We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
Website
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

422 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 422: English reviews
Chicago
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitress was a bit thrown off about our questions about the food & our requests for modifications. We also had some difficulty getting some water. Everything came out as we had requested & was really, really good though. It's a little on the pricey side, but with in range of reasonable expectations given the quality of the food.

Helpful?
Thank Kruth
North Royalton, OH
Level Contributor
134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service located right downtown Traverse City. Parking can be a bit of an issue, but well worth the effort.

Helpful?
Thank HoloNorthRoyalton_OH
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family here and were not disappointed. Numerous Michigan craft beer selections, and quite an assortment of dishes: lamb Ragu fettuccini, salmon on a cheese polenta, and pork tenderloin with kale sprouts, not to mention the great pits chips with 3 dips. 4-5 standard options on the kids menu. A meal we won't soon forget!

Helpful?
Thank TeamPardee
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was top notch. The options for the children is great. The staff was extremely accommodating. The food was exemplary. Great dinner experience!

Helpful?
Thank stat12000
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant just really felt like "Traverse City" to me. Decorated with local art, low-key but exquisite! Their menu was full of fresh seasonal ingredients. I ordered the Acorn squash pot pie and a coconut cloud for dessert! Both were heavenly! (OK, I admit that coconut and lemon are not local ingredients, but I'm telling you...this dessert was good!).

Helpful?
Thank SpartyChic
Level Contributor
126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit TC this is a must visit and once again they did not disappoint. Our family of 6 loves the pita chips with cheese/salsa/hummus- has to be the Best appetizer anywhere-love it!! Tried the Honey Chipotle Beef brisket which was also very good. Wash it all down with one of the best cookies ever and I love... More 

Helpful?
Thank Keith K
Sault Ste. Marie
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Food was good, but the place was way too noisy. Booths were tight. It's a small restaurant. It was busy for dinner and the voices just bounced off the walls creating a very loud atmosphere .

Helpful?
Thank Sue14SaultSte_Marie
Canton, Michigan
Level Contributor
77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Start with the Pita Chips and you won't be disappointed. Hummus, salsa, and cheese were great with the warm chips. Didn't care for the Banh Mi Dirty Fries, as the stuff just doesn't seem to stick together to put the flavors together, others love them. I had the Whitefish Po Boy and just wasn't impressed by it. Others really enjoyed... More 

Helpful?
Thank RottieGuy951
Traverse City, Michigan
Level Contributor
28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stop by to celebrate our new refrigerator, ouch, not planned on!!! So it'd restaurant week here in T.C., and went out on the limb and ordered, Lamb belly, and well as Grouper cheeks. Which I was totally blown away, and I mean Blown away. Even my picky eating lover was going on about great the meal was. Really it... More 

Helpful?
Thank 2151scott
Traverse City, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived for dinner on a date with my sweetie only to find out it was couples night… I love this restaurant. Been here for lunch several times and their soups are extraordinary and service is always good. A full bar is always helpful when entertaining friends from out of town. However this evening was a bonus prize with Two entrées... More 

Helpful?
Thank lisaannedevroy

Travellers who viewed poppycocks also viewed

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 

Been to poppycocks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-941-7632
Description
Casual DOWNTOWN restaurant offering New American inspired cuisine. Eclectic specials, fresh seafood, pasta, unique sandwiches and salads, vegetarian specialties and award-winning desserts. Emphasis on fresh, local products. Live jazz on Friday and Saturdays. Full bar with extensive martini menu, wines by the glass, and unique craft beers on tap,

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from poppycocks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?