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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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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect drinks with a perfect steak. This is a small but fabulous steak & rib joint right down town in Traverse City. It is on State Street which runs parallel to Front Steet if you're not from the area. If it's in the evening park at Max's appliance service (another great business) just a few doors east from Modes. There... More 

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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting downtown TC you cannot go wrong stopping in here! The steaks are incredible as is pretty much everything on the menu. They have not been in TC forever for no reason. They have a superb wait staff, friendly and always a big smile! Plus its perfectly located, within an easy walk from anywhere downtown. We have enjoyed this... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A traditional Northern Michigan eatery that has seasonal fish specials and really good steak with sides. The decor is vintage, and the waitresses kind and efficient. Highly recommend.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are never disappointed in Modes. Food is always fresh, well prepared and delicious. Besides having a great steak menu, they have smaller portion "Steak and a Wedge" that is the perfect amount of food. A 6 oz steak, large wedge with homemade dressing and a piece of Texas toast. The kielbasa appetizer to share with 2-4 people is very... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dined there about 3 times each summer over the past 25 or so years. Never had a bad meal. The steaks are probably one of the best served in the Grand Traverse area. One of our favorites is the Walleye (when available - get there early or they will run out). The place will not be to everyone's... More 

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The French Dip was excellent as was the salmon. Wine was at a very reasonable price. Very varied menu.

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Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My husband ate here & was very disappointed. He had the surf & turf and was not impressed by either the lobster or the steak. Ordered his steak medium & said it was overcooked & dry. No flavor to the lobster.

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Thank kobejack
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Stopped in the last trip up to Traverse City and the food was very good but we thought it was a bit expensive.

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Clinton, Iowa
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Don't judge a book by it's cover at Mode's! Our waitress was helpful and friendly and the meal was excellent. I ordered a 4oz.filet and a half rack of ribs. The filet was grilled to perfection and the ribs fell off the bone, as they should. This a favorite of the locals as well as ours!!!! I highly recommend Mode's... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a resident as being the best place to get a steak, well the steak was bland, and dry. Will definitely not recommend for being the best steak, I only gave a 3 rating because the service was good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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

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