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Flap Jack Shack

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3890 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684-4445
(231) 941-1890
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The burgers were delicious and full of flavor. The fries were thin and crispy how I like them. The service was great from arrival to departing. Our server, Typhanie, took excellent care of us and had a great sense of humor. You must try the Horny Monk beer. I'd like to try the pancakes when I'm in the area again.

Thank Wendy R
Whitehall, Michigan
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to get breakfast new and old dishes, great service (except for the hostess) good music and great price. when ever we are in Traverse CITY we stop

Thank PQ1953
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I checked this place out while we were on vacation. We stopped in to get some breakfast and we were not disappointed. We both ate breakfast and we were both pleased with our meal. The day was nice so we were able to sit outside, which was nice. The service was good, but the wait was slightly... More 

Thank GBo_32
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have some of the fluffiest pancakes I have ever had. Our server was very polite and helpful. Just be prepared to wait, this place gets busy.

1 Thank kingedward29
Warren, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at Great Wolf Lodge across the street and ate breakfast here every morning. Food is great and so is the staff! Fresh squeezed OJ too. Fresh fresh. A pancake house that serves cocktails! LOL. Can't beat it. Also open for lunch and dinner.

1 Thank Jozio65
Indianapolis, Indiana
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming to Traverse City for years and drive past it every time, but today was the first time we ate here... and we really liked it. Ironically, the only thing we weren't thrilled with were the "flap jacks". They were very dense and dry, not fluffy or light. But they were still ok. Everything else was great. I... More 

1 Thank Geoff M
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I believe Flap Jack Shack should be number 1 in Traverse City. They have the best pancakes I have ever had. I love the cherry pancakes, but they are all awesome! When in the Traverse City area stop and try some! You will smile the rest of the day.

1 Thank TheManor2014
Perrysburg, Ohio
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our table had a variety of entrees and everyone was very happy with their meal. Our waitress Cassidy was on top of providing very good service to our group. If you want a breakfast that tastes like just good home cooking this is where you should go.

1 Thank Travelers43551
Central Florida, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I had a very yummy omelet. Everyone was happy with their breakfast. Great variety of breakfast and lunch food.

1 Thank TheGreenes2015
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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266 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This place is a local favorite. If you go at the wrong time, you will be sorry. It was insanely slammed, and the long wait times were a major turn off for us. The lobby was packed, and the table turn over did not seem to be very fast. The food and value was decent, but first thing in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3890 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684-4445
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: (231) 941-1890
Pancake restaurant in Traverse City, MI.

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