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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
231-941-7632
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11:00 am - 9:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Another great meal.

We dined here again for the first time in a couple of years and it did not disappoint. My wife and I both had the nights specials and they were excellent. Downtown Traverse City is one of our favorite places to visit and having dinner at Poppycocks just adds to that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
ronthegreat_007
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Fremont, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Fremont, Michigan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We dined here again for the first time in a couple of years and it did not disappoint. My wife and I both had the nights specials and they were excellent. Downtown Traverse City is one of our favorite places to visit and having dinner at Poppycocks just adds to that.

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Lachine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Menu items were creative and unique. My husband was very happy with his burger, and the butternut squash ravioli were delicious. Molly was very helpful when making menu selections and she treated us very well. Dining area is quaint, comfortable, artsy, and the atmosphere was both romantic and fun. Desserts, alone, are worth a visit! Will definitely visit again!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The pita chip appetizer is to die for. My aunt and I go all over traverse to try new great food. They have an amazing menu here and a really friendly staff. We had the Reuben for lunch and it was great!

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Ludington, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I traveled here for Valentines Day dinner. We both enjoyed our dinners, my husband has the squash ravioli and I had the chicken alfredo, both so rich and tasty. The best part of our meal was the creme brulee, so sweet and delicious. The restaurant didn't have the best atmosphere, it didn't seem to work with the... More 

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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've been going to Poppycocks for many, many years. The food is usually much better than my most recent experience. I had the special, which was way over sauced and heavy. I took half of it home, and ended up throwing it away. Our waitress was great, we dined after the normal luncheon period, and there was no one else... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?