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Apache Trout Grill

13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
+1 231-947-7079
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (41 reviews)
“white fish” (171 reviews)
“baja tacos” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place Beautiful view. Seafood bisque was delicious Great seafood. We waited but bartender was super.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Traverse City hands down!! Have to come here anytime we are in the area and I get the same thing every time, twin filets. Just melt in your mouth with that Boursin cheese!! I dream about it! Bottom line it's great...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant sits right on the bay. We love visiting here for the great view of the water. They have a nice outdoor bar area too. They open the sliders and you can feel the breeze! The food and service is good. I wish they...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have heard reviews for years from family about this establishment, the Apache Trout Grill lived up to years of rave reviews. Upscale but comfortable, the decor and views are a highlight. Good wine selection. There was not a specific gluten free menu but our...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a perfect lunch stop on the way to the Lelennau peninsula. The rustic modern design is soothing and the lake views and garden patio are just what you want when vacationing. My husband enjoyed the whitefish sandwich and my Cobb salad was good...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a customer at this restaurant for a number of years now. (Creature of habit you could say) The food and service is always very good. The outside Tiki Bar is great on a nice Summer Day but the only downfall is that you...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of entrees and great views. We had good service with cheyanne for eight. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. Loved the seafood Provençal.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Named for a once endangered fish native to Arizona, this Traverse City restaurant is 'up-scale' yet comfortable with reasonable pricing. An attractive and varied menu serves up very good food without cosmetic drizzles & garnishes. Regional Walleye and Whitefish appear...but do not expect to sample...More

Thank S2sailor
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had great food and views, and their fish dishes were delicious. The wait staff at times were dizzying to watch because there seemed to be some many for not that many tables, but the wine and appetizers were lovely and I appreciated the...More

Thank aljunds
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we knew it was iffy getting a table here, since they don't take reservations, we tried it anyway because there is nowhere else to get crab legs in Traverse City. Two hour wait (ugh) and directed to the indoor seating area. There is an...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Would like to have a wedding rehearsal dinner here at the end of April. Is the private banquet room only available in the fall and winter? If it is available, who should i speak to about using it?
January 12, 2017|
Response from Karen C |
Unfortunately we don't have a private dining area that we can use too host parties like yours. Sorry we cannot accommodate you.
We would like to come for the brunch tomorrow. How long is the typical wait and what is the best time to come?
September 24, 2016|
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Response from MIRockHunter | Reviewed this property |
Timing is always a question at this place. Sometimes is it 30 - 45 minutes, other times, immediate seating. I would get there before 12:30, and ask for a table at the window and enjoy the view.
We would like to come for the brunch tomorrow. How long is the typical wait and what is the best time to come?
September 24, 2016|
Response from Dannielle H | Reviewed this property |
Earlier is better. E abuse of the church crowd but the wait isn't too bad and they have lots of space to sit if needed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $33
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, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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: +1 231-947-7079
  • E-mail
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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