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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
+1 231-995-0570
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've tried a number of meals at Bubba's and wow, they have all been outstanding. This week it was the Bubba's Steak Sandwich. Delicious. Hard to go wrong at Bubba's. As we were leaving and walking down the street a couple was debating where to...More

Thank UpNorthSans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never been disappointed in their burgers. In this foodie town, Bubba's wins the burger wars. Great service, even when they're busy (which is the norm). Have tried nearly every burger and all are so good because the meat is excellent. Plain cheeseburger is super. Really...More

Thank joynel48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Always busy. Be prepared to wait in line for a seat. It seemed loud, like a bar, both times we ate dinner. So if you are looking for a intimate place for to have a conversation this is not the place.

Thank SageSam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had the pleasure of breakfast and lunch at Bubba's - both were beautifully presented and expertly prepared. The wait staff were prompt and friendly. Bubba's is truly a dining gold mine in Traverse City.

Thank Patti M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here for a late supper. We sat at the bar because the place was pretty full and amazingly noisy. Mary ordered a local Reisling and I had a Fat Tire Belgian wheat beer which I had never had before. Both...More

Thank jimbobdog1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we ordered was delicious! The fries were unlike any I have had before- so good! Both kids and adults were pleased with their meals. We got there before the dinner rush and got to enjoy "bubba time" for 25% off- bonus! Can't wait to...More

Thank Stephin128
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! That's all you can say about their burger! So deelish! We sat at the bar and enjoyed drinks along with the gumbo, which was authentic! Service was prompt and friendly!

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The burgers here are amazing! I also love the pretzels they give you while you wait for your meal. Right downtown go here to have a great meal

Thank im_dawn
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop for hamburgers and beer but all their food lookes delicious. The staff was very friendly and great at making recommendations.

Thank bonaramanda25
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I always have a good meal there. Decent value, offers a little bit for anyone in your party. If your other option is booked, Bubba's is always a good fall back.

Thank CommunityCuisine
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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