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“Yum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dish Cafe

Dish Cafe
108 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2520
231-932-2233
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Ranked #74 of 261 Restaurants in Traverse City
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Clinton Township, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I have been to TC many times with my husband but last summer was the first time that we tried Dish. I had the TC favorite salad with chicken and it was one of the best salads I've ever had at any restaurant. Very fresh ingredients and the orange-ginger vinaigrette was fantastic - even though I was stuffed I just couldn't stop eating it!

We were there for lunch and it was busy but we didn't feel rushed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Great healthy alternative for breakfast or lunch. Will definitely be back this summer!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Tomato coconut curry soup - mmmmm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I love their soups, and never had anything that wasn't delicious and well-prepared. It specializes in soups, salads and sandwiches, and is great for people in a hurry or for families on a budget. It has a bit of the Panera formula, but with an independent, funky feel.

It has a kind of upscale cafeteria service. You order and pay for your food at the counter. Salads and sandwiches are made for you there and then. You are handed a disposable mug for soup, which you fill at a small station to the side of the cafe. There are tables on the sidewalk in warm weather where you can sit and watch the world go by.

The healthy menu has a vegetarian emphasis, but you can also get sandwiches with meat in them. There's free wifi, but it's not really a place to linger and relax. It's more like a filling station to get a nutritious and tasty lunch, to eat in or take out, at a reasonable price.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Menasha, Wisconsin
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75 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We all got the half sandwich, small soup. We each got a different soup -- tomato basil, tomato coconut curry, spinach wild rice, and tortilla. All were delicious. We got different sandwiches, turkey with havarti, tuna pesto on ciabatta, quesadilla, all were great.
No table service, order at the counter and clear your table. Worth it for the good food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Haven for veggie lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great salads and sandwiches with a vegetarian slant. Onassis salad a stand out. Self-serve soups are good and the staff is patient and very friendly. On Union Street just south of Front Street you can combine shopping with a healthy food stop.

Visited October 2013
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Fenton
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“My new favorite place to eat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Excellent healthy place to eat with many vegan options! My husband (a far cry from even being a vegetarian) joined me for lunch at The DIsh Cafe recently and said it was one of the best meals he has had!
Can't wait to go "up north" again just so I can eat at The Dish Cafe!
Awesome soups and hummus sandwich!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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