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) #10 of 223 Restaurants in Traverse City $$ - $$$ American, ,
428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
+1 231-995-0570
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tater tots” (48 reviews)
“burger” (362 reviews)
“gumbo” (26 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 12:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was not impressed by the young man that welcomed us when we walked in. There was a wait and he did not tell us that until he asks for our name and number. He was not friendly at all. When a place opened at...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I ate a late lunch/early dinner here on a Tuesday afternoon in June. My meal was good (I had the Cuban) but I would order something else if I came again. Nothing wrong with it, just have had better Cubans. My wifes...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Super friendly service and a fun menu. The food was fantastic. There was also a great selection of beers.

Thank Phoebe B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This places has huge hamburgers that taste amazing, the food is really good. Definitely would revisit if I had the chance.

Thank cbriggerman2001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The words... Sweet. Potato. Tots. They are awesome and no trip to Bubba's would be complete without them. Also great house sodas, burgers and salads.

Thank hannah_mi_16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bubba's Sunday evening and enjoyed the food and the local ambiance. The many choices of beer was also a plus and the service was exceptional.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great atmosphere, and wonderful food. We stopped in for lunch prior to shopping downtown. Had burgers and they were delicious, and the sweet potato tater tots are a must!

Thank mccdq1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Frank's sandwich, above average Basic Breakfast, great service and perfect neighborhood ambiance. You have to try it!

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you asked 100 locals their top 5 favorite restaurants in town, I imagine most people would include Bubba's. It has great options, quality service and CONSISTENCY. I've been to Bubba's a dozen or so times since I moved back almost 10 years ago, and...More

Thank Nuzzinaples
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bubba's is a really really good burger and sandwich place located in downtown Traverse city. You might have to wait a while before you get a table (on weekends) which is a given for most good places to eat. You can leave your cell phone...More

Thank adarshganesan
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
My husband and I are visiting Traverse City at the end of this month and we are looking for places to try. Do you serve local beers on tap or bottled? If so, which ones?
12 May 2015|
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Response from LifesATrip4Me | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a big beer drinker but I always notice the chalkboard full of listings of what their offerings of the day are. They seem to always have some from Michigan. That place is awesome - excellent food. I think if you go... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-995-0570
  • E-mail
Burgers, burritos and beer! You're going to love the great food and downtown Traverse City atmosphere at Bubba's - Traverse City's favorite spot to hang all season long! From bubba-size burgers to fresh unique salads or sandwiches, or choose from the chef's home-style favorites of the day on our chalkboard. All of our selections are made from fresh, wholesome ingredients.
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