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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
231-995-0570
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Ranked #19 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
Thompsonville, Michigan
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137 reviews 137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I tend to visit Bubba's about once a year and each time I am pleased with my overall experience. After Ladies' Night we walked a few blocks from the fray to Bubba's for a late dinner about 8:30 PM. It took a few moments to acknowledge us at the hostess stand, but it appears as if the hostess may have... More 

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Bubba's does an incredible amount of business. It is always busy. One thing you must realize is that you will have very slow service. Never been back in the kitchen but it must be at the maximum a 2 person staff. Don't expect to go there to get a quick meal because it's not going to happen.

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Bloomingdale, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had the Bubba's poutine very good, the only improvement for me would be more gravy! The portion was huge - enough for two breakfasts! The prices are very reasonable, atmosphere looks like fun....can't wait to return for one of their famous burgers!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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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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