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Mode's Bum Steer

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125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
231-947-9832
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traverse City Institution

My wife and two adult children ate here a couple of weeks ago. Even though it was a Tuesday evening, after the holidays, it was busy. We were seated right away. The server and service was excellent. We had the house special appetizer of potato skins. It was very good. My son had the Peppercorn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
berlin2016
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Lake Ann, Michigan
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Coldwater, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On my annual trip to Traverse City I always enjoy a meal at Mode's Bum Steer. They only have salad bar on the weekend but it is truly worth it. Lots of options and is always fresh. I had the salmon and it was cooked properly and tasted great. We had a group of 17 and went early before the... More 

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Thank EllenAnn36
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best prime rib in northern Michigan. There is not enough space to say all the wonderful things about this restaurant. Aside from the prime rib, perch, whitefish, chicken, etc. they have a salad bar on Friday and Saturday nights that is killer. Homemade dressings and the THICKEST bleu cheese dressing you will ever have. My wife and I often go... More 

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Thank ReubenBoy
Lake Ann, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and two adult children ate here a couple of weeks ago. Even though it was a Tuesday evening, after the holidays, it was busy. We were seated right away. The server and service was excellent. We had the house special appetizer of potato skins. It was very good. My son had the Peppercorn sizzler and it was cooked... More 

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Thank berlin2016
Saginaw, Michigan
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147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Truly some of the best steaks in the Traverse City area. She had the Prime Rib that was cooked perfectly and melted in her mouth. I had the Peppercorn Sirloin that was cooked perfect. Great value for the amount of food. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank Jim N
New Lenox, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to Traverse City, and we asked the desk clerk at our hotel to recommend a good place for steaks. She steered us here, and we were not disappointed. It's a small place and super casual, but don't let the bare basics atmosphere fool you. The food is worth the price. The black angus filets are easily among... More 

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Thank Deb P
Kalkaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Multiple visits with all meals done well. You know anything you order will be properly prepared. I've had fish to steaks and had a nice experience every time.

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Thank Fred S
Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Simply put, the best prime rib and steak in town. Small and vibrant restaurant that has been a local favorite for many years.

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Thank Gordon G
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We dine here quite often and have never been let down by the food or service. They have what I would consider the best steak in town as well as many great options to pair with it if you so choose. Their service is always great no matter how busy they seem to be, and has that rare atmosphere where... More 

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Thank yellowdoggunner
Niles, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Great food for a reasonable price. Steak house kicking it old style. Best blue cheese dressing ever. Nothing fancy, basic steak, salad, and baked potato at its' best.

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Thank sharonlawton2015
Northern Michigan
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This isnt about thrills or fancy presentation. It is about steak and steak done right. Get yourself a real cocktail and a steak knife for you in for a good time.

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Restaurant Details

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: 231-947-9832

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?