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Apache Trout Grill

13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
+1 231-947-7079
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (41 reviews)
“white fish” (172 reviews)
“baja tacos” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The food and view were great, especially as we had to wait an hour! The meal was hot and fresh! Variety of foods offered and drinks!! We will return!

Thank Nikki D
Reviewed yesterday

Fresh, fresh, fresh!!! Great choices for dinner. Even made sure my wife who is allergic to dairy was taken care of. Came back on Sunday to eat again but they only served Brunch til 14:00. The food at dinner was spectacular and the service was...More

Thank tarheelboy31
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Location was perfect! Right on the waterfront. Beautiful view! Food was fantastic. Restaurant staff was extremely friendly!

Thank MyThoughts4462
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing food! Gorgeous views! Usually a little wait but so worth it! We eat here every time we r in town !

Thank honey713
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hostess was friendly and honest! Greeted upon entry, told wait time, which was just about exact. Waitress was friendly and . knowledgeable. View was outstanding! Food was wonderful!

Thank bzmichigan
Reviewed 4 days ago

"Nobody goes there because it's too crowded." No reservations or call ahead but it is worth it. If you are a drinker no problem just enjoy the view and make sure you have a DD!

Thank Nosepicker
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place Beautiful view. Seafood bisque was delicious Great seafood. We waited but bartender was super.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Traverse City hands down!! Have to come here anytime we are in the area and I get the same thing every time, twin filets. Just melt in your mouth with that Boursin cheese!! I dream about it! Bottom line it's great...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant sits right on the bay. We love visiting here for the great view of the water. They have a nice outdoor bar area too. They open the sliders and you can feel the breeze! The food and service is good. I wish they...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have heard reviews for years from family about this establishment, the Apache Trout Grill lived up to years of rave reviews. Upscale but comfortable, the decor and views are a highlight. Good wine selection. There was not a specific gluten free menu but our...More

Thank Michelle F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Would like to have a wedding rehearsal dinner here at the end of April. Is the private banquet room only available in the fall and winter? If it is available, who should i speak to about using it?
13 January 2017|
Response from Karen C |
Unfortunately we don't have a private dining area that we can use too host parties like yours. Sorry we cannot accommodate you.
We would like to come for the brunch tomorrow. How long is the typical wait and what is the best time to come?
25 September 2016|
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Response from MIRockHunter | Reviewed this property |
Timing is always a question at this place. Sometimes is it 30 - 45 minutes, other times, immediate seating. I would get there before 12:30, and ask for a table at the window and enjoy the view.
We would like to come for the brunch tomorrow. How long is the typical wait and what is the best time to come?
25 September 2016|
Response from Dannielle H | Reviewed this property |
Earlier is better. E abuse of the church crowd but the wait isn't too bad and they have lots of space to sit if needed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$33
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-7079
  • E-mail
The Apache Trout Grill has a casual lodge theme to the dining room. Over looking Grand Traverse Bay is the perfect setting for any occasion.The Apache serves good food right.
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