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Sleder's Family Tavern

717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
+1 231-947-9213
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (36 reviews)
“buffalo burger” (10 reviews)
“wet burrito” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I wanted to eat somewhere that has roots in Traverse. This restaurant is the longest running restaurant in Traverse city, established 1885. Typical pub food, burgers, perch and lots of appetizers. We enjoyed our stop, off to bike along the shore!

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We are in Traverse City for the Great Mac & Cheese Bake off. Looking for a truly local res to visit and found Sleder’s Family Tavern listed as the oldest Restaurant Michigan - sold! What a great fun place lots of atmosphere. Waitress was very...More

Thank Irshlord
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Both my husband and I remembered this place from previous visits. Nice selection of beer. Good wet burrito and nachos. I've had better meals but the atmosphere is hard to beat and the food was good. Outside of, though not far from, downtown.

Thank seecrane
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Came here for an early dinner. Two of us shared a Sleder burger and an appetizer. The burger was a bit overcooked, but it was still juicy and good. The app was broccoli and cheese bites, which were decent.

Thank pseudoengin
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great neighborhood bar. Definitely worth a visit. The decor is rustic and vintage. It definitely reflects the history of the place. The beer was cold and the food was great.

Thank lovesfood13
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Stopped by Sleder's Family Tavern for lunch and found out that it was founded in 1882 and has been open since then. We split a special hamburger and my husband added a bowl of clam chowder. The burger did something many can't -- the outside...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Smooch the Moose! Came in for lunch. Ordered the 1/3#burger. Husband ordered the turkey sandwich. We left full and very satisfied. 135 years old!

1  Thank Smcnraymond
Reviewed 11 September 2017

As everyone should know by now, Sleder's is the oldest restaurant in Michigan; and that means they have been doing everything right for over a century -- since 1882, in fact! Obviously, I wasn't there at the beginning, but if the food and hospitality was...More

Thank GrandpaJoeG
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Been a few years since we last visited. Decided to stop for lunch. Got the welders burger, wife got chicken fingers. Both came with homemade fries. Both were good but the burger could have used more seasoning. Good selection of beer. Oldest family run restaurant...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent burgers and a chance to "smooch a moose"... Who could ask for more? Have a great burger is the coolest atmosphere and don't leave without kissing the moose -a time honored tradition!

Thank moyasimmons2012
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12 July 2016|
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Response from KevinGault | Reviewed this property |
This would be a question for the restaurant.
Teri L
27 February 2016|
Response from BETHS24 | Property representative |
yes, starting at 5 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9213
Sleder's Family Tavern, a Traverse City original and Michigan’s oldest, continuously operated restaurant established in 1882, is known for its cozy and casual, family style dining with historic decor, animals galore, and the longest mahogany bar in town stocked with local and international wines, domestic beers, and micro-brews. Football games are mandatory; we have bar specials during Red Wings games; and our ``On the Porch`` Concert Series has been hosting exceptional national and international singer/songwriters for over 20 years. On our lunch and dinner menu, you'll find diverse American foods, 100% beef burgers, and homemade fries. Come enjoy a basket of perch or a buffalo burger with a pint of Sleder’s Cream Ale, and don’t forget to kiss the moose for luck!
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