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J & S Hamburg

American, Diner
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1083 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-4737
+1 231-941-8844
06:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very solid restaurant close to home. Have had everything from fish fry, to burgers, to my new favorite their corn beef hash. All the reviews on here/ Yelp are true regarding their hash. It is tasty, homemade and just pure deliciousness... Try it and you will not be disappointed! Waitstaff have always been solid. Just a solid restaurant if you... More 

Thank Eliot H
Palm Harbor, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Always busy & bustling - Every time we go to Traverse City, we have to make a lunch stop here. Want to try their breakfast as well sometime. Don't miss it!!

Thank Marcie M
Traverse City
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Have always enjoyed lunch or supper here but found breakfast superior to any other restaurant prepared breakfast. Friends up from downstate and we were all amazed at the food prepared. Two of us got the special for Sunday morning breakfast, "Yooper Hash" and it was amazing. The other friend had the traditional hash and she agreed it was the best... More 

Thank Patti M
Walker, Michigan
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Had a late afternoon lunch on or way to Mackinaw Island and e stopped by J & S per recommendation on Trip Advisor. I had the pork dinner special, old school with mashed potatoes with gravy, a good not great dinner. The fish and chips the other folks had was a better choice. Deep fried the fish was exceptional, crisp... More 

Thank Robert R
Boyne City, Michigan
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had breakfast and were more than satisfied. It reminded me of more than one truck stop that we have visited.

Thank Bryan M
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Our family has been going to J&S for nearly a generation. The hand-crafted burgers on brioche buns are excellent but so are the creative omelettes and fish and chips. Definitely worth the trip from downtown. The J&S in downtown TC is different ownership. Good, but not the same. If you want some friendly insults with your meal, ask for Gina.

Thank Gravygourmand
Trenton, Michigan
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

A favorite breakfast spot to hear some good tunes, enjoy the paper, and enjoy a killer corned beef hash. The staff is friendly and I always find a spot at the counter with a cup of coffee poured as I sit down. You can tell why people have been coming here for years. Creative diner fare with a funky twist.... More 

Thank TraverseCityDiner
Traverse City, Michigan
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164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Since the 1930s, J&S Hamburg has been the iconic hamburger "joint" in town. The original restaurant is still downtown, but this second location maintains the same excellent quality. If you're looking for the ol' J&S, you still need to go downtown. However, if you close your eyes, the food transports you back to the original location.

Thank Doc3100
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This is the place for the best 'fish and chips' in the area. Seating cramped but service is good. Don't worry the people are locals so if your looking for a place to go turn to your right or left (whatever your more comfortable with ) and ask questions, they'll answer with good ideas.

Thank Fred S
Penkridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

The food was excellent! The service was excellent! The seating was horrible! The booths seats were all ripped and torn with stuffing coming out. When I sat down, I could feel the displaced padding. Such a shame for a place that has excellent food and service.

Thank Marie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1083 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-4737
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-941-8844

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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?