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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
231-995-0570
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Dining on a budget

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  • 205
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 12
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Safe bet

Good food at good prices (especially the 1/3 off Bubba time in the dull afternoon hours). Great burgers, don't use too much Bubba sauce.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Brad H
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Traverse City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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396 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Good food at good prices (especially the 1/3 off Bubba time in the dull afternoon hours). Great burgers, don't use too much Bubba sauce.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant with a phenomenal menu. Lots of unique burgers. You gotta try the mac and cheese bites with dill sauce. Great beer menu too. The burgers are huge! Great atmosphere. Excellent wait staff. It's a favorite of locals and came highly recommended. We were there on a Saturday at 3pm and te line was out the door. A must... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A group of four of us sat at the bar for dinner and drinks. Great service, food, and prices. They serve typical American style pub food and have lots of beer on tap from local breweries in addition to big brand favorites.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great easy in and out location on Front Street, fun place for small groups and families. Their daily specials are good spends versus portions. They have the hamburger down with many varieties and a great bun. It is loud inside but you feel the vibe and the beer selection is great with a strong emphasis on local beers. The big... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Both my husband and I enjoyed our dinners. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the restaurant seemed to be more of a local gathering, rather than a "touristy" one, which we prefer as they tend to have more local flavors. The night we were there they had a large crock of navy bean and ham soup which was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was a great little pub, with great service. The Mac n' cheese bites were a huge hit with my husband and I. Such a unique flavor! We both had burgers, which were charbroiled perfection with a really tasty bun.

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Traverse City, MI
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The breakfast menu was so diverse! Loved all the differant and unusual items. Look forward to going back and enjoying more! Bloody Mary was wonderful also. Service was great, no one else in the place! Great place to meet for breakfast then walk front street and shop.

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Gaylord, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Stopped in after a high school basketball game for a burger and a beer. I enjoyed the mushroom Swiss with avocado. Very good burger. My daughter had the chicken Caesar salad which was excellent. Sweet potato tots were a special treat.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Rustic Casual Ambience, easy to find on Front St. Open EARLY. Food: As Good as we expected. Varied Menu, Eggs MANY WAYS and Combos. French Toast and Sausage: Good! Homemade Corned Beef Hash: Good, but I DON'T LIKE Black PEPPER on my Food. We weren't around to try their Burgers, but heard/read good things about them. Will be back next... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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142 reviews 142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We've been to Bubba's several times and I never can bring myself to try anything but a burger. The burgers are huge, 1/2 pound I think, juicy, and delicious. They also have a great selection of toppings, interesting cheeses, and my favorite - a fried egg. I also like the fact that they always ask how you want your egg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-995-0570

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget

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