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Grand Traverse Pie Co.

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Bakery, Café, Soups, Sandwiches
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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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Visitor rating
  • 211
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Can't beat the pie

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Brad H
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Traverse City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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359 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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

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 

Frankfort, Michigan
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had lunch and then later a dessert when I spent some time at the State Theater watching the academy award nominated shorts. Had the Chicken Pot Pie. Long on crust and short on filling and chicken. Tasty otherwise, but just too much dough. Maybe that foreshadowed my experience with their Apple Dumpling - a softball sized bunch of dough with... More 

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

Hi Gerald, thank you so much for your review and feedback. We would really love to talk to you about your experience if you wouldn't mind sending us an email with your contact information (gtpiesocial@gmail.com). We would like to hopefully invite you back in to our restaurant to give us a second chance. Thank you again - Erin, GT Pie... More 

Detroit
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Have been coming to TC for years but had never tried this iconic fixture. There's a restaurant in many locations throughout Traverse City, as well as other locations in the state. We chose the one on west Front St., which turned out to be the original store. Ordering is quick @ the counter & our meals were delivered to our... More 

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Lindenhurst, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

The food and dining experience were fine and comfortable. I had the sweet cherry coffee and the French dip sandwich, my daughter had Mac and cheese and chocolate milk, and my fiance had the BLT and a cherry turnover. The sandwiches were good, the chips that came with my meal were nothing special, my fiancé's blueberry applesauce and cherry turnover... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I've stopped in here several times, for baked goods, which look amazing, but I am always a little disappointed when I actually try them. Nice dining area and in a nice location, though.

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Traverse City and Saginaw Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

this location ( 2 separate venues) provides healthy and not-healthy offerings friom salads, to soups and sandwiches to savory calorific pot pies.....a great choice for a quick lunch and an outstanding piece of pie....about 50 kinds to select from...or at least that is what it seems..Their franchise locations are NOT uniformly good..In fact, One in the Detroit are 9 Crooks... More 

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MI
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stopped in for a late lunch on a Monday. Service was prompt with the soup&sandwiches arriving in less than 5 minutes. Loved the tomato bisque soup! Food was well prepared and hot. We enjoyed our stop very much.

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I ate here twice! It was so good the first time. Fresh sandwiches and soups. Our cherry pie, that we split, was very tasty! (It was large enough portion to split.) Their menu is a little pricy, but value is good.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I saw the Grand Traverse Pie Company had a 5 star review, so I made sure to go there. I was not disappointed. That was the best cherry crumb pie I have ever eaten! I also had the Cheddar Broccoli soup. It was delicious! Service was great! I would go back again when I'm in town.

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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: Bakery, Café, Soups, Sandwiches

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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