We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Cottage

472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
+1 231-947-9261
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“monkey bread” (23 reviews)
“perch” (40 reviews)
“pot roast” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (282)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I dropped by this place for breakfast and had the veggie omelette. It was quite good. Service was quick and efficient. Staff were friendly. Not that many people there but it was midweek. If you are staying in one of the many motels along Munson...More

Thank Ciahasher
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a longstanding reputation for perch dinner; all you can eat every day. The salad bar was very good! A complimentary plate of monkey bread won us over!

Thank HappyOnTheRoad2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the restaurant that you want I In your own home town. The service was great and food was amazing from the appetizer (we had was hand dipped cheese sticks cooked just right) to our main course. Very clean friendly restaurant. 1 thing I...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for breakfast based on the reviews. Pulling in we noticed it was a popular place but also that their parking spaces seemed unusually small. We were driving a Rav4, so not a big vehicle at all and was a little worried about someone...More

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our sister-in-law and brother-in-law who live in Traverse City out to dinner at The Cottage. They knew the restaurant was there but had never had dinner there. We had the salad bar which contained fresh crisp items and was very clean, and we...More

Thank Raymond N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

HOMEMADE LIP SMACKING GOODNESS! Don't judge this place by its simple exterior because this place will surprise you! This gem of a restraunt was referred to us by the sweetest counter agent ANGELA(Angie) at The Best Western (within walking distance to restraunt). Skip the pricey,...More

Thank Janelle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were headed downtown and realized we had a time constraint to consider. We turned into The Cottage after reading the good reviews. I ordered the cherry salad, my husband the chicken club. The salad came with pumpkin seeds and I requested any other type...More

Thank EverydayAdventure
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing! Compliments to the chef. They gave us free monkey bread, there were giant pieces of all you can eat perch, and the liver was cooked perfectly! Our server Angela was very hospitable and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. I'm just...More

Thank Kayla B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good home cooking, reasonably priced and plentiful. Couldn't finish it all. Was a welcome find on oue vacation!

Thank Vickie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us at The Cottage Sunday afternoon. We all had "All You Can Eat" fried perch. Our first portions were so good and so generous, we did not want more. Staff was friendly and Service was good. We'll do it again.

Thank billbbson
Nearby HotelsSee all 40 hotels in Traverse City
Comfort Inn Traverse City
412 reviews
.06 km away
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Traverse City, MI
1,557 reviews
.17 km away
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
883 reviews
.26 km away
Knights Inn Traverse City
329 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Reflect Bistro Inside Cambria Suites Hotel
562 reviews
.60 km away
Centre Street Cafe
109 reviews
1.36 km away
Omelette Shoppe
314 reviews
1.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dennos Museum Center
140 reviews
.86 km away
Bryant Park
45 reviews
1.54 km away
Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products
12 reviews
1.08 km away
East Bay Park
9 reviews
.52 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Cottage staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9261
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing