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303 E State St, Across from the Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI 49684-5750
+1 231-933-8700
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (29 reviews)
“fried fish” (16 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
303 E State St, Across from the Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI 49684-5750
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After seeing Scalawags advertised on our hotel tv, my hubby and I walked over to try it. The place was totally deserted at 5pm on a Saturday. The young lady at the counter (sorry I forgot her name, but she was going to MSU for...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I had the walleye and perch platter. Both were delicious and cooked perfect. Batter was tasty and the fish was not overly oily. The french fries or cooked crispy and to perfection. The white fish chowder was outstanding I would highly recommend. The decor is...More

Thank alan b
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Very small restaurant, dine in if you choose, excellent fish dishes, very friendly and fast service. Had a grilled chicken sandwich as well and it was excellent.

Thank Michiganhockey
Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you like fish and a lot, go to Scalawags. The people were friendly and if your hungry, the serving size was huge. The order was for the Walleye fish dinner. We got 2 large pieces of fish as big as the plate, loaded with...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I both had the walleye basket. It was the best ever. Moist, flavorable and cooked to perfection.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Enjoyed an excellent fish dinner at a family oriented restaurant in downtown Traverse City that gave friendly service and quality mild fresh fish....my wife and I both had their Perch & Walleye basket that came with seasoned fries and their coleslaw....fish had light breading and...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We found this place from the travel book in our hotel room. We tried it and food was great. The service was fast and place was very clean.

Thank Summer620
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I chose to get a to-go order - the 2-piece whitefish dinner. I was happily surprised that the fish & fries were both still hot & crispy when I got back to my hotel. Very yummy! The price wasn't bad for the quality of the...More

Thank MK C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

When a lot of the other restaurants were super busy on a summer weekend, we found Scalawags in downtown Traverse City to be our choice! Friendly waitress, fun décor, fast service, and the fish and chips were really fabulous! This would be a great choice...More

Thank Kat26S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Please stop here and eat...don't let the name stop you. The place has a fast food feel untill you eat the fresh fish. The white fish chowder was tops.. the fish meal was great....worth every dollar you spend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 E State St, Across from the Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI 49684-5750
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-933-8700
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