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The Little Fleet

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American, Bar
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448 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-943-1116
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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elk rapids
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everybody loves The Little Fleet but I'm not sure why. The food is mediocre--tacos, burgers, noodles, standard fast food fare. The facilities are ok on a nice day. The only significant advantage for The Little Fleet is that you can bring your dog (which is a big PLUS!).

Thank ElkRapidsWill
Seattle, Washington
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561 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I love food truck pods and this is a pretty nice one. It didn't allow a lot of room to move around if there was a crowd but there were a decent number of tables nearby, especially in the open bar nearby (which allowed us to also buy drinks). I had sushi and it was okay, though warmer than I... More 

Thank Layla W
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

I love this concept. it's so cool. it works perfectly for the tc area and is emblematic of the blossoming food scene up there and throughout the state. wonderful options. highly recommend.

Thank Bren T
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We loved the idea of food trucks, and beer being in the same location. When we went there were only three food trucks open, which was a little disappointing, but the food truck that we did eat from had awesome tacos. We were able to bring our taco's in the bar area, and enjoy a few beers. I think there... More 

1 Thank Thanks_Boss
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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236 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We walked into town (2 miles) from the Best Western motel and were keenly surprised at all the food trucks parked there. Our intention was to just get a beer and some wine (both of which was very good), and eat elsewhere. This looks like a great place for a small group to meet and eat a mixture of different... More 

Thank Tommy599
Irons, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Have wanted to go and try this. My husband not so much. What we had was good. I would like to go back without my husband. The only problem was while waiting for our food we smelled sewer. One of the trucks was dumping something through a big red hose into a hole in the ground, smelled of sewer. Should... More 

1 Thank Rebecca S
Midland, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today with my wife for a couple of beers. Bartender was top notch. Did not try any food trucks because most were closed and we had just had lunch. Great concept! Will definitely be back when food trucks are open.

Thank Ted O
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The Little Fleet is the perfect stop before or after the beach. I recommend an appetizer at Harvest, a Bowl of the day at the Daily Bowl and a smoothie, all locally sourced, and some ice cream from Bardon's down the street.

Thank Amber B
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This is such an awesome Family Friendly spot. We have been here quite a few times over the last year and a half! The food truck selection is always great. We love the Lamb taco from Happy's Tacos. The sushi from White on Rice is great too! Male Bartenders for inside and at the little mini camper taproom could use... More 

Thank Bristol H
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

What can I say..awesome place. Great beer selection, plenty of food optons (all good) and just a fantastic atmosphere to hang out with friends. Highly recommended, you wont be disappointed

Thank Mclovin3290

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Good for
Kids, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-943-1116

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