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7 Monks Taproom

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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128 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2611
+1 231-421-8410
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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430 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped in on Sunday afternoon for a beer and a late lunch - early dinner. She ordered the GRILLED ASPARAGUS SALAD MIXED GREENS, GRILLED ASPARAGUS, BACON, SMOKED BLUE CHEESE, PARMESAN PEPPER CROUTONS, SUNNY SIDE UP EGG, RAMP VINAIGRETTE. It looked amazing and she was pleased. I ordered the GREASY SPOON BURGER 6OZ. BEEF PATTY, PICKLES, ONION,... More 

Thank Clinton S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place, relaxed atmosphere. Several people raved about the burgers but didn't live up to the hype and definitely overpriced for a burger. Did not look like any of the pictures we saw of the burgers. Everything else we had was great. Brussell sprouts as an appetizer were awesome! Korean nachos and pork sliders were great too!

Thank abbi426
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a birthday celebration. Fantastic selection of beers. Truffle popcorn was inventive and delicious as were the bacon wrapped dates. The beef sliders were flavorful but the au jus was overwhelming which resulted in drenched soggy buns. The waitress was extremely friendly and attentive. Definitely will become our go to place when in TC.

Thank Jan C
Clearwater, FL
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times, the last 2 meals here have been a disappointment - the food has really gone downhill. Nachos that were ordered have had mostly stale chips in them on each occasion. Also had the Mac N Cheese that was completely flavorless and was quite expensive for what you get. Should have sent these items back, but... More 

Thank FlCracker
Matt C, Owner at 7 Monks Taproom, responded to this review

We very much care on all levels. We sincerely apologize for your experience with your food that evening and look to dig into these issues immediately. Assuming you were in fact overcharged, we'd like to know how to settle your past tab appropriately. I am very interested in the date you last visited, who your server was, and if you... More 

Denver, Indiana
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231 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently stopped here for lunch on a trip up the coat of Lake Michigan in search of lighthouses. We had a great experience. Although the place was crowded, we were seated and waited on promptly. There was a great selection of beer, which we enjoyed our picks. Our food was delicious.

Thank Vickie D
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend for dinner. I don't like beer and they had a very limited menu of liquor/mixed drinks. We split the monk n cheese, it was just average. It needed more flavor and some crunch on top (breadcrumbs, bacon, etc). Also would have been better if it came with some type of bread. Would choose a different... More 

Thank BakeMoreCake
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The food was great and there's a large selection of nice beers to choose from. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the staff were pleasant and happy

Thank Scott A
Canton, Michigan
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Stopped in for a quick dinner. Service was slow and the server seemed to be busy elsewhere, not certain where as it's a smaller place. Great selection of beers, no drink specials. Flite of beers seemed a little pricey. I had the Roast Beef Sliders which were tasty but had a too much gristle and fat for my liking. The... More 

Thank RottieGuy951
Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

An excellent selection of beers on tap! The food menu was limited, but the burger I had was better then the regular bar burger. Staff was helpful, but seemed to congregate more around the regular customers.

Thank WiscRNTraveler
Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Had dinner last night - Restaurant Week...$30 per person.. The food was good - my husband and the other couple had the halibut entree; I had eggplant lasagna. The salad was very nice, but very small. The halibut was 3 small pieces of battered and fried fish with a few french fries. The "third course" was a small scoop (typical... More 

1 Thank cbzlady
Matt C, Owner at 7 Monks Taproom, responded to this review

We appreciate the constructive criticism, this is the first we've heard regarding the value for this Restaurant Week. We are looking into this today and having all apps, entrees, and desserts plated so myself and my business partner can examine these for their value. If you have any further feedback, please email myself (matt@7monkstap.com) for any other areas we can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2611
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-421-8410
We're a dynamic craft beer bar with an ever-evolving draft list with 46 draft options. We offer local food, local people, & a local experience. Children are welcome before 9pm. Full-service bar.

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