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Apache Trout Grill

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13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would give the location, staff and views an A. The food was better than average. I would give it a B. Busy place, long waits, and they don't take reservations either.

Thank TravelTalesBlog
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious as always!! They said the wait was 60 minutes but we were seated in 30. While we waited we enjoyed a beverage outside in the wonderful seating area and enjoyed the beautiful summer evening in the lake. I recommend the bacon wrapped shrimp as an appetizer...so good!! I had the ahi tuna mango salad and I am craving it... More 

Thank Ebritton
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't even eat fish but I had whitefish and it was great ! Also great setting to have a drink .would recommend

Thank mmmwqm
Redford, Michigan
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here while on a girls trip in TC. The prime rib is "the business"! We were the last accepted customer of the evening but everything was still great in terms of service. Beautiful views of the water, great food, and great service. I will definitely recommend.

Thank LaShira
Greenbush, Michigan
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Apache Trout is on the main drag NW of downtown Traverse City, MI. It is located next to a marina and on the bay of Traverse City. It is has a most welcoming atmosphere for either inside or outside dining. The staff were very accommodating by allowing a slow dining experience..

Thank Ruth G
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful food, bay view, outside cocktails in summer. Usually long waits, especially in summer, as long as 3 hours!

Thank Nancy S
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect location on the water, great food and friendly staff. Highly recommend, get there early they fill up fast and you won't want to miss a meal here.

Thank B W
Windsor, Canada
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222 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The brunch is $25 per person and comes with non alcoholic beverages. The buffet offers the normal bacon, eggs and sausage, as well as pancakes and French toast that were crusted with sweet potatoes. On the side, they have an omelette and crepes stations..... But the selection is pretty limited. Beside breakfast, they also have offering for lunch like chicken... More 

Thank K F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in Traverse city for an art workshop and we were looking for new places to dine.Although we were warned that the wait is usually very lengthy we often enjoy having dinner at the bar so that was no problem. We found 2 seats quite quickly and had most excellent service. Everything was so good that we went back... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The place was booked solid so we set at the bar...The wait staff were friendly...the food was average at best...I do not understand why the place was so busy...The drinks were very expensive ...The only real attraction was that the restaurant was on the waterfront...The restaurant was recommended to me by a friend that lives in Traverse City...I plan on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $33
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 12319477079
The Apache Trout Grill has a casual lodge theme to the dining room. Over looking Grand Traverse Bay is the perfect setting for any occasion.The Apache serves good food right.

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