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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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“burgers” (251 reviews)
“tater tots” (51 reviews)
“haystack burger” (17 reviews)
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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 weeks ago

The Burgers at Bubbasis very good. The service is not so good. We went at a time when it was not busyand it took a while for someone to come over and take our order.

Thank Fun2Run49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for burgers and beers for lunch. Great atmosphere, service great too. Fun place to sit and have a beer and grab a bite while shopping downtown TC.

Thank TJS422
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best bar burger we've had in Traverse city. Super fresh meat cooked how you like it. Service good as well.

Thank studdog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I saw the swell ratings, had seen an article or two in magazines, and decided to give Bubba’s a try. In lieu of fries, I ordered tater tots. They were deep fried, so I couldn’t minimize my grease quotient. The burger bun was hard as...More

Thank jim p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went later on Saturday night, no wait. Ordered burgers, very good. Onion rings are a must order, absolutely fabulous!

Thank ltfly4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have an awesome selection of food drinks and everything we ordered was great. We sat at the bar on a Sunday afternoon because there was about a 20 minute wait for a table. The bartender was extremely busy so the service was a little...More

Thank Regina T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our Group went here this past Friday and was pleasantly surprised. From the outside this place doesn't look like much. but O-Baby. The food was awesome!!! I highly recommend the pull pork. I guess its true what the say don't judge a book by its...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service! Avocado salad and wings were great! Love that discounts are offered and you don't need coupons! Also, you receive the pre-discount and discounted bill so you can properly determine the tip!

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Stopped in for late lunch during "Bubba Time" on a Monday. Special was a french dip sandwich. It was good, thinly sliced medium beef. Au Jus was luke warm, bummer. My wife had the usual Haystack burger and we split a side of sweet tots...More

Thank Retired-Lt
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We were in town staying at Great Wolf Lodge and were looking for a non-chain restaurant to eat at. We were suggested Bubba's by the front desk and we are so glad we went there. We got burgers, wraps, and chicken sandwiches. My husband's burger...More

Thank V6039ZBamandag
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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