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Sleder's Family Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
+1 231-947-9213
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“wet burrito” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped by Sleder's Family Tavern for lunch and found out that it was founded in 1882 and has been open since then. We split a special hamburger and my husband added a bowl of clam chowder. The burger did something many can't -- the outside...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Smooch the Moose! Came in for lunch. Ordered the 1/3#burger. Husband ordered the turkey sandwich. We left full and very satisfied. 135 years old!

Thank Smcnraymond
Reviewed 1 week ago

As everyone should know by now, Sleder's is the oldest restaurant in Michigan; and that means they have been doing everything right for over a century -- since 1882, in fact! Obviously, I wasn't there at the beginning, but if the food and hospitality was...More

Thank GrandpaJoeG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a few years since we last visited. Decided to stop for lunch. Got the welders burger, wife got chicken fingers. Both came with homemade fries. Both were good but the burger could have used more seasoning. Good selection of beer. Oldest family run restaurant...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent burgers and a chance to "smooch a moose"... Who could ask for more? Have a great burger is the coolest atmosphere and don't leave without kissing the moose -a time honored tradition!

Thank moyasimmons2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here on the recommendation of friends and we weren't disappointed! The food was amazing as was the staff. We are at the bar and our bartender couldn't have been nicer! When we inquired about the soup of the day she brought us...More

Thank cdenoi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my boyfriends boys with me to dinner at what use to be my favorite restaurant in TC, loved the atmosphere, food and service! Well this evening the parking lot in the back was a sheet of ice which the 8 year old boy...More

Thank Ari S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a dear friend of ours for lunch. Good food and the clam chowder was tasty. Do be patient, as seating can sometimes be a problem, as this is a very popular place to meet & eat. Lots of history at this place. Claim to...More

Thank Kal-Traveler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had chili loaded(Sarah topped off bowl), onion rings, and shared cod fish sandwich and delicious fries(many more selections). Don't forget to get your picture with one or all three moose heads.

Thank Lenne K
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is located away from the downtown area but easy to access and in a beautiful area. It is what it says it is: a Family Tavern. We loved it! The menu is not extensive but very good. Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys...More

Thank judypr
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12 July 2016|
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Response from KevinGault | Reviewed this property |
This would be a question for the restaurant.
Teri L
26 February 2016|
Response from BETHS24 | Property representative |
yes, starting at 5 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2142
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9213
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