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American, Bar, Pub
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119 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2519
+1 231-922-7742
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We went about 8 primarily because it appeared to be a little less crowded than other restaurants in the immediate vicinity. We were admittedly difficult customers with a child under 18. Our server worked hard to accommodate our many special requests. The kitchen offered standard pub fare slowly. A special ordered pizza and chicken sandwich were good. The wings, which... More 

Thank pinkfroggy9
DeWitt, Michigan
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97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Wantedtotryan old downtown place and this looked the part. Defiantly an old place with the atmosphere to match. The crowd was a big variety with different sports on the few tvs. The menu was fine we ordered the nachos and some drinks. Food was good drinks were good so it wasn't too bad. Enjoy

Thank Perrysburg68
Box Elder, South Dakota
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306 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Located in a neat old building with beautiful tin type ceilings. We thought we were sitting in Dillinger's but found out we were in Bootlegger’s which is connected to Dillinger’s via a walk thru. It was happy hour they have a great selection of beers on tap. There was a draft on tap we wanted to taste before ordering it... More 

Thank gypsylady002a
Traverse City, Michigan
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Bootlegger's is the sister pub to Dillinger's. Both share the same kitchen, which is fabulous. Love the "chicken sandwich w/swiss cheese and shrooms". Love it so much that it is my choice almost every time I go there. Pub fries are terrific. The "garlic snails (escargot)" is not to be missed. It is addictive. Sometimes you can rub shoulders with... More 

Thank TCjoel
Traverse City, Michigan
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Go every Wednesday for pint night. Best chicken tenders in town...by far! Wait staff is great. No complaints. Have a beer and watch the game

Thank djlaughter0716
Shelby Township, Michigan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

Very loud and definately where the locals go. Can't beat the fish and chips. Nothing fancy just normal bar food. Also have plenty of TV's if you want to see a game. Staff is young and fun.

Thank Brian W
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I've been here two times but tonight will be the last.... seriously disappointed with how the bar tenders treated the guests.. one side of the bar is treated very well and the other side is just ignored

Thank Rachael E
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

got harassed not by heterosexual males felt like i was either i was going to jail or like i was hitting my mother ......we know ur gay ''''quit being so dramatic maybe not so much ATM

Thank scott s
Allen Park, Michigan
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had imagined that we would have a meal at a more off the beaten path place, but the family was hungry now. The onion rings are great and so was the service, we all enjoyed our lunch and it looked as though a nice variety of beers are offered. i would not hesitate to have lunch there again

Thank M4G8
Traverse City, Michigan
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373 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a great place for reasonably price, GOOD food. They even serve popcorn and peanuts to munch before your meal comes at no extra charge. I had the club sandwich and it was excellent. My husband had nachos--equally awesome. You cannot go wrong with this dining option. Albeit it is a bar, but it is not a "rough" atmosphere... More 

Thank diamondbabydoll

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2519
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-922-7742

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