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

We decided on Poppycocks after a rather exhaustive (and exhausting!) review of a good number of restaurants in the same price range in the area. We were to celebrate my retirement. The menu was enticing even before we got there, and the specials for the day (they were featuring a Valentine's week list of special specials) made it quite difficult... More 

Thank BobV2
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful is a word to describe the entire experience. A brief but complex menu lived up to our expectations! Our service was flawless and our server was great establishing a quick rapport with our group! From perfect drinks to excellent desserts- we will be regulars!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and environment are both friendly and inviting. Tables in the front are wonderful to people watch, and the food is always satisfying. Soups are good and the fish sandwich is quite tasty. The Appetizers are always a hit, particularly the pita and hummus. Martinis are alllways a hit!

Thank mlrmanski
Traverse City, MI, United States
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten dinner here over the past few years and have really liked the food and atmosphere. It seems the menu has changed and they no longer have my favorite seafood pasta! BUT, the other food is very good and the service is also. They have great drinks and specialize in various martinis! The last time there, we had... More 

Thank Heidi G
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is nice (definitely not Mediterranean) but overpriced. The restaurant is in the old town Traverse City and has a downtown Ann Arbor vibe.

Thank Pammypooya
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285 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Creative gourmet creations while also serving up a fantastic burger and fries. Relaxed atmosphere and prompt effective service. We arrived at 5:45 on a Friday night , were seated right away and our food and drinks were delivered quickly. My burger was superior and my wife's gourmet chicken dish were both excellent. Full bar and bar seating as well. The... More 

Thank Mark K
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some restaurants are so limited in their selections and I picked Poppycocks specifically because of the variety of foods they offer. There were five of us women who gathered in TC for the weekend. Some were vegetarians, some wanted fish, some wanted beef/chicken. The food is fresh, generous portion and has a upscale twist to it. If I wanted home... More 

Thank Anne-Marie A
Bay Harbor, Michigan
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stopped here on impulse and was very pleased. The coffee was excellent. Service very good. I had their version of a club sandwich with avocado slices, which was a tasty and substantial lunch. Pricing was reasonable. My wife was also very satisfied. I would recommend Poppycocks.

Thank Tom D
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My son and I went here for lunch one day and almost walked out because we wanted FOOD, not trendy buzzwords. We ended up ordering the Black Angus burgers and I swear I have gotten better burgers at Burger King. We both ordered ours WELL DONE, meaning no pink. My burger was very pink in about 1/4 of the patty... More 

Thank David M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

Thank Beth J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?