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108 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2520
231-932-2233
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Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food good, worker clueless

The service wasn't the best the first time we went. The worker at the counter kept telling us the wrong prices for beverages and overcharged by $1 for one item and said that water was $2 instead of $1 because of sales tax. Obviously she didn't really know what she was doing. The second time we went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Emma S
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The service wasn't the best the first time we went. The worker at the counter kept telling us the wrong prices for beverages and overcharged by $1 for one item and said that water was $2 instead of $1 because of sales tax. Obviously she didn't really know what she was doing. The second time we went everything went smoothly.

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Holt, Michigan
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very busy local establishment with fresh food and seating both inside and outside. Many wraps, I had the Chubby wrap which was surprisingly good. They feature a number of smoothies but my banana & strawberry one was a little heavy on the ice and light on the fruit. Worked ok for our two children, 2 1/2 years and 6 months.

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Beulah, Michigan
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A great spot for a quick and easy lunch. The smoothies are great! Lots of seating inside and out, free Wi-Fi. We enjoyed our visit.

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Virginia
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220 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Delicious sandwiches, wraps, and smoothies. This is a favorite of locals if that tells you anything. Great location. Outdoor seating. Lunch will run you about $10 including a drink..

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A favorite place to get a quick bite to eat. Just off Front Street. Great selection and very tasty! Staff if very friendly and helpful.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ate here a year ago and thought it average but convenient to downtown shopping experience. Was a Yelp recommended spot for lunch. This trip was a loser start to finish. Goofy soup bar with three selections, all of which were not up to par. Salads ok, but sandwiches average and not worthy of a solid good rating. Service is by... More 

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Indiana
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wife and I ate here today based on review on BringFido app. Outdoor seating with 4 tables. Bowl of cold water for dog. Wife ordered inside for us. I at first thought it was going to be a chick place where they charge $10 for a sandwich with 3 names. I had a turkey sandwich that was about $5 with... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stopped by this café today after a little shopping. We found it difficult to order, because everything on the menu sounded great. Most of the food is healthy, yet very delicious. I got a "sassy" wrap that included chicken, croutons, lettuce, and Caesar dressing. It was very good and light, yet filling. I really enjoyed it! My mother and... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I go here a lot on lunch hour when I worked around the corner. Their food is fresh and prepared quickly. The workers say hello to you when you enter and good bye when you leave. It is one of my favorite lunch places to go in downtown TC.

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Lansing
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?