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Apache Trout Grill

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13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
231-947-7079
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 351
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect winter warmup

This time of the year is filled with locals and the fireplace adds an extra warm welcome for visitors like us who usually come in the summertime. The food is always outstanding with exceptional portions and great presentation. I love the seafood but I know the turf dishes are also great. The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Nariman M
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Brighton, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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606 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This time of the year is filled with locals and the fireplace adds an extra warm welcome for visitors like us who usually come in the summertime. The food is always outstanding with exceptional portions and great presentation. I love the seafood but I know the turf dishes are also great. The staff is always smiling and make you feel... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a great location. We visited the Apache Trout Grill for dinner on a snowy night. Our table had a view of both a roaring fire and the spotlighted snow storm brewing outside. The food was great and the service fast and friendly. Its a great West Bay Restaurant. I look forward to trying it in the summer with its... More 

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Bay Area California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I always took my mother to Apache when I visited her several times a year; it was one of her favorites. The crusted whitefish was preferred. However, in the last couple years food quality and prices went in opposite directions, the whitefish became tough, the trout uninteresting, etc. Apache has a beautiful location on West Bay but we don't go... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner last week. I had the Tilapia that was on special. The fish was cooked adequately but there was nothing outstanding. My wife had the rib/shrimp/sausage platter. She frequently will share portions with me if she finds it exceptionally tasty. This night she didn't. Her assessment: The ribs were tough and had very little... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a handful of times. Every time there is a minimum of 30 min wait, and have been out of featured items by 7PM. Then when you have spent $30 on over priced drinks at there "Tiki bar" on the patio before you get seated. Then they are out of this and out of that.... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here many times. Almost always a wait which in itself speaks well for the restaurant. They do not rake reservations, and I think that's the only reason we don't eat there more. The food is always excellent. The view of a Grand Traverse Bay is magnificent nod we live in the area.

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Crystal, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

the restaurant has a very delicious Sunday Brunch- I would say probably the best I have had -Everything we had was delish - they have a sweet potato French toast that was awesome, the selection is nice with - made to order omlettes and crepes, definitely worth the price

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Go during the Off-Season or Off-Peak Hours so you don't have to wait (although it would certainly be WORTH it!) Avocado Egg Rolls need some help: Remove the Hot Pepper bits like I did (unless you like spicy foods) and add some Salt, more Onion, Lemon Juice, and maybe a bit of Cilantro, and they'd be Stellar. However: Hubby had... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Brunch selection was top-notch; it consisted of prime rib, an omelette station, crepe station, variety of pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, macaroni and cheese, fresh fruit, copious amounts of bacon, and other scrumptious choices! In addition to the delicious food, the restaurant features a gorgeous view of the water. High quality service. Family friendly. Would highly recommend visiting this restaurant... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have eaten here twice now, once back in April and then again this month, and had great meals both times. In April, we came on a Saturday night and the place was jam packed. They don't take reservations or call ahead seating, but they do have a lively (and crowded) bar where you can enjoy a drink while you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-947-7079

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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