvings,
trophy mounts, etc. ...
plus a lavish brewery
that continually pro-
Good service is a
prime concern at Big
Buck Brewery &
Steakhouse ... and the
training is quite obvi-
ous ... Most of the
staff in Auburn Hills
is knowledgeable of all
costs can be pricey ...
Especially when top-
choice meat is used ...
This is not your ordi-
nary chain restaurant
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Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse is
also open for lunch ... with a ground
buffalo burger grilled and topped with
cheese, lettuce, tomato and Bermuda
onion on a three-grain roll, $8.95 ...
And few people would want to miss
the prime rib dip, thin-sliced and
served on a hoagie roll for dipping
into the hot aus jus, $4.95 ... An
open-faced homemade meatloaf is
char-grilled and served on oven-baked
About the brewery established by
founder and CEO Bill Rolinski, its
distinction received the highest of note
when awarded three medals at the
Osaka International Beer Festival held
in 2001, Japan's largest beer event ...
two gold and a silver ... from 35 beer-
tasting judge experts.
In the five years since opening, Big
Buck Brewery & Steakhouse has won
one gold medal, nine silver medals and
six bronze medals at the prestigious
World Beer Championships in
Chicago ... recognized as one of the
largest beverage tasting traditions in
the United States.
The Auburn Hills facility has a
state-of-the-art brewing capability of
26 stainless steel fermentation tanks
producing about 75,000 gallons of
beer each year ... Sodas like Rockin'
Black Cherry, Root Beer and
Grandma's Vanilla Cream, are also
made fresh in the brewery at a rate of
10,000 gallons annually.
In 2001, Big Buck of Auburn Hills
was named metro Detroit's Favorite