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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 255 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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Pancake restaurant in Traverse City, MI.

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English first
Lindenhurst, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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9 reviews 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Stockdale, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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