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Lobdells

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715 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2619
+1 231-995-3120
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Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful as usual and beautifully presented. Can't beat the view, there isn't a bad table in the restaurant. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stop by for lunch, Very Very good and fun. What a view, students very friendly, and the food GREAT. I'll be back soon. Be sure and make a reservation.

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Thank 2151scott
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We waited 3 weeks to get this reservation. It was so worth it. They are only open for lunch three days a week. They are closed during school breaks too. Work it out so you can go. We had appetizers (crab cakes & charcuterie), the main course comes with soup or salad and leave room for dessert. This is not... More 

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Thank Dennis K
Traverse City, Michigan
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

completely student ran...the menu is diverse and very high quality...make reservations as it is only open 3 days a week for lunch but it is well worth it

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Traverse City, Michigan
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

It is always a treat to sit and enjoy this culinary school. The food has always been great and service impeccable as these culinary school students strive to be the best.

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Thank Patrick R
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

A friend attending the maritime academy recommends that we go here for lunch. This is a teaching restaurant operated by the students of NMC. The service was excellent. The food was phenomenal. As was the view over looking West Grand Traverse Bay. If you can stop in here to eat while up in TC be sure to do so. You... More 

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Thank willd122
Traverse City, Michigan
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Open only Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school year for lunch only, Lobdell's a Teaching Restaurant is the place you want to try at least once if you are in Traverse City. The students in the restaurant class of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute are here to make you live a great foodie experience. They are students, so learning,... More 

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Thank Vanessa G
Traverse City, Michigan
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145 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Four of us went to lunch at Lobdells, and it was truly outstanding! The food presentations were as good as any I have seen, including during my trips to Japan. The flavors were exquisite. The portions, while not huge, were certainly more than adequate. Prices were reasonable. Sandwiches and wraps were priced from $7 to $10 while full lunches (including... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

It was my first visit to Lobdells and I was pleasantly surprised. This restaurant is part of the Culinary School and everyone is working as they are learning. The service was great, the food was delicious and beautifully plated. The view of the bay is amazingly spectacular at this time of year with fall colors roaring in the distance. Can't... More 

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Thank 12linda10
Michigan
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Lovely restaurant right on the water. The view is spectacular of Grand Traverse Bay. It's the training restaurant of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College. The food is excellent and on par with very high end restaurants. The chef's one day might be the table server the next. That way they get to interact with the patrons... More 

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International
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Lunch
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 715 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2619
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-995-3120

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