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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 #16 of 256 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
Columbia City, Indiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

In the summer go on a night when you don't need to be somewhere, expect to wait, and enjoy the view of the bay. They have a nice outdoor patio and bar where you can relax while you wait for a seat.

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Saint Louis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

For several days we drove by this place seeing the parking lot full both at lunch and dinner time. This can sometimes be a good sign. So that, coupled with some of the reviews here, made us decide to have dinner here. The staff was friendly. We were told that we'd have to wait about 1 hour but actually waited... More

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Sandusky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

fantastic waiting area outside by the waterfront while you are waiting for your table. Server takes drink orders while you are enjoying a very relaxing area. the time passes quickly and the food is worth waiting for. great fresh Alaskan Salmon was delicious and done to perfection. complements to the chef.

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Manitowoc, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visit The Apache Trout Grill every time we get to Traverse City. We have had excellent food and service every time. The lobster bisque is the best! I've had several different meals of steak or seafood and have not been disappointed. It is a must stop!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Been coming to TC and the Apache Trout Grill for 15 years and will keep coming as long as I'm on this side of the grass. Always excellent tasting fish, good service and the best water view in town. Don't miss this superior restaurant.

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Naperville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

After a 1 1/2 hour wait (they don't take reservations) over expensive drinks we had overcooked, overpriced fish (walleye and perch) with uninteresting accompaniments. Service was good outside for drinks not so much inside where our waitress clearly had too many tables to serve. We won't be going back.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When we got there on a Saturday evening we were told that we would have an hour and a half to hour and forty-five minute wait. We waited outside with a beautiful view of the bay. We were seated in under 45 minutes which, actually, was quite disappointing as we enjoyed drinking our cocktails outside in the tiki bar. I... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Every time we come to Traverse City we go to Apache. The food is amazing, but be prepared for a LONG wait. They have an amazing view of the bay to have a drink outside while you wait for your table. Must tries include: shrimp/lobster bisque, boursin beef medallions and the mussels. This is a great TC staple! Mmmmmm

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Canton, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The location is what helps this place. Right on the water, we had a large group so we had to wait a bit for our table. Grabbed some tables and drinks right on the water, the view and atmosphere was amazing. Tried the pecan whitefish and it was delicious. Also tried their soup and a few appetizers...it was all great!... More

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