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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
+1 231-995-0570
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have only been here once on a weekend trip, but thought my meal was delicious. Staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Can't go wrong if you like burgers.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here with a group of 10 for my husband's birthday. They don't take reservations so when they said we could have two tables next to each other without a wait we decided to go for it... however, the tables turned out to not...More

Thank jrkorzen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing food, great atmosphere, wonderful drinks, and the staff was so helpful and attentive even though it was pretty busy. I would totally recommend!

Thank KaitiMal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to stop and have a burger or sandwich and beer this is the place. Good beer selection. I wasn't impressed with their barbecue. Was dry and tough. Everything else we tried was perfect for a casual dinner.

Thank William G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I arrived in TC after a long day and just wanted to have a meal, a drink, and just relax. After checking places out on Trip Advisor we decided to give this place a try as it was not too far from...More

Thank Browniejake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got into town late on a Friday night, we headed downtown TC to find somewhere for a late dinner. Decided on bubba's, it was still pretty steady at about 8:30-9:00. Waited 5-10 min for a table, food was average. My wife had the blackened shrimp...More

Thank Sonny G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here for breakfast and dinner. Unique delicious food and always amazing service. Good vibes and good drinks! I always have to stop at Bubba's when I'm in this area. P.S. Hannah is awesome! Yum yum!

Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went following advice from the front desk clerk at our hotel. Nothing fancy, just wanted dinner after checking in. We din't eat beef or pork, so I checked the menu online. It seemed there were plenty of other choices. However, when we got there,...More

Thank MikeinOH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bubba's is a casual, fun place with a lively atmosphere, delicious sandwiches and great beer! We went with friends and everyone ordered something different. No one was disappointed. Service was good and we all want to go back.

Thank April L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several years ago while in Traverse City, Bubba's was recommended. Best burger in town, they said. The first thing we loved was the atmosphere. Tons of energy inside, exposed brick tavern style place with a good beer selection. Great, friendly service. Then the burgers came....More

Thank George H
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12 May 2015|
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Response from LifesATrip4Me | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a big beer drinker but I always notice the chalkboard full of listings of what their offerings of the day are. They seem to always have some from Michigan. That place is awesome - excellent food. I think if you go... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-995-0570
Burgers, burritos and beer! You're going to love the great food and downtown Traverse City atmosphere at Bubba's - Traverse City's favorite spot to hang all season long! From bubba-size burgers to fresh unique salads or sandwiches, or choose from the chef's home-style favorites of the day on our chalkboard. All of our selections are made from fresh, wholesome ingredients.
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