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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, they offer a great happy hour menu for drinks, wines and beers (5-6 p.m..) usually during the week. They always have specials, small plates, appetizers, etc. The food is excellent, mostly using local sources, depending on the season. Nice atmosphere and a great wait staff. The desserts are exquisite. My husband had an unusual artichoke and lemon bisque --... More 

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Thank Beth J
River Falls, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide selection of lunch options. Food was very tasty. Sandwiches and salads very good. The chocolate cake was excellent. Cookies were okay. Great for a group

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Thank PatNick2013
Lake Orion, Michigan
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed dining here for lunch. Menu was accommodating to vegetarians and gluten allergies. Decor was warm with local art on the walls. Food was fresh and delicious.

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Thank hammers1856
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a work event and we had a limited menu to choose from. I had the mango coconut curry and my husband had the brisket. Both of them were really good! We also tried the tostada nachos and the hummus appetizers and those were both good. The kitchen ran out of a couple things while we were there which... More 

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Thank Funtwin1
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Very good food in good atmosphere. Three of us dining and each of us agreed the food is very good the wait staff was great.

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Thank Julie O
Windsor, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I had plans for another restaurant, but found the line out the door. We looked for another place, and found Poppycocks. The menu board in the window looked good, so we tried it. Amazing. They were nearly full, and we were told it would be a 20 minute wait, unless we wanted to use the "high chairs".... More 

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Thank netsengineer1951
Plainwell, Michigan
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I just returned from another wonderful visit to Traverse City! Just before we hit the road for home, we stopped at Poppycocks for a quick bite. I had the most amazingly delicious tomato, spinach, and swiss soup! My husband ordered a sandwich because he didn't want to a eat a lot before getting on the road and... More 

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Thank Kathy K
Plymouth, MN
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I give it a very good. The service was helpful and attentive, the noise level low. Had a sandwich which was very good, meaty, interesting flavors. My wife had a really good salad, the harvest salad - pumpkin bread croutons, great dressing.

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Thank Tom C
Traverse City, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I think my husband and I are considered regulars. We have been dining at poppycocks for almost 20 years and with all of the new places that come and go in traverse city, they are still our favorite place. Go for it! Try the green plate, you won't be disappointed.

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Detroit, Michigan
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203 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Many menus selections. More beer than wine choices to choose from but still a good selection. Evan was a super wait staff!

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Thank pekopper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
Cuisine
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-941-7632
Description
Casual DOWNTOWN restaurant offering New American inspired cuisine. Eclectic specials, fresh seafood, pasta, unique sandwiches and salads, vegetarian specialties and award-winning desserts. Emphasis on fresh, local products. Live jazz on Friday and Saturdays. Full bar with extensive martini menu, wines by the glass, and unique craft beers on tap,

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?