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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 #15 of 257 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
Restaurant details
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
Plymouth, Michigan
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal here. They do not take reservations so we arrived at 5:00 on a Friday evening, and still had a half-hour wait! This was over Labor Day weekend, so perhaps it was more crowded than usual. Crowds are a good sign, though, as they mean the place is GOOD! Outdoor seating is drinks... More

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Middleville, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited Apache Trout for dinner last night Aug 31. I had the walleye fillet that was very lightly dusted with flour and sautéed. The best walleye I've ever had. My side was they're own recipe for homefries, very good. Second visit there and they don't disappoint.

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Dearborn, MI
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113 reviews 113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My friends took us here. They said it is their favorite restaurant in town. I can see why. Not only were the views just fantastic, outdoor seating grand, and good service. The food was fantastic. After dinner, we sat outside for drinks. I received a great cosmo, as well. I am very picky about them and rarely get a good... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

While riding our bikes we stumbled upon this place we had heard about around 5pm on Friday night of labor day weekend. We were fortunate to get a table outside and enjoyed the scenery and weather. Soothing live music started shortly after we sat down. About 5:30 we decided to eat here so put in our reservations and were told... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We try to eat here at least once a year, my birthday dinner! it is always amazing! Love the food, service, atmosphere, ambiance! They gave me a free birthday dessert when they found out it was my birthday dinner. Traverse City is 3 hours from our home, so we try to do a birthday weekend every year.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You can't beat the views at Apache Trout Grill. You can pretty easily beat the food. My wife and I recently visited Apache Trout Grill for dinner on a Saturday night. There was a 1+ hour wait, so we sat outside on the shoreside bar area and had a couple of drinks. The atmosphere and views and selection of craft... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The views are awesome. The service is just as nice. Te steaks and seafood is the best in town. We agree that this place is one of our favorite in Traverse City.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We came on advice of a friend, and the glowing reviews here. In the middle of the week on a dreary evening, our wait was only about 20 minutes which wasn't long enough to enjoy the great view and patio. Unfortunately, our food didn't hold up to our expectations. We started with shrimp and lobster bisque. So excited to see... More

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Marion
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stopped in as a quick decision and was I surprised! The setting is great looking out in the harbor but the food? Fabulous, potato bisque soup was great, bread and oil with basal and the walleye was so good. Will be back!

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Columbia City, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went back to eat here for the second time because the food is good. They do not take reservations so we got there at around 5:00 in the afternoon and sat outside as there is seating looking out at Lake Michigan. The smashed potato was wonderful and the walleye was good,however the mixed drinks had very little alcohol it... More

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