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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
231-941-7632
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Little underwhelming

There is a very nice vibe going on inside, and it's a nice place to grab drinks with a group or just as a couple. Fancy without being too pretentious. Decent service and a good selection to choose from on the menu. Unfortunately I ordered one of the specials. Good presentation but it was nothing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Brad H
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Traverse City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

There is a very nice vibe going on inside, and it's a nice place to grab drinks with a group or just as a couple. Fancy without being too pretentious. Decent service and a good selection to choose from on the menu. Unfortunately I ordered one of the specials. Good presentation but it was nothing but lukewarm leftovers. Guess it's... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Chef Chris's food is some of our favorite in town - we prefer to go for his specials every time. We've yet to be disappointed. Also, decent bourbon selections and always great craft beer options on draft and in bottle!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Didn't really know what to expect here. Not a very big place. Service was good and didn't overdo it. We had the scallops and steak. The kids had a burger and grilled cheese. The scallops and steak were both spectacular. I don't give a lot of 5's in my reviews but this is one of the few. I'd come back... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

The Pita chips appetizer is amazing! Go for this and drinks but eat dinner or lunch elsewhere. The food is just average and hasn't really changed in recent years. If you want something local fresh and unique this isn't really the place. The martini list is impressive and the desserts are good but there a better places in town to... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We came in after doing some shopping in downtown TC. It is a great place to sit and have a nice lunch and a drink. Service was fine and the food was pretty good. They have a great cocktail menu.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We absolutely love this place. The food is always fabulous with a wonderfully varied menu and specials.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I had a pasta dish and it was pretty bad. I sent it back (which I rarely do) and got a burger. The burger was good! Our server was fantastic! Made up for the so so food!

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited Poppycocks on a Saturday night without a reservation and were happy to get a table. We enjoyed reading the menu with all the flavor and food combinations being attempted. My daughter and I split the veggie tostados appetizer which were like yams spread on a black corn taco chip. Providing more topping would have been an improvement. We... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Perfect place for vegetarians and those who want something unique. Nine of us ordered a variety of dishes. All came piping hot and nicely plated. The potpie I had was ok, but my daughter's pasta dish was delicious. Pumpkin coconut soup was more of a puree but had fantastic flavor. Service was excellent.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Several days have passed since a friend and I stopped in for a light meal and a glass of wine. We'd both had great past meals here but I felt compelled to review this time. I ordered the butternut squash ravioli with toasted walnuts, Gorgonzola and thin sliced honey poached apples. It was more than sufficient for a light meal,... More 

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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?