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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
+1 231-995-0570
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing Bloody Mary's, food and wait staff!!! We can't praise this restaurant enough! We will return!

Thank Sunsetlover08
midland, mi
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392 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time I've been to Bubbas and it was better than the last. Did breakfast both times. Staff was great, funny and attentive. Got the meat lovers omelette, amazing. Others got the hash and it was good as well. Definitely will go again!

Thank roger3116
Grayling, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly wait staff. Warm atmosphere and a very comfortable feel. The food is delicious as well. Would highly recommend.

1 Thank CarRas1
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our local favorites. Overall, love it. Fair number of draft choices, and always decent. Cans and bottles are overpriced. The only warning I'd give is avoid the $2.50 Bloody Marys on Sundays. Small, watered down, and hardly any booze or flavor. Otherwise, love the place.

Thank Ben B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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312 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bubba's was our first stop when staying in TC and it was a great choice. An olive burger for Spencer and the turkey pesto melt (special of the day) for me - both hit the spot after a long day of driving. The staff was helpful, friendly and efficient which was a good thing as Bubba's fills up quickly and... More 

2 Thank spencersbride
Muskegon County, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little bar/grill downtown that has awesome food! Our group of girls just split appetizers and had drinks. Everything was great!

1 Thank Terri V
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here on a recent trip to Traverse City. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Extensive menu. Food was delicious and service was reasonable.

1 Thank Beth v
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love their menu! A must try is their bubba sauce! Different and standard menu items to meet any desired taste. There is a bar area and it is a hot location at night or for sports. Children have their own menu and this place is family friendly with great ambiance. Food is made in house and not just bought... More 

Thank Jennifer D
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a group of customers there for lunch. Everything was OK and the service was fine just nothing to move it above an average rating. The steak on my steak salad was a little chewy. While the others did not rave about their lunches they did say they were good. The men's bathroom needs a big time deodorizer.

Thank D6371
Elizabeth W, Public Relations Manager at Bubba's, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Bubba's. We take matters about the quality of our food and service very seriously, and use guest feedback to consistently improve our offerings. While it sounds that your party had an overall enjoyable experience, we apologize that it was not up to the standard of excellence... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us went to Bubba's today and had the best burgers we have ever had. The staff was great, and we're quickly seated. Would highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?