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The Cottage

472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
+1 231-947-9261
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“monkey bread” (17 reviews)
“pot roast” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
472 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3042
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading a lot of very good reviews, decided to try it out. Arrived middle of lunch time with very few people eating there, which can be a bad sign., when all the other restaurants around were packed. Service was very good, friendly and pleasant....More

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a nice family dinner following a day on the lake. The food and service was top-notch! My wife and I each had the all-you-can-eat perch special...probably the best fillets ever!! Garden bar was well stocked with lots of choices! Sweet potato fries...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group and told restaurant staff to break us up. We were seated at 4 different tables but had the same young waiter for all 4 tables. He was inexperienced and couldn't handle all 4 tables. I asked another waitress if she...More

Thank U642VMrobertc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurant for breakfast. Coffee was very good, as was the meal. Service was friendly and relatively quick. Not a spectacular place, but offered all the essentials for a good breakfast. The place was very clean as well. I would eat here again when in...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Great traditional breakfast with attentive staff! I had the Benny, my wife had blueberry pancakes, and my daughter had the Marian Island French toast (banana nut bread with fruit topping). All were excellent. Would come back again!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Very down home restaurant; they even brought a nice loaf of monkey bread as an appetizer. The kids' menu had a nice variety of choices and my daughter (who's hard to please) said their cheeseburger was one of the best she's eaten). I loved the...More

Thank MomASL
Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you're looking for the big breakfast that's not pretentious, this is it. The French Toast and Buttermilk pancakes were outstanding. Have heard good things about the monkey bread on the buffet, but we ordered off the menu. Great for families.

Thank KLGR2304
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for a quick breakfast! Large portions so you won't be hungry when you leave and fast friendly service!

Thank Ntaylor720
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Our bus was late arriving in Traverse City, our hotel had made arrangements with the Cottage to stay open a little later than usual. The wait staff were so pleasant with group of 43 people tired and hungry we were treated kind. The food, oh...More

Thank Barba131
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The four of us liked the food, service, and reasonable prices. The perch was very good. Location was super convenient. We travel to the Traverse City area often and this place will be a go to when we are here.

Thank David M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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