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3890 U.S, 31 S., Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-1890
Today
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food, good service

We stopped off here for lunch on our way out of town after a weekend visit to Traverse City. Our waitress, Whitney, was friendly and efficient. My husband loved the cherry stuffed french toast. My son and I had fish dishes which were also good. Their coffee is excellent too! Glad we stopped by :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
SLP9213
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stopped off here for lunch on our way out of town after a weekend visit to Traverse City. Our waitress, Whitney, was friendly and efficient. My husband loved the cherry stuffed french toast. My son and I had fish dishes which were also good. Their coffee is excellent too! Glad we stopped by :)

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Grand Rapids Mi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Basic good food. I go there for breakfast. Good service, good food, good price. Even better in the summer when you can sit outside.

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Lindenhurst, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

The Flap Jack Shack in Traverse City had some good food. Our waiter was really happy, personable, and efficient. I got the reese's pancakes which were good but would have benefitted from chocolate syrup instead of peanut butter. We also got the red velvet pancakes because I love red velvet. There neither red velvet nor pancakes but more like chocolate... More 

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Monticello, IN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The morning before starting our wine tasting trip we asked the front desk at our hotel where to go and this was their suggestion. Three of us got skillets and were disappointed that 75% of it was potatoes. They looked fabulous just not enough toppings for what we expected. One of us got something we'd never heard of and it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We figured with a name like Flap Jacks the flap jacks would be outstanding. Wrong. What a disappointment, the flap jacks were floury (?) tasting. The only thing they got right with all the breakfasts were the eggs. A big let down.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Broad menu with all of the usual breakfast suspects and few locally (read Cherry) influenced dishes. The Cherry stuffed sourdough French toast was sweet, but excellent!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at this restaurant. The desk clerk at our hotel recommended the restaurant. The staff was very personable and our food was very good.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We always get great service. The kitchen is the dicey part. Our server is always helpful and remedies any mistakes. Don't expect anything ground breaking.

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Lansing, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were here about a year prior to this recent visit and the food and service was much better then. They were not seating even though there were empty tables. It was explained to us by a hostess who who be better off in a different role, that there's a "slow down in the kitchen and it would be 45... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We thought this place looked really cool, and decided to give it a try. The decor is funky and retro, and provides a neat atmosphere. We were greatly disappointed in the food. For being named after a breakfast food- their flap jacks are really not that great. They're pretty bland, and super dry- don't let them cool, because then the... 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

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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