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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
+1 231-995-0570
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
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Reviewed today via mobile

The chicken and waffles were very good, huge portion. The corned beef hash was dry. 75 percent of the meal was potatoes, very little corned beef. I would never order it again. I'm sure the burgers are good. Some other time we might try them.

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wandering the downtown and ready for lunch. Posted menu looked interesting for a pub ... food much better than expected!

Thank Eta A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best full breakfast in town. French toast was fantastic. The also have awesome burgers and a large craft beer selection

Thank Matt F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with family on a weeknight after time at the beach. Nice, casual atmosphere. Staff was friendly and the service was good. Kid had a burger and a shake. Adults had a Reuben Eggrolls which sounded iffy to one of us, but were amazing!...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good stop for lunch. A nice variety for all. The burgers were fantastic. They did have lunch specials. They offer breakfast until 11. They also have malts.

Thank Erin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bubbas makes the best burgers in town. Beef is very fresh, seasoning is perfect. Fries are a fantastic too. Ask for pretzels and spicy mustard for free before you get your lunch or dinner 👍🏻 highly recommend bubbas. Will be back.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family decided on Bubba's for dinner. When we walked in, eight tables were open. The hostess told us we couldn't sit down because a large group was coming in. Okay, no problem. We sat at the bar instead. Half hour later, we noticed the...More

Thank dkoscher
Jeff W, Owner at Bubba's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

that does sound screwed up thanks for letting me know. I am sorry this happened.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time wasn’t a charm either. We were turned away because we were told the wait to get a table was longer than the kitchen was going to be open. It was 20 minutes before the kitchen closed and over a THIRD of the tables...More

Thank LeoIV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for burgers and food took over an hour to come out of the kitchen. Drinks seemed to take a long time too. Service although friendly, wasn't attentive. We actually had to go to the host stand to find out server so we could pay...More

Thank Brooke B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in for breakfast on our way to golf. Great food, great service, great price. We will be back.

Thank whatever017
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12 May 2015|
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Response from LifesATrip4Me | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a big beer drinker but I always notice the chalkboard full of listings of what their offerings of the day are. They seem to always have some from Michigan. That place is awesome - excellent food. I think if you go... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-995-0570
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.
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