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Apache Trout Grill

13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
231-947-7079
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Ranked #10 of 255 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped in here to have a beer at the bar and enjoy the wonderful view. We did not eat here, but will on our next trip. The bar staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the local craft beers offered. We had a really good time her and will return.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Fresh fish is always a delight at this restaurant. The ambiance of being almost surrounded by glass one stares at the sailboats on the azure bay seems to make the food seem even better. Don't be mistaken, the food at Apache is excellently prepared and always pleasing. Although this is not family friendly when it comes to pricing, don't miss... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

On the water dining in a tourist town can be less than stellar. Our Hampton Inn recommended this and IT WAS GREAT. You cannot eat outside, but you can have a table on the screened porch facing the water. So make sure you get there early because you do want to eat there. In summer the wait can go to... More

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Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our family of five ate here for lunch. The Baja tacos were terrific, as was the pecan crusted chicken salad. There was a nice variety on the menu, and the view was lovely. We ate a late lunch, so we had no wait time, but it was expensive, with a total cost of around $80.

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Novi, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic with great views of the west bay. They have good fish sandwiches and specials, service is good as well , outdoors eat at lunch is strange - not available, not sure why.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We eat here at least once a month in the summer. If you go on a weekend you will have a 1 1/2 hr - 2hr wait. If its nice out this can be a good thing. We like to go around 5:30-6 put our name in and head out back to the waterfront and relax in the Adirondack patio... More

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I had been there with a party of 15 and thanks God we had reservations, otherwise the waiting line would kill us! Food was below expectation, but still honest. The view outside is great.

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We dined here during the week of Cherry Festival. Great view, very good service considering the crowd and all of us enjoyed our meals. The ribs were some of the better ones I have had and the chicken dish my wife has was proclaimed as excellent.

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Big Bay, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

After an hour and a half wait and the prices on the menu, I expected more. The steaks were ok but nothing exceptional. A $39 dollar meal that only comes with one side was disappointing. The wait staff was nice. I can get a much better steak at half the price. Probably won't go back.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Fairly pricey restaurant. We paid for the views and ambiance, not the food. Was really hoping it would be better since they don't take reservations and the wait was over an hour. Portions were big, but we wasted a large amount. Quantity over quality. Service was great, but would not recommend.

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