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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
+1 231-995-0570
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (249 reviews)
“tater tots” (50 reviews)
“haystack burger” (17 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went later on Saturday night, no wait. Ordered burgers, very good. Onion rings are a must order, absolutely fabulous!

Thank ltfly4
Reviewed 5 days ago

They have an awesome selection of food drinks and everything we ordered was great. We sat at the bar on a Sunday afternoon because there was about a 20 minute wait for a table. The bartender was extremely busy so the service was a little...More

Thank Regina T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Group went here this past Friday and was pleasantly surprised. From the outside this place doesn't look like much. but O-Baby. The food was awesome!!! I highly recommend the pull pork. I guess its true what the say don't judge a book by its...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful service! Avocado salad and wings were great! Love that discounts are offered and you don't need coupons! Also, you receive the pre-discount and discounted bill so you can properly determine the tip!

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for late lunch during "Bubba Time" on a Monday. Special was a french dip sandwich. It was good, thinly sliced medium beef. Au Jus was luke warm, bummer. My wife had the usual Haystack burger and we split a side of sweet tots...More

Thank Retired-Lt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town staying at Great Wolf Lodge and were looking for a non-chain restaurant to eat at. We were suggested Bubba's by the front desk and we are so glad we went there. We got burgers, wraps, and chicken sandwiches. My husband's burger...More

Thank V6039ZBamandag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very Juicy burgers, fries were also delish with a crispy coating to them. Staff was very friendly and very attentive. Burgers were pretty pricey considering they don't even come with fries.

Thank WonderWanderer21
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The food was very good and the location is in the downtown area. Service was excellent and would recommend this establishment. Will be back!

Thank wshill72
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We love this place. It can get busy so give yourself some time. Love their salads and apps, but they offer a great array. Delicious drinks round out a perfect meal here.

Thank SarahSesaw
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Burger and a beer - really enough said. Excellent hand made burger patty with lots of variety to how they stack it. Very flavorful. Large selection of local craft beers. Very good wait staff. The restaurant is extreme casual with a picnic table vibe. My...More

Thank Robert R
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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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