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Bayview Inn Bar & Grill

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American, Bar, Pizza
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5074 US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49684
+1 231-938-2690
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Michigan
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the view of the Grand Traverse Bay. We ate here for the first time on Sunday, April 2, and, while it was very busy, the servers were all very attentive. I had the walleye, which was delicious, and we also had the cheese bread as an appetizer. They also had a very good selection of both bottled and draft... More 

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Thank aj1210
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

So glad you loved the view! We're lucky to have it. It's great to hear your walleye was delicious, too. We'd love to have you back for another visit sometime! All the best, The Bayview Inn More 

Houghton Lake Heights, Michigan
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have spent many Friday Nights at this place. The people are friendly. Good Hometown Place to relax after work and have a few drinks.

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Thank Randy S
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We can't thank you enough for coming back over the years, Randy! It's great you've always been able to relax here after a long week. We'll see you again soon. All the best, The Bayview Inn More 

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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

There food is very good and they have a bar area and a separate dinning area. In the summer time they have a deck to have your meal at. There salads are very fresh. All meals we have eaten here have been very good.

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Thank Jim W
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We're happy you've always enjoyed it here, Jim! I hope we see you again before summer comes around. All the best, The Bayview Inn More 

Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place with a great view. Great food I had the steak sandwich. We also had pizza which was amazing. They have a good selection of beers.

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Thank Terry D
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Happy to hear the steak sandwich hit the spot, Terry! There's nothing better to have with it than a cold beer, too. Come back again sometime for more! All the best, The Bayview Inn More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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223 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The Bayview looks deceiving from the road. I had the grilled Ahi Tuna that was cooked perfectly, with fresh ginger, wasabi, fresh green beans, and a salad. The Tuna melted in my mouth and had great flavor. One of my favorite places to eat in Traverse City.

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Thank Jim N
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

So glad the tuni hit the spot, Jim! Thanks for your support, and we hope to see you again soon. Take care, The Bayview Inn More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Went with a group to the Bayview Inn - the wait staff was friendly and helpful. Our food was good and the selection was good - everything from pizza to steak. We would visit the Bayview Inn again as it was very reasonably priced.

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Thank GRapidian
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We'd love to have you back anytime! We're glad everyone enjoyed their entrees -- there's plenty more where that came from. See you next time, The Bayview Inn More 

Arvada, Colorado
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We ended up at the Bayview again this year and had a wonderful meal. The whitefish is always cooked perfectly and served hot.

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Thank 05jules57
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back to see us! We're glad you loved the whitefish, and we hope you come back for more again next year. Till then, The Bayview Inn More 

Saint Helen, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have only eaten here once and would not be my choice again. Had the special of the day, beef burrito, they should have called it a rice burrito cause there was barely no meat but plenty of rice. The service was excellent

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Thank Denise F
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We're sorry your burrito didn't come out right, Denise -- there should've been much more meat than what you described. That's not the standard, and it sounds like we must've had an off day in the kitchen. Aside from that, we're glad our team made you feel welcome. Next time, you should expect a much better meal and the same... More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My favorite pizza in the area. Also a place where you can get great prime rib on Friday and Saturday nites at very reasonable prices. Staff is very friendly, especially Frank, the owner. We like to sit at the bar for drinks and dinner because it is very interesting to talk with the neighbors. A favorite of locals.

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Thank TCjoel
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write this! It's great that you always have a good time sitting at the bar, and we're glad you love the prime rib and pizza, too. We hope you make it back again soon! Till then, The Bayview Inn More 

various
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421 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Happy Hour with friends: great environment, good drinks, reasonably priced, good service, complimentary popcorn, fun place!

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Thank travelers966
Frank Z, Owner at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time at happy hour! We appreciate you taking the time to write this, and we hope next time we can earn another star or two. Till then, The Bayview Inn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5074 US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-938-2690
Description
Bayview Inn Bar & Grill is your Northern Michigan destination for great food, great drinks, and great memories - all with amazing views! Our lunch and dinner menus feature plenty of choices that are sure to satisfy anyone. Try our sizzling New York strip, our famous chicken tortellini, or the raspberry chicken salad - a local favorite! We've got it all, from fresh sandwiches and salads to juicy burgers and pizzas. At Bayview Inn Bar & Grill you'll never have to worry about your little ones - our kids menu is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Join us for our daily happy hour after a long day of work or bring your friends out to enjoy the big game on one of our 8 TVs placed throughout the bar! We've even got trivia night on Wednesdays and karaoke every Thursday. But of course, the best thing about being by the bay is the view! Enjoy the water and the sunset while you grab a bite or a sip with your family and friends at Bayview Inn Bar & Grill.

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wixom
5 months ago
Traverse City, Michigan
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