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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pita chips” (32 reviews)
“lamb ragu” (9 reviews)
“dirty fries” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Poppycocks has a fantastic menu and extremely tasty desserts! I love coming here for the soup! Friendly waitstaff.

Thank shaunie1972
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place so we had to wait at the bar to a table to open. The restaurant reminded me of a diner, very narrow with old style booths. Staff were pleasant and the food was pretty good, while priced accordingly.

Thank michigantraveler2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into Poppycocks and sat in the mindow seats and people watched. We enjoyed the pita chips w/ humus, hot cheese and salsa. Those chips never get old. We also had red curry. The food is presented well and is delicious.

Thank Pam Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your heading Traverse City make Poppycocks a dinner destination while your there. Make sure to make a reservation since they can fill up quickly or maybe you just pop in a get a seat at the bar for a bite.To start the cocktails were...More

Thank Karle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything that we had was amazing. Key Lime Shrimp and Honey Chipotle Brisket were delicious. Tomato/Spinach soup was like no other.

Thank ReneeR313
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We stopped here on a cool evening after visiting wineries. Soups were outstanding. Menu interesting and diverse. Enjoyed the creative use of different vegetables. I had acorn squash pot pie. Husband had seafood. Everyone in our party had something different, and each person enjoyed their...More

Thank Secondlook
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with family. Freshly prepared food, well presented and friendly staff. Great desserts! Had the white fish Po boy, very good! Like a few other restaurants on Front St this place is small in size but big on fresh quality food...

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Well, what can I say, but WOW! The wife and I were in Traverse City in April 2018 for business and for pleasure (Our Michigan Travels). We decided to grab dinner the first night in town. We chose Poppycocks right downtown for dinner…and certainly glad...More

Thank Smelker
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have tried many restaurants here in TC over the last 11 years, but Poppycocks is now our favorite. Best Parmesan whitefish I’ve ever had and the tomato spinach Parmesan soup is amazing! They have many gluten free and vegan options too....More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We stopped for a late lunch. Both of us had their homemade tomato soup which was really good. Had salads with grilled salmon. Good food and good service.

Thank frederick k
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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