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Grand Traverse Pie Co.

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525 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684
+1 231-929-7841
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: The original Grand Traverse Pie Company location! Our first Pie Shop opened...
The original Grand Traverse Pie Company location! Our first Pie Shop opened in July of 1996 by company founders, Mike and Denise Busley. The shop is conveniently located on West Front Street in Traverse City, Michigan, just a short walk from downtown and a block from West Grand Traverse Bay. Our open-air design has the kitchen in full view of our customers. There's comfortable seating for those who would like to sit and relax with a slice of pie and a cup of gourmet coffee. We also have great lunch selections, with quiches, soups, pot pie by the slice, salads, sandwiches, and wraps. We serve espresso, smoothies, and a variety of homemade baked goods.
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  • 30
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  • 8
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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
Best Apple Crumb Pie, hands down!

We love GT Pie...it's my son's only request for his birthday! The peanut butter cups are to die for!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Andrea L
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love GT Pie...it's my son's only request for his birthday! The peanut butter cups are to die for!

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Thank Andrea L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife can't get enough of the great soups and sandwiches at this place!! Personal favorite: Chicken noodle soup and grilled turkey sandwich. We love the friendly atmosphere and helpful employees.

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Thank Zeb G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Simply the best slice of pie and cup of coffee in town. Nice people, great service and excellent food

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Thank Robert G
Traverse City, MI, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are blessed to live in Traverse City, home of the GT Pie Co. and the owners have really supported our community in various ways including offering mini pie creation for kids at our annual National Cherry Festival! Our son loved getting to do this every year until he got older - and his prize was getting to eat it!... More 

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Thank Heidi G
Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All my life I've loved cherry pie and vacationed in the area, but it wasn't until we became residents in fall of 2013 that we strolled into this pie haven. How is that possible? The Old Mission Cherry is simply the best I've ever had, by a mile. We've enjoyed their pumpkin, and a few others - all so well... More 

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Thank WatersEdge
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Born in raised in Michigan, but have lived in North Carolina for 25 years. I order these pies on special occasions for a taste from "home" and haven't been disappointed yet. We usually order the Cherry Crumb and the Blueberry. We want to try other varieties, but these are so good it's hard not to keep ordering the same flavors!... More 

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Thank ncspartan2014
Erin M, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Traverse Pie Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for spreading the word about GT Pie! We love to hear that your friends and family enjoy the pies you've sent as well. What a wonderful gift from back home. :) More 

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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend told me about this as we were on a road trip around Michigan. I was able to have rhubarb pie, which is hard to find in the south.. And since I am a Detroiter born and raised I love rhubarb. It was so delicious!

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Thank reb1297
Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This place was on our list as a must-stop for my husband. Since I can't eat gluten, my first question was whether they would have pie that I could eat. They did! A small (maybe 4 inch) individual chocolate cream pie was $10.00. He said his cherry crumb was very good.

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Thank Cheriinmi
Erin M, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Traverse Pie Co., responded to this review

Hi Cheri, thank you so much for visiting our shop and taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor. We're happy to hear you tried our gluten-free pie! We make several varieties as well as gluten-free apple muffins and cookies. We hope to see you and your husband again soon. More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

If you happen to come to Traverse City for any reason and you happen to like yummy, fresh pies, then you owe it to yourself to come here. It is a wonderful little place.

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Thank ChazDx
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There are always some really good pies to pick from - whole or by the slice. The variety is broad and goes from traditional to decadent to their own creations. It's aways a special treat to visit.

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Thank landbee

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-929-7841

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The original Grand Traverse Pie Company location! Our first Pie Shop opened in July of 1996 by company founders, Mike and Denise Busley. The shop is conveniently located on West Front Street in Traverse City, Michigan, just a short walk from downtown and a block from West Grand Traverse Bay. Our open-air design has the kitchen in full view of our customers. There's comfortable seating for those who would like to sit and relax with a slice of pie and a cup of gourmet coffee. We also have great lunch selections, with quiches, soups, pot pie by the slice, salads, sandwiches, and wraps. We serve espresso, smoothies, and a variety of homemade baked goods.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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