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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 #14 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
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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
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has been one of my favorites for a very long time but with the change of chefs the food is not nearly as good as it used to be. My favorite the shrimp tacos now has lettuce instead of cabbage and feta, the flavors used to melt in your mouth but even the avocado roll lost it's luster

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Tracy, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a place to eat and stumbled upon this place on the bay, wow what a great view of the bay. Very nice restaurant with great food. The service was also very good, did not have to say anything about my drink getting low, just when I was thinking about a refill the waitress stopped with a... More

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Kansas City, MO
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156 reviews 156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My friends took us on tour in Traverse City and mentioned this fabulous place. A major renovation since their last visit was a pleasant surprise. We dined adjacent to the patio with a nice bay view through the open bay doors on an overcast day. Special acknowledgement for their Crab Bisque and half-sandwich special! Burgers were very good as well.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited in early June for our anniversary, deciding to spend the weekend in Traverse City. Very glad that we chose this restaurant. Great food and great service. While we waited for out table we were able to have a drink on the outdoor patio on the bay, the views are spectacular. I had the tuna and my wife had... More

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

From the time we walked through the door and were greeted by the seating specialist until we got served a spectacular meal, we were made to feel like family at the Apache Trout Grill. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan we had a wonderful view of the sail boats and bay. You have a choice of either inside or... More

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I visited your restaurant this past august I currenly reside in az I had the most wonderful white fish but the quesadilla was the best ever I never thought I would find such wonderful Hispanic food in northern MI. Our server was so great made my annual visit to my home state want to come back to your establishment every... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wow. The fish, the location, the décor, the fish, the service. Did I mention great fish. Well worth a wait. This is the way to run a restaurant. I loved my meal and we did not even have one of the best Bay views. This restaurant was recommended to us and I want to pass it on to you. One... More

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Novi, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We started with Apache's Shrimp & Lobster Bisque. We have eaten various bisques and chowders from Aruba to Alaska and Apache's ranks right there with the best of the best. Next, we shared the crab cakes. We've had crab cakes in SO many places all along the east coast including Baltimore in a place only known by locals, made from... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Waited about 2 hours for a table. Lovely view. Live music. Two people raved. To us, it was like a Longhorn Steakhouse. Food was OK, not great. Waitress acted like she'd rather be elsewhere, forgot my wine, could not get her attention. Parking lot was like a demolition derby. 3/5 is generous

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Ludington, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Breakfast Buffet is very good and has a good selection. It is a little high on the price end but once in awhile it is worth it.

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