Top 10 Restaurants In Traverse City

A Foodie's Delight in Northern Michigan. Here's a taste of the many flavors you can find in Downtown Traverse City. The Filling Station is the perfect summer outdoor dining spot. They feature flatbread pizzas and craft beers on tap daily. Slabtown Café and Burgers is off the beaten path known for their burgers. The portions are generous. At 7 Monks Taproom you can enjoy beer flowing from 46 taps and our ever-changing bottled beer selection from Michigan and around the world. Acoustic Brewing Company offers mead, hard cider, music, munchies, and more. Located next to the classic State Theater, Amical is a unique bistro featuring lunch and dinner table service, French & Latin selections, and an outdoor patio. Venture off Front Street down Cass to Bistro FouFou, a classic French bistro, for lunch, dinner, or simply an espresso. In the up and coming warehouse district, try BLK\MRKT a café and bakery featuring coffee and goods with local, quality ingredients. The Blue Heron 2 is a sweet café in the Old Town District. In addition to breakfast and lunch, they have many baked breads and treats to carryout. Just across the street is the Blue Tractor Cook Shop. It’s an old school establishment with a family friendly and relaxed atmosphere. For a causal feel with good deals, try Bubba’s on Front Street. They’re known for their tacos, burritos, salads, and burgers. Firefly offers a hip and fun atmosphere, which a menu including trendy foods like tapas and sushi. A local go-to that will not disappoint is the Grand Traverse Pie Company. With two locations in Traverse City, you can enjoy their award winning handmade pies and amazing food. For a healthy meal, try the Green House Café. They offer full breakfast and lunch menus. They’re known for their “People’s Choice” best soups. Once a food truck now brick and mortar restaurant, you can enjoy the easygoing vibe at Harvest where they cultivate American comfort food. In the iconic white building with red and black accents, try J & S Hamburg for a nostalgic diner meal. A lesser known eatery is Little Bohemia, a family tavern in the west end of Front Street. A place designed for it’s “under the radar” feel is the Prohibition style Low Bar, featuring swanky cocktails and a very cool vibe. A tourist hot spot is Mackinaw Brewing Company and for good reason. It’s a downtown family gathering place for hearty smoked meats and hand-crafted ales. For a fresh take on Latin fare, try Mama Lu’s. A newer restaurant to the downtown scene, they serve fresh tortillas, tacos, and margaritas. A lesser known stop is Mode’s Bum Steer. They serve fresh seafood, BBQ ribs, and black angus steaks. On the West end of Front Street you will find North Peak brewing company. The large restaurant has ample seating – great for a crowd in the mood for beer, food, and fun. Voted best pizza in Traverse City is Pangea’s pizza pub. Another notable place is Patisserie Amie. It’s a darling café with an authentic French menu. Since 1989, Poppycocks has been serving new American cuisine with local and eclectic style. Another hot spot for tourists and locals alike is the Red Ginger where you can enjoy Asian inspired cuisine, including a sushi bar. Still want more ideas? Consider trying Scalawags, Sorellina, or Sparks BBQ.