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715 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2619
+1 231-995-3120
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“scallops” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (2 reviews)
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715 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2619
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Lobdells is only open a few weeks each year, so it's hard to get a reservation, but it's well worth the wait. 1st, it has the best view of any restaurant in town, right on west bay in Traverse City. The food is superb, with...More

Thank SpartyJack
Reviewed 18 April 2018

O'k, first of all it's a teaching restaurant so expect a little inconsistency. Pluses: Ambiance, view, staff (especially our waitress Heidi). Minuses: Mixed bag on the food. The in house bread is fabulous, the wine pours are generous; but..........The Entrée Selection had an excellent Chicken...More

Thank LJM417
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This is the training venue for Northwestern Michigan College’s Culinary Institute. You can’t go wrong! The view up West Bay is breathtaking. The menu is diverse and has more offerings than other Culinary Schools we’ve gone to. I was with 7 other people. We all...More

Thank Stategt
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is my favorite place to eat in Traverse City. It is a culinary school, so all the food is prepared by students and you are waited on by students, the food is gourmet & absolutely delicious. They are only open May through early Dec...More

Thank Joyce F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Teaching restaurant with enthusiastic staff. Baked goods are great and economical. Food is good to great depending on the dish. The lobdell's salad is perfect in size and flavor. Desserts are a step above most other fine dining restaurants at half the cost.

Thank tmumby593
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful as usual and beautifully presented. Can't beat the view, there isn't a bad table in the restaurant. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank 12linda10
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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.

Thank 2151scott
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...More

Thank Dennis K
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

Thank Jsmitty0070
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.

Thank Patrick R
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19 December 2016|
Response from Patrick R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but you can call them at 231-995-3120.
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • 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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