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Blue Tractor

423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
+1 231-922-9515
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mac and cheese” (69 reviews)
“pulled pork” (41 reviews)
“cuban burger” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of TVs and looks like a nice bar. Food will be hot if you order a hamburger, but if you order entree, those items are all precooked and sitting in trays much like a cafeteria. That's based on the pulled pork meal I ordered...More

Thank Robert L
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Robert, We apologize for your recent visit to Blue Tractor. With BBQ I guess you could say it's "pre-cooked" in that we house-smoke our pulled pork for 14 hours in the smoker. We're glad our staff was able to correct temperature problem with your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We've visited Traverse City many times but this was our first time at the Blue Tractor. The food was really good - and there was lots of it! We liked the atmosphere, and the service was good. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank nickelcitygirl
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi nickcitygirl, Thanks for finally stopping by Blue Tractor. We're glad you enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere, food and service. We look forward to having you back every time you're in TC! Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The BBQ was all good to very good. I should mention I had the wings, brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs. I try BBQ every place I go and will say it was all good but not the best I've had. The pulled pork was...More

Thank alan b
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alan, First of all thank you so much for dining with us at Blue Tractor and for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback and compliments on our BBQ. All of our BBQ is in house recipes and house-smoked....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Tractor is a great masculine restaurant. The menus are leather and the booths are large. The portions are big! The menu has some variety but their bbq sandwiches are our favorites. Brisket, pulled pork, and burgers served with hot fries and coleslaw. (Their...More

Thank Mindyt131
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mindy, Thanks for visiting Blue Tractor and leaving us some positive feedback! Our BBQ items are definitely the most popular items on our menu. We continue to perfect the recipes and house smoke all our meats. Hope to have you back again soon the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smoked Turkey Chowder was outstanding. The Tractor Burger spot on, medium, a touch over done but tasty and delicious. House Steak fries have a touch of brown sugar and were amazing. Service was pleasant, Amber was gearing up for busy day. Will be back to...More

Thank Brian K
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Brian K, Thanks for stopping by Blue Tractor and for the great review! Our smoked chicken chowder is a house favorite and did you know you can get a Tractor Burger and a pint of beer for just $6 every Monday?? We hope to...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you're looking for consistently great food, the Blue Tractor is for you. Awesome upscale BBQ! The only reason I did not give it a 5 rating is that they do not serve their own brew there. If you want Blue Tractor beer, you have...More

Thank jbrakora
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi jbrkora, Thanks for the review and the shout out! We unfortunately don't have the brewery set up like our Ann Arbor location but are happy to hear you love the beer as well. Hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 14 November 2017

I heard many great things about the Blue Tractor so we had to check it out. I was not impressed. Serve was poor, the food was pretty good but the pulled pork had large pieces of fat in it. Maybe others like that but it...More

Thank Daryl H
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hi Daryl, Thanks for trying out Blue Tractor based on recommendations and for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We're sorry to hear your visit did not live up to the rave reviews you had heard. We do pride ourselves on great service...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Stopped by for a Sunday dinner during our latest visit - first time here - and if you like smoked meats this is the place. We had the smoked brisket with mashed potatoes and spaghetti squash as the vegetable ... wife had the ribs with...More

Thank Craig P
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi Craig, Thanks for choosing Blue Tractor for dinner while in Traverse City. We're happy to hear you and your wife both enjoyed your meals and Bloody Marys. We do specialize in house-smoked meats and BBQ but offer a little bit of everything on our...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch as we were passing thru and it was great food. Wish we would have had more time to explore the area but the lunch was great.

Thank Jalyssa J
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Jalyssa, Thanks for stopping at Blue Tractor on your way through Traverse City. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch and hope the next time you make it back this way you'll dine with us again.

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We gathered at Blue Tractor for a farewell party of a colleague at lunchtime. They placed us in the back where there were no other customers. Initial Drinks were slow in coming but food arrived pretty quickly. My pulled pork Mac and cheese was great....More

Thank Hudsonrev
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Hudsonrev, Thanks for choosing Blue Tractor for your party and for leaving us some feedback! We do have a special event space for parties of all sizes. Not sure if your gathering was a last minute lunch or if you had called ahead to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-922-9515
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