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519 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2207
+1 231-941-1144
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're a TC local, you probably go to Chef's In for lunch a few times a month. There are dozens who go everyday! Sandwiches made to order (fill out a ticket with everything you desire on your sandwich) on great homemade buns, soups are made daily and I really like their Salad Bar (not available on Saturdays). Try a... More 

Thank Gary P
Traverse City, Michigan
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54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I hadn't been to Chef's In since high school, but it has always been a local's favorite. I hadn't gone because I have other places in town I love to go for a sandwich, but thought I'd come through Chef's. I had the Hot Turkey Cheddar Sandwich; it was only $6.60, and was good, but honestly, Folgarelli's and Bad Dog... More 

Thank Nuzzinaples
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

If you are coming to town for a visit or you live in town Chef's In is a must for lunch. Oh man you can have a salad bar with or without chicken, you also have the choice of a bunch of fresh sandwiches served hot or cold. I just have to say that I crave the hot turkey and... More 

Thank Mariahjane99
Omaha, Nebraska
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Chef's In makes some of the most interesting sandwiches. My favorite is the mushroom sandwich-- with lots of cheese. Served on ciabatta bread it's steamy hot. Cold sandwiches and soups are also available.

Thank Chip B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Whether it is a burger "run through the garden", or their great chicken sandwich, the Chef's In has been a local favorite for over 20 years. One of the last salad bars in the city, scratch soups, and an eclectic mix of customers. Highly recommended for lunch or take out.

Thank Gary P
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313 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Order at the grill and wait for the best sandwich ever! Indoor or outdoor seating, although view is of the parking lot. Small salad bar. Fresh made rolls for sandwiches. Friendly staff.

Thank DayBreeze
Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Homemade buns, huge portions, fresh ingredients. Been the same for years. Simply great food. Literally prepared in seconds while you wait. These guys are pros.

Thank John G
Ludington, Michigan
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

What a wonderful little deli. The sandwiches and soups were outstanding. I usually leave no food uneaten but the sandwich was so big I could only eat half. All very fresh ingredients, they bake their own breads and make their own soups. I had a ham sandwich on rye and a cup of white bean chili. Excellent. I joked that... More 

Thank rhkfwain
Cedar, Michigan
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Have been eating here for over 20 years and have never had a bad meal. The sandwiches, both hot and cold, are killer. Great salad bar and the turkey salad is the best I've ever had. Great service, great prices and fantastic food. A stellar combination for sure.

Thank PLW85
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

This little place has the best sandwiches!! Simple but delicious. Would recommend calling ahead and picking up.

Thank Poca P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Soups, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2207
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-941-1144

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