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Slabtown Cafe and Burgers

826 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2466
+1 231-932-1760
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (200 reviews)
“fries” (133 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
826 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2466
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My last visit wasn't good. Saturday afternoon, came in to get a chicken Caesar wrap. Took 10 minutes to get through the line which isn't unusual. A group of four 5-minutes behind me ordered burgers.Waited almost 20-minutes for my food and the group of 4...More

1  Thank Superhornet326
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick and friendly service! The burgers are phenomenal and the shakes are delicious. Great deal for the price.

Thank Angie P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Super fun place in the hood... great burgers , fresh a Nd offered many different ways .., located in an old house and fixed up very cool.

Thank tedlockwood
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great local burger place with local soda, many choices of burgers and a convient location. You can eat in, or take it to the beach! You order at the counter, wait for your order and off you go. Lots of options for ordering food the...More

Thank KTMH
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Named Slabtown in honor of the original residents of the area who constructed their homes form "slabs" left over from millin wood, this restaurant serves delicious burgers, excellent fries and good beverages - including shakes. It is a treat on a budget!

Thank Al H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to this “restaurant” numerous times. The burgers are decent. The fries are very good. The problem is, despite having crackers placed out for customers to take, they have an unwritten rule about how many crackers you are allowed. When you take more...More

2  Thank john v
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the local craft soda offerings and chocolate milkshake! The prices were great, fries and onion rings were excellent, and we both enjoyed our burger. The honey mustard on the Sweet Lincoln burger is outstanding. Service was quick but limited seating inside.

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Hand pattied burgers and fresh cut fries! Couldn’t ask for anything better.Reminds me of a home made burger!

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Need I say more. Put it in a bag and I am going to the picnic table. The place is a unique addition to Traverse City.

Thank tcclark050
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

So glad we tried this place! Best burgers around Traverse and also their fries are out of this world! We stop now every time we visit the area!

Thank Jennifer W
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Questions & Answers
18 October 2016|
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Response from JaxConNon | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol drinks but good soda and shakes/malts!
21 August 2016|
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Response from dash126 | Reviewed this property |
Sean C
1 December 2015|
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Response from Soonergolf | Reviewed this property |
It is a converted house with fairly limited seating. If I remember correctly they did have moveable tables. I think you should call them if your group is more than seven or eight.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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