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Hayloft Inn

Mexican, American
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5100 M 72 W, Traverse City, MI 49684-8359
(231) 941-0832
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Doesn't look like much from the exterior, but a local favorite & great mexican fare!

Stopped here on a whim and was very pleasantly surprised. Reasonable priced beer & nice menu. The mexican dishes seem to be there specialy and our group enjoyed it very much. A little dark inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Teresa F
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

45 minutes for cold nachos and not a busy night. The waitress never came back and didn't care when we told her our food was cold. PBR was good!

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Thank Nancy P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Stopped here on a whim and was very pleasantly surprised. Reasonable priced beer & nice menu. The mexican dishes seem to be there specialy and our group enjoyed it very much. A little dark inside.

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Thank Teresa F
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

They have a very nice atmosphere which displays old farm tools and antiques. Food is good as it seems as the Mexican fare may stand out more. Service is okay, on most nights they have one server that serves the entire place and can get slammed. They do not have air conditioning so hot days this may not be the... More 

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Thank Steve B
Traverse City, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family went to the Hayloft for dinner. We got there at 7:30, and didn't get our food until 8:15. Our waitress never came over to refill our drinks, which were mainly waters, another waitress was flagged down. When our waitress did come with our food, she smelled like she had just taken a long smoke break. 3 of our... More 

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Thank Iheartmysummers
Traverse City
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in after a hike in Sleeping Bear Dunes with friends for a beer and a burger. Service was fast and courteous, there were many choices for beers, which arrived cold, and the varied menu had something for everyone's taste. Burgers, although not outstanding, were good and everything was served for a fair price.

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Thank Northern_Possum
Swanley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I've visited this place a few times when in the area. The country music is great and the atmosphere excellent, people are very friendly and the food is quite okay. I look forward to visiting again. So why the poor rating? There aren't enough waitresses and therefore the service is so slow that you'll want to walk before you die... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food was average. The menu is different. The atmosphere is unique. We are not sure we would go back.

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Thank D L
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Have lived in the area for years, but for some reason never really tried this place. Maybe because of the Country Western Theme. (Full disclosure I'm not a fan of Country or Western music). But the wife and I went for an early dinner (No Band) and the place wasn't real busy yet. We had heard they were know for... More 

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Traverse City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a local hotspot for country western. I stop here on the run between jobs and have a snack or lunch. Friendly service, decent prices and good food.

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Thank Gurobuzz
Traverse City, Michigan
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I met my husband here one evening when I stopped by to meet friends for a group of birthday celebrations. The food is great, the drinks are hefty, and the beer really COLD! They have live music and dancing and a fun group of people are regulars there. Always have a good time when I'm there...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5100 M 72 W, Traverse City, MI 49684-8359
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: (231) 941-0832

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

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