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The Cottage

472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
+1 231-947-9261
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“monkey bread” (14 reviews)
“pot roast” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a surprise The Cottage was! We are a huge group of 18 people, getting together for an annual family gathering. Hungry and tied, we wandered into the Cottage. We all had fabulous dinners from great meatloaf & pot roast to lighter fare like local...More

Thank PamelaCapeCod_MA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We called ahead to allow time to accommodate for our party of 13. They were able to get us in quickly for dinner. Menu had a great variety of food choices. Family friendly. Staff was nice and very welcoming. The greeter, the server, and the...More

Thank Vanessa K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hometown feel! Definitely a place where the locals eat. The Cottage is known for their fried Perch! I had a sandwich and delicious hand cut sweet potato fries! The place could use some elbow grease to clean their windows, booths, and landscape. Otherwise, we...More

Thank 42Travel2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a hometown family restaurant which I'm sure is visited by locals regularly. Service was good and the food was OK. Good value if you're on a budget.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great price, great service. Locally owned. Thank you Angela at Best Western for sending us this this cozy local restaurant.

Thank jackiekg12
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This place is great. They serve home style dishes. We found options for our picky meat and potato guys and vegan friends. Breakfast is wonderful, they even made a skillet by request from off menu. A favorite is the Traverse City Cherry Salad.

Thank Jaime T
Reviewed 25 April 2017

There was a group of four of us, and we went back both days. The service was amazing (ask for Coty, you won't be disappointed!), and the food was excellent. Don't miss out on the biscuits and gravy!

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This restaurant has good quality food. They give you nice size portions. Every waitress I have had at this place has been great. The manager is extremely nice and helpful.

Thank marytE5500GN
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Met family for a late breakfast (10am) and I went with the morning special. Omelette with bacon, sausage and onions. It comes with cheddar but I asked for American cheese (I know, American cheese is one molecule away from plastic) but it tastes good; I...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The food is very good and plenty of sitting. Reminded me of the family style atmosphere. A variety of menu selections with reasonable pricing. Friendly staff and good service.

Thank PattyMTraverseCity
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9261
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