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The Franklin

160 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-943-2727
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
160 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in to the Franklin while exploring the Traverse City area. The menu had several selections that appealed to us and our server helped us whittle the list down to a couple choices. I opted for the Pork Chop. When the meals were delivered...More

Thank 2mnytls
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here early in August. First, I have to say the service and atmosphere was very good. But the food was definitely not my type. Gourmet I suppose. I made the mistake of ordering a steak - there were 5...More

Thank Tim7830
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been back 3 times and WOW, the food was very goooood. Everything was spot on. So we'll continue to keep going. Really glad we tried it several times.

Thank 2151scott
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant ran about $50 per person with minimal drinks. We are gluten free diners and were accommodated. We found the food to be average. The menu descriptions were more interesting than the actual food. Service was fine.

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yellowfin Tuna, House Sausage Plate, Steak Salad, Black Bean Burger, Atlantic Hake were ordered by our party. It was all delicious and pretty reasonably priced.

Thank DianaP71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good place to eat in Traverse City. Menu has an excellent variety so there's something here for everyone. It's spacious and has a nice rooftop area on the 2nd floor. Read further for my recommended dishes. There are quite a few and I've tried...More

Thank WRDDS63
Reviewed 1 week ago

After several days in Traverse City, my husband was particularly interested in fresh fish so ordered the restaurant's perch and was not disappointed though we should have split the entree as the portions of all our choices were ginormous! I ordered the very Germanic house...More

Thank robinreagan3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant, created by the same people who made Stella Trattoria a five-star experience for me, didn't send me into orbit as much as the cuisine at Stella does. On the other hand, I may well be a philistine. Nevertheless, my wife and I enjoyed...More

Thank es3352015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big menu with a wide array of choices. Really enjoyed the trout appetizer and the clams and calamari app. Perch dinner was good. The rooftop patio was really nice. Service n Ed’s some work. Too much hovering but they seemed untrained in basics.

Thank rconnelly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Landed at Franklin late on a Saturday night desperate to find a decent meal where we could bring the kids. Despite the raucous bar crowd downstairs, we were ushered upstairs to a large, beautiful table by a giant window with a great view of Front...More

Thank Tess F
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Gregory N
June 25, 2018|
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Response from gina r | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but the day we visited were out shopping, just walked and were seat right away. There were not busy
Kristen M
March 12, 2016|
Response from Amanda D | Property representative |
Yes! We can take reservations for large groups. Please contact the restaurant directly at (231) 943-2727.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-943-2727
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