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Slabtown Cafe and Burgers

826 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2466
+1 231-932-1760
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (131 reviews)
“burger” (285 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
826 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2466
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little awkward getting in and ordering because it was so jammed at the door. The flow was bad. But worth the hassle because the TC cherry burger was delicious and we enjoyed the chocolate milkshakes too! We split an order of fries which were...More

Thank Julia J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were back in the area and decided to try the burgers again. The road construction out front turned out to be a plus for us - and a negative for the restaurant - because things were pretty quiet for noon. We ordered basic burgers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to visit with family. They have gluten-free options; excellent burgers. Top-notch locally-sourced drinks.

Thank Lauren K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been painting, gardening, and caring for two properties all summer with very little time to cook. Slabtown is a couple blocks from our home, and we get take out at least a few times a month. Everything is good there....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After facial surgery, we stopped @ Slabtown Burgers, on the recommentation of a nurse (it's near the hospital). I had to eat soupthru a straw, but they gave me a big straw. The fod was average, the atmosphere casual & friendly. My husbandliked his burger....More

Thank Susana G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting little place on West side of Traverse City. Bit of a hippie feel, but fun and very good food as far as sandwiches. We had two wraps- Chicken Caesar and Traverse City Chicken. Huge Wraps! well stuffed. Friendly help, even thought it was a...More

Thank Gardenlover31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Trip advisor is spot on. The best burger and sweet potato fries ever. I had to go with the TC cherry burger. The cherries, blue cheese and grilled onions work well together. Cooked perfectly. The sweet potato fries are big and fresh. This place...More

Thank love2vacation2008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little concerned at first when looking at the building but one look at how busy they were pretty much said everything I needed to know about this place. Burger and fries were delicious, soda was not name brand but tasted wonderful... Even...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this local place. Felt authentic and true to the area. Food was good. Seating was a little limited but it was raining and they have additional outdoor seating. Would definantly go back!

Thank jessjudd
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The burgers were great and the local soda was a nice change! Indoor seating is limited but the atmosphere of Traverse City from bygone eras was both interesting and appealing. Do not be daunted by a long line. We began our wait outside the door...More

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Questions & Answers
18 October 2016|
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Response from JaxConNon | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol drinks but good soda and shakes/malts!
21 August 2016|
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Sean C
30 November 2015|
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Response from Soonergolf | Reviewed this property |
It is a converted house with fairly limited seating. If I remember correctly they did have moveable tables. I think you should call them if your group is more than seven or eight.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 826 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2466
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-932-1760
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