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Slabtown Cafe and Burgers

826 West Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-932-1760
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Ranked #17 of 257 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent burgers, much-improved fries, Northwoods sodas in a friendly, funky atmosphere. Limited menu. Very bicycle and walking accessible. Why bother with fast food chains when places like Slabtown exist???

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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Slabtown has made a name for itself on this stretch of Front Street. The burgers are first rate, especially the Stuffed Blue Burger. They also serve wraps, other sandwiches and salads. It's a nice friendly, clean spot. You order at a counter, and they bring it to you - and they bring it fast! It's near Munson Hospital, so they... More

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is usually our first and sometimes last stop in town. We have yet to have a bad burger and we've tried most everything on the menu.

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Waterford, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A perfect spot to grab a quick bite...sandwiches, burgers, soup/chili, milk shakes. Indoor and outdoor seating. You order from their posted menu at the counter then find your seat and they bring your food to you very quickly. Delicious buns and great fries (french or very excellent sweet potato). I had the Big Bird (a turkey sandwich) which was very... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

As Slabtown is right down the street from us we can easily see how busy it is, wait for a quiet time (there are few) and grab a burger and fries to take back and sit on our patio and enjoy. The place is fun, people are friendly and food is good. If you are passing through town this is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Go straight for the greasy - don't bother with the healthy stuff. Fantastic burger joint! Location is a little ways from downtown, but worth it. Grab a burger and eat it while walking back to town on the TART trail.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stumbled on this restaurant at 11:30 on a wet Saturday. The place was PACKED. It is small and cozy inside and they do a bustling business. I expected to only see burgers on the menu, but there is quite a nice variety for non-meat eaters. We got the Slabtown burger, and didn't have to eat for the rest of... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very good burger in an old house with outdoor seating. Reasonable price and "order it like you want it". Not a $10 gourmet burger, but one like you used to have as a teen-ager. Just the right amount of grease, but not dripping down your arm. Excellent fries and large cookies make you not want to get on the scales... More

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Toronto
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good burger-very flavorful beef. You have your choice of toppings though some like grilled mushrooms & onions will cost .50 extra. Broccoli soup was very good. Root beer was best I have ever had though refills are .75 extra. Also have good local soda selection which was something different. Sweet potato fries were just ok. Limited seating as rude lady... More

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midland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Old fashioned burger place on the west side of Traverse City (a few blocks west of downtown on W Front street). Good service, extensive menu (burgers, sandwiches, wraps, etc.) fast service, good burgers, and GREAT Fries (crispy, well seasoned, large portion). Best burger joint in TC.

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