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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 69
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  • 23
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  • 14
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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
Fantastic food and ambiance right on the water!

Absolutely loved this place for dinner last Friday night! We had a FANTASTIC server named Cheyenne who not only took terrific care of us, she displayed tremendous patience and poise when dealing with a rather rude table next to us. The food is top notch. I had a walleye that was pan seared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
RP8133
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East Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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East Lansing, Michigan
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved this place for dinner last Friday night! We had a FANTASTIC server named Cheyenne who not only took terrific care of us, she displayed tremendous patience and poise when dealing with a rather rude table next to us. The food is top notch. I had a walleye that was pan seared beautifully in a caper butter sauce. We... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this restaurant on the lake and loved the experience. We enjoyed a drink on the patio before we were shown our table to enjoy a delicious meal. Lots of yummy fish choices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great Food, Great Service, Great View!! This is a must go in Traverse City. This would probably be a 5 star if it only had better parking accommodations. Had to park across the street on a busy street but overall everything else was perfect.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We started with a bottle of wine on the patio waiting for our table (Reservations not taken). Nice Michigan Chardonnay. No food allowed, which meant no snacking for the 1.5 hour wait...so starving by the time we got to our table. The walnut pepper hummus was very good as we the fish dip. The bread and pesto was fantastic, but... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

There were 4 of us and we fully understood (as adults do!) the 45-min wait for a table at the very busy dinner rush hour. So we didn't whine or mind the very pleasant delay while sitting outside having drinks at a picnic table - and the drinks arrived quite quickly! Our food was delicious (including a meal for someone... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic view of the waterfront from the inside, the glass doors open to provide plenty of fresh breeze during your meal. There is outside seating also but it's fork drinks only. The menu is extensive, food was great and service was equally excellent! I had shrimp and lobster bisque and a cheeseburger and tasted my wife's whitefish it was all... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There were nine of us celebrating a birthday. Some of us thought their entree was good, like the Ahi tuna and the short ribs. I, personally was very disappointed. Starting with the soup. I ordered there house specialty, shrimp and lobster bisque. It was salty and very gluteness and I could not find any lobster meat in it. It tasted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The food was very good. I had the walleye; it was lightly coated and came with a light sauce. The key lime pie was very good. The server was friendly, but I felt rushed. The appetizer was brought out at the same time as the salad. Also, I feel it is inappropriate to bring the check at the same time... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The staff is very pleasant and very good. The quality of the food is excellent and there were no surprises. At prime time the wait is 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of your group. There are several places that you can relax and enjoy a beverage during your wait.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

too crowded. service is very rushed. the famous trout was overcooked and tasted plain. Pricey. Could do better if with more choices of wine

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Additional Information about Apache Trout Grill

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

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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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic
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?