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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

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    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
One the run

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Dori S
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Traverse City and Saginaw Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Hamburgs are greasy and heart-burn making...hioused in a former high end restaurant venue there is not really much going for this place unless you want to upset your digestive system

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Very impressed by the burgers and shakes! Service was outstanding, great local ambience! Offer GF options as well, huge plus! Would place in the top five restaurants to have lunch in TC!!

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Bloomingdale, Michigan
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had a burger with pepper jack, grilled onions, jalapeño, and bacon.....delicious. The only improvement needed would be a grilled or toasted bun, the bun was chilly! I am a French fry connoisseur and they did not come close to being a great French fry. The fries were thin and small and overcooked....disappointing.

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The black bean burger was good. I added jalepeno to it. My husband got the olive burger on pretzel bread and that was great. We both had the sweet potato fries which were also good.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Slabtown celebrates the history of this attractive corner of Traverse City as a once-poor area where people made homes out of lumber offcuts, or slabs. There are photos of life in the old days round the walls. A popular place for burgers and fries, and their milk shake are particularly good - try the chocolate malt. Eat in or take... More 

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Lowell Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We wanted take out food and called in a order for hamburgers and hot dogs and their fresh fries. They also have table and chairs to eat in. Fries were out of this world, as were the hamburgers and hot dogs. Went back again another day to get more food. Prices very reasonable and service excellent.

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Central Lake
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a great place to get a real burger and fries. It does not pretend to be anything more than it is, just good basic food.

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Chicagoland area
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

In five days, we went there twice! The TC burger with cherries was so yummy, it had to be done again. Shocking, I know, but true!

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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?