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Bubba's

428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
231-995-0570
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Ranked #13 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Bubba's is great family dining! We went on kids eat 1/2 off night this time and had a great experience. Wonderful burgers. Fun coloring pages for the kids. My husband doesn't like that the fries are extra, and not included with the burger price. We had a great time and will go back!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I love Bubba's. My first visit was as a solo diner and there were no free seats in the house, including the bar. It's been about that full every other time we've visited, which has been often. In fact, during the moving process, the fiance's mother and I ate at Bubba's 4-5 times in 2 weeks, including 2 to-go orders.... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

These burgers are amazing!! Could be the best we've ever had. The sweet tots were also very good. Everything disappeared so fast, even though the burgers were huge. Very good beer selection as well, and very friendly service. Highly recommended.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went there as a family of four for dinner. There was a 20 minute wait, but it was a Saturday afternoon and there was a huge lacrosse tournament in town. Once we were seated the waitress was quick to the table to order our drinks. Lots of craft beers and Michigan hard ciders. We ordered the Bubba poutine (taters... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The food at Bubba's was great - particularly the burgers and grinders. The atmosphere is very festive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great atmosphere - loud/typical bar. Had the haystack burger and hubby had their special Goonies burger with pulled pork and fried egg... both were excellent! Large beer selection as well. Can't go wrong. Brought the kids ages 9,6,4. One had the fish and chips, another the burger and the little one a PB&J sandwich. No complaints and no leftovers. Never... More

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Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We walked in after a long hot day at the cherry farms and wineries. This place has something for every one. My family is not a picky eater as long as the food is fresh and not greased! They have everything from mexican, burgers and American entries. We had the veggie quesidalla, chicken Thai tacos , buffalo wrap and chicken... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I wish I had seen a prior review of the "burrito". It was terrible and dry...All flour tortilla and a tiny bit of rice and beans with a miniscule amount of cheese. I note a previous poster mentioned same thing, and the manager replied he should have ordered a burger. Well, I wanted a burrito, and it is on the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I wished I had seen previous review before I ordered a "burrito". It was terrible and dry...all flour tortilla and a tiny bit of filling of beans with miniscule amount of cheese inside, no sauce or cheese on top. Previous poster said same, and management response was he should have ordered a burger. Well, the burrito is what sounded good... More

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Jeff W, Owner at Bubba's, responded to this review

hmmmm....I am sorry but you have the exact same verbiage as Laura E. Are you Laura E or Maddy E.? Being that we are your one and only review I am very interested in trying to get this straightened out. Being that Bubba's has been around for 14 years with a line always out the door, we do occasional make... More

Rochester, MI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fresh, delicious food, and a menu that has tons of options that are hard to choose from (especially breakfast!). Really friendly service too. A go-to spot in TC!!!

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