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Slabtown Burgers 826 W Front St, Traverse City
Slabtown Burgers
Hamburger

Slabtown Burgers

826 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

We stopped here for supper on a Saturday night while traveling through Traverse City. It was busy, but we only waited 10 minutes for our food. The young man...

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  • Superb495 Reviews4.8
Red Ginger 237 E Front St, Traverse City
Red Ginger
Fine Dining • $$$

Red Ginger

237 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

I enjoy the atmosphere and the wait staff was phenomenal. The food was tasty. The Mrs loves coming here with her and her friends are in town. It's clear...

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  • Superb346 Reviews4.7
Reflect Bistro 255 Munson Ave, Traverse City
Reflect Bistro
Wine Bar • $$

Reflect Bistro

255 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686

We love to find gems like the Reflect Bistro inside the Cambria hotel in Traverse City. Saw the many excellent reviews of the food here and they are certainly...

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  • Superb416 Reviews4.5
The Filling Station Microbrewery 642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City
The Filling Station Microbrewery
Brewpubs • $$

The Filling Station Microbrewery

642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City, MI 49686

Great spot for small to large groups with their nice patio set up.Each person in my group of three got the Station Salad with goat cheese and we shared a...

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  • Superb286 Reviews4.7
Mama Lu's - A Modern Day Taco Shop 149 E Front St, Traverse City
Mama Lu's - A Modern Day Taco Shop
Tacos • $$

Mama Lu's - A Modern Day Taco Shop

149 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Great spot for good food and unique combinations. We started with chips & salsa, with a nice basket of warm chips, and two delicious salsas. Neighboring...

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  • Superb348 Reviews4.5
The Towne Plaza 203 Cass St, Traverse City
The Towne Plaza
Wine Bar • $$

The Towne Plaza

203 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Amazing brunch at the Towne Plaza, this is one spot you don’t want to miss in Traverse City. Pork belly with added poached egg was incredible, a must try....

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  • Superb255 Reviews4.6
Sparks BBQ 201 E Front St, Traverse City
Sparks BBQ
Barbeque • $$

Sparks BBQ

201 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Friendly service. And the food was good. I got the Pit Mac'n'Cheese with brisket. It was served layered all together in a plastic cup. I have to...

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  • Superb325 Reviews4.4
Common Good Bakery 537 W Fourteenth St, Traverse City
Common Good Bakery
Soup • $$

Common Good Bakery

537 W Fourteenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684

common good indeed... a little bit off the beaten path for a tourist (though not that far driving from downtown), but certainly worth it. the cheese bread...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.8
Poppycocks 128 E Front St, Traverse City
Poppycocks
American • $$

Poppycocks

128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Cute restaurant with great cocktails and food! The Bahn Mi fries were phenomenal and the tomato soup was chunky and delicious. We had the lamb meatballs and...

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  • Superb271 Reviews4.5
Bubba's 428 E Front St, Traverse City
Bubba's
American • $$

Bubba's

428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686

Fun place with some interesting menu options. Prices were fairly reasonable for a tourist town. You got a good size portion for your money. The wait staff was...

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  • Superb299 Reviews4.4
Apache Trout Grill 13671 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City
Apache Trout Grill
American • $$

Apache Trout Grill

13671 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

Been wanting to eat here forever, finally got the chance and was not disappointed! Had the seared Halibut/ risotto, hubby had the ribeye. Both were cooked...

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  • Superb328 Reviews4.3
7 Monks Taproom 128 S Union St, Traverse City
7 Monks Taproom
American • $$

7 Monks Taproom

128 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Great place for you pub-like needs. Early of Belgian beer plus all of the other styles one would want. Was nice to have an Old Rasputin on Nitro. Food was as...

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amical 229 E Front St, Traverse City
amical
Bistros • $$

amical

229 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Get here early. Very popular and I understand why. This place is worth it. Great restaurant. Kylee S is knowledgable and an amazing server. She know how to...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.5
Centre Street Café 1125 Centre St #3404, Traverse City
Centre Street Café
Deli • $$

Centre Street Café

1125 Centre St #3404, Traverse City, MI 49686

This is a place that is truly a hidden gem . If you drove past this place you may not stop but trust me you should stop. The food was excellent and the staff...

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.9
Trattoria Stella 1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Trattoria Stella
Italian

Trattoria Stella

1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City, MI 49684

This was my second time at Trattoria Stella and it did not disappoint. The food is absolutely incredible, and the service is always top notch. I would highly,...

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  • Superb334 Reviews4.6
Scalawags Whitefish & Chips 303 E State St, Traverse City
Scalawags Whitefish & Chips
Fish & Chips • $$

Scalawags Whitefish & Chips

303 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684

The whitefish sandwich was one of the best fish sandwiches I’ve ever had. Shrimp platter was good too but they forgot my tartar sauce. Not too bothered...

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  • Superb212 Reviews4.6
Low Bar 128 S Union St, Traverse City
Low Bar
Cocktail Bar • $$

Low Bar

128 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Such a cool place to visit. I love how comfy and inviting this place is. Their cocktail list is a pleaser for any style of drinker. Drinks were wonderful. Our...

  • Superb176 Reviews4.7
PepeNero 700 Cottageview Dr Suite 100, Traverse City
PepeNero
Italian • $$

PepeNero

700 Cottageview Dr Suite 100, Traverse City, MI 49684

I absolutely loved this place. The food was delicious and it was a great experience. The food and drinks were pricey, but we enjoyed paying for excellent food...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.6
Red Spire Brunch House 800 Cottageview Drive Suite #30 Mercato, Main Entrance, Traverse City
Red Spire Brunch House
Breakfast • $$

Red Spire Brunch House

800 Cottageview Drive Suite #30 Mercato, Main Entrance, Traverse City, MI 49684

Their menu includes tons of healthy and delicious options. Lots of different juice and tea. The only downside is the wait- make a reservation if you can....

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.5
The Cottage 472 Munson Ave, Traverse City
The Cottage
American • $$

The Cottage

472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686

Not a bad place for a breakfast stop! Quaint little place that reminded me of a small town Perkins. Food is reasonably priced, good, but not the best breakfast...

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  • Superb253 Reviews4.4
The Omelette Shoppe 124 Cass St, Traverse City
The Omelette Shoppe
Breakfast • $$

The Omelette Shoppe

124 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Awesome. German Omlette and Blueberry-Ricotta pancakes were delicious. You know it’s a good restaurant when you can’t wait to go back and try other...

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  • Superb248 Reviews4.4
The Parlor TC 205 Lake Ave, Traverse City
The Parlor TC
Cocktail Bar • $$

The Parlor TC

205 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684

My daughter and her fiance had their "rehearsal dinner" at the Parlor and they couldn't have picked a better place! The craft cocktails were...

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  • Superb186 Reviews4.6
Red Mesa Grill 1544 US-31 N, Traverse City
Red Mesa Grill
Mexican • $$

Red Mesa Grill

1544 US-31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686

We stayed in Traverse City two nights and decided to try Red Mesa because of the reviews and we wanted Mexican. It didn't disappoint. We'd give it 6...

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  • Good316 Reviews4.1
Rare Bird Brewpub 229 Lake Ave, Traverse City
Rare Bird Brewpub
Brewpubs • $$

Rare Bird Brewpub

229 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684

Great food. I found it odd you order your own food on an app, get your own water, refill your own water, and get your own silverware yet it adds an automatic...

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  • Good281 Reviews4.2
Smoke and Porter Public House 1752 US-31 North, Traverse City
Smoke and Porter Public House
American • $$

Smoke and Porter Public House

1752 US-31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686

It's not traditional Bar-B-Q but its amazing comfort food and the flavors work well together. If you get the Mac and Cheese have them bring some Memphis...

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  • Superb221 Reviews4.4
Fuji Sushi Steak House 2576 Crossing Cir, Traverse City
Fuji Sushi Steak House
Japanese • $$

Fuji Sushi Steak House

2576 Crossing Cir, Traverse City, MI 49684

My wife and I visited Traverse City for our anniversary. It was hard finding a place that was open because it was Labor Day. Fuji was one of the few places...

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  • Superb190 Reviews4.5
North Peak Brewing Company 400 W Front St, Traverse City
North Peak Brewing Company
Brewpubs • $$

North Peak Brewing Company

400 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Had stopped by the brewery while on vacation last week from SC. They have a great beer selection. The food would be the reason to go back for sure. The server...

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  • Good300 Reviews4.1
Firefly Restaurant 310 N Cass St, Traverse City
Firefly Restaurant
Tapas/Small Plates • $$

Firefly Restaurant

310 N Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Firefly is the perfect spot if you’re looking to satisfy just about any crowd. Expect a wait during busy times with no ability to create a reservation. We...

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  • Superb237 Reviews4.3
The Workshop Brewing Company 221 Garland St, Traverse City
The Workshop Brewing Company
Beer Bar • $$

The Workshop Brewing Company

221 Garland St, Traverse City, MI 49684

A great environment and energy.All was wonderful from this bar. The Staff was generous with their time despite how busy it was. The beer was fresh, cold, and...

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  • Superb183 Reviews4.5
Old Mission Tavern 17015 Center Rd, Traverse City
Old Mission Tavern
American • $$

Old Mission Tavern

17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

Little place bringing big flavor. Stopped in between winery visits. My food was in front of me in under 10 minutes. There is artwork decorating the place that...

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  • Superb182 Reviews4.5

American Restaurants

American in Traverse City
The Cook's House 115 Wellington St, Traverse City
The Cook's House
American • $$$

The Cook's House

115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686

What an amazing dinner! Everything was cooked to perfection! Our waiter, Sam was very attentive and charming. We had the 3-course option and it was a relaxed...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.6
The Omelette Shoppe 1209 E Front St #2928, Traverse City
The Omelette Shoppe
American • $$

The Omelette Shoppe

1209 E Front St #2928, Traverse City, MI 49686

From the friendly faces when you first walk in the door, to the menu that is efficiently laid out for dietary concerns, to the staff that is always seeking...

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  • Superb201 Reviews4.3
Sleder's Family Tavern 717 Randolph St, Traverse City
Sleder's Family Tavern
American • $$

Sleder's Family Tavern

717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Stopped in while on vacation last night. Fun decor in a cool, old tavern. Our server David was super friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic and the...

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  • Good201 Reviews4.1

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Traverse City
Taproot Cider House 300 E Front St #104, Traverse City
Taproot Cider House
Pizza

Taproot Cider House

300 E Front St #104, Traverse City, MI 49684

Given the situation of the short staff and so many people waiting. Our experience was enjoyable. We waited maybe a half hour to get a table and was greated...

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  • Superb304 Reviews4.4
Pangea's Pizza 135 E Front St, Traverse City
Pangea's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Pangea's Pizza

135 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Great pizza spot with a lot of fun options. The food came out fresh and was delicious! Everyone in our group was very satisfied with the service, setting, and...

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Peegeos 525 High Lake Rd, Traverse City
Peegeos
Pizza

Peegeos

525 High Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696

Kinda disappointed... I'm a local. I understand that everyone is hurting for staff, but after being in the industry for 25 years.. I was COMPLETELY...

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  • Superb208 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Traverse City
Spanglish 1333 Yellow Dr, Traverse City
Spanglish
Mexican

Spanglish

1333 Yellow Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

I been coming to Spanglish for Year's and have visit anytime in in Traverse City. The owner's and staff are amazing. Everything taste amazing. I am...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.6
Taqueria TC Latino SilverLake Rd 2749 N West Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City
Taqueria TC Latino SilverLake Rd
Mexican • $

Taqueria TC Latino SilverLake Rd

2749 N West Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684

Some of the best Mexican food I've ever had. The taco combo was phenomenal and the chicken tamales were great! Extremely friendly staff with a nice...

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Taqueria Tc Latino Dos 2101 N Three Mile Rd, Traverse City
Taqueria Tc Latino Dos
Mexican • $

Taqueria Tc Latino Dos

2101 N Three Mile Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

Tried this place after s 6 mile hike at Brown Bridge Trail. Boy did it hit the spot!! No frills but great tacos. We had fish, skirt and Barbacoa on corn...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Traverse City
New China Fair Restaurant 1357 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City
New China Fair Restaurant
Chinese • $$

New China Fair Restaurant

1357 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

Great food a d efficient service. Reasonable prices and good selection. My favorite is the Black Pepper Chicken…….very tender and flavorful. My husband has...

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  • Good143 Reviews3.6
Fu Hua Chinese Take Out 742 Munson Ave, Traverse City
Fu Hua Chinese Take Out
Chinese

Fu Hua Chinese Take Out

742 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686

I live near by and frequent this place. They always get my order right and portions are always big. This is not a high end place but the food is always great...

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  • Good150 Reviews3.9
Hunan Chinese Restaurant 1425 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City
Hunan Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Hunan Chinese Restaurant

1425 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

We love Hunan and this was our first visit.Everything was very good, however, they failed to include the sauce for our guest's sweet and sour chicken....

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  • Good112 Reviews3.5

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Traverse City
Dairy Lodge 405 N Division St, Traverse City
Dairy Lodge
Fast Food • $

Dairy Lodge

405 N Division St, Traverse City, MI 49684

It's a Traverse City institution. My family's favorite place for casual desert. It is so quaint and great value. Favorites are the malts, cosmo and...

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Jimmy John's 1217 E Front St, Traverse City
Jimmy John's
Fast Food • $

Jimmy John's

1217 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

I cannot say enough about this location and employees! They have been nothing but courteous and welcoming every time we have visited. The manager even gave my...

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  • Good99 Reviews4.2
Petoskey Pretzel Co. 102 S Union St, Traverse City
Petoskey Pretzel Co.
Fast Food

Petoskey Pretzel Co.

102 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Tasty and warm pretzels to satisfy your salty (original) or sweet (cinnamon sugar) fix! We loved the pretzels and the area is easily accessible and friendly...

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  • Superb54 Reviews4.6

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Traverse City
Mt. Holiday 3100 Holiday Rd, Traverse City
Mt. Holiday
Burgers • $$

Mt. Holiday

3100 Holiday Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

An AWESOME Time! My wife and I in TC to celebrate our anniversary. Both in our 60s and first timers. First of all we received a call in the morning saying rain...

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Don's Drive-In 2030 US-31, Traverse City
Don's Drive-In
Hamburger • $

Don's Drive-In

2030 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49685

Awesome food. Fresh hamburger is used for burgers. The milkshake was made with real hand dipped icecream. Best chocolate malts I have ever had. Employees were...

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  • Superb219 Reviews4.4
J & S Hamburg South 1083 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City
J & S Hamburg South
Burgers

J & S Hamburg South

1083 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

Loved the food and atmosphere. Beside that they help people in need especially kids with free food that are in need no questions asked. Positive contribution...

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  • Superb174 Reviews4.5

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Traverse City
Raduno 545 E Eighth St, Traverse City
Raduno
Italian • $$

Raduno

545 E Eighth St, Traverse City, MI 49686

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat after a long day of traveling from out of state. Very welcoming environment and friendly service. The falafel sandwich was...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.6
Sorellina 250 E Front St Suite 110, Traverse City
Sorellina
Italian

Sorellina

250 E Front St Suite 110, Traverse City, MI 49684

We had an amazing experience during our vacation to traverse city . We had our 3Yo daughter with us and the host and waitress accommodated our needs, everyone...

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Sorellina 250 E Front St #110, Traverse City
Sorellina
Italian • $$

Sorellina

250 E Front St #110, Traverse City, MI 49684

Such a lovely spot for dinner! Sorellina is a beautiful little restaurant in downtown Traverse City, with great food, and amazing service. Our waitress...

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Harrington's By The Bay 13890 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City
Harrington's By The Bay
Steak House • $$

Harrington's By The Bay

13890 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

My party of 4 walked in on a busy Saturday at 5:30pm. We had no wait. Our server, Dominique was excellent and we never were left needing anything! Food was...

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  • Good262 Reviews4.1
Boone's Long Lake Inn 7208 Secor Rd, Traverse City
Boone's Long Lake Inn
Steak House

Boone's Long Lake Inn

7208 Secor Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685

Great spot tucked away in the woods. The inside is a bit dated, but the patio/deck is wonderful. Food and cocktails were well priced and well portioned....

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  • Superb258 Reviews4.3
Outback Steakhouse 3501 Marketplace Cir, Traverse City
Outback Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

Outback Steakhouse

3501 Marketplace Cir, Traverse City, MI 49684

We had such a great experience at this Outback when we went in August. The food was delicious! And our server Was AMAZING!! I feel bad that I couldn't...

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Mary's Kitchen Port 539 W Front St, Traverse City
Mary's Kitchen Port
Sandwich Shop • $$

Mary's Kitchen Port

539 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Mary’s is a must stop when in traverse city. As a staple of my childhood - the cravings have been real throughout my pregnancy for some MKP; but the Navy...

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The Chef's In 519 W Front St, Traverse City
The Chef's In
Sandwich Shop • $

The Chef's In

519 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

This place is great if you go in and order your sandwiches. It’s quick and delicious. I love the vegetarian with turkey. However, I used to call my orders in...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.7
Bay Bread Company 601 Randolph St, Traverse City
Bay Bread Company
Sandwich Shop • $

Bay Bread Company

601 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Really great bread but workers are rude. When I was trying to pick out a loaf to buy when we were there on vacation I was treated like I was a bother when...

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  • Superb132 Reviews4.3
West End Tavern 12719 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City
West End Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

West End Tavern

12719 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

My husband and I eat here ALL the time!!! They always have great food. We’ve had almost everything on the menu. Atmosphere is great as it sits overlooking...

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Peninsula Grill 14091 Center Rd, Traverse City
Peninsula Grill
Bar & Grill

Peninsula Grill

14091 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

Visited earlier today, we anticipated a long wait and service to take longer due to short staffing (which they let us know right away), we waited maybe 10...

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  • Good193 Reviews3.9
Dillinger's Pub 121 S Union St, Traverse City
Dillinger's Pub
Bar & Grill • $

Dillinger's Pub

121 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Went here on accident. Stayed for the perch. Fantastic. I wish I could come here every Friday night. I watched the bartender easily sling 9 drinks for a...

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  • Good147 Reviews4