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

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  • 238
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  • 37
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  • 13
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I liked the buffalo tator tots, reminded me of my younger years.

I did like my Mahi tacos, the fish was cooked perfectly and my BF said his burger was so unbelievably juicy and perfectly cooked, his best burger to date. He wants to come back soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
NikaNumber1
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Royal Oak, Michigan
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I did like my Mahi tacos, the fish was cooked perfectly and my BF said his burger was so unbelievably juicy and perfectly cooked, his best burger to date. He wants to come back soon.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visited Bubba's as part of a group of ten people and it was a great experience all around. The place is pretty small, which we didn't know before arriving otherwise we probably would've chosen a bigger restaurant for our large group, but I'm so glad we didn't! The host who greeted us at the entrance was very polite and accommodating.... More 

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Griffith, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What an awesome place to go!!!! Right on Front street with a great menu. Went for dinner and place was packed! Once we sat down found some great surprises in the menu!!!! First they offered lots of local brews and wine from the bar but best of all, they offered Jello Shots!!!!!!! I chose vodka with fresh strawberries in them!... More 

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MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ordered the bubba burger and fries....beyond delish! Burger was cooked to juicy perfection! Bubba sauce was yummy as was the sauce served with the fries. Or whole family got burgers and there was no complaints, we all loved them! Friendly , attentive server and waitstaff, will be a must eat every time we come back to tc.

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Swartz Creek, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed, I ordered the blackened shrimp burrito and it came wrapped in foil and I cut it in half and I could not find shrimp. no sides AT ALL, I said yes to sour cream and guacamole and I found out on the bill that made it "delux". They have a line and it must be from tourists... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Burger just OK. Service cocky. Kitchen very slow. Off day? Nice craft beers. Didn't live up to my expectations from reviews.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Craving a really really good burger? Or maybe a favorite sandwich with a bit of a gourmet twist? Bubba's is just good fun with the bonus of interesting, delicious food. Our server suggested I substitute Wild Bill's Root Beer for the diet coke I ordered with Stoli Vanil ... A few more calories but worth it!

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Quote from my 8 year old son about the Taco Salad: "This is a compliment to cows!" Everyone enjoyed their meals--I loved the Bahn Mi Burger, too! Friendly, efficient service. They were extremely busy on a Monday night at 6 pm - a testament to how good the restaurant is. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What a great surprise to find this place at the eastern end of Front Street. So glad that the Horizon bookstore clerk told us about this place. The burgers and root beer were awesome and the service was excellent. Fun atmosphere helped to make this lunch experience memorable. A great place for lunch and worth the $10 for the burger... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The service was great the food was excellent,me and my fiancé shared chicken fajitas and they were fresh and there was enough!!! The Bloody Mary was excellent and cheap!! Our daughter had a child's meal and both times we went she couldn't eat it all!!! I had the Reuban and it was enough by itself and was also excellent!!! I... 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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  • 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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