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Apache Trout Grill

13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
+1 231-947-7079
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“white fish” (183 reviews)
“walleye” (100 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were at this restaurant on Labor Day weekend. While the restaurant was extremely busy, we thoroughly enjoyed drinks near the docks with a great view of Grand Traverse Bay as we waited for a table. Our dinners were all well prepared and the service...More

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to the Apache Grill today for the whitefish. The whitefish was very good, it was what came with it that was seriously lacking. My Yukon mashed potatoes were just that potatoes. No butter, salt pepper, or any kind of gravy. Plus their was...More

Thank karen3107218
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to this restaurant for lunch on Friday and had excellent service. I had the tuna club sandwich (seared medium rare tuna) with fries. I like cocktail sauce with my fries and our waiter made fresh cocktail sauce that was just right for my...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived on a Monday night and did have to wait 45 minutes for a table. The place was packed a a large table in front of us caused our service to be slow. We all ordered fish and 3 out of 4 of us...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were recommended to dine at apache grill by hotel staff while visiting traverse city. I ordered bacon burger for lunch & my mom ordered award winning mac & cheese. My hamburger was so overcooked I couldn't even cut it nevermind chew it. Mac &...More

Thank SeaShells1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here for over the summer. Long line? No problem! The patio is open with live music and ample seating. Kick back and have a cocktail with friends. I had the NY Strip and it was seasoned and prepared perfectly. Desert...More

Thank Carmine_poleto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch while on vacation. Had some trouble getting seated when it wasn't that busy. While I am not a seafood fan the rest of the family loves seafood. This place didn't disappoint. The seafood was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was perfect...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food. Nice atmosphere. Melt in your mouth filet, fall off the bone ribs, and to die for smoked whitefish dip.

Thank lolly1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whitefish is divine, perfectly cooked, fresh local catch, and the perfect crunch. The drinks are a tad pricey and it was a bummer not being able to dine outside on such a beautiful fall day, but what a nice place and view. Yum

Thank BeeEwe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food and atmosphere. It didn't disappoint. I had the prime rib and my husband had the rainbow trout.

Thank Bertina S
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Questions & Answers
13 January 2017|
Response from Karen C |
Unfortunately we don't have a private dining area that we can use too host parties like yours. Sorry we cannot accommodate you.
25 September 2016|
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Response from MIRockHunter | Reviewed this property |
Timing is always a question at this place. Sometimes is it 30 - 45 minutes, other times, immediate seating. I would get there before 12:30, and ask for a table at the window and enjoy the view.
25 September 2016|
Response from Dannielle H | Reviewed this property |
Earlier is better. E abuse of the church crowd but the wait isn't too bad and they have lots of space to sit if needed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-7079
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The Apache Trout Grill has a casual lodge theme to the dining room. Over looking Grand Traverse Bay is the perfect setting for any occasion.The Apache serves good food right.
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