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Bubba's

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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
+1 231-995-0570
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08:00 - 12:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the carnivore burger, steak and bacon, mushrooms, lettuce and tomato, Swiss cheese. Their own house made bun! Fantabulous food. Service was great too.

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Thank Ben S
Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted restaurant that was reasonably priced so we stopped here , ran into the groom, staff was accommodating to make sure groom didn't see bride before their wedding day . Food was good and hostess very friendly. We didn't have to wait that long to get seated and we were there during prime time. I would come back.

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Thank Louise S
Midwest-USA
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I tried out this restaurant based on TA reviews. We were seated right away, and a server immediately took our drink order. We ordered a blue-cheese burger and a Caesar salad with spicy grilled chicken. Both were tasty and substantial, and neither of us could finish our food. They did advertise homemade soups on a chalkboard. Overall,... More 

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Thank grewgirl4
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with a daughter, and two grandkids! That alone would require a veteran traveler two drinks!! Drinks, food, staff were all wonderful! Loved my sweet potato tots and the turkey roll up that had another name to it----sorry. Everything at our table was a hit and came home with us if we couldn't finish it on the spot!... More 

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Thank Take-a-Break-Girl
Holland, Michigan
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, just pick a burger , any burger on the menu and prepare for awesomeness!!! Good beers on tap also!!! Quite small and you may have a wait, but once again worth it.

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Thank rick c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Bubba's for a quick solo bite to eat. I ordered the Hawaiian burger based off a recommendation from the bar keep. "Burgers are really our thing." Several TV's if you are trying to catch a game. Excellent atmosphere inside. Would absolutely return.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cadillac, MI
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great place to go for bloody Mary's and make sure to order their tater tots. I don't remember what the dish was called but it was a bowl that came with scrambled eggs, tator tots and sausage gravy all mixed together and it was really delicious! Service was out of this world and their butterscotch coffee... More 

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Thank michigandollie_9
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit when in TC! A little bit off the beaten path, but well worth the walk. Breakfast is exceptional as well as lunch and dinner. Try the Bubba's Sauce on any sandwich. Burgers, fajitas, Onion Rings and Cuban sandwich are highly recommended.

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Thank Katie L
Northville, Michigan
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came I with a group of teens & we all loved everything we got! From the onion rings to the burgers & the sauces that cone with each one! We had terrific service, as well. We will return every time we come on vacation!

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Thank Andrea F
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here four times during our month long visit. They use a local bakery for their buns and they are excellent! The fries are amazing! Loved the California chicken sandwich. Instead of getting a thick piece of chicken breast, they take the time to slice it and that ensures even cooking. Simply delicious!

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Thank Shelley M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 12:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?