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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

Lots of options to personalize your burger. Yummy, clean, nice staff. The soda options were great too. A little off the beaten path, but we'll make the...

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  • Superb527 Reviews4.8
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

Awesome spot in Traverse City! Old train depot converted into a Microbrewery and killer wood-fired pizza spot! Very cozy and warm in the winter months. Great...

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  • Superb320 Reviews4.7
Trattoria Stella 830 Cottageview Dr, Traverse City
Trattoria Stella
Italian

Trattoria Stella

830 Cottageview Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

This quite simply has to be one of the best restaurants in the state, and maybe neighboring states as well. The service was superb, the food was out of this...

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  • Superb653 Reviews4.6
The Towne Plaza 203 Cass St, Traverse City
The Towne Plaza
Wine Bar • $$

The Towne Plaza

203 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Towne Plaza is one of the best breakfast/brunch places in town. Spacious outdoor patio space, set back from the street, with plenty of natural shade from the...

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  • Superb286 Reviews4.7
Centre Street Café 1125 Centre St #3404, Traverse City
Centre Street Café
Deli • $$

Centre Street Café

1125 Centre St #3404, Traverse City, MI 49686

What a great restaurant. Incredible sandwiches and soup. Wonderful staff, service is quick and efficient. I'd eat here every day, honestly. I'd give...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.9
Red Ginger 237 E Front St, Traverse City
Red Ginger
Fine Dining • $$$

Red Ginger

237 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

This place was so cute and the sushi was amazing! We were able to make reservations for our group too, which was really nice! There's a lot of variety for...

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  • Superb376 Reviews4.6
PepeNero 700 Cottageview Dr Suite 100, Traverse City
PepeNero
Italian • $$

PepeNero

700 Cottageview Dr Suite 100, Traverse City, MI 49684

My husband and I were in Traverse City for our anniversary and PepeNero was recommended. I secured a reservation online without difficulty although they do...

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  • Superb371 Reviews4.6
Third Coast Bakery 523 Munson Ave, Traverse City
Third Coast Bakery
Custom Cakes

Third Coast Bakery

523 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686

Third Coast did a GF wedding cake for us that was stunning and delicious!!! most of our guests didn't even realize it was gluten free! the entire process...

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  • Superb210 Reviews4.7
Common Good Bakery 537 W Fourteenth St, Traverse City
Common Good Bakery
Soup • $$

Common Good Bakery

537 W Fourteenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684

This is an amazing bakery tucked away in an unassuming storefront. Authentic artisan breads and amazing laminated dough treats of all kinds. Find your way...

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.7
Low Bar 128 S Union St, Traverse City
Low Bar
Cocktail Bar • $$

Low Bar

128 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

A Total Gem! This is one of the better speakeasy/cocktail bars I'veever been to. It reminded me of The Keep in Detroit...subterranean, catacomb-ish, dark...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.7
Boathouse Restaurant 14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City
Boathouse Restaurant
French

Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686

We've come here several times and it is always is a great experience. The service is rock solid and very attentive. The view is beautiful, perfect place...

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  • Superb271 Reviews4.6
Charles & Reid Detroit Pizza 113 E State St, Traverse City
Charles & Reid Detroit Pizza
Pizza

Charles & Reid Detroit Pizza

113 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684

We came into town FROM DETROIT for a wedding. I looked up the highest rated restaurant in Traverse City, and it was Charles and Reid's Detroit Style...

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  • Superb97 Reviews4.9
The Flying Noodle - Italian Pasta House 136 E Front St, Traverse City
The Flying Noodle - Italian Pasta House
Italian

The Flying Noodle - Italian Pasta House

136 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Great experience and vibe. Service was nice and helpful. The garlic dots were a popular order as I saw many people ordering. The garlic dots were buttery,...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.7
Bergstrom's Burgers 905 US-31, Traverse City
Bergstrom's Burgers
American

Bergstrom's Burgers

905 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49685

Absolutely love this place Tim the owner takes the time and talk with his customers and his staff are very friendly the food is off the chain my favorite ...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.8
Spanglish 1333 Yellow Dr, Traverse City
Spanglish
Mexican

Spanglish

1333 Yellow Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

This food is so authentic, full of flavor, and fills your belly! Highly recommend the burritos or tacos AND thr Verde salsa! Hands down one of the best spots...

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  • Superb212 Reviews4.6
Farm Club 10051 Lake Leelanau Dr, Traverse City
Farm Club
Brewpubs

Farm Club

10051 Lake Leelanau Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

I love Farm Club - one of my favorite spots in TC. Some of the freshest food around, and awesome beers/drinks to boot. Great outdoor experience in the summer...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.7
The Parlor TC 205 Lake Ave, Traverse City
The Parlor TC
Cocktail Bar • $$

The Parlor TC

205 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684

Absolutley amazing drinks and fabulous service. Cannot recommend this place enough for a fun happy hour or early drink before the night really starts....

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  • Superb204 Reviews4.6
Folgarelli's Market & Wine Shop 424 W Front St, Traverse City
Folgarelli's Market & Wine Shop
Deli • $$

Folgarelli's Market & Wine Shop

424 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Folgarelli's is an outstanding specialty market with deli sandwiches that are absolutely wonderful. In my view, these are the best sandwiches in Michigan,...

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  • Superb200 Reviews4.6
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

Dining at Mama Lu’s is always a treat! This is our 3rd time visiting and the food has remained incredible! The tacos are bursting with flavor, The guacamole...

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  • Superb366 Reviews4.5
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

We are major foodies so we basically ordered one of everything we thought sounded good lol we were not disappointed! This place has the BEST authentic Mexican...

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  • Superb177 Reviews4.6
Cousin Jenny's Cornish Pasties 129 S Union St, Traverse City
Cousin Jenny's Cornish Pasties
British • $

Cousin Jenny's Cornish Pasties

129 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

10/10 pasties, just like my grandma makes. Owner is very friendly and struck up a nice conversation with us. Will return back and shared that they ship pasties...

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  • Superb177 Reviews4.6
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

REMARKABLE! I made a reservation for two for a Saturday night without any issue. From that phone call up until we walked out of the building after dinner, the...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.6
Poppycocks 128 E Front St, Traverse City
Poppycocks
American • $$

Poppycocks

128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

One of the best lunch and dinner spots in downtown Traverse City. The menu has interesting, flavorful, well-balanced choices for both meat-eaters and...

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  • Superb306 Reviews4.5
Silver Spruce Brewing Company 439 E Eighth St, Traverse City
Silver Spruce Brewing Company
Brewpubs

Silver Spruce Brewing Company

439 E Eighth St, Traverse City, MI 49686

A great layout and great beer even for a German! I loved the pretzel bites. And thought that was just perfect for an afternoon of relaxing in the cold winter...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.7
Brewery Terra Firma 2959 Hartman Rd, Traverse City
Brewery Terra Firma
Pubs • $$

Brewery Terra Firma

2959 Hartman Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685

Very large selection on tap for a smaller brewery. Very comfortable environment to go and have a drink at. Everything I had was delicious as well Well worth...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.7
Oakwood Proper Burgers 1108 E Eighth St, Traverse City
Oakwood Proper Burgers
Burgers

Oakwood Proper Burgers

1108 E Eighth St, Traverse City, MI 49686

We were looking for a quick lunch after shopping. This place popped up and we thought why not!Driving by you wouldn’t think much. Let me tell you though the...

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.8
amical 229 E Front St, Traverse City
amical
Bistros • $$

amical

229 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Amical is a top-tier dinner restaurant. Good for an elegant meal with loved ones or good friends. The ambiance is classy but not stuffy--this is a resort-town!...

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  • Superb280 Reviews4.5
The Cottage 472 Munson Ave, Traverse City
The Cottage
American • $$

The Cottage

472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686

Went to the cottage with a friend of mine for dinner last night. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect for a locally owned place. I got a Rueben...

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  • Superb279 Reviews4.5
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

5/5 10/10 stop reading and go inside.Good and service was great.Note: You fill out your own ticket and hand it to the cook. Someday I’ll learn to read and...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.7
7 Monks Taproom 128 S Union St, Traverse City
7 Monks Taproom
American • $$

7 Monks Taproom

128 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Wanting to trade for a long time now but I have not been able to make any profit. I saw a review on a page about Mrs Mariel Ramsey and I must confess that she...

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  • Superb274 Reviews4.5

American Restaurants

American in Traverse City
Bergstrom's Burgers 905 US-31, Traverse City
Bergstrom's Burgers
American

Bergstrom's Burgers

905 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49685

Absolutely love this place Tim the owner takes the time and talk with his customers and his staff are very friendly the food is off the chain my favorite ...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.8
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

REMARKABLE! I made a reservation for two for a Saturday night without any issue. From that phone call up until we walked out of the building after dinner, the...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.6
Poppycocks 128 E Front St, Traverse City
Poppycocks
American • $$

Poppycocks

128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

One of the best lunch and dinner spots in downtown Traverse City. The menu has interesting, flavorful, well-balanced choices for both meat-eaters and...

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  • Superb306 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Traverse City
Charles & Reid Detroit Pizza 113 E State St, Traverse City
Charles & Reid Detroit Pizza
Pizza

Charles & Reid Detroit Pizza

113 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684

We came into town FROM DETROIT for a wedding. I looked up the highest rated restaurant in Traverse City, and it was Charles and Reid's Detroit Style...

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  • Superb97 Reviews4.9
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

Great ciders and pizza! A good place to hang out with friends and Bar hopping. The server was friendly and nice. There was live guitar show as well. They have...

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  • Superb366 Reviews4.4
Cicero's Pizza 1779 S Garfield Ave A, Traverse City
Cicero's Pizza
Pizza

Cicero's Pizza

1779 S Garfield Ave A, Traverse City, MI 49686

We were in Traverse City pretty much by accident and stumbled upon a really nice hotel with a room so exceptional we decided to order food in rather than go...

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  • Superb50 Reviews4.8

Mexican Restaurants

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

Spanglish

1333 Yellow Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

This food is so authentic, full of flavor, and fills your belly! Highly recommend the burritos or tacos AND thr Verde salsa! Hands down one of the best spots...

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  • Superb212 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

We are major foodies so we basically ordered one of everything we thought sounded good lol we were not disappointed! This place has the BEST authentic Mexican...

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  • Superb177 Reviews4.6
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

Our family go to for fast food in TC. They screwed up our order once so be sure to check your bag as compared to your receipt to ensure you get what you paid...

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  • Superb174 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Traverse City
China Wok 3200 W South Airport Rd #616, Traverse City
China Wok
Chinese

China Wok

3200 W South Airport Rd #616, Traverse City, MI 49684

So happy they are open again. Their sesame chicken is the best I’ve ever had. And if you stand in line you’ll notice most people order the sesame chicken....

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  • Good59 Reviews3.8
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

It is your quintessential American-style Chinese food restaurant. Have I had better? On occasion. Have I had worse? More times than I'd like to recount....

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  • Good160 Reviews3.9
Ming's Garden 531 W Fourteenth St, Traverse City
Ming's Garden
Chinese

Ming's Garden

531 W Fourteenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Fast and delicious. I’ve been getting consistently great food at a fair price from Ming’s Garden for 25 years. Hunan pork extra hot is my favorite but...

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  • Good75 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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  • Superb150 Reviews4.6
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

Not the standard Bavarian pretzel you are probably used to. These pretzels, the flavorings and the dips are unlike anything I have ever had. Do not sleep on...

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  • Superb72 Reviews4.5
Chick-fil-a 2700 N U.S. 31 S, Traverse City
Chick-fil-a
Fast Food

Chick-fil-a

2700 N U.S. 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

My kids have NEVER eaten as well as they did here. I didn't think it was possible for them to eat all their food. I truly didn't.Service was awesome....

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Italian Restaurants

Italian in Traverse City
Trattoria Stella 830 Cottageview Dr, Traverse City
Trattoria Stella
Italian

Trattoria Stella

830 Cottageview Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

This quite simply has to be one of the best restaurants in the state, and maybe neighboring states as well. The service was superb, the food was out of this...

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  • Superb653 Reviews4.6
PepeNero 700 Cottageview Dr Suite 100, Traverse City
PepeNero
Italian • $$

PepeNero

700 Cottageview Dr Suite 100, Traverse City, MI 49684

My husband and I were in Traverse City for our anniversary and PepeNero was recommended. I secured a reservation online without difficulty although they do...

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  • Superb371 Reviews4.6
The Flying Noodle - Italian Pasta House 136 E Front St, Traverse City
The Flying Noodle - Italian Pasta House
Italian

The Flying Noodle - Italian Pasta House

136 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Great experience and vibe. Service was nice and helpful. The garlic dots were a popular order as I saw many people ordering. The garlic dots were buttery,...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.7
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

Went to dinner with friends while in town for business and had this restaurant recommended to me. This was hands down one of the best meals I have ever had....

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  • Superb298 Reviews4.3
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

Restaurant told us we didn't need reservations. 45 minute wait. When we got there 1 hour wait and sit. However, we only ended up sitting for 20 minutes....

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  • Good288 Reviews4.1
Outback Steakhouse 3501 Marketplace Cir, Traverse City
Outback Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

Outback Steakhouse

3501 Marketplace Cir, Traverse City, MI 49684

I go to Outback pretty much once a week. I love the food, and the service is always amazing. My boyfriend and I went to dinner here last night and our servers...

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  • Good201 Reviews4
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

5/5 10/10 stop reading and go inside.Good and service was great.Note: You fill out your own ticket and hand it to the cook. Someday I’ll learn to read and...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.7
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

The gobbler sandwich is amazing! I am not a sandwich person, but this one gets me. Recently we tried the dill tuna sandwich which was meh- they need to put it...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.7
Firehouse Subs Traverse 3664 N U.S. 31 S, Traverse City
Firehouse Subs Traverse
Sandwich Shop • $

Firehouse Subs Traverse

3664 N U.S. 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

Got a to go order and the gentleman making my sandwich was probably the nicest dude I ever met. Generally looked like he enjoyed what he does. Food is always...

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  • Superb85 Reviews4.4
Detroit Wing Company 1201 E Front St, Traverse City
Detroit Wing Company
Chicken Wings

Detroit Wing Company

1201 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686

HOT DAMN! These are some hot, MASSIVE wings. Seriously the boneless wings are HUGE. The classic were very crispy, 10/10. Mac & chz and fries are my...

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  • Superb24 Reviews4.7
Wing Boss 1201 E Front St A, Traverse City
Wing Boss
Chicken Wings

Wing Boss

1201 E Front St A, Traverse City, MI 49686

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It's Just Wings 2670 Crossing Cir, Traverse City
It's Just Wings
Chicken Wings

It's Just Wings

2670 Crossing Cir, Traverse City, MI 49684

i’ve ordered from here a few time-always satisfied with their food. everything about it is amazing, you can get 8 wings, a drink and fries for around 10$....

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  • Average16 Reviews2.9
Hayloft Inn 5100 E Traverse Hwy, Traverse City
Hayloft Inn
Bar & Grill • $

Hayloft Inn

5100 E Traverse Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684

The Hayloft Inn doesn't try to pretend. If you want your Country Club's 5-star sterility, no one here will miss you! Keep up the good work, Hayloft...

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  • Good110 Reviews4.2
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

Wasn't busy which was strange, but the beers were cold and service was awesome. We planned a weekend to go to places we have never been to in order to...

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  • Good157 Reviews4
Bootlegger's 119 S Union St, Traverse City
Bootlegger's
Bar & Grill • $

Bootlegger's

119 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Very cute little pub with a great atmosphere. We had the southwest egg rolls which were a phenomenal appetizer. My wife enjoyed Honey Sriracha Chicken tacos...

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  • Good158 Reviews4
Randy's Diner 1120 Carver St, Traverse City
Randy's Diner
Diner • $

Randy's Diner

1120 Carver St, Traverse City, MI 49686

Took my mother out to breakfast. We love local places that are recommended by locals. I was referred here by the folks at Sleder's tavern and agree with...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.4
Sparky's Diner 1462 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City
Sparky's Diner
Diner

Sparky's Diner

1462 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

We had the cherry chicken salad sandwich on sourdough bread (I chose the bread) for the first time. The portions were very generous and the flavor was great....

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.3
Hard Luck Cafe 830 E Front St #100, Traverse City
Hard Luck Cafe
Diner

Hard Luck Cafe

830 E Front St #100, Traverse City, MI 49686

Our experience at Robby’s was excellent. The staff was outstanding and personable as well as extremely efficient. Our party of four was all impressed with...

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  • Good64 Reviews4