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) #9 of 232 Restaurants in Traverse City ££ - £££ American, ,
428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
+1 231-995-0570
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (376 reviews)
“tater tots” (49 reviews)
“gumbo” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to Bubba's because it had a really high rating on TA. I didn't find anything special here. The hostess was going to seat me at a six top even though I was solo. The service was a little slow - they weren't busy...More

Thank likeeat
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our burgers were perfectly cooked and wonderful. The kids meals were large and both kids enjoyed their food. Our waitress was personable and on top of service.

Thank kerius236
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our kids here on our visit to TC. It's a casual, family friendly diner. Think Applebee's but with better food.

Thank jasonrjocelynr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was really good....hostess didn't acknowledge us and was talking to someone and was rude ....took a long time to be seated and over hour and a half to get our food!! But all our food was good! Just telling it like it was !...More

1  Thank tsov1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love their breakfast sausage. If I lived in Traverse City I would be a regular here. Great drinks and specials.

Thank Therese G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a good burger during our visit to Traverse City and remembered a great visit to Bubba's on a previous trip a few years ago, so we decided to give it another try. Parking is mainly on the street and it is metered. The...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the mac & cheese bites for an appetizer, they were pretty good. I would definitely have them again. After enjoying those ordered the black and bleu burger medium well. KT Lynn was incredibly attentive and entertaining and fun to interact with. When my...More

Thank Overdoesit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They used to be amazing and a good value. Now they are average and extremely expensive. You can get a good meal here - the tots and bubba's sauce are still great - but it's just not the same. Ah well.

Thank G_Seven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd come here more often but the seating is geared towards groups rather than singles or couples. I don't think there is a table for less than 6 in the place. Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, soups and sides sums it up. Big booze stock. Service excellent.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good burger. Cooked to the right temp. Tots were undercooked. Service was fast. Decent beer selection.

Thank industrystandards
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12 May 2015|
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Response from LifesATrip4Me | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a big beer drinker but I always notice the chalkboard full of listings of what their offerings of the day are. They seem to always have some from Michigan. That place is awesome - excellent food. I think if you go... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-995-0570
Burgers, burritos and beer! You're going to love the great food and downtown Traverse City atmosphere at Bubba's - Traverse City's favorite spot to hang all season long! From bubba-size burgers to fresh unique salads or sandwiches, or choose from the chef's home-style favorites of the day on our chalkboard. All of our selections are made from fresh, wholesome ingredients.
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