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“Awesome fresh cut fries ”

Slabtown Cafe and Burgers
Ranked #13 of 329 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

We loved it. Fresh cut fries and a real nice burger.

If you don't like season salt order fries with out. We prefer without and since it was our first visit we didn't know. But! Even those with season salt were very good.

I was not a fan of the burger bun but grabbed my kids BBQ pork sandwich bun and the burger was amazing.

Tiny little place you might share a table with someone else or grab a spot outside.

Very nice and friendly staff. Very.

I'd rate this the same as JS Burgers but it tips slab town way if you factor in friendly.

I can see why they are rated high on the list.

We will return.

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Reviewed April 14, 2017

The burger was great and the shake was great, but the bun on the burger was horrible. If you have a place that specialized in burgers, it seems like you ought to use a bun that doesn't detract. We've been here twice and the buns are standard grocery-type buns (like Wonder or Aunt Millie's) that have been left out of the packaging for several hours. Both times, the bun has been so dry that it actually falls apart when you grab the burger. We overheard the people at another table saying the same thing: "I like the burgers here, but the buns are terrible." This restaurant has outdoor and indoor seating. We always sit outside. This last time, there were four customers with dogs, one of which stopped at our table when its oblivious owners were leading it out -- we barely got our food away from its mouth -- so that's something to keep in mind. Slabtown prepares burgers to order, so expect to wait 15 minutes or so for your order. In addition, there's usually a line a lunchtime to place the order. Not a super-cheap burger joint, but about what you'd expect (as in single bacon burger for about $5). Conclusion: If the buns ever improve, this would be a good place to go. Until that happens, we're staying away.

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Who don't like a good juicy. Fresh beef never frozen and hand made to order. Good as it comes. Don't miss out on this

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Great menu of multiple types of burgers. Fast service and very courteous staff. The fries and onion rings also ver good.

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

I periodically stop here for a really great burger and lots of choices in how it is prepared. They also have a veggie option, salads, hot dogs, etc. In the summer, outside seating is very pleasant. The place is always busy.

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