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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Here on a Friday night. Only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. The place was packed and I knew why. Excellent food and service here. I've been here for lunch and dinner and will go back again. Varied menu.

Thank Ariel W
Marysville, Ohio, United States
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2014

So many places to choose from for a meal in Traverse City. We read good things about this one and the place was always full- a good sign. We make reservations the night we wanted to go and got it just fine. Others around us at the door didn't have reservations and their wait was only 10 min or so.... More 

1 Thank Lisa H
Denver, Colorado
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287 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2014

After visiting this restaurant 20 years ago, it remains much the same. It is located in the center of town and is wonderful, with California quality food. I mean, they use real ingredients. I enjoyed the local walleye, and beer of course. Service was quite friendly. I spoke to a bartender about fishing; a favorite local topic.

Thank Tirebiter8
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and was very impressed. It looks very casual, wooden booths and a bar but the food is terrific. Vegetarians will be happy to see at least a half dozen entrees on the menu. A long martini menu is offered as well as other creative drinks.

Thank Alison8641
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great food and great service! Staff were friendly and prompt. I ordered the mushroom ravioli, thinking, meh, been there done that, but ravioli sounds kinda good tonight - it was fantastic! Like REALLY good. Go there.

Thank Brandy B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Food was great. The pita chips with cheese, salsa and hummus is to die for. Had a great well priced meal. Very good service. Convent location on front street

Thank mousheen
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Whenever I travel to Traverse City I always make sure to stop in for(at least) the dip sampler appetizer. I think about it all year long and it never disappoints! Not only is the dip amazing, but the rest of the food and the desserts are top notch. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.

Thank Brett R
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I keep trying Poppycock's and they keep disappointing. Either the food order is incorrect or the kitchen is very slow or we get an unfriendly server. The last visit was for lunch, and apparently the kitchen was slammed because it took at least 20 min for our 3 orders. This time though, the server was great! Maybe you only get... More 

1 Thank PamRug
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have been to this restaurant before, but found it even better than we remembered it! We had dinner on a Sunday evening, and were relieved that they took reservations. My husband, an excellent cook himself, said the brisket was "very good"….does not often compliment….prices were reasonable for the quality of food, two entrees, one cocktail, and dessert was $65

Thank analiesSaline
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a wonderful time here! Friendly staff, good food, and you have to try one of the goodies from the glass case - so delicious!

Thank LouiseKB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $28
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-941-7632
Casual DOWNTOWN restaurant offering New American inspired cuisine. Eclectic specials, fresh seafood, pasta, unique sandwiches and salads, vegetarian specialties and award-winning desserts. Emphasis on fresh, local products. Live jazz on Friday and Saturdays. Full bar with extensive martini menu, wines by the glass, and unique craft beers on tap,

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?