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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (75 reviews)
“whitefish” (150 reviews)
“baja tacos” (24 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 5 February 2018 via mobile

This was my Second visit to Apache Trout and won’t be the last. They have a wonderful variety of fresh seafood as well as a nice alcohol selection. Price is not too expensive for the high class of service you get.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Very good food , consistent , good service and beautiful view. A really nice place for dinner with friends , exceptional brunch and in the summer cocktails looking over the beautiful bay

Thank LuAnn L
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Had a last minute lunch here with TC family and although had eaten here many times before was a little disappointed in the whitefish sandwich. Expected it to be baked or grilled but it was fried with a crust I did not like. Next time...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Hubby 2 sons and myself went here to eat dinner on a Friday night. Busy but great service. Wonderful food. Reasonable pricing. Definitely will return, definitely recommend.

1  Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

The panko knocked me out. The Apache Whitefish used to be my favorite dish here. It was served grilled and seasoned perfectly, served with vegetables. Ever since they expanded the restaurant, the whitefish became marketed on the menu as panko crusted, and in my opinion,...More

Thank LeylaAl
kristinkiteley, General Manager at Apache Trout Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

We really appreciate your feedback.I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy the Panko Crusted Whitefish. It is usually one of our guest's favorites. Hopefully if you dine with us again, we can suggest something more to your liking. Thanks again for the review, we...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We have tried several times to eat here, but one hour+ waits kept us away. Recently we arrived about 8pm and were able to sit immediately at the bar. What an awesome meal. Had the whitefish, best I have ever had. Big portions, you will...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The best food in Traverse City! Costly, but worth it. They don't take reservations , so waiting can b e up to 2 hours, but you c an sit in the back yard and soak up the view o f the bay!

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My wife gets the ahi tuna salad and I get steak. The food is always perfect here and we love coming back every time we are in the traverse city area.

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This is a lovely restaurant, well appointed, and with a well trained experienced staff. I ordered the white fish, a northern Michigan staple. The flavor was good and the meat cooked so as to retain moistness. The breading was a little heavier than I like....More

Thank Rsmith7412
kristinkiteley, General Manager at Apache Trout Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thank you for the review and the kind words about our staff. We will use your comments to improve. I am so sorry that the vegetables tasted off. We use fresh vegetables and feel that it is important that every item we put on the...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018

My wife and I love to stop by Apache Trout. The atmosphere is fantastic, the view of the bay is unparalleled, the food delicious and the staff most excellent. A fun place for a group or for a date night. But don't tell anyone, it's...More

Thank Boolahboolah
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Questions & Answers
Dee P
2 December 2017|
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Response from kristinkiteley | Property representative |
Absolutely. You can call, stop in or purchase them online at our website. apachetroutgrill
20 November 2017|
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Response from Mary S | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not take reservations.
Daniel G
6 October 2017|
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Response from kristinkiteley | Property representative |
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. Our owner was an avid fly fisherman and he named the restaurant after the first fish to go on the endangered species list, the Apache Trout. It is found in the rivers of Arizona and... More
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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