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

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  • 227
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  • 141
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love love love.....

The best burger in TC yet! Great atmosphere and clean. Large selection of beers and drinks. Totally recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Anderia H
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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425 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The best burger in TC yet! Great atmosphere and clean. Large selection of beers and drinks. Totally recommend!

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Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for dinner on Memorial Day on recommendation of Trip Advisor. Nice bar and all the wait staff was extremely helpful and courteous. My husband had the Memorial Burger, which I tried and it was delicious. You could taste that the meat was fresh, never frozen, and the bun was homemade. I had the Santa Fe salad which had... More 

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Osceola, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for lunch because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was a great call! I had the carnivore burger and it was awesome. My husband enjoyed the spicy Hawaiian. We shared an order of fries. We didn't leave feeling hungry at all. We will go back again to try other items on the menu.

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Grayling
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Love this place,we visit every time we're here for work. Staff is attentive and friendly,and you can't go wrong with any of the food choices. Get there before 530pm and its Bubba time.They will discount the food bill.

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Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Not only am I a local, but I am friends with the entire staff and crew at Bubba's. The restaurant employs some of the most amazing people in the community with exceptional personalities and even better service. The staff is required to have extensive knowledge of the menu to become a server here. The food is even better! With burgers... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Have been here several times for breakfast and the selection and quality was pretty good. Maybe just a bit greasy, depending what you order. The atmosphere is very comfortable casual and friendly.

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Houston, Texas
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152 reviews 152 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

this is a restaurant/bar that can be quite lively. I went there for lunch and had their avocado salad which was very good. It's been around for over ten years and is popular with the locals so that tells you something. If you are looking for a quiet place, this is probably not a good choice, but it was fairly... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had the BEST burger I have had in forever! Super juicy, perfectly cooked to order (medium well), with yummy bubba sauce! Most definitely will come back next time I go to TC!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Looking for something local, non-chain and found Bubba's in downtown Traverse City. A 20 minute wait suggested we had found a place that others were making a regular haunt. The menu was diverse with a focus on burgers and burritos but for us it was all about the burgers. Nothing unique about the atmosphere but in addition to the busy... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went here based on the reviews. When we arrived, it was packed, and we were told there would be a 15 minute wait. That was fine, and we spent a few minutes looking at the decor. The noise level was horrible, however, and we were discussing leaving and going to another restaurant. Just then the host came up and... 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: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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