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Dish Cafe

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108 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2520
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Haubstadt, Indiana
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the grilled portobello salad and added guacamole from our guacamole and salsa plate. It was delicious and had a lot of greens in it. The kid sandwiches were more than enough, and we took home leftovers. This cafe has a little bit of everything from soup and sandwiches and smoothies and good coffee. Vegan options too!

Thank anbeal
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Have the #6 panini or the San Diego Salad. Both were awesome. The sandwich was big enough for two. The staff are very friendly and helped us with our selection. Great for a quick afternoon lunch.

Thank Debbie I
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My family visited Traverse City for the first time and were looking for a place for lunch and stumbled upon this great deli! The food was fresh, with lots of healthy options. The prices were very reasonable and so were the portion sizes. Great service and a clean cafe. We were so happy we stopped here! Would definitely recommend this... More 

Thank phl2azo
Detroit, Michigan
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We have been eating here for about 3 years now. Food is consistently very good! So is the service, even when we've been here during the Cherry Festival. Our favorites are the Asian Noodle salad and Cafe sandwich #1 w/ avocado. But there are other items we have had as well and they have all been very good. For a... More 

Thank JnJD85
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

My wife and I used to live in TC and this was one place we frequented when we wanted a quick meal. The food (mainly sandwiches and soups) is tremendous. Always at least four soups (self-serve, no seconds please). It can get crowded around lunch time and I don't usually see too many children there. It's a little off Front... More 

Thank Douglas S
Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

This small gem of a place serves up fantastic soups, salads, and sandwiches. I just wish their soup portions were larger for the size.

Thank Eric O
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294 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Popular spot in town. Outdoor seating when the weather is right. Very good sandwiches, wraps, and smoothies. Good place to people watch.

Thank scarletman1972
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307 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had a Ham and Pepper Ciabatta of lunch. It was ok and something that might be a repeat. But not fantastic. Not a relaxing atmosphere very plain and unmemorable interior. A bit nosy and fairly slow service. Obviously no the cafe for me.

Thank Retiree55578
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We live about 30 miles from Traverse City in Benzie County. I love Benzie County, but the restaurants generally need improvement. Dish on Union St. is where we head for good, reasonably priced lunches in Traverse City. The smoothies and coffee are good, too. My wife is especially fond of their quesadillas.

Thank denverstevew
Port Clinton, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I went there for lunch around 1:00 pm. Friendly, quick service with yummy soups and sandwiches! I will go back!

Thank rbec43452

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2520
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 12319322233

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