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Scalawags

) #58 of 223 Restaurants in Traverse City €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
303 E State St, Across from the Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI 49684-5750
+1 231-933-8700
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (25 reviews)
“fried fish” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
303 E State St, Across from the Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI 49684-5750
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really expensive for the amount of food and quality of food you get. Would not recommend going here at all.

Thank cbriggerman2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised with my experience here. The food was fresh and extremely delicious!! It was my first venture into the area and having an opportunity to eat local fish was great!! It is family friendly and a great place to grab a bite.

Thank Les H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting from Florida, we were really impressed with the food at Scalawags. It's a casual place with fun, interesting decor (our six-year-old loved it too) and good prices. Our food was well-prepared and not greasy at all--a problem with seafood, we often find. Not here!...More

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We saw this restaurant advertised at the hotel that we were staying at in Traverse City and decided to try it out. We liked the casual atmosphere and the décor is totally cool with all of the nautical items on display. The food was excellent...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Scalawags serves the best whitefish in town. The restaurant is casual & has a great nautical atmosphere. You order at the counter and the service is fast and friendly. The fish is so fresh it tastes like they caught it that day. I love the...More

Thank Maureen041
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Make sure to stop in for a quick but, yummy white fish meal. There are choices of meal size to fit any appetite. This is a walk up/counter service restaurant, they do deliver your meal to your table. The cook came by a few times...More

Thank JumpAaron
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Would recommend this fast-food restaurant to anyone who enjoys good seafood meals. I liked the fresh taste of the fish fillets I selected and the side dishes add a nice touch. The casual atmosphere makes it super for both couples and families.

Thank dking92017
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere for a family and quick service. We had the whitefish but felt our meal was average.

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I haven't found a perch dinner that I like better than at Scalawags, comes with French frys coleslaw and a couple hush puppies. My favorite place to go for fish in Traverse

Thank hooptie
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The fish and fries at Scalawags are pretty good. The location is a block off of Front Street, so it's generally less crowded. It's basic, solid food with friendly staff - a good family value. Fountain drinks are self serve.

Thank Clara W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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