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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
231-941-7632
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 151
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Poppycocks wonderful martinis

I loved the flavored martinis that were offered at Poppycocks. The service was wonderful. I had a small issue with a drink, asked about it and was served a new one without asking. I recommend the mussels in curry sauce. Desserts looked good, but we skipped this.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
susanandalan0208
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Detroit, Michigan
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times. It is a local restaurant kind of small inside so if it's high season you may need to wait for a table. Probably not suited to small children. The menu does change up a bit and there is usually daily specials.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We love Poppycocks! Their food is fresh, unique and delicious! Everything from the bread to the soup to the pasta is the best I've had. Love their grilled cheese, pesto pasta and tomato, spinach and swiss soup. Haven't ever had room for dessert here but I have no doubt it's yummy.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I loved the flavored martinis that were offered at Poppycocks. The service was wonderful. I had a small issue with a drink, asked about it and was served a new one without asking. I recommend the mussels in curry sauce. Desserts looked good, but we skipped this.

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highland,mi
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

One of favorite places in Traverse City. Excellent food & service. Great desserts & martinis . Highly recommend for a great lunch we visit every trip up to TC.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

In a town with so many wonderful restaurants, we took our chances on one with a name that suggested it might not be so serious when it came to the food. We were very pleasantly surprised. With an atmosphere that is sophisticated but not pretentious, Poppycock's prepares interesting, varied food from fresh ingredients served by a wait staff that is... More 

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Trenton, M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped in at Poppycocks for dinner during the National Cherry Festival. We had used call ahead seating but arrived late because of lack of parking. They had already given our table away, but did seat us promptly within 5-10 mins. The food was excellent. My daughter had the Key Lime Shrimp for $18.50 - Trottole noodles, grilled marinated shrimp,... More 

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Southgate, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I had the charbroiled burger whom could screw that up but with all the whoha about the place you'd think they would know how to cook french fries NO they didn't blanch the fries they worn't even done me beer was a pale ale and it tasted like grapefruit juice sorry won't be back!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I had a nice seat in the window during the parade at the Cherry Festival on Saturday morning. Governor Snyder walks by outside in the parade and the young male host share with the whole restaurant in a loud voice "I hate that man, he is the worst governor". This interrupted our meal and I motioned him... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went here with my extended family while cruising TC Front Street's downtown, during the annual Cherry Festival. It was home run for one and all. We had salads, sandwiches and soups and not unhappy with any of it. Very good service with good portion size and fair pricing. The menu covered every base and the blackboard specials of the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Really great pasta dishes. Portions are just the right size. Friendly and helpful service. Vegetarian friendly options.

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Additional Information about Poppycocks

Address: 128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
Phone Number: 231-941-7632
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, American, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-941-7632

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?