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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pita chips” (32 reviews)
“lamb ragu” (9 reviews)
“dirty fries” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have tried many restaurants here in TC over the last 11 years, but Poppycocks is now our favorite. Best Parmesan whitefish I’ve ever had and the tomato spinach Parmesan soup is amazing! They have many gluten free and vegan options too....More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for a late lunch. Both of us had their homemade tomato soup which was really good. Had salads with grilled salmon. Good food and good service.

Thank frederick k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in the Traverse City area for 27 years and recently rediscovered charming Poppycock's restaurant. With an enviable location downtown on desirable Front St, quick walk to shopping and the beach. Their soups are what draw me in,creamy chicken paprika, 🍅 tomato spinach...More

Thank Arrowheadaway
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Traverse City Restaurant Week is a great time to check out the local restaurants! Poppycocks is right downtown on Front Street. We had really good service and the food was beyond amazing....especially the (meat pillow) the short rib which was the most flavorful and tender...More

Thank LATrish
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Described as "New American Cuisine", Poppycock's never disappoints. Five of us ate there recently and everyone really enjoyed their meal. I had a pork dinner, my husband had whitefish, a friend had salmon, another a burger and another friend had a vegetarian dish. The salads...More

Thank Gina W
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Wow, the Pita Appetizer is delicious. We ordered 2 for a table of 7 and it was plenty. Also were there during happy hour so the price was only $7. Special drink prices too. Recommend a reservation since it is a small restaurant. Service was...More

Thank 243DLP
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Consistent/Decent food... menu is someone diverse in its offerings....best night to go is Wednesday during the off season they do a couples special app, 2 mains, desert and a bottle of wine

Thank Jsmitty0070
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to eating here. The reviews were quite good. Even heard someone on the street talking about it. We went. We were very happy with the wait staff. They were efficient and friendly. I would rate the atmosphere as average. But...More

1  Thank Clint M
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We haven't visited Poppycock's in a long time, but went to try the acorn squash vegetable potpie that was featured in Northern Express. Wow! It was REALLY good. There were so many choices on the menu, we decided to come back for lunch. I had...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did some wine tasting and we went to front Street and just picked up poppycock's and we're not disappointed. We both had the burger and fries with lettuce tomato and onion for $12, my wife had a bowl of soup which...More

Thank seescokid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-941-7632
Casual DOWNTOWN restaurant offering New American inspired cuisine. Eclectic specials, fresh seafood, pasta, unique sandwiches and salads, vegetarian specialties and award-winning desserts. Emphasis on fresh, local products. Live jazz on Friday and Saturdays. Full bar with extensive martini menu, wines by the glass, and unique craft beers on tap,
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