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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
231-995-0570
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Ranked #17 of 255 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

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English first
Traverse City, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Was glad to find a very good veggie burger on the menu at Bubba's. The place works well for family dining because there are so many options. it's probably not the healthiest food in TC but the veggie burger was good.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Bubba's can be crazy busy as it was on the Friday night we stopped in, but the burger was worth the wait. Despite the fact the bar is center stage, this place was overflowing with couples, groups of friends, and families with small children. It's that kind of place - noisy and fun although it's a bit cramped and on... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It had a long wait on a Saturday night, but well worth it. The food was delicious, especially the gumbo!

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Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stopped with friends for a late dinner. I ordered gumbo- it was OK but nothing great. Mostly rice, very little meat or shrimp. Burgers were pretty good, and the draft beer was cheap and cold. Overall, a good experience.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have been going here for several years. Love, love the gumbo! Large servings, nice selection of craft beer, unique drinks. Make sure you have time to wait for seating due to its popularity with locals.

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Sigel, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I ordered the Fiesta trio...sounded kinda strange, mexican cottage cheese dip, but was actually very tasty..as was the salsa and guacamole!! Love that they have more than just the average bar food

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Food was excellent, beer selection was good, and the atmosphere was great for catching a football game.

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Ghent, Belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We arrived with a party of 12 without making a reservation. The restaurant was pretty full, but we got a table pretty quickly. We would have preferred the staff would have told us before the restaurant closed ar 9pm that evening, but in the end that didn't bother us all that much. Good food, friendly staff, fast service.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A packed restaurant on a Weds night tells you that the locals love this place, and after the amazingly huge and fresh salad I had, now I know why! Kind bar staff, friendly, just terrific. The food was great and the portions generous!

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ok so you have to try the buffalo tots, a spicy tot that leaves you wanting more. Very busy though so go early and be prepared to wait. We were numbed that our burger was under done, we ordered medium and it was way pink, actually bloody. So maybe be more clear than we were.

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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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