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Sleder's Family Tavern

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717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
+1 231-947-9213
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

I grew up in Jackson Michigan and have fond memories of my uncles smelt dipping. I moved out of Michigan years ago and seeing smelt in a grocery store is a rarity. My brother told me about Sleders specifically for the smelt and it did not disappoint. I ordered the 14 oz serving which was bigger than I expected. It... More 

Thank Lisa S
Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Not sure what all the fuss is about with this tavern. Service was painfully slow and unfriendly despite it being un-busy. Food was nothing to write home about, either.

Thank vanessa f
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216 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

For our first meal in Traverse City Sleders was quite the let down. We were first to arrive for Friday lunch, restaurant was completely empty. Ordered the recommended Perch which was close to un eatable. Smallish pieces over fried and completely filled with bones! Somehow I think we may have ended up with last week's catch! Wasnt good, however the... More 

Thank woofiedo
powell, Ohio, USA
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Get the Bacon and Blue Burger. You won't be disappointed. Unless you're a vegetarian. Also - leave some room for dessert - and don't forget the kiss the moose!

Thank sthoma3
West Texas
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Just looking for a beer and burger.....though there were several things that tempted me on the menu. Waiter was knowledgeable about their brews and was able to serve us promptly, and deliver exactly what we ordered.

Thank WestTexan
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Got to Traverse City to find the streets packed with parade goers, since I deplore parades, my wife and I headed to Sleders for lunch for the first time, we loved it. The food was excellent, reasonably priced and fast friendly service. Loved the atmosphere and all the animal mounts on the walls. Can't wait to go back..

Thank 727bruceh
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We were here during the Cherry Festival and they had lots of tables so there wasn't a wait. Ribs were good with a little spicy bbq. perch was lightly breaded and tasty. We would go again!!

Thank Suzy M
Elk River, Minnesota
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I hadn't been to Sleder's Tavern in 40 years and went there on a visit back to Traverse City in late June. The place hasn't really changed, with I think is great. Same ambiance, same charm. The food was really good and it was a bonus that they offered several choices of microbrews. We had a very good time there.

Thank NorthwoodsJuan
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142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I ate here yesterday after not visiting Traverse City and Sleder's in several years. The menu is different. The size of portions is different. I took a friend from out of state because my memories were so very different from what we experienced. The place was busy, as usual, and the burgers were very good. The uniqueness of the restaurant... More 

Thank Gingerop
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I was visiting a friend in Interlochen, and he recommended Sleder's the Cheese Steak sandwich makes a great lunch I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that either lives in Traverse City or visiting the area.

Thank Thomas R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9213

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?