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Flap Jack Shack

3890 U.S, 31 S., Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-1890
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Ranked #163 of 257 Restaurants in Traverse City
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
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Pancake restaurant in Traverse City, MI.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Pancake restaurant in Traverse City, MI.
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English first
Portage, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Stockdale, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had scrambled eggs, potatoes and pancakes...The potatoes were really tasty, I wonder what happened to actually making "scrambled" eggs, looked like the start of an omelet then chopped up. Pancakes were doughy, cold syrup. Pancakes comes with most of the breakfasts (or toast) so I thought we could get great pancakes (wrong). A waitress from another section was assisting... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went on a Sunday for brunch and it was horrible! First off there was a 20 minute wait and there were open tables! When we inquired about the open tables the manager stated that he couldn't sit us there because their workers and kitchen couldn't keep up... So we waited and finally were seated. Our waitress wasn't on top... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

to Flap Jack Family Restaurant and it's NOT THE SAME! Even though they upgraded the interior and menu this place is now more of an IHOP knock-off than what it used to be. Want sour-dough pancakes? Nope, they don't have 'em anymore. Expect some back and forth with an experienced (and KNOWING) waitress? Isn't going to happen...My buttermilk pancakes tasted... More

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Got a dinner certificate for Christmas and decided to use it on a visit to Traverse City. ARE WE GLAD WE DID!! Food was excellent, the choices were numerous and the service was excellent.

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South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our grown kids wanted to eat here because it was always a favorite when they were younger but it just isn't what it used to be and food was very average and wait was long. I am not sure why there is a line out the door on weekends and maybe it needs to be a weekend to keep food... More

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Muskegon, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was great and reasonably priced. Large portions of food. We went for a late breakfast and our wait time was not long. Wonderful customer service!!

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Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There on a Saturday morning with the expectation of a wait, which there was. Find out we waited to stagger orders to the kitchen. There were still many seats available. The coffee pot that was brought to us was VERY DIRTY. The saving grace though was the food. Would have gave it a 5 if it was not for everything... More

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Milford, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had been here for breakfast before and it was ok. This morning we arrived and there was the usual line, checked in and the hostess informed us that the wait would be 5-10 minutes (we had no preference to indoor or outdoor seating). We witnessed several times the hostess making errors, seating out of order. We waited 30+ minutes... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Tourists will keep this place alive this summer but it will die next winter because this is the kind of place locals won't frequent more than once. Today's stupid disaster... Ordered banana French toast. Received it only to be told they were out of bananas and the server didn't know why the kitchen didn't tell her. Yes, I'd have changed... More

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