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Little Bohemia - The West End Pub & Eatery

540 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2208
+1 231-946-6925
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“olive burger” (68 reviews)
“perch” (45 reviews)
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Pub, Italian, Czech
$$ - $$$
540 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2208
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

What a fun place to eat. Great food and the chef comes to your table to make sure everything is ok. Great food and great music. Our favorite

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I've seen this place and heard about it over the years, but hadn't stopped in. There are so many good restaurants in TC, and from the outside Little Bohemian looks like it's seen better days. I finally had a chance to try it and I...More

Thank Michael H
LittleBohemia, Public Relations Manager at Little Bohemia - The West End Pub & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you, thank you very much for your wonderful review; we truly appreciate it and we look forward to seeing and serving you again soon.

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, food was great! Glad we found out about this place, we'll be back!

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Yummmy great burgers cool local place. Beers & burgers what else do you need. Looking forward to some cherry bread pudding for dessert.

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a rich history and an amazing menu. The olive burger is a staple, but I've never had a bad meal here. Nancy, the owner is welcoming and always happy to share a story from the past.

Thank Trevor T
LittleBohemia, Guest Relations Manager at Little Bohemia - The West End Pub & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you, thank you very much Trevor for your wonderful review, we truly appreciate it.

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for the 1st time, was surprised because no one was in there. The menu has many great looking dishes and requires a return visit. Nancy was very friendly and helpful with menu. I had Olive Burger....was not disappointed no wonder Martin Batali...More

Thank cherbear6000
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We visited because my father in law was born in Traverse City and was of Bohemian descent. Great retro, north woods atmosphere. Mostly American faire with a few Bohemian dishes from family recipes. We tried the Bohemian pork dinner and the Bohemian Goulash. My husband...More

1  Thank jalowu
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a craft beer and appetizers!! What a treat!! The owner is a blast...but you better like Elvis!! That's the only music there (but at a nice volume so you're not yelling at the people at your table to be heard!!) The...More

1  Thank laura99rq
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Insane Insane food got to have the cherry bread pudding, mussels and anything that has sauerkraut anyone that says this place is not legit is nuts?!!!!!!!!!!!

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Well I had been to Lil Bo's about 38 yrs ago or so for a wild night of partying. This is not what Little Bohemia has in store for you now. The family owned and operated spot has great food, is clean as a tack...More

1  Thank Joe L
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26 September 2016|
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Response from LittleBohemia | Property representative |
Another diatribe; shocking!
26 September 2016|
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Response from LittleBohemia | Property representative |
Gosh we're so happy that you have posted! This our opportunity to tell the truth about you! We remember you all too well, just like it was yesterday; we recognize your name, Borissgal, from Elmira, New York! You were the... More
6 March 2015|
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Response from LittleBohemia | Property representative |
Hi Stoeck, Yes, the Bohemian Pork Dinner is always available; for lunch or dinner and in a full or half portion. Can you please let us know where you saw our menu, so we can update it. Thank you so much for contacting us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Pub, Italian, Czech
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2208
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-946-6925
  • E-mail
Est. 1932, Traverse City's 2nd Oldest Tavern, started as a hot dog stand with curb side service, outdoor seating, annual ritual of making sauerkraut, and a Speak Easy in the basement. One evening the owner was held up by a couple of Capone’s men, warning him he’d better get his liquor from Capone or else! They were chased off by an employee who was able to sneak to his truck and get his shotgun. Located in the heart of “Little Bohemia” the original owner named it in honor of the Bohemian community; expansions in 1933 and 1947 made it an icon and a premier destination in the city’s West End District. It also basks in the glory of Sir Walter Hagen. The golf legend made a daily stop to “hold court”, play bumper pool and have a few drinks. He lovingly referred to it as his “home away from home.” In 1961, Arnold Palmer won his 1st British Open win; he received a “congratulations” call from Walter Hagen; the call was made from Little Bohemia. Stop by and take in some great local history!
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