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The Cottage

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472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
+1 231-947-9261
07:00 - 21:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great. They serve home style dishes. We found options for our picky meat and potato guys and vegan friends. Breakfast is wonderful, they even made a skillet by request from off menu. A favorite is the Traverse City Cherry Salad.

Thank Jaime T
Stanton, Michigan
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a group of four of us, and we went back both days. The service was amazing (ask for Coty, you won't be disappointed!), and the food was excellent. Don't miss out on the biscuits and gravy!

Thank Terri B
Clinton Township, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has good quality food. They give you nice size portions. Every waitress I have had at this place has been great. The manager is extremely nice and helpful.

Thank marytE5500GN
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met family for a late breakfast (10am) and I went with the morning special. Omelette with bacon, sausage and onions. It comes with cheddar but I asked for American cheese (I know, American cheese is one molecule away from plastic) but it tastes good; I like things that taste good. It came with hashbrowns that were cooked perfectly because I... More 

Thank Dan B
Traverse City
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very good and plenty of sitting. Reminded me of the family style atmosphere. A variety of menu selections with reasonable pricing. Friendly staff and good service.

Thank PattyMTraverseCity
Traverse City, Michigan
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493 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Haven't been here since it was Mabel's. Surprised that I never see more cars in the lot. Ordered 2 dinners, the spinach ravioli and the strip steak. Both got the salad bar for our side. First thing our server did was to bring out a small loaf of cinnamon bread they called monkey bread. The salad bar had lots of... More 

Thank Bill H
Edmore, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a quiet, reasonable spot for dinner and breakfast the next morning. The Cottage filled the bill perfectly. Friendly service, good food and reasonable price. I enjoyed my visit.

Thank Michael R
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Other than a short wait to get a table, everything was perfect! Free monkey bread was a nice surprise. Great service. Food was great and large portions. Cook came out and asked how our food was. Let us know that he can make almost any flavor of pancake. Nice music playing. A good mix of 60s, 70s, and 80s. Enjoyed... More 

Thank Tigger3370
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I can't really review the fare here because every time I go here I always get the baked potato soup cuz it's soooo yummy!

1 Thank Paula E
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stayed at the BW Plus Hotel last weekend and Angela at the front desk highly suggested that we go to The Cottage. We were so glad we did. Great food, wonderful salad bar and family feel service. Kudos to the staff, owners, and Angela at BW for sending us there. We will be back when in TC and will... More 

1 Thank welovelife2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9261

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?