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Sleder's Family Tavern

717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
+1 231-947-9213
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“burgers” (66 reviews)
“fries” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Traverse City for the Great Mac & Cheese Bake off. Looking for a truly local res to visit and found Sleder’s Family Tavern listed as the oldest Restaurant Michigan - sold! What a great fun place lots of atmosphere. Waitress was very...More

Thank Irshlord
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Both my husband and I remembered this place from previous visits. Nice selection of beer. Good wet burrito and nachos. I've had better meals but the atmosphere is hard to beat and the food was good. Outside of, though not far from, downtown.

Thank seecrane
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Came here for an early dinner. Two of us shared a Sleder burger and an appetizer. The burger was a bit overcooked, but it was still juicy and good. The app was broccoli and cheese bites, which were decent.

Thank pseudoengin
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great neighborhood bar. Definitely worth a visit. The decor is rustic and vintage. It definitely reflects the history of the place. The beer was cold and the food was great.

Thank lovesfood13
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Stopped by Sleder's Family Tavern for lunch and found out that it was founded in 1882 and has been open since then. We split a special hamburger and my husband added a bowl of clam chowder. The burger did something many can't -- the outside...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Smooch the Moose! Came in for lunch. Ordered the 1/3#burger. Husband ordered the turkey sandwich. We left full and very satisfied. 135 years old!

Thank Smcnraymond
Reviewed 11 September 2017

As everyone should know by now, Sleder's is the oldest restaurant in Michigan; and that means they have been doing everything right for over a century -- since 1882, in fact! Obviously, I wasn't there at the beginning, but if the food and hospitality was...More

Thank GrandpaJoeG
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Been a few years since we last visited. Decided to stop for lunch. Got the welders burger, wife got chicken fingers. Both came with homemade fries. Both were good but the burger could have used more seasoning. Good selection of beer. Oldest family run restaurant...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent burgers and a chance to "smooch a moose"... Who could ask for more? Have a great burger is the coolest atmosphere and don't leave without kissing the moose -a time honored tradition!

Thank moyasimmons2012
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here on the recommendation of friends and we weren't disappointed! The food was amazing as was the staff. We are at the bar and our bartender couldn't have been nicer! When we inquired about the soup of the day she brought us...More

Thank cdenoi
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12 July 2016|
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Response from KevinGault | Reviewed this property |
This would be a question for the restaurant.
Teri L
27 February 2016|
Response from BETHS24 | Property representative |
yes, starting at 5 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9213
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