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Sleder's Family Tavern

717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
+1 231-947-9213
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“burgers” (66 reviews)
“fries” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

When I was 21, I had my first drink at Sleder's. Yesterday, 50 years later my family gathered there to celebrate my Birthday. The grandchildren all kissed the moose. My husband ordered me a Sloe Gin Fiz like I had 50 years ago--the waitress had...More

1  Thank Gardener2014
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Research told us to go off the beaten path and try a locals place. Very cool place. Food was good, soup was great. Staff very friendly.

Thank Bon1219
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our group of six stopped in for dinner. It was a large take out order. The staff was very accommodating and kept glasses full while the order was prepared. The food was very good and well packaged for take out. Will return for sit down...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I grew up in Traverse City---Sleder's is a old family owed restaurant--Super place to eat and meet w/family & friends--a historic landmark that gives you that 'at home' feeling. The crispy chicken wings are one of my favorites. Don't forget to climb the little ladder...More

Thank debra k
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Sleder's has been around for a long time and boasts serving folks since 1882. The fare is standard tavern food but the Buffalo burger from a local herd and the smelt are our favorites on the menu. Sleder's also offers a wide range of beers...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had called ahead to reserve space for a large group and they managed to accommodate us even with another, even larger group already there. We only had one server, which surprised me for 27ish people, but Josh did great. I went for the olive...More

Thank irishgal20
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Unless you like waiting forever for substandard food in a moldy unhealthy environment, steer clear. This place literally made me so sick I couldn't even eat my food when it finally came with a fly in it and had to sit outside. No thank you.More

Thank Amy N
BETHS24, Manager at Sleder's Family Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

I am so sorry to hear about your experience, but I think you may have the wrong establishment. We have not offered outside seating at our establishment this entire year and the area has not be open to members of the public to sit in....More

Reviewed 9 September 2016

The oldest tavern in Traverse City, you will love stepping back in time for the best burgers and a drink. Quaint and just as it was when it opened (what year?). My friends insist on visiting every time they are in town. Don't forget to...More

Thank pamelaktay2016
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Dear Sleders, it's time to take a hard look at how are your food compares to the competition. I tried the vegetarian burrito and it was frankly awful. Please add some new vegetarian options to your menu. The other entrées (meat based) in our group...More

Thank TCtri
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Their burgers were amazing! Best burgers we have had in a very long time! And the fried pickles were awesome!! Very glad we came and happy to smooch the moose before we left! Crazy how long its been in operation! What history!

Thank whatagreatlife
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 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
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