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Flap Jack Shack

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3890 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684-4445
+1 231-941-1890
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly staff. Beautiful view. Decent food. Pancakes are very good. This place has been here since the 60s. Prices seem higher than average for breakfast.

Thank Robert H
Level Contributor
33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our business group meets here every Wednesday morning and Sara is our expert waitress. The omelette I usually get they change slightly with no complaints from the chef. I order the western omelette but they put the cheese on the out side which in my opinion isn't correct, they will however put it on the inside before they flip it... More 

Thank Dan B
Traverse City, Michigan
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486 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the New York Cheesecake pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. The stack was 4 high and more than I could have ate even if I liked them. Unfortunately they were the most dense pancakes I have ever tried to eat by far. Seriously I would guess they may have weighed twice what a fluffy pancake would. The sliced strawberries... More 

Thank Bill H
Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Wednesday evening with my kids. We had the Big Dutch Baby and Red Velvet pancakes. AS they state on the menu, the Big Dutch Baby takes additional time - but it is well worth it! The cinnamon sugar ooey gooey goodness added to the pancake was so yummy. Like the gooey center of a cinnamon roll. The... More 

Thank Jauntress
Frankfort, Michigan
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Eggs, toast, hash browns and bacon 7.99! Good food. Fast service. The restaurant was full of patrons for breakfast. Service was prompt and courteous. Our waitress checked on us throughout the meal even though though she was extremely busy. Carrie K was great!! Ask for her and leave her a big tip.

Thank 926pamelak
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had reuben sandwiches and the cheese, corned beef and sauerkraut was all shredded and mixed. Never really had a good taste of corned beef - it was all mushy. Unbelievable that the entire time we were eating someone was vacuuming around us. OMG . Still cannot fathom someone being this stupid. We will NEVER go in there again.

Thank birdleg53
Traverse City, Michigan
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Before the original Flap closed its door, it was a destination for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (They had authentic sourdough pancakes.) The new Flap has been redecorated to the retro 1970s look and somehow it works. Unfortunately, there are no shades on the southern windows and if you're there at sunset be prepared to be blinded. I found the food... More 

Thank Doc3100
Rochester, Indiana
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190 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

So you are asking yourself where to have breakfast in Traverse City well look no further, this is the place. I wish I had tried it earlier in our trip we wouldn't have eaten breakfast anywhere else. They have a whole array of pancakes and waffles and toppings for them. I had the NY cheesecake flap jacks and my wife... More 

Thank 3duckdave
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Love the food and the wait staff. We four people had different entrees and each of us was very happy with our choice. And the waiter was pleasant, efficient and kind. We will be back again. Thank you.

Thank rogersM837DI
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Expect a wait but they give you a pager to alert you-good flapjacks, pigs in a blanket, pumpkin pancakes-small skillet entree portion-forget the hash brown potatoes/tater tots totally terrible.

Thank TCfallcolors

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3890 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684-4445
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-941-1890
Pancake restaurant in Traverse City, MI.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?