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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 449
    Excellent
  • 197
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Special First Anniversary

My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary by driving 400 miles from Columbus to TC where we were married in 2013. I chose the ATG for great food, ambiance & VIEW! We had never visited and the hostess was kind enough to grant a reservation for our special evening! Great experience and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Gregory M
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Powell, Ohio
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Powell, Ohio
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary by driving 400 miles from Columbus to TC where we were married in 2013. I chose the ATG for great food, ambiance & VIEW! We had never visited and the hostess was kind enough to grant a reservation for our special evening! Great experience and readers won't be disappointed !

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Walked in on Saturday night. Only had to wait 45 minutes for a table on the porch. And what a view! Service was spectacular and the food was awesome! Only negative is a lack of parking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with my daughters. The server was friendly and the fish fresh and delicious. The setting was casual and the view spectacular. Would highly recommend for a special occasion. Note: we waited for an hour to be seated. No reservations accepted. Worth the wait.

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Manitowoc, United States
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We make a yearly trek to Traverse City for many reasons. One of our favorite stops has been Apache Trout Grill. For years, we have had nothing but exceptional bartenders, waitstaff and food. We have always highly recommended it to anyone. Tonight it was a completely different restaurant! We had drinks at the tiki bar while waiting for our table.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was terrific! The food was even better. Not into leaving long reviews but every part of my visit was enjoyable!

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The bad news is that this place doesn't take reservations but the good news is waiting outside on their deck overlooking the Bay is totally delightful. And the air is worth it! The fish is fresh and delicious. The sides outstanding. This is a top drawer restaurant with well trained, informative and very pleasant staff. If you're in the area... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Always a too long wait. 45 turns into 90 for very mediocre food. Boring and fried. Lousy service. A local who will go elsewhere. Too many terrific options.

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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The restaurant was incredibly busy and we had to wait about 10 minutes to get a seat. The lunch menu is a little sparse, with focus on sandwiches and a few seafood items. I ordered the ahi tuna salad, which came in a reasonably sized portion and was very good. The service was excellent and the atmosphere gorgeous. I would... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place has one thing, thus my one star : location. In a town like TC, you have to have great food, they don't. They are not accommodating, refused to take our name for a table 1/2 an hour before close. They don't allow you to eat outside, only drink. I can get better food at better prices a million... More 

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Kirriemuir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We arrived at 5.30 to be told we had a 45 mins wait and so we got a clicker and sat in the sun which was great [although the heavens opened while we were in the restuarant. We had the shrimp [prawns] wrapped in bacon as a starter - two plates between four of us, I then had the Beef... 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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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