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715 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2619
+1 231-995-3120
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Traverse City, Michigan
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by for lunch, Very Very good and fun. What a view, students very friendly, and the food GREAT. I'll be back soon. Be sure and make a reservation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We waited 3 weeks to get this reservation. It was so worth it. They are only open for lunch three days a week. They are closed during school breaks too. Work it out so you can go. We had appetizers (crab cakes & charcuterie), the main course comes with soup or salad and leave room for dessert. This is not... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

completely student ran...the menu is diverse and very high quality...make reservations as it is only open 3 days a week for lunch but it is well worth it

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Traverse City, Michigan
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

It is always a treat to sit and enjoy this culinary school. The food has always been great and service impeccable as these culinary school students strive to be the best.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

A friend attending the maritime academy recommends that we go here for lunch. This is a teaching restaurant operated by the students of NMC. The service was excellent. The food was phenomenal. As was the view over looking West Grand Traverse Bay. If you can stop in here to eat while up in TC be sure to do so. You... More 

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Thank willd122
Traverse City, Michigan
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Open only Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school year for lunch only, Lobdell's a Teaching Restaurant is the place you want to try at least once if you are in Traverse City. The students in the restaurant class of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute are here to make you live a great foodie experience. They are students, so learning,... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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103 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Four of us went to lunch at Lobdells, and it was truly outstanding! The food presentations were as good as any I have seen, including during my trips to Japan. The flavors were exquisite. The portions, while not huge, were certainly more than adequate. Prices were reasonable. Sandwiches and wraps were priced from $7 to $10 while full lunches (including... More 

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Thank Bob M
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

It was my first visit to Lobdells and I was pleasantly surprised. This restaurant is part of the Culinary School and everyone is working as they are learning. The service was great, the food was delicious and beautifully plated. The view of the bay is amazingly spectacular at this time of year with fall colors roaring in the distance. Can't... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Lovely restaurant right on the water. The view is spectacular of Grand Traverse Bay. It's the training restaurant of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College. The food is excellent and on par with very high end restaurants. The chef's one day might be the table server the next. That way they get to interact with the patrons... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and bayside views in this teaching kitchen. The menu and presentation were on par with any upscale restaurant. The service was a little slow from course to course, but if you have time for a leisurely meal you'll enjoy the pace. We didn't get dessert, but the bakery case was stocked with breads and desserts--all at very reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2619
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-995-3120

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