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

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  • 62
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    Very good
  • 7
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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
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Great take off on an already great food, the burger. Order inside and make it the way you like and it is served in a paper bag, no plates needed. The price was right and the folks were great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great take off on an already great food, the burger. Order inside and make it the way you like and it is served in a paper bag, no plates needed. The price was right and the folks were great.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Always on the quest for the best in burgers, word of mouth took us to visit Slabtown Cafe and Burgers. Immediately fell in love with the decor. Nice option to sit outside in the patio area in good weather. The three of us tried different burgers: Slabby Patty, TC Cherry and a single cheeseburger. Nice taste to the meat, little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our group of 24 ate here mid afternoon & we ordered quickly & were served our food quickly. The food was of great quality. The burgers were flavorful with lots of variety. The chicken Caesar wrap is wonderful. Fries are yummy too! Would recommend! Will come back when in the area.

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West Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

great variety of burgers, good service, fairly priced. also quaint setting in older house. return whenever we come to Traverse City.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Have to rate this place great for eating. It may not be for everyone but if you want great food and great sodas, this is for you. It is walk up to counter, order, get your own soda (pop), find a seat and they bring the food to you. The quality of the food is high, the fries are fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We eat here almost once a week. Always yummy, extremely friendly. Eat outside or in, always comfortable. One of my favorite lunch spots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

You can tell a lot by a city by its burgers! I ordered a Slabby Patty (1/2 lb stuffed, with American cheese, patty with lettuce, tomato, mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickle and onion) on a pretzel bun with sweet potato fries. Nothing short of excellent!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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
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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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Additional Information about Slabtown Cafe and Burgers

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

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?