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“Great restaurant for Pork Belly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Towne Plaza

The Towne Plaza
Ranked #23 of 295 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Traverse City, Michigan
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great restaurant for Pork Belly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is one of my new favorite restaurants in Traverse City. Towne Plaza has the best Pork Belly and many other delicious items on their menu. They have an outdoor seating area that is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner! Staff is really pleasant and service is very good. Call for reservations, especially in the summer and weekends.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank skcTC
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TC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best eggs Benedict”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Best eggs Benedict I've ever had. Hands down. I've had it on three separate occasions and it never disappoints. Seriously, it's so freaking good, just go have it!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SushiQ21
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“High marks across the board”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Towne Plaza was recommended to us by one of the servers at Brys Estate winery, so my husband and I decided to give it a try -- and we're very glad we did. We tried the escargot, pheasant breast, halibut, and a pleasantly light bread pudding, and every dish was excellent and beautifully presented. The wine list is varied and affordable, too (we enjoyed the "Row Eleven" Pinot Noir). Our server was friendly, attentive, and very knowledgeable about the dishes on the menu. This was our last night out after a few days' vacation in Traverse City, and we feel like we ended our trip on a very high note by dining here. I look forward to coming here again during a future visit to the area.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Padawan1960
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Hand Made Fries Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is my "go to" place in Traverse City. If you can sit outside in the arbor framed plaza, it is a delight. The menu is unique without being bewildering...and thoughtfully prepared. The french fries are out of this world.... chef owner said it is a two day process to achieve the crisp and flavor.. and I would say worth it! My daughter, who is gluten intolerant, had the vegetable gratin and it was delicious. Somewhat like a lasagna, but without pasta. Great spot in downtown Traverse City!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Forcythia
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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worms in our Oysters”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

While the presence of worms is not completely unheard of on and around oysters (according to Google) under no circumstances should be served to patrons. The way in which it was addressed, or should I say not addressed, by the server/management was completely unacceptable. Upon bringing the worms to our servers attention, after a substantial wait, our she came over, looked at the worm and took out plate away with really no acknowledgement of how truly unappetizing it was. Next time we saw her was when she brought us the remainder of our order, which we barely touched. When we asked for our check, she proceeded to tell us that they were only going to charge us for the oysters we ate, and we could choose a dessert. We never heard from management, nor were there ever any apologies. It made us question not only the kitchen's cleanliness and attention to detail, but also the management supervision of the staff. We will not be returning.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KristiTC
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