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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the tator tot poutine.

A family friendly place for good food. You have to get the poutine. And the Bubba burger was so yum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
StinkyPeteOhio
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Ohio
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Ohio
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A family friendly place for good food. You have to get the poutine. And the Bubba burger was so yum.

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Hit this place just after spending 8 hours fishing in the bay. Was a little woozie but didn't let that wreck anything. Had a great burger - can't remember the name of it though. My buddy said his volcano burger (I remember the name because the onion rings were stacked like a volcano and there were jalepenos inside the volcano)... More 

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Loveland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went with my wife and three kids while on vacation. The menu is priced right compared to most of the other restaurants in Traverse City. They have a great beer selection and service was great despite being packed. I would definitely return.

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Shanghai, China
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Kept waiting for a long time, both in the line and for the food. Waiters did not warn on the large portion served. So ordered too many and could not finish. Wasted. Very rushed service, almost impatient. Food came in wrong order. Apologised but did not want to take it back!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Food wise, it is a great place. As per the waiter's suggestion, I ordered the haystack burger with tater tots. The half pound meat patty was a little under cooked for medium-well, but it was quite tasty. The only suggestion I have is to toast the burger bun, as it was a bit starchy. However, the thick bun did a... More 

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Kalkaska, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a loved local joint. The food is amazing and the sandwiches are huge. Try the burgers, you won't be disappointed! Because this is such a popular spot you might have to wait to get a seat, but it is worth it.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here three times in a weekend (dinner, bar, breakfast) and every time was very good! The staff is very nice and the place is very clean. There are a lot of options for drinks and they are unique and very good, only thing is the drinks didn't seem to be consistent in taste when ordering... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There is nothing you won't like about Bubba's! I ate here after I ran the Bayshore Marathon and the food, drinks, and atmosphere were AWESOME!

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Barrie, ON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went there with a baby and three year old in tow. No problems there. The staff was friendly and accommodating. There is a kids menu with some simple items on it. I had the haystack burger, it was awesome, maybe the best burger I have ever had. My wife had Philly cheese steak also very good. There is a... More 

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SA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was suggested to us as the best burgers and tots in town. Highly recommended to us and we were highly disappointed. There was a 30 plus minute wait on a Monday evening (which is also Kids eat half price). It was so hot in the restaurant. It was humid and sticky in there and lots of bodies. Food... More 

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

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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, Bar scene, Families with children

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