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Slabtown Cafe and Burgers

826 West Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-932-1760
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Ranked #18 of 255 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Quite simply, great, well-priced, quickly served burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads. We were confronted with a big line and debated whether to stay; so glad we did! We really were served quickly; they must have quite the system to handle the "lunch crunch"! Burgers are great, with thick-cut home-style french fries served in a basket; enough for two. In the... More

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Madison, WI
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a find this place was! We were hungry after a day at the beautiful sandy beaches in the area and wanted something different. We hit the jackpot with this place. Delicious burgers with either tater tots or fries really hit the spot. It's located a bit off the beaten path but worth the extra 2 minute drive from downtown... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great variety of burgers, friendly staff, great atmosphere. This place is very popular. My kids of 15, 11 and 7 often request it. Great gravy fries! The surf and turf is amazing but I always feel sick afterwards - too much grease. If it closed I would cry.

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Rochester, MI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Too often you can't find a really good burger while traveling. Luckily we went to Slabtown. Loved the house it was located in, and had really good service. The burgers and fries were awesome! You won't find a bunch of bun with the burger, or a ton of grease on the fries either. Will definitely to back.

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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I tried one of their stuffed burgers. A nice way to get additional flavors into a burger. This restaurant is in a victorian house and has a unique and pleasant atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful, especially if you indicate you're there for the first time. Tons of burger options to choose from. They even have a gluten free... More

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Canton, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really great burgers, fries and shakes! Cute lil place out of the way of downtown. Was really impressed with the food and our kids loved it! Will be back next year!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There are a large number of delicious burgers and homemade sodas. The customer service is great too. If you're looking for a fantastic burger, this is the place.

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Woodbridge VA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Fantastic selection of burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Their fries are awesome, both regular and sweet potato. They offer Northwoods sodas which are really good! There are even veggie burgers and gluten free buns options. Their pretzel buns are really good. You can get almost any topping or size of burger imaginable. Their service is very efficient and their dining space... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I took my neighbor here for lunch. The variety of burgers is huge. The quality and taste are excellent. The fries are among the best I have had, but if there are two or three of you, one order of fries will be enough. Orders are served in brown paper bags, rolls of paper towels (which are necessary) are on... More

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Gillette, Wyoming
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232 reviews 232 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I don't know how they do it, only that is is GOOD! Seating in limited in inclement weather, but to sit outside on a beautiful day is MAGNIFICENT! The fires are raw, hand cut potatoes. The buns taste bakery made, and the burger has just the right amount of lean/fat content.

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