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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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't beat the view at this lakeside restaurant. The service was very friendly and they had a good selection of local beers, wines, and craft cocktails. Unfortunately the food was not very good and it was rather expensive. Perhaps save this one for sunset cocktails.

Thank tiomama
Bourbon, IN
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Their Sunday brunch is quite possibly the most amazing thing I've ever eaten! Fresh fruit, crepes, omelettes, and many other fresh and fantastic foods. Perfect atmosphere and the most amazing brunch ever!

Thank NeednSun
Rogers City, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely delicious... beautiful inside and out...service impeccable! A must dinning experience when in area..

Thank abasel2001
Lexington, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking was an issue, However we were seated quickly. The waiter was very friendly and helpful with the menu. Food and drinks were served promptly !!! Quality and taste were out of this world OMG GREAT !!! I will be back !!!

Thank michae148054
Roanoke, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All things were wonderful! Couldn't of asked for a better spot or atmosphere! The entire family had nothing but great comments on the food and the bay view. My daughter loved looking at all the boats. A+ work!

Westland, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has great food, but gets busy very quickly. Service was great. There was some confusion at the hostess podium on who was checked in and who was not.

Thank jneliuskraft
Lafayette, Indiana
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited this restaurant previously and had always enjoyed it. It seems to have gotten a bit pricey and the quality has gone down. I wouldn't want to make a judgment solely on this visit but the Whitefish was overdone and the asparagus underdone and entirely too large. Service was acceptable but not unusually good.

Thank Bernie6197
Traverse City,MI
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First class service. Their BBQ ribs are always delicious, as is their fish. We usually go for a late lunch served until 4PM or an early dinner. They do not take reservations so on a weekend, you can expect an hour wait.

Thank fletch1138
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The food is always delicious and the staff is exceptional! The views are amazing. There might be a long wait but it is well worth it. Definitely a favourite and a go to spot when I'm in town.

Thank faelia007
Avon, Indiana
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was not what we expected from this type of restaurant. The table near the bay provided some nice water views. The lobster and shrimp bisque was excellent but the lunch specials were somewhat disappointing. The sausage sandwich was served on a stale roll and the sweet potato fries were over-fried. Likewise the white fish sandwich was not very special.... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, 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?