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Bayview Inn Bar & Grill

5074 US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49684
+1 231-938-2690
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“prime rib” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza
$$ - $$$
5074 US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Reviewed yesterday

Eight of us stopped in looking for some late night grub... we found the right spot when others were all closed or closing (about 9 PM on the Tuesday after Labor Day). A few shared a pizza, others had a sandwich or appetizers. Food was...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bayview is your typical small town bar and grill. The food and service were GREAT 4 the value. We both had fish (salmon & white fish) and they were both excellent. Kacey was very busy but attentive to all her tables. Recommend the Bayview...More

Thank Dick P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted something close to our hotel - we were not disappointed with our choice. The food was pretty good and the drinks were cold. Decent service too. We would go back if we were ever in the area again.

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We have been to the Bayview on numerous occasions over the many years we have lived in the area. On every prior visit the seeks were perfectly cooked and the service great. The lot was filled, as it usually in during a Friday night in...More

Thank Donald R
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We're sorry your steak didn't come out right this time, Donald. Our team tries their best to make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen, and it's a shame that we weren't able to immediately fix it. We appreciate the feedback on this and hope...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were at Turtle Creek Casino, however, wanted dinner on the water. We read reviews and gave it a try. We we're not disappointed. We set out on the patio as it was such a nice evening. I had a pasta dish which was very...More

Thank aprilc289
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

We're thrilled you enjoyed everything! We can't wait to have you back again next time you're in the area. All the best, The Bayview Inn

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This was a disappointing trip. We haven't visited in a little over a year because last time our food just wasn't good. This used to be a great place to eat. Now the only thing they have going for them is the fact they have...More

1  Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We stopped in here because the lot was pretty full, around 5PM, on a weekday, usually a good sign. We seated ourselves near the middle of the bar at one of the few tables open. Place was noisy, in a good way. Ordered beers, free...More

Thank RFord
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

It's great to hear you guys had a great experience! I'm happy our team took good care of you. You can't go wrong with some popcorn while you wait, too. See you next time! Until then, The Bayview Inn

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Stopped in here because the parking lot was always full and now we know why! Steak and shrimp was the Monday night special and it was fabulous for $8.95. Went back a second night and had bbq chicken pizza which was fantastic. Enjoy there popcorn...More

Thank Sheri L
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Sheri, we're so happy you enjoyed everything! We're glad you came back again, and it's great your pizza was delicious. We hope you stop by again sometime! Take care, - The Bayview Inn

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Great place! Would highly recommend. Food was great. Plentiful and delicious. Atmosphere was great. Frankie the owner took care of us and was a wonderful server, really made our visit fun!

Thank Sharon R
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Sharon, I'm happy Frankie made you guys feel right at home! We hope you stop by again sometime for more. Thanks for the support. Take care, The Bayview Inn

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Loved the view of the Grand Traverse Bay. We ate here for the first time on Sunday, April 2, and, while it was very busy, the servers were all very attentive. I had the walleye, which was delicious, and we also had the cheese bread...More

Thank aj1210
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

So glad you loved the view! We're lucky to have it. It's great to hear your walleye was delicious, too. We'd love to have you back for another visit sometime! All the best, The Bayview Inn

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jan h
22 November 2016|
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Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
not sure, but probably for large groups.
Elena E
8 July 2015|
Response from Wayne P | Reviewed this property |
11 til 11 7 days a week
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5074 US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-938-2690
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Bayview Inn Bar & Grill is your Northern Michigan destination for great food, great drinks, and great memories - all with amazing views! Our lunch and dinner menus feature plenty of choices that are sure to satisfy anyone. Try our sizzling New York strip, our famous chicken tortellini, or the raspberry chicken salad - a local favorite! We've got it all, from fresh sandwiches and salads to juicy burgers and pizzas. At Bayview Inn Bar & Grill you'll never have to worry about your little ones - our kids menu is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Join us for our daily happy hour after a long day of work or bring your friends out to enjoy the big game on one of our 8 TVs placed throughout the bar! We've even got trivia night on Wednesdays and karaoke every Thursday. But of course, the best thing about being by the bay is the view! Enjoy the water and the sunset while you grab a bite or a sip with your family and friends at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill.
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