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Mode's Bum Steer

125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
+1 231-947-9832
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (58 reviews)
“steak” (123 reviews)
“baked potato” (20 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a local landmark that is sorta a 50's throwback with their style. Great steaks are their draw. Usually not overly crowded and a block off Front street.

Thank TCEd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was like walking back into the 1970s... what a nice traverse city gem. Food was amazing and waitress attentive.. must try

Thank Laquida
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wait staff was unbelievable. Called earlier in the day and told them we were a party of 6 and my father was a Korean war vet. They said they don't take reservations but will make sure, if they cannot sit us immediately, that they will...More

Thank Tammie J
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Group of 8 and infant stopped for lunch. It was not busy. Took a while to get served and drinks delivered. French dip sandwich was dry unless you added cheese, onions or mushrooms (with added cost for each). Steer burger was pretty good, but bun...More

Thank Cadbanker
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Very reliable old fashioned food and great service. Best wait staff in town. I had super blackened tuna and my lovely wife has a super lobster tail.

Thank studdog
Reviewed 23 February 2018

The interior is unassuming and has a 60s feel, kind of a retro cool vibe. The wedge salad was okay, but nothing spectacular. Then spectacular arrived -- my filet mignon was set in front of me. Wow! Perfectly prepared. Tender and full of flavor. The...More

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We were excited to try a local favorite as it came highly recommended. Our party of six was told there was no wait when I called five minutes prior to arrival. When we arrived we were ushered to the back hall and told we needed...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I’m in TC a few times throughout the year. I love you everything about TC. Mode’s is THE BEST PLACE for STEAK. Prices are up there but the food is fantastic. Service is always friendly and they work very hard to make you happy. Salad...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

It was my husband's birthday and he wanted a good steak. A local from Traverse City told us this place had great steaks and prime rib. He had steak/ shrimp combo and said it did not taste like it was seasoned at all. I had...More

Thank toledorey1
Reviewed 25 October 2017

It was a recommendation by our wine tour guide and he was right about the steaks and the sides. The wine was not very good and the salad bar was not good at all, but the steak was incredible and baked potato was the perfect...More

Thank Rarlica
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30 July 2015|
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Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
No Young children not permitted after 5:00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9832
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