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3890 U.S, 31 S., Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-1890
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6:00 am - 8:00 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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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

This was an average place with good breakfast. It took me back to the 60's and 70's with it's retro furniture. I would go back if in the area.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Diane A
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Woodridge, Illinois
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Georgetown
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent service from our waiter Ashley and the food was delicious. I ordered the Corned Beef Hash which was the best I had ever had. It wasn't over salted and was lean so no fat pouring off the plate. Other meals at our table included pancakes, the breakfast burrito and a regular breakfast platter. All was served hot and was... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This visit started by following the host into the restaurant where he let the door close on us, instead of holding it as we were right behind him. While we were waiting for our breakfast. I watched the hostess wipe down the table next to us, leaving syrup and a wet table. While eating my breakfast I watched the hostess... More 

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Paris, France
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We ate there twice in one week because the food and the service were exactly what we appreciate the most. Wonderful service (Ashley, then Jeffrey). We had the enormous Popeye omlette : 4 eggs, full of vegetables hold the cheese; and cut fresh fruit on the side. So many people with dietary challenges could eat here. No sugar, carbs, wheat,... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was an average place with good breakfast. It took me back to the 60's and 70's with it's retro furniture. I would go back if in the area.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here for breakfast on a weekday morning. The pancakes were very good. My 6 year old loved the confetti pancakes with whipped cream! I had a skillet meal that was also really tasty. My husband ordered an omelet and it was huge!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We've visited this spot twice in the past couple years and never again! Each time it seemed a bit dirty but I can ignore that if the food is good. I had pancakes which would seem to be a specialty of a "flap jack" restaurant. Worst most tasteless pancakes ever with a sickeningly sweet fruit sauce over all. Very disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Quick breakfast place. The breakfast was good, but pancakes had some funny aftertaste to us. I guess our family is more particular with pancakes, since we make our own from scratch. Overall good service & reasonable price.

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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent, attentive service from the entire wait staff. Food was fresh and delicious. Lots of choices outside of just flap jacks. Can have a long wait, especially on weekends.

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Warren, MI
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Flap Jack Shack is a hidden gem outside of downtown TC, a great place to grab breakfast! There is a large outdoor patio with a great view. We went during the week at about 10am and got seated right away on the patio. Service was friendly and fast. I had the cherry topped pancakes with a side of bacon, it... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

70's throwback decor makes for a fun way to welcome a day in Traverse City. We had great service and the homemade biscuits and gravy, pancakes and coffee tasted great. We never miss the chance to stop in when we are in TC.

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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

  • 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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