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Flap Jack Shack

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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Pancake restaurant in Traverse City, MI.

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    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
"Hit and Miss, Like day and night. Literally."

We went twice during our stay in TC. Breakfast was almost perfect. Our server was friendly, chatty and fun. Food was great. The atmosphere was busy and the music was so cool. The decor took you back in time. We loved it. Then we went back for dinner another day. Our server blew it :( The restaurant... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carly U
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went twice during our stay in TC. Breakfast was almost perfect. Our server was friendly, chatty and fun. Food was great. The atmosphere was busy and the music was so cool. The decor took you back in time. We loved it. Then we went back for dinner another day. Our server blew it :( The restaurant was slow and... More 

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Thank Carly U
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At one time this place was fantastic, in fact, the best breakfast in town. BUT...now it is at best, just average food...and sometimes very poor food. The hash browns/potatoes in general are typically dry and the pancakes are far from tasty. My husband makes better pancakes than this place does. At times your order will come to you complete, other... More 

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Thank Debbie R
Kent City, Michigan
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Monday morning for breakfast with my hubby n daughter our first time eating at flap jack shack was so glad we tried it we were staying at great wolf lodge we all loved our food when we will go on our next traverse city trip we will eat here again the meat omelette was great so was the sour... More 

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Thank lheethuis
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're in Traverse City for my sons wedding, saw the Flap Jack Shack and had to investigate. The parking lot was pretty full, so we figured it would be a good bet the food would be good. We were greeted cheerily by a nice young lady, and in the midst of the packed house, our party of 3 was seated... More 

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Thank Victor G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice quick breakfast for the family before heading to the slopes. Fast friendly service and a good view of the snow falling outside.

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Thank halftone6
Northbrook, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The food is just okay. The parking lot is always pretty full so we came in with higher expectations than the restaurant deserves. Ordered potato pancakes that were at best undercooked and pasty tasting. The buttermilk pancakes were also mediocre. On a bright note, the waitstaff is friendly and attentive.

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Thank VMG62
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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310 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I went here with high hopes since I love pancakes and with a place with flap jacks in the name, it has to be good. Right? Well, I would have thought so but overall, they were just average at best. I ate at Cracker Barrel the morning prior and those were definitely better. The omelette at FJS was good but... More 

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Thank Brian K
Davisburg, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I stopped here on our way home. He ordered lunch, chicken wrap with french fries which he said was very good. I ordered the stuffed cherry french toast which was excellent! Also nice that they provide you with your own coffee carafe. The restaurant was very busy, the only drawback was a long wait for the food.... More 

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Thank Senioritas4
Traverse City, Michigan
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

In the recent past I've been here a couple of times. A couple of days ago, we thought we would give this place another shot. I had the steak and eggs that came with "american fries" and a side of pancakes. Steak was good and the eggs were done medium just like I asked and it tasted pretty good. The... More 

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Thank mongoose1954
Whitehall, Michigan
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

stopped for a late breakfast. the restaurant was clean and decorated nice. the staff were friendly and efficient. the breakfast was good except asked for onions with our American breakfast fries and they placed fresh chopped uncooked onion on top of the potatoes, never had it that way but didn't seem right to me. it was such a cute place... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?