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Sleder's Family Tavern

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717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
+1 231-947-9213
11:00 - 22:00
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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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Traverse City
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see restaurant on your trip to Traverse City. It is a classic place with great light food and beer.

Thank 257russelv
Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Treated myself to lunch here alone and won't be back. Waitress ignored me; had to resort to calling out to her several times. The food was nothing special either. Maybe it would have been better with a group of drinking friends?

Thank elle m
Ludington, Michigan
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my three daughters here, ages 14,12,11. We had the Brie, hamburger, burrito x2, and shrimp. Our bill was $50. Probably could have eaten cheaper but the fact that this is the oldest restaurant in Michigan drew me in. I was not disappointed. Very cute, friendly, prompt and fun. We did not kiss the moose but here is our... More 

Thank Leona B
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Glad to have been introduced to this place by a native Michigander. A proud interesting history with genuine decorations and taxidermy . Not really a hole in the wall, it's actually quite large, but the entry section has that kind of feel. Excellent staff. Very good food. Pricey like the chains but is genuinely unique. I look forward to going... More 

Thank LynchburgVARc65
Rockford, Michigan, United States
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We checked this place out, because of other people from TripAdvisor. It is an interesting place that has kept the older look all this time. The very old bar is interesting. The server was really nice... fun older lady. We ordered a burger to share, because it was supposed to be the best around. For us, it was not the... More 

Portland, Oregon
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253 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

There are lots of different things to look at around the building! Fun atmosphere! My husband ordered the Bleu Burger, and it was quite large and very tasty. He was a happy guy! I ordered the steak salad, which was fine but would have been much better if it had different greens instead of mainly iceberg lettuce. We would definitely... More 

Thank 5nn
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Loved this place!! First off, you can tell the burger is not one of those frozen patties placed on a burner. The burger I got was called the green olive burger which I found out was their most popular. The staff was extremely nice as well as giving great service. The great thing about this place is that you have... More 

Thank Kristen K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We waited 10 minutes before wait staff approached our table. It took 50 minutes to get our burgers and fries. The fries might have been good when they were warm, but they were cold. The burger was cooked as ordered and very good, but we can get better service with equally good or better food elsewhere.

Thank Donna C
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I had the chili which was very good. For lunch I ordered a sandwich and got something that I didn't order. My son ordered cole slaw and got cottage cheese. I have ate here a few times and the food is always good and service decent. Normally four stars but this time was a let down.

1 Thank Terry D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Although we had a large group the service was good. The food was okay but nothing spectacular. Enjoyed the atmosphere of the place and kissing the moose.

Thank Angela M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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?