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“Always good food for a reasonable price”

Sleder's Family Tavern
Ranked #53 of 309 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Grand Rapids Mi
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always good food for a reasonable price”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

One of our favorites for a burger or a great burrito. Relaxed atmosphere. Although Sleders is a bar, it is a family restaurant too.

  • Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
East Lansing, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“Charming and Cool Bar/Restaurant”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

When reading about this place on-line before visiting we learned that it's customary to kiss the stuffed moose when visiting Sleder's. We also learned that this is the oldest continuously operating bar/restaurant in TC and well worth a visit. We stopped in for a late lunch on a recent Thursday and the place was not crowded at all. We were greeted by our charmingly crotchety female bartender, who turned out to be quite the character. We had the Sleder's Burger, which I would highly recommend. Half pound, cooked to perfection, incredible french fries. They have a number of beers on tap and offer a great selection of drinks mixing spirits or beers with hard ciders. We tried several and they were all delicious. I've always been a fan of a good snakebite (lager and hard cider) and this took that combo to a whole new level. And yes, we both kissed the Moose on the way out and took our pictures doing so. The bartender rings a loud bell anytime someone does it, as she said, just to embarrass the heck out of people. You have to stand on a step ladder to reach the moose too.

Visited February 2014
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Lansing, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Whata place”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

This lodge like bar and grill is a great place to hang out with the fam and have a beer. The decor in this joint is rad and has so much history and suprises.

Visited February 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“average”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

It must have been an off night for the cook. We had a waitress in training who really did a nice job and will be good on her own. My margarita wash great and the bar tender/ trainer brought over the extra that would not fit in my glass. Being with another couple, 3 meals came out together but the cook did not realize my fish was to be baked not fried. So I had to wait. As a comp for that my margarita was taken off the bill, which was thoughtful. The cod was so-so baked, I would not order it again. They do have great fries. The woman's bathroom needs to be checked more often to be sure it is clean. Those that ordered steak and shrimp were happy with their meals.

  • Visited January 2014
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Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“LOVE THE BURGERS - see the Moose or KISS the Moose”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

The menu has a wide variety of choices, including a buffalo burger, endless fish plate if you come on the right day. Rueben is one of the best around. Ice Cold Beer. One of the attractions is to KISS the Moose. Service is good to very good and food does come out hot - even on a busy night. Plenty of free parking, seating at the bar or at tables/booths. Nice place to check out, and one you will remember. Have FUN here!

Visited October 2013
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