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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pita chips” (33 reviews)
“lamb ragu” (10 reviews)
“mango curry” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
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Reviewed yesterday

A small place right on Front St with lots of restaurants and shops. The food is always good. You wouldn't go wrong ordering any of their daily special soups. I usually pair this with a Michigan salad or sandwich. I've always been pleased by their...More

Thank Kaye R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very good dinner at Poppycock’s prior to seeing a show at the local theatre. We started with two of their soups and enjoyed both! Only complaint of the night would be the entree arriving on top of the soup. Shouldn’t happen in...More

Thank Travelgack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to most of the restaurants in downtown TC but I had never been here and wanted to try something new on my birthday- nothing too fancy, just good, creative food. This really fit the bill for me, as I had the delicious Pesto...More

Thank Smitty_girl59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here twice because the food and service was so good.They have a unique menu with many interesting choices.

Thank 1ruffus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little place with excellent food & service!! Would recommend coming here and trying everything!

Thank IcecreamgirlElsie
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We had dinner starting with very nice original cocktails. Excellent service. As entrees we had lamb ragu and local grilled vegetable platter, both very tasty. The mixed salad was also very good. We sat in the window watching the Main Street which was fun.

Thank bill b
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This is a fun, casual place with amazing food! We had the whitefish cakes as an appetizer and it was delicious. I had pasta for my entree and loved it. Save room for dessert, their cherry crisp is SO yummy!

Thank Meagan Y
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here to grab lunch on a recommendation from a local. Menu is pretty diverse and drink menu was as well. But our waitress may have been new.. she forgot to put in our drink order and it took about 15 minutes to get our...More

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Been going here for 29 plus years and still a top notch restaurant. Fresh food, great atmosphere friendly service can’t go wrong here

Thank Chefdaddy2472
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This has been one of our favorite restaurants in the Traverse City area for over 23 years!! The Poppy Chips appetizer is the best! Tomato, spinach and swiss soup is delicious! All dishes are fresh! Thanks for staying so good for so long!!

Thank Bobbie W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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