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Cherry Republic

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Address: 154 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
Phone Number:
+1 231-932-9205
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Welcome to Cherry Republic of Traverse City, a mecca built to honor the...

Welcome to Cherry Republic of Traverse City, a mecca built to honor the northern Michigan cherry and the Up North lifestyle.

Located in the 'Cherry Capital of the World' and on one of America's Top 10 Great Streets, our diplomatic embassy is just a block from West Grand Traverse Bay in beautiful downtown Traverse City. Come in and sample over 170 of our locally-made cherry products, grab a seat in our cafe (which serves crispy pizzas, hearty sandwiches, fresh salads, and the best Cherry Pie you've ever had), or grab a glass at our wine/soda bar and sample 24 varieties of wine and soda pop.

We're open 7 days a week, all year long. The Embassy is the largest storefront in the historic downtown area so we're hard to miss. It is great destination for people of all ages so we'd love to see the whole family!

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Excellent food. Cool store

Ate lunch here after shopping for a while in the store. It's great to be able to sample so many of the food offerings for sale. Lunch fare was good to excellent. Marinated tomato... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate lunch here after shopping for a while in the store. It's great to be able to sample so many of the food offerings for sale. Lunch fare was good to excellent. Marinated tomato chickpea salad was good; a bit too oily but the oil was dispersed by spreading out the contents on the paper underneath the sandwich plate. Cherry... More 

Thank white_shoes_white
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95 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love all of their products. They have samples everywhere. I feel that their prices are higher than other specialty stores......maybe because of so many samples . You could make a meal out of them. Many great items.

Thank Jane B
Traverse City, Michigan
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cherry Republic is a family favorite, you can't go wrong no matter what you buy, they offer a cherry salsa that is incredible, the chocolate covered cherries are amazing, and the best part about this place is the always friendly staff, we have never been disappointed... go and enjoy!! Oh and they have gift boxes and ship too!

Thank brenda d
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the same as last time. Hot as heck in there. Expensive for sure. We did eat a snack which was okay. The pies didn't look fresh but rather maybe frozen and thawed out. I settle for pie turnover which was great.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great Wine tasting! Many selections of cherry products. Can actually taste before you buy! Wonderful, helpful staff.

Thank Dawn P
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to go in on an empty stomach and go to town on samples including cherry jams, salsa, chocolate covered, candies, sodas and even wines!! They have it all. They even will ship for you. They have a cafe and indoor play place for the kids to entertain themselves while you shop/eat your way thru the store! If you... More 

Thank momof3boysplus1girl
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Samples are great The wine is excellent and the staff has agreed to deal with. Some of the pricing is high but the food is great

Thank Valuerocks
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I cannot pass up a chance to pop in and see all the new selections. This place is not just for out of towners!

Thank northexcursion
Seoul, South Korea
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51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a must stop if you go to downtown TC. They have cherry everything, and the tasting is great. We did some wine tasting, and for the little ones (or non-alcohol drinkers) they let you do tastings of their soda pop. The woman who served us samples was super helpful.

Thank Becky R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

So many unusual uses of the cherry and free samples. I think we wound up buying one of everything. Stopped in frankenmuth for something we forgot!

Thank pinkfroggy9

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