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Mode's Bum Steer

125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
231-947-9832
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Ranked #39 of 255 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Detroit, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

After reading other reviews, my husband and I decided to eat a late dinner here. I loved the iceberg lettuce with the best bleu cheese dressing I have had in a long long time. I could not finish it, though as it truly was a quarter of a head of lettuce. I had a 12 oz strip steak, medium, with... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel as having the best prime rib in town. The 12 oz prime was tender, juicy and seasoned great.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

On one of our frequent trips up into the great white north here in Michigan we decided to make a side trip to Traverse City in search of a steak. Using Google as our guide we came across what appeared to be a local favorite--Mode's Bum Steer. First Impressions... It's basically a bar. Simple setup. Nothing fancy... My kinda place!... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

While in Traverse City ofor work, I decided to treat myself to a good steak. I had been to Modes over 10 years ago and remembered that it was great place for steak. They did not disappoint. The filet melted in my mouth and was cooked perfect. Highly recommend this to everyone who likes great food and great service.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Dated interior but kinda cool, the bucket chairs on wheels reminds me of '70's. waitresses are excellent if not a little loud; Steak and perch to die for. Always have the New York strip and wife has filet. Perfectly prepared every time Visit this place 8-10 times per year while "Up North". If you want beef, this is it!!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The restaurant is rather old on the inside, but it's a cozy atmosphere and reasonably priced food. We went on the weekend and there was a salad bar that came with dinner. This was nice since it's hard to eat vegetables when you're out of town. I eat GF and DF so had grilled chicken and a baked potato on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place seems to be a local favorite from the reviews, and was recommended to us by a local. I found the prices to be well above average, where the selections were about average, as was the service. Nothing special here.

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Winona, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Loved the Bum Steer. We were making the circle tour of Michigan for our 25th anniversary. The whole week had been wonderful with fall weather in the 70's. and we wanted a special place to celebrate with a great dinner-and this was it. The prime rib was excellent as well as the crisp wedge salad. The service matched the dinner.... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Loved it! Mode's Bum Steer was a breath of fresh air! We were getting frustrated with the Traverse City restaurant scene (pretentious, some with over reaching menus, snobby staff, hour long waits, late reservations only or no reservations available at all!) We came in after 8 PM and although it was packed, the friendly hostess had a nice table for... More 

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West Branch, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wonderful bar, fantastic, fast service, great food. Can't wait to go again. Dining room is kind of cramped, but you don't really notice.

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Additional Information about Mode's Bum Steer

Address: 125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
Phone Number: 231-947-9832
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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