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Little Bohemia - The West End Pub & Eatery
Ranked #74 of 317 Restaurants in Traverse City
Price range: US$9 - US$18
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Est. 1932, Traverse City's 2nd Oldest Tavern, started as a hot dog stand with curb side service, outdoor seating, annual ritual of making sauerkraut, and a Speak Easy in the basement. One evening the owner was held up by a couple of Capone’s men, warning him he’d better get his liquor from Capone or else! They were chased off by an employee who was able to sneak to his truck and get his shotgun. Located in the heart of “Little Bohemia” the original owner named it in honor of the Bohemian community; expansions in 1933 and 1947 made it an icon and a premier destination in the city’s West End District. It also basks in the glory of Sir Walter Hagen. The golf legend made a daily stop to “hold court”, play bumper pool and have a few drinks. He lovingly referred to it as his “home away from home.” In 1961, Arnold Palmer won his 1st British Open win; he received a “congratulations” call from Walter Hagen; the call was made from Little Bohemia. Stop by and take in some great local history!
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great stroganoff ! Wife had a turkey sandwich! Was something that we haven't done for awhile. The only downside was that they only take cash.

Thank Larry F
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

What a great place to eat!!! And the kindest owner ever. We arrived for a late lunch just after the tavern closed prior to dinner. We were so disappointed because we had heard about the famous "olive burger". This restaurant was featured on The Food TV network. The owner fired up the grill and made us the best burger we have ever eaten. She was so friendly and told us so much about the history of the Tavern. We enjoyed it so much we returned (on time!) later in the week. In the evening, there was a Celtic group who played some really good music. Another must is the cherry bread pudding. Love it.

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Thank MDtraveler98
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Out of the ordinary and delicious. My husband had the olive burger-raved about it. I had the goulash which was wonderful with unique spices. We had the cherry bread pudding which easily fed two and took home a carrot cake. Lots of pride in their dishes and they stay true to a bohemian freshly prepared point of view. Saturdays are beef stroganoff days so we'll be back soon for that!

Thank crystalhaven
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The food was delicious but had an issue with our check. My husband paid the bill and after we left he said he thought we were overcharged. The next day on our way home we stopped back in for an explanation of our bill. We didn't get a receipt the night before. The same lady that waited on us was working. Apparently she is the owner. She was very rude. We had used a coupon so she automatically added in gratuity. I guess this is their "policy" because they "always get screwed" on tips when it comes to coupons. I have used coupons at many different restaurants and this is the first time I have ever heard of such a thing. She gave herself a $6.93 tip on a bill that was $31.25 before tax and 10% discount. We were very happy with the food and prior to stopping back in for an explanation of our bill had all intentions of going back and eating here again but not after the way we were treated when we went to ask about the bill. We are all human and make mistakes from time to time. The computer wasn't working so I thought maybe she didn't add things up correctly. She was rude from the minute we walked in the door. We will not go back and will not recommend this place to anyone. I was quite surprised to find out it was the owner we were dealing with.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I guess in the Midwest it's tavern food but I definitely know it as pub or bar food. However you describe it, this place is really good. It was a little walk from downtown but well worth it.

We had the perch, which was exceptional. Nicely fried, not greasy and it tasted fresh. The desserts were also very good. Nice beer selection too.

Thank Rob W
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