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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, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Burger in Northern Michigan!

We go here frequently, and normally get the Haystack Burger, or the carnivore haystack, which has steak on it too, drool. No problem if you are eschewing red meat, they have a terrific menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go here frequently, and normally get the Haystack Burger, or the carnivore haystack, which has steak on it too, drool. No problem if you are eschewing red meat, they have a terrific menu.

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1 Thank Vacationpatrol
Midland, Michigan
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I have heard the burgers at this place is the best in town. They are right , very fast friendly service in the downtown area in TC. Went for a getaway for the weekend. We held up until we got to TC to try out this place. I've been wanting a burger all week. It hit the spot. Granted... More 

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1 Thank Down2earth4beauty88
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Order the burger. Don't fear the wait, they will text when the table is ready. It is worth it for one of the best burgers around.

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1 Thank Buzzytravelee
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere, very good food served with a smile. We would probably go more often, but at popular times expect a long wait to be seated. Burgers and wraps are terrific. Great Michigan beer selection. I cannot recommend the sweet potato tots--kinda yucky.

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1 Thank TCtri
Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my friends and I visit Traverse City we always include a visit to Bubba's. The vibe is lively, the beverage and food selection is varied and very good and the service is top notch. Some items on the menu are Bubba specials and these can easily become favorites. Tuesday's "beer and burger" night is excellent value and the beer... More 

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2 Thank MBeachBum
Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here with a large group, including several children, for lunch. Ambiance was nice, wait staff were friendly. Food was awesome! Several of my fellow diners said it was the best burger they had ever had. Pulled pork sandwich was delicious also. Price overall was very good for our large group. Would definitely stop here again.

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1 Thank jenfer75
Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Haystack burger and fries. My daughter had the chicken bites and sweet potato tots. We both loved our food. I tried one of her sweet tots, and I would get those next time instead of fries. You can get fries anywhere. My burger was juicy, drippy and delicious. I was going to try a burrito next time,... More 

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1 Thank JeanetteandEsme
East Lansing, Michigan
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171 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a terrific dinner of fish tacos at Bubba's with a side of Spanish/Mexican rice. Smartly designed interior and great service make Bubba's one of my favorites in town.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having an amazing dinner the night before at another restaurant close by (Georginas!) our post New Years Eve hangover had us craving some more good food and cold beers...we were so glad we came here, but all thanks to Kaity! It was extremely busy as there surprisingly weren't many places open for lunch on Jan 1st (WHAT?!?!) I'm from... More 

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1 Thank Greg L
Valparaiso, Indiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My husband and I were on a nice long weekend trip, we enjoyed the food so much on the first visit we returned. Food was good but the bartender was the rudest server I have ever witnessed and after being rude decided not to serve us. I guess he understood there would be no tip for him. He was rude... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?