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“Darned good breakfast”
Review of Bubba's

Bubba's
Ranked #11 of 299 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Royal Oak, Michigan
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Darned good breakfast”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Wow, the "Meghan" was one of the best breakfasts I've had in a long time -- an English muffin sandwich made with gently-scrambled eggs, Havarti cheese, tomato, and sliced avocado. Oh my, where has *this* sandwich been all my life? And at only $3.75, I found it a really great deal. My husband ordered "Bubba’s Poutine," which is a bowl full of tater tots, cheese, and sausage gravy topped with a couple of fried eggs. Delicious but very filling -- he wasn't quite able to polish it off, even with a little help from me. My only criticism of the restaurant as a whole is that all of the tables are for six, so if you come as a couple, you'll probably have to share if it's busy. Not sure what the place is like for lunch or dinner, but if my visit was any indication, the breakfast really rocks.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Burgers are amazing!”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Burgers, tater tots, and beer were the best thing to eat after a day at the beach. Everything was delicious, service was great, can't wait to eat here again. It is worth the wait to get a table.

Visited July 2013
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Thank SheriSingh
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Traverse City
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bubba burgers rock”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Great atmosphere, good service, fantastic food! Specials that were worth giving a try. Bubba's sauce and barbecue sauce were fantastic! Who could ask for anything more??

Visited May 2014
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Thank Judith W
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Dayton, Ohio
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bar food”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

No complaints, but it is just a bar setting with bar food. Okay bar food, but nothing more. The service was good which is always important. If this is what you want, by all means you should try it.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Richard V
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East Lansing
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food and drinks”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Love the food LONG LINE to be prepared to wait in line or go at an odd time. Great drinks, casual atmosphere right downtown! Can wander the shops while waiting at least or walk across the street and gaze at the water. Love they have jello shots here to buy at the bar too!

Visited July 2013
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Thank skinygyrl
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