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Mode's Bum Steer

125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
+1 231-947-9832
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (63 reviews)
“steak” (135 reviews)
“wedge salad” (21 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my all time favorite places to dine. Start with a drink, the Manhattans are outstanding. Great friendly bartenders. The food is always great and cooked to perfection. You won’t find a restaurant that is more consistent than the Bum Steer. Try...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cjbmich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and friendly staff!! Professional guest service and excellent beef cooked exactly how you want it!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank trv808
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Second time I have had dinner at Modes and they do not disappoint. Their Prime rib is fantastic. I was there in 2013 and again last September. I will be back next year if I can. Wait staff is excellent. No reservations, but we did...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Connie M
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I went to this establishment on Saturday at 6:30 PM and it was closed. All of the signage indicating it would be open and it was not.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Brian O
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

First time at this steakhouse in TC and I will be back. It isn’t real impressive as far as decor, but the steaks are great. Ordered an 8oz filet medium and it was prepared perfectly. It was very tasty and was served with a choice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SpartanFIJI
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

They don’t take reservations, so we went fairly early on a Monday. The have a big sign on the outside of the building, when they state the wait times. Nice touch! The room has a really nice “homey” feel. Cocktails are well prepared and generous....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steven F
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We found “Modes” recommended on trip advisor— When we arrived in Traverse City we realized it was just a 2 minute walk. Their wedge salad is clearly popular and comes with the main. It was excellent. We shared steak and ribs. They had run out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LizaB72
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Mode’s is a long standing tradition in Traverse City. Incredible food, steaks, lamb etc... Their blue Cheese dressing and a wedge is the best I have ever eaten. No children after 7:30 pm as the bar life picks up some with local business owners.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jclouts
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a first come, first serve restaurant. The food and the service were very good but the dining area is small and a little tight. Going on Saturday night I had expected a little bit of a wait but the problem is that there...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dlk300
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Cozy place downtown traverse city. Would recommend the filet they were nice enough to accommodate a special request to add garlic and peppercorns great taste, cooked to perfection and tender. Meal comes with Choice of potato, wedge salad and Texas toast. My husband would also...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Normajean1937
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July 29, 2015|
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Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
No Young children not permitted after 5:00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9832
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