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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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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 360
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 60
    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
Nice place

Good food, have been many times with family and friends Like the fish dinners and location Be prepared for wait on a Friday or Saturday for certain

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Richmond, VA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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618 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Richmond, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Good food, have been many times with family and friends Like the fish dinners and location Be prepared for wait on a Friday or Saturday for certain

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Byron Center, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants when we visit Traverse City. We have never had a bad meal. The servers and bartenders are the same from year to year. The Walleye is my favorite , fresh, flavorful and well prepared. Our server Friday was Chris, we went back Saturday Chum was our server and he was also great. I am certain... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This quaint, warm atmosphere, beautiful restaurant is on the Bay shore. A very classy place, yet casual enough for my family of six to dine in blue jeans. Pecan crusted whitefish that was longer than the plate, and the others had steaks and chicken, which also were generous portions. It's expensive (for us), but it was one of those special,... More 

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Garden City
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very good friends took us up to Traverse City for the day to go to a Casino, taste some wine at a few wineries and stop for lunch(first time) at Apache Trout Grill right on Traverse Bay. Though we couldn't dine outside because of cold weather, the view of the Bay was gorgeous and Bobby, (a really great guy) our... More 

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Sand Lake, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We loved everything about our dining experience here. Great drink selection. Excellent whitefish! Candied sweet potatoes were the best we have ever tasted. Andy was our server and provided top notch service! Very pleasant experience! We live about 2 hours away and we will most definitely be back.

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Enjoy drinks at a bayside bar with entertainment while you wait for your table. Terrific place to unwind.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to the Apache Trout Grill twice and thoroughly enjoyed both times! Great food, awesome views and the service was good too. We had about a 15 minute wait so we had some refreshments by the Bay as we waited for our table. A weeknight (Tuesday I think) and it was a wait to get in. Great atmosphere.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is nothing like having a good meal overlooking a beautiful bay if seating is available in the dining room. There are no reservations so in the summer come early or quite late if you mind waiting for a table. The selections have a nice variety and the wait staff in our experience have been very attentive. Its not cheap... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the best place in TC to get whitefish, prepared pretty much any way you like it. It's fine dining in a casual, comfortable atmosphere, and at prices that will leave you enough money to pay the rent. Great views of West Traverse Bay. Easy to get in during the winter, but be prepared for a long wait during... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went to Apache Trout Grill as part of an engagement party for my daughter. We had a party of 15. They have a wonderful outdoor waiting area right on Traverse Bay with access to a full bar. It is a great way to enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan while waiting for your table to be ready. The food... 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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