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Grand Traverse Pie Co.

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Café, Sandwiches, Bakery, Soups
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: The original Grand Traverse Pie Company location! Our first Pie Shop...
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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Good for:
Families with children

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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
Good foot, excellent pies, quiet dinning room.

First off, they serve Great Lakes Coffee, so if you like good coffee, this is the place to get it. The food is good, especially the salads. The Strawberry Fields salad has a mixture of fruit, lettuce, and these yummy sugar coated pecans. Comes with a delicious strawberry dressing. I've also had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Chays77
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Birmingham, Michigan
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Big Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

You're going to pay top dollar for the pies here..,but they're worth it! Super service...great selection...but absolutely hate the new computer generated method of keeping track of individual frequency sales! Good place to catch a quick lunch...and to take home an awesome dessert! Waite service is always pleasant and eager to help you...

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GTPIE, Manager at Grand Traverse Pie Co., responded to this review

Hi Batdorff, thank you so much for being a loyal customer! :) I'm sorry to hear you've had some issues with our Pie Dough Club card system. We've been working on improving the system and we'd love to hear your feedback. If you have a minute, please email me with any suggestions at gtpiesocial@gmail.com. Thank you again! - Erin, GT... More 

Birmingham, Michigan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

First off, they serve Great Lakes Coffee, so if you like good coffee, this is the place to get it. The food is good, especially the salads. The Strawberry Fields salad has a mixture of fruit, lettuce, and these yummy sugar coated pecans. Comes with a delicious strawberry dressing. I've also had the turkey ruben which was good, however the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very fresh pastries!! Incredible fruit pies!! You can't miss it! Every time I visit Traverse City I have to stop in this place !!

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Perfect little afternoon slice of pie! This is nice for a quick afternoon lunch or evening slice of pie, but not a sit down meal if you are super hungry. Grab a salad and pie and you're good to go...but don't plan on filling up for dinner.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you find yourself in the Traverse City region or near one of the Midwest locations of the Grand Traverse City Pie company then I would highly recommenced eating here. The food is excellent and the pies are simply to-die-for. We live in Traverse City and eating at the GTPC has long been a treat for the family or a... More 

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GTPIE, Manager at Grand Traverse Pie Co., responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing our restaurant (and pies) with your friends and family, Todd! We appreciate your support. :) - Erin, GT Pie Co More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is, hands down, the best pie place on Planet Earth. Soups, salads, sandwiches all good too. Casual, friendly, kind of like a Panera but with much better pie. And cookies, cinnamon rolls, and all kinds of baked goods. Been coming here for 10+ years and never disappointed. Join the Pie Dough Rewards program if you plan on repeat visits.... More 

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GTPIE, Manager at Grand Traverse Pie Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for your years of loyalty and support, Robert! We truly appreciate it. :) - Erin, GT Pie Co. More 

Abilene, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place has a great deal more to offer than PIE. But WHY? They have the best pies anywhere. We were traveling in an RV, so we brought 8 back home with us. They have all different types of varieties from fruit to cream, but they are all awesome. Make sure and try a couple of different kinds. My favorite... More 

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GTPIE, Manager at Grand Traverse Pie Co., responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting our pie shop, Tony! We hope your friends and family in Texas also enjoyed the pies from Michigan. We hope to see you again sometime here in Traverse City! - Erin, GT Pie Co More 

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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I didn't have any this trip but I love there blueberry crumb. I had a bowl of the chicken noodle soup and it was good. My husband had the chicken pot pie and thought the crust was to thick but I like the crust thick.

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GTPIE, Manager at Grand Traverse Pie Co., responded to this review

Hi Glen Arbor Blues, thank you so much for stopping in to our pie shop. We're so happy that you love our pie and we appreciate your feedback about the chicken pot pie crust. We're always working to improve our recipes. :) - Erin, GT Pie Co More 

Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great local place to grab breakfast or lunch. Great Mexican chicken salad. Might be a stretch if you're looking for a big meal or dinner. Best pie hands down. ABC crumb is a personal favorite with their apple and cherry, but if you like pie you should stop by an experience.

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GTPIE, Manager at Grand Traverse Pie Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for the pie love, Brad! We're so pleased that you love our pies - especially our ABC pie. It's made from all Michigan apples, blueberries, and cherries - so we thank you for supporting our local farmers. We hope to see you again soon! - Erin, GT Pie Co More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Got introduced to the cherry pie for some days ago, and it is by far the best pie I´ve ever had. Period.

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GTPIE, Manager at Grand Traverse Pie Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for the pie love, Kristoffer! More 

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Café, Sandwiches, Bakery, 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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