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Apache Trout Grill

13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
+1 231-947-7079
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely love the Lobster and shrimp bisque! Food well seasoned and solid portions. Will definitely return!

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

AT’s no reservations policy is a bummer. If you’re prepared for a wait it’s OK, I suppose. The bar is typically packed and we found the tables dirty and service slow in the “waiting room.” Once you get past that and are seated in the...More

Thank TCtri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very disappointed with the ahi tuna salad. There was so much connecting tissue in the tuna I only got two bites and left the rest. The sesame ginger dressing was mediocre at best.

Thank kathydrabik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Apache Trout Grill has become our restaurant of choice in Traverse City to celebrate family birthdays. The outside seating along the bay is beautiful. While you can't get appetizers while you wait, you can enjoy a beverage. The menu has lots to offer both...More

Thank JudyJ432
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to hold off giving this a perfect rating because our service was so slow. There didn't appear to be any reason for it. The food was very good. Loved the view of the bay. We enjoyed the decor, its gives off a warm...More

Thank HikingFans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first year Apache Trout participated in Restaurant Week. I've always thought that during this week the chefs would take the opportunity to stretch and convince diners to revisit. After my meal here, I still need convincing. The meal started with BBQ shrimp....More

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view of the bay. Food is excellent. Prices are a little high. Waitstaff is mostly friendly and courteous. Ours wasn't very friendly, but others were very friendly! When the weather allows, their outdoor patio is the place to wait for your table. It's wonderful...More

Thank karay100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Beach Views, Outdoor bar for your wait. The staff is great, the indoor seated dining room and seafood cuisine is the best in downtown Traverse. Great date spot.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Brussels sprouts, Smoked Whitish dip and Lobster bisque ! Absolutely scrumptious and beautifully displayed.

Thank Tawni B
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This very popular eatery provides a great ambiance and good service. The entrees are enticing but tend to be over cooked and pricey.

Thank MichiganFrancophile
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Questions & Answers
Dee P
2 December 2017|
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Response from kristinkiteley | Property representative |
Absolutely. You can call, stop in or purchase them online at our website. apachetroutgrill
20 November 2017|
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Response from Mary S | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not take reservations.
Daniel G
6 October 2017|
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Response from kristinkiteley | Property representative |
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. Our owner was an avid fly fisherman and he named the restaurant after the first fish to go on the endangered species list, the Apache Trout. It is found in the rivers of Arizona and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-7079
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The Apache Trout Grill has a casual lodge theme to the dining room. Over looking Grand Traverse Bay is the perfect setting for any occasion.The Apache serves good food right.
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