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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Poppycock's Pita Chips
Lightly fried parmesan dusted pita points served w/ homemade salsa, hummus & rich, bubbling Jarlsberg cheese
Crusted Yellowfin Tuna
Sesame peppercorn crusted tuna w/ sweet soy reduction, wasabi, & hot ginger mustard over nori dusted wontons
Veggie Tostados
Blue corn tostadas layered w/ black bean puree, sweet potato poblano hash, avocado cilantro lime salad & fresh salsa
Coconut Chicken Skewers
Coconut marinated, citrus peanut crusted chicken breast skewers w/ grilled pineapple & spicy sriracha
Sweet Potato Fries
Toasted cumin & black sea salt dusted thick cut sweet potato fries w/ cilantro avocado guacamole & Fustini’s honey serrano balsamic vinegar
Petite Ninja Steak
Fresh ginger & sesame marinated hangar steak, grilled & topped w/ an avocado cilantro lime salad & sweet soy drizzle
Crab Cakes
House made classic crab cakes served over tomato confit w/ roasted leek lemon aioli & fresh basil
Cup $3.95
Bowl $5.95
Try our famous tomato spinach swiss or check the chalkboard for today’s fresh, homemade soups. Served w/ our freshly baked homemade garlic herb rolls
Soup Sampler
Try​ a sampler of all three of our fresh homemade soups
Express Soup & Salad
Choose any small salad from our menu & pair it w/ a cup of soup for the perfect light bite light bite
Small $10.75
Large $13.75
Front Street
Mixed greens, cherry jalapeno glazed chicken breast, dried cherries, toasted pecans & fresh goat cheese w/ lemon cherry vinaigrette
Small $9.50
Large $12.50
Greek Quinoa
Herbed quinoa pilaf over mixed greens w/ tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion, roasted red bell peppers & feta served w/ mustard balsamic vinaigrette
Small $8.50
Large $11.50
Up North Cobb
Mixed greens, diced cherry glazed chicken, avocado, maple pepper bacon, hardboiled egg, gorgonzola, tomatoes & cider thyme vinaigrette
Small $9.99
Large $12.99
Sesame Asian
Fresh edamame salad w/ sweet corn, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro & scallions over mixed greens topped w/ sliced almonds, sweet golden raisins & sesame ginger vinaigrette
Small $7.99
Large $10.99
Warm Mushroom & Artichoke
Mushrooms, artichokes & toasted pine nuts sauteed in mustard balsamic vinaigrette served over baby spinach topped w/ shaved red onion & diced red bell peppers
Small $4.99
Large $7.99
Grilled chicken $+3.50
Seared tuna $+5.00
Crisp romaine, homemade croutons & shaved parmesan tossed w/ our classic caesar dressing
House Side Salad
Mixed​ g reens, carrots, tomatoes & choice of dressing
Cider Thyme
Lemon Cherry
Strawberry Poppyseed
In & Out
House roasted turkey, bacon, avocado, provolone, lettuce, tomato, red onion, banana pepper & mustard-mayo on toasted sourdough
Parmesan Whitefish
Parmesan crusted fresh Lake Michigan whitefish w/ tomato, lettuce, onion & lemon leek aioli on toasted sourdough
Apple Walnut Chicken Salad
Grilled​ chicken breast, local apples, toasted walnuts, red onion & celery tossed in a creamy mascarpone dressing w/ lettuce & tomato on a croissant
Southwest Beef Brisket
Pulled chipotle honey braised beef brisket & poblano pepper slaw served on a toasted bun
Half of a grilled cheese w/ a cup of soup $+8.00
Grilled Four Cheese
Melted cheddar, swiss & provolone w/ tomato, avocado & fresh basil on parmesan crusted grilled sourdough Half of a grilled cheese w/ a cup of soup
Lentil White Bean Burger
Grilled & served w/ cucumber tzatziki, red onion, tomato & feta on a toasted bun
Side salad $1.95
Cup of soup $1.95
Rice Farms Burger
Charbroiled grass-fed local rice farms hamburger served on a toasted bun w/ lettuce, tomato, red onion & fries, cheddar, swiss, provolone.75, grilled mushrooms, grilled onion 1.00 avocado or bacon 1.25
All sandwiches are served w/ house made fresh thick cut potato chips
Substitute side salad or cup of soup 1.95
Grilled chicken breast, broccoli & fettuccine
Tossed in a creamy dijon brie alfredo topped w/ fresh parmesan
Creamy Pesto
Fresh​ basil pesto cream sauce tossed w/ fettuccine & topped w/ pine nuts & fresh goat cheese
Key Lime Shrimp & Scallops
Black tiger shrimp, bay scallops, tomatoes, spinach & cavatappi noodles tossed in creamy key lime butter sauce & topped w/ parmesan & scallions
Ravioli Bolognese
Ground beef, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, Italian sausage, pepperoni & herbs tossed w/ three cheese ravioli topped w/ parmesan
Farmers Market Primavera
Fresh local seasonal vegetables tossed w/ linguini, fresh herbs & roasted garlic olive oil & topped w/ parmesan
Slowly simmered tomatoes, vegetables, garlic & fresh herbs tossed w/ linguini & topped w/ parmesan
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,
US$8 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Mediterranean, American
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pita chips lamb ragu mango curry dirty fries soups vegetarian entree brisket tiramisu banh mi whitefish pot pie tostada burger shrimp acorn squash great desserts downtown tc
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Reviewed yesterday

Great drinks and food, our server Kathy was excellent. We came for drinks only but seeing the food coming from the kitchen made us change our minds and I am glad we did. Enjoyed everything.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LZK007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for an exquisite dining experience with a cool vibe, Poppycock’s is your place. The wait staff have been more than attentive, friendly and offer excellent service. The dishes have attention to detail and a perfect blend of flavors. And the desserts...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MichiganDogLover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there based on ranking. Very disappointed in service and food. In fqcet not only wer3 the hostess and bartender/waitress not friendly and welcoming, they were rude. The food presentation looked stylish but the tastw was very mediocre. Whitefish patties bland tasting with too much...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 953yvonnep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chef, Chris (yes, I know him, I’m a local) is young and an adventuresome artist — truly. And different is the goal of this place. And they are good at it. Currently it is the the oldest restaurant in downtown Traverse City, and that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kirunaparis
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Hadn’t been to poppycocks in ages and wanted something within walking distance of downtown so decided to go. The server was friendly and the service was relatively good, yet relaxed. Long known for their pasta dishes, the key lime shrimp did not disappoint! Delicious, unique...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bellaire56
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Based on reviews, we tried this restaurant for the first time and loved it! The service was excellent and it's a good mid-priced option with a casual atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank biz_travlr007
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Came into to town for a quick visit. As always ordered glass of wine with Poppycocks pita chip appetizer-amazing!! Ordered the special pasta with fettuccine noodles/chicken and Thai peanut sauce-omg so good please put this on the menu full time!! Finished of course with no...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank keithk392
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Excellent selection of unique brunch items on Sunday. Highly recommend the tacos for a spicy but light brunch entrée. Service was prompt and very efficient. Would love to go there again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jtwalsh2019
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and asked at our hotel, the Cherry Tree, too. High marks from both so we went on Wednesday evening. The date night special is two entries (average about $30 each) and a bottle of wine. Total--$45. Great deal,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We visited Poppycocks for desserts and a drink and it was a great choice. The place was very cute, the staff was very friendly, and the desserts were delicious. Overall a great experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
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