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“The best pie...anywhere!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Traverse Pie Co.

Grand Traverse Pie Co.
Ranked #5 of 295 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The original Grand Traverse Pie Company location! Our first Pie Shop opened in July of 1996 by company founders, Mike and Denise Busley. The shop is conveniently located on West Front Street in Traverse City, Michigan, just a short walk from downtown and a block from West Grand Traverse Bay. Our open-air design has the kitchen in full view of our customers. There's comfortable seating for those who would like to sit and relax with a slice of pie and a cup of gourmet coffee. We also have great lunch selections, with quiches, soups, pot pie by the slice, salads, sandwiches, and wraps. We serve espresso, smoothies, and a variety of homemade baked goods.
Temecula, California
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4 reviews
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“The best pie...anywhere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Yes, their pie is great! Especially the Grand Traverse Cherry crumb! But the food is also wonderful. The sandwiches are fresh and made to order with great ingredients...like pesto mayo and cherry apple mustard. My favorite is the Grand Traverse Club. The salads are made with an assortment of fresh crisp greens and veggies, and topped by some wonderful dressings,like their Berry Cherry Viniagrette. The staff was very friendly and welcoming and serivce was prompt. The best part though is always being able to have pie for dessert. They make a wonderful Rhubarb one and the Farmer's Market Peach is as fresh as peach picked right from the tree! The pies even travel well...I took one home in my carry on! We visited the store on West Front street in Traverse City, but they now have another location right downtown at Park and Front...Have lunch at Park and head down to West Front for dessert...the walk is great!

  • Visited July 2011
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Woodstock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Best pie I've ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

The cherry pie is to die for! Simply the best cherry pie I have ever had! I will certainly go back in a heart beat. Delish!!

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Greenwich,CT
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“Superb place(s) for sandwiches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

We spent two weeks in traverse city and ate at one of the two locations of this restaurant every day. The staff is pleasant, the facilities spotless, and the food delicious, not heavy, not greasy, subtly seasoned and well-prepared. The pot pies are rich as is the quiche, breakfast sandwiches are available all day, and of course the many cherry, and berry pies are delicious.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious meat and fruit pies!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

This place is an excellent cafe to visit. They have an excellent selection of meat and fruit pies, and very delicious! Prices are reasonable and the young girls that work the counter were all very helpful on both of our visits there. Fantastic service with delicious food; what more could you ask for. The dining room was very relaxing and spacious even when it was very busy. My 12 year old couldn't get enough of this place. This is a must visit since it is located only in this area.

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Chicago,IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Loved the GTPC!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2011

Our fam visited here on a recent trip. Really thought this was some of the best food we had our entire week! Great pie, great coffee, but what really surprised us were the salads and sandwiches. I'd recommend this place to anyone. They've got a great business going here.

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