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Slabtown Cafe and Burgers

826 West Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-932-1760
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Ranked #29 of 246 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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English first
Ludington, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We finally got back to Slabtown for lunch this week and the burgers and fries are still WONDERFUL and the staff is friendly and helpful. The seating, unfortunately, is in a small area and was crammed and we were hit on both sides by people sitting down, leaving and a very large baby carriage jammed in behind us. The restaurant... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Excellent olive burger and shakes. The chili was great too! Friendly service. Local sodas and fresh ice tea. Worth the trip.

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Jenison, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to Slabtown. Had a great burger. Very nice staff. Highly recommend! We will be back again during the summer when we can enjoy a burger outside.

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Get the Bacon Burger you won't regret it. This awesome burger joint located in an old home in a beautiful neighborhood is my favorite place to hang out in Traverse City

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michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This place is really easy to miss tucked back on a less traveled street....but you will be sooo sorry you didn't catch it. Really great food, atmosphere and value. The wraps are the best in Traverse City and of course their burgers are mouth watering. Lunch for 2 less than $20.00.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Always order the mushroom swiss burger - excellent. Favorite burger place ever - great fries and onion rings and Northwood sodas

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Several reviewers really liked Slabtown's burgers, but disliked the French fries. We loved them both. My wife had a TC Cherry Burger topped with dried cherries, blue cheese, mayo and grilled onions while I had a Sweet Lincoln burger featuring bacon, Swiss cheese, grilled onions and garlic honey mustard. We may have had better burgers somewhere else, but Slabtown's were... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The burgers are OK and soups are good. Like that they serve locally made soda. But we probably won't be returning to Slabtown. The reason is that the last 3-4 times the fries were awful - soggy with grease and not cooked properly. Maybe they need to keep the oil hotter or something. A decent burger isn't worth it if... More

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Marinette
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This place specializes in all kinds of sandwiches and unique hamburgers. They also feature local flavors of soda. Your meal is served in a lunch sack adding to the folksy feel. Very friendly wait staff.

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Indiana, USA
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Very good burgers. Seems to be a busy bunch of people. Inside very bustling and loud while we were there. We ate outside, next to house, away from street. Great little corner to be tucked in. Relaxing. The outdoor table we used was a grate/grill. So, spills drip through onto your lap and shoes when you are not careful.

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