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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 - 4:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pet friendly cafe

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
iam4pacers
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Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Indiana
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136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 4 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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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76 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Dish Cafe

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

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?