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Slabtown Cafe and Burgers

826 West Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-932-1760
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Ranked #19 of 254 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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Michigan
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159 reviews 159 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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Springfield, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is one is the best burgers I have had in recent memory. Chocolate shake and fresh cut fries make it. Get the olive burger!

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IL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

we ate here 2x on our trip. Everyone loved the burgers and sides….we tried all 5 sides. :) My favorites were the mushroom burger and onion rings the root beer is a must have. we enjoyed eating outside both times. the staff is very helpful and the restaurant is very clean.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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