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Slabtown Cafe and Burgers

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826 West Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-932-1760
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent burgers

One of my favorites burger place in town. I like to go there, just because the place isn't fancy - for which we pay more most of the time - everything I've had there was delicious and the way i wanted. They have like 12 different kind of burgers to choose from. Milkshakes are out of this world too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Christina U
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Although it has been open for a few years, we had never eaten here. It's a burger joint with salad. It wasn't bad nor was it exceptionally good. Given the other offerings in the area, this will probably be our one time visit. Again, it wasn't bad but it had no unique or exceptional qualities to warrant a return visit.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

One of my favorites burger place in town. I like to go there, just because the place isn't fancy - for which we pay more most of the time - everything I've had there was delicious and the way i wanted. They have like 12 different kind of burgers to choose from. Milkshakes are out of this world too.

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North Branch, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Just a cool laid back atmosphere. The food was excillant! !! We will be back . We have been visiting Traverse for years and now we have found this new little lunch spot for us.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great burgers! We had the Mushroom Burger and Bacon Burger and shared an order of fries for a total of $11. Can't beat the price and quality of this food!

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Howell, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Read on FB about the best burgers in Michigan. Slabtown was one of them and we had never been. Up for the week in Traverse City so thought we would try it. We had 2 double cheese burgers, split a large fries and a 20 oz drink. It was $11. They bring it out to you. It was a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The service was fast and accurate. The location is neat because it is inside an older style house. I will return for future visits.

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Holt, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Cool restaurant in a converted house. Burgers were good. Fries were greasy kind of like state fair fresh cut fried. Tots were standard onion rings looked good. Shakes looked good too, but too much food. Great soda selection of different drinks.

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Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our first visit to Slabtown Cafe and we weren't disappointed. The burgers and fries were excellent, as were the shakes. We look forward to our next visit.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the place to stop in for a great sandwich or burger when in town running the list of errands. I dream about the Slabby burger and just have to have it. Nice people too!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a great place for burgers. I've always enjoyed the mushroom burger. The fries are to die for (reminds me of the fresh-cut fries at the boardwalk on the east coast). I tried the sweet potato fries today and was very pleased. Sweet pot's can be tricky b/c of the sugar content and these did not disappoint. I also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 826 West Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-932-1760

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?