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American, Bar, Pub
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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Taylor, Michigan, United States
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here while on vacation in traverse city. Just like many of the restaurants / bars in the downtown area it was packed with people. I would suggest to call ahead for seating to avoid a wait. Their burgers are very good and so are the fries, but our absolute favorite was the appetizer of the mac and cheese... More 

Thank stacyandryan2008
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Burgers & sandwiches are their specialty and they sure know how to make them. Servers are prompt and friendly

Thank Phyllis D
Fort Myers, Florida
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were able to enjoy dinner at Bubba's including the Sparty, a great burger with havarti and onion straws. Grilled chicken sandwich was excellent and roasted vegetable and Southwest soups were both very tasty and loaded with chicken and vegetables. Only downside is it is LOUD, but that's to be expected in this type of venue. Well worth the trip.

Thank Russ914
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its been almost a year since my wife and I ate at bubba's while on vacation in traverse city. We had such a great experience that bubba's has come up in conversation every month since our trip. They have excellent breakfast tacos and breads. The poutine was also quite delightful. I hope we find the time to return sooner than... More 

Thank Ty S
Fenton, Michigan
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After craving some basic pub food we stumbled upon Bubba's while walking Front Street. Waited a short amount of time before sitting at the bar. Waited forever to get service while people who sat after us were being waited on. Bartender was rude and waited forever for a bill. For a lot of waitstaff service was poor, waited forever while... More 

Thank Shelby1284
Houston, United States
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After sharing how much I enjoyed a great burger with a Traverse City native, he took me to BUBBA's where I had a delicious burger and awesome onion rings! Truly one of the best burgers anywhere, in a cool and comfortable setting, with big screen TVs to watch while enjoying pretzels and mustard dipping sauce while they carefully prepare this... More 

Thank Jack A
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got the burger, fries, gumbo, and a beer. Service and food were both excellent. Burger was one of the best I've ever had.

Thank Nathan N
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the olive burger it was terrible! I didn't even finish it! my wife had chicken burrito average the guacamole had chunks of avocado she couldn't even spread it on her burrito! Men's restroom smell of urine and the paper towel dispenser be broke! women's toilet was broken no toilet paper not at all what we expected.!

Thank upnorthman2448
Kerrville, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met friends here for lunch. The service and food were mediocre. Nothing special. The music was so loud that we could not cary on a conversation. I asked the manager to turn down the volume on the music. He rudely refused. I will NEVER return.

Thank Sociable45
Livonia, Michigan
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here two nights in a row for dinner and I love it! I had the Traverse City Salad both nights!!!! Our whole table was very pleased with their food. I have also had the Olive burger and there Bloody Mary special on Sundays is great!!

Thank Tina M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-995-0570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?