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Dish Cafe

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108 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2520
231-932-2233
Today
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great brunch

The sandwiches are really much bigger than I expected and quite filling. The hummus we had was tasty and had a nice texture. They even got us coffee to-go for no additional charge. Awesome quality place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
bakenjason
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Lansing
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lansing
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The sandwiches are really much bigger than I expected and quite filling. The hummus we had was tasty and had a nice texture. They even got us coffee to-go for no additional charge. Awesome quality place.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I am addicted to the grumpy wrap here, which is sort of like greek salad, with roasted red pepper hummus added. This is a fresh healthy lunch! I am also a huge fan of getting a smoothie there for breakfast. My husband likes their soups. They always say hello when you walk in the door, and they always say thank... More 

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Virginia
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This hole-in-the-wall place is a great find. Portions of sandwiches are ample. Today, we had warm apple cider with a cinnamon stick and roast beef sandwiches on toasted rye with Havarti.. Delicious. Great little place. Wraps were yummy, too. Haven't anything bad here. Everything is great.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are a dozen downtown restaurants in Traverse City where you can get a good meal, but "The Dish," as we locals call it, is consistently the best for lunch. Their soups are hot, fresh, and homemade and their Tomato Basil soup is the best soup on the planet-every time. Same with wraps and sandwiches and if you are vegetarian,... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There was way to much to eat but what I did eat of the portabello sandwich was delicious! My friend had the hummus and veggie and she liked it as well (also huge)!

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Chicago, IL
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117 reviews 117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Went here for lunch last week while vacationing in northern MI. sandwiches were ok, tomato basil soup strangely sweet, good smoothie. Nice servers and outdoor seating.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When The Dish first opened, it was a destination lunch location for many locals. We frequently ate their several times a week. However, that's now become a few times a year.

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Hilton Head
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The short review: Day one, had smoothies. Day two, redux. The long review: Close to the bay, outdoor tables, friendly staff, nice, small casual cafe. We had smoothies and the choices were many and varied...and good!

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Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Whenever I'm in Traverse, we eat here at least twice. It is a vegetarian/vegan dream place. They have great food and friendly service. Have yet to have a bad experience.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I worked the Cherry Festival 2014, and would come here for lunch, I had the tuna salad, which was wonderful and enough for two people, also the coffee and the oatmeal were delish. I really enjoyed the friendly service, the atmosphere, and the food. Fresh and wonderful, great smoothies. Wish there were more restaurants around that took interest in healthy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2520
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-932-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?