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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” (56 reviews)
“steak” (119 reviews)
“lettuce wedge” (12 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came on a Wednesday night, and while it was crowded, we were seated right away. The blue cheese dressing was very good, with a lot of blue cheese chunks. I had the prime rib, which could have been a little more tender, but it was...More

Thank pseudoengin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place a few years ago and we were very pleased with our food. Not this time! We both had steak combinations with ribs. The steaks lacked the flavor we remembered from before and the ribs were not good. They were tender, but...More

Thank LizNortonShores
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend found this restaurant online. After reading some of the good reviews, we thought this would be just the ticket for 3 friends looking for a good steak dinner with good wine. All three of us ordered the prime rib. One person in our...More

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious haddock, tasty fries. My husband's pulled pork sandwich was juicy. Waitresses were friendly, good service.

Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We stepped back in time as we entered the door and saw the vintage tables and chairs, which were very comfortable. The place was very busy on a rainy Tuesday evening. We were seated next to a family with a very noisy baby, which was...More

Thank dansgirl_9
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My friends and I stopped in for dinner and because it was crowded we sat at the bar. The bar stools were very uncomfortable and the food was just ok. I had the Duck but it was a bit chewy and the salad bar was...More

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I don't usually write a bad review but these were the worst steaks we have ever had in a restaurant. The waitress told us they are "known" for their steaks, so I changed my mind. Should have ordered the fish. I ordered off the lite...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered the Mode's Special which was ribs and steak, choice of side and wedge lettuce. The steak was perfectly cooked, the ribs were ok, but I didnt care for the BBQ sauce. Maybe because I'm from down south (Texas) and I'm use to a...More

Thank Yunieke1980
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Food was very good at a decent price, servers were very nice and attentive. When in Traverse City we go there. Just an enjoyable place at good cost

Thank Jsboloton
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We arrived and the restaurant was completely full except for the bar area. We decided to not wait for a table because we were tired. My wife ordered the 8 oz filet mid-rare and I ordered the 12 oz prime rib mid-rare. The bartender was...More

Thank Michael A
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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