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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a cool evening after visiting wineries. Soups were outstanding. Menu interesting and diverse. Enjoyed the creative use of different vegetables. I had acorn squash pot pie. Husband had seafood. Everyone in our party had something different, and each person enjoyed their...More

Thank Secondlook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with family. Freshly prepared food, well presented and friendly staff. Great desserts! Had the white fish Po boy, very good! Like a few other restaurants on Front St this place is small in size but big on fresh quality food...

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, what can I say, but WOW! The wife and I were in Traverse City in April 2018 for business and for pleasure (Our Michigan Travels). We decided to grab dinner the first night in town. We chose Poppycocks right downtown for dinner…and certainly glad...More

Thank Smelker
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have tried many restaurants here in TC over the last 11 years, but Poppycocks is now our favorite. Best Parmesan whitefish I’ve ever had and the tomato spinach Parmesan soup is amazing! They have many gluten free and vegan options too....More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We stopped for a late lunch. Both of us had their homemade tomato soup which was really good. Had salads with grilled salmon. Good food and good service.

Thank frederick k
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I have lived in the Traverse City area for 27 years and recently rediscovered charming Poppycock's restaurant. With an enviable location downtown on desirable Front St, quick walk to shopping and the beach. Their soups are what draw me in,creamy chicken paprika, 🍅 tomato spinach...More

Thank Arrowheadaway
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Traverse City Restaurant Week is a great time to check out the local restaurants! Poppycocks is right downtown on Front Street. We had really good service and the food was beyond amazing....especially the (meat pillow) the short rib which was the most flavorful and tender...More

Thank LATrish
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Described as "New American Cuisine", Poppycock's never disappoints. Five of us ate there recently and everyone really enjoyed their meal. I had a pork dinner, my husband had whitefish, a friend had salmon, another a burger and another friend had a vegetarian dish. The salads...More

Thank Gina W
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Wow, the Pita Appetizer is delicious. We ordered 2 for a table of 7 and it was plenty. Also were there during happy hour so the price was only $7. Special drink prices too. Recommend a reservation since it is a small restaurant. Service was...More

Thank 243DLP
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Consistent/Decent food... menu is someone diverse in its offerings....best night to go is Wednesday during the off season they do a couples special app, 2 mains, desert and a bottle of wine

Thank Jsmitty0070
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-941-7632
Casual DOWNTOWN restaurant offering New American inspired cuisine. Eclectic specials, fresh seafood, pasta, unique sandwiches and salads, vegetarian specialties and award-winning desserts. Emphasis on fresh, local products. Live jazz on Friday and Saturdays. Full bar with extensive martini menu, wines by the glass, and unique craft beers on tap,
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