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Bubba's

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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
231-995-0570
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burger joint, lots of local beers

We ate here on a very busy Friday night in early summer, but was able to find a seat at the bar without needing to wait for the one hour+ time. My husband enjoyed the wide choice of local brews and the menu offers options for any palate, but we opted for burgers and weren't disappointed! It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Mommy_Sara
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stick to the burgers, cause everything else (fish taco' s & Burritos) were the worst we have ever had. Fish was dried out, flour tortillas stale, burrito was a dry log on a plate served with no sauce and when asked, we received warmed up salsa... beans & rice were dry & stale & tasteless! Server was clueless and not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had heard nothing but good things about this restaurant. When we got there we found the tables only sat six rather than any other size so they had less space than what they had. We ordered and the food came out slightly cold. I ordered the steak tacos and they were bleeding they were so raw. I will say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a very busy Friday night in early summer, but was able to find a seat at the bar without needing to wait for the one hour+ time. My husband enjoyed the wide choice of local brews and the menu offers options for any palate, but we opted for burgers and weren't disappointed! It's a great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice in 3 days. A trip to traverse city is not complete without eating at Bubbas. Great beer selection, food always outstanding and moderately priced. Burgers great, pulled pork better than ours made at home, and grilled cheese was also good. Overall service very good, excellent servers, only one not so friendly bar tender, but we all... More 

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Canton, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was dinner out for 11 of us - 2 families of parents, grandparents and teens. All of us were very happy with our meals. The veggie burger is one of the best I've ever had. The sweet potato tots were a hit too. We went during happy hour and saved a percentage off of the bill - bonus! The... More 

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Taylor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was our first meal of the trip and it was very good! After our four hour drive we were happy to end up in this place. The bubba burger was great, and Cenote was a wonderful waitress!

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Hazard, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Best food and beer during our vacation. Steak skillet was amazing and the house beers were very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A busy place, but just a few minutes wait, lots of choices, we had burgers and they were great, really liked the bubba sauce that came on them. The tater tots were good and a change from fries

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited Monday 8/10/15 for a late lunch. They were very busy with about a 20 min wait. It was a kids eat for 1/2 price day so it was a bit noisy. I had the blackened fish tacos and they were great! Nice and spicy! Others had the lemon rice soup and chicken quesadilla and both were given high marks.... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant is busy, so you will probably have a wait if it is during a busy season or peak hours. It has a large menu with great, but not outstanding, food. There are a lot of typical items, burgers, nachos, burritos, salads but many of the options have something a little different to offer. It is great for kids,... 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene

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