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3890 U.S, 31 S., Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-1890
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Pancake restaurant in Traverse City, MI.

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast for dinner! Yum!

First tried going on a Sunday evening only to find out they close at 3 PM on Sundays. The next time I checked their hours in advance and my daughter and I arrived for dinner. I figure if I go to a placed called Flap Jack Shack, I better get breakfast. I opted for their Banana Bread French... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
upnorth98
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Thompsonville, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped here after being caught in the rain. The wait was about 15 minutes, but they had free coffee in the lobby area. Our waitress was great, the food was great and the ambiance was fun. Recommend this as a great stop when you've been on the road awhile. Loved it!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place hasn't changed since I attended Interlochen Arts Academy 40 years ago. Same orange and avocado green chairs and booths and light fixtures - what fun! The wait staff were so nice and accommodating - no problem with special orders or substitutions here. And the food - well, I haven't eaten so much in years. Everything was good. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped for breakfast and I wish we had gone across the street to Burger King. Soggy rare bacon, cold pancakes, and coffee that was lesser quality than what we were drinking from the gas station.

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Thompsonville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

First tried going on a Sunday evening only to find out they close at 3 PM on Sundays. The next time I checked their hours in advance and my daughter and I arrived for dinner. I figure if I go to a placed called Flap Jack Shack, I better get breakfast. I opted for their Banana Bread French Toast. Oh... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Convenient location when you stay at great wolf lodge it's worth a visit . The food was great and you get a lot of food for the money! Kids loved it here

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went to the Flap Jack Shack for the first time. It's has a very 70's vibe to it and I felt like I was in the set of Mad Men, but that is part of its charm. It was clean and the service was good. They have a large menu of both breakfast and lunch items. I had the... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I'm not sure how the Flap Jack Shack could be described as acceptable. When I was a little girl and we would go "up north" in the summer we always ate here. They closed for a long time, but reopened so I could continue my happy memories there with my kids. We go every time we are anywhere near Traverse... More 

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Royal Oak
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were looking for a good breakfast place. It must have been a bad day in the kitchen. We ordered pancakes with our breakfast scramble, and honestly, they were "tough". They were hard to cut and you had to try to soak them in syrup to soften them up. I couldn't eat mine. It's a bit on the pricey side!

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Our food was fair for our party of 7. The kid's portions were very generous. The food arrived hot and quickly. What we did not like was that our server asked the children if they would like "bacon or sausage" with their meal. These items were not included in what they ordered and were an additional $3 to their meal.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast three days in a row. Excellent food, friendly service and good coffee. Feels like a hometown restaurant.

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Additional Information about Flap Jack Shack

Address: 3890 U.S, 31 S., Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone Number: (231) 941-1890
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3890 U.S, 31 S., Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: (231) 941-1890

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Pancake restaurant in Traverse City, MI.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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