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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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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Hidden gem

Great burgers in a no nonsense set up - we were both stuffed full, but in a good way, once we'd finished - the options are a little mind boggling at first with so many choices from the menu but it's well worth getting through to enjoy the burgers. Fries were good as were the sodas and strawberry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great burgers in a no nonsense set up - we were both stuffed full, but in a good way, once we'd finished - the options are a little mind boggling at first with so many choices from the menu but it's well worth getting through to enjoy the burgers. Fries were good as were the sodas and strawberry shake. Only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Slab town was amazing and I would highly recommend. There was not a lot of seating inside but it is easily taken to go. Very unique burgers. Their sweet potato fries were amazing. They are the only place we've ever seen to have draft root beer on tap and it was amazing! We can not speak highly enough of this... More 

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Greenville, sc
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great Traverse City burger with blue cheese and dried cherries. Just wish it was a 1/3 pounder to get more of the great taste!

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I found this little gem on trip advisor and seriously it's so amazing. We just finished our meal and I'm already reviewing if that tells you anything! I got the slabtown special with tots and a pretzel bun. It's the best burger I've ever had. Oh, and the local pops are killer too. Favorite for life❤️❤️

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pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Learned of this place through trip adviser and am very thankful that we did. Not easy to find, though our GPS seemed to have no problem. Well worth the trip. Some people have reviewed their burgers as greasey. Not at all...very juicey like hamburger should be...it's beef, not shoe leather. Great variety of not only different burgers to try but... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You can walk in here and be eating a tasty burger in just a few minutes. They have fresh cut fries, and a local artisan soda fountain. The menu is so big, you may not get thru the board before it is your turn to order, but you won't be disappointed, whatever you eat. It gets a little crowded during... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

By far, the best burgers anywhere...and being from So Cal I have had some great burgers, but the Slabby patty on a pretzel bun is by far my favorite. The burgers are cooked perfectly, and served in paper sacks. The restaruant is in an old house in what is better known as the Slabtown area of Traverse City...just at the... More 

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dallas/fort worth, tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We loved the Slab Special Burger! Double meat, double cheese, grilled onions, special sauce, and lettuce. Nice outside seating is available. The onion rings and fries were nothing special but the tator tots were good! Hand made strawberry malt was delicious also.

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wife Absolutely enjoyed the veggie burger and sweet potato fries. Great burgers and the best chocolate shake of your life!! Wide variety on menu, and be prepared for large portions. Lots of outdoor seating. Staff was friendly and helpful. We'd eat here again for sure!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have come to this location several times in the past 2 years and the quality and service have not changed. Absolutely the best burgers in town, try the "Sweet Lincoln" You will not be sorry. Offer locally made sodas. We were eating in Elk Rapids at another of our favorite restaurants ( Pearls) with some friends talking about the... 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
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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