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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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
mediocrity reigns

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

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
MichiganFrancophile
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Traverse City and Saginaw Michigan
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Traverse City and Saginaw Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Michigan
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159 reviews 159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Had two "slabtown specials" with fries for the wife and I. Delicious. Fries were on the verge of overdone, but still good. Always a welcome lunch/dinner stop when we're in Traverse City.

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Indianapolis
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had two Oliver Burgers...one was on their pretzel bun. Great taste..no grease. The fries are hand cut and very good. I added a chocolate shake and it, too, was fantastic. If you want a quick, great taking meal with friendly staff..Slabtown then beats the heck out of any chain restaurant.

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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?