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Slabtown Cafe and Burgers

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826 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2466
+1 231-932-1760
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome burger. I really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and ambient lighting. The pricing is reasonable and the location is great.

Thank Steven R
Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I both had the Olive Burger with the Fresh Cut Fries. The food was fresh and good and provided a good value; no complaints at all... But, in our view, it was rather 'pedestrian' (i.e., not 'something to write home about'). We will likely eat there again sometime during the coming year -- but there are so... More 

Thank S J
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favorite is their TC Burger which has blue cheese and dried cherries. Their French fries are fresh cut every day and are the best!

Thank barbaral462
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little hole in the wall joint. No frills, just historical photos of the slabtown area. Good food for a good price.

Thank Spartyfan2
Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Slabtown as we are always looking for unique places to eat in our great hometown of TC. Was worth a try, but we were underwhelmed. Burgers were nothing special and fries were undercooked.

Thank Scott J
Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is it the best meal I have ever eaten in a restaurant...No. It is however a great burger for a fair price. The fries are fresh cut and the burgers are pattied in house. Plenty to choose from as well. First time: Punji Pepper Patty; a Burger stuffed with cream cheese, jalapenos, Bacon, Pepperjack cheese, ketchup, Mustard, Pickle and Onion... More 

Thank cmushall
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch, luckily just before noon. Food quality is terrific for the cost. A very good variety of burgers & related eats as well. Warm, cozy atmosphere. A must when in T.C.

Thank zburger1211
Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost a cafe feel to this custom burger joint in an old house on the west side. Interesting and eclectic selection of burgers (I had blue cheese with cherries, fried onions and lettuce/tomato on mine), home cut fries, and root beer from a keg (I'll assume - and hopefully - something fairly local). The building is warm and friendly -... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in with some friends for a quick bite. The food is high quality. Got a great veggie burger and homemade fries. Definable a place to stop in where everyone can get something to eat. Highly recommend, would eat there again, no question.

Thank Travel0ver999
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very casual and very friendly. Order at the counter and they bring your food to the table in paper bags. OK burgers, hotdogs, and wraps but better fries. Bus your own table. Interesting old photos of Traverse City.

Thank Gardener2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 826 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2466
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-932-1760

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?