We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pita chips” (33 reviews)
“lamb ragu” (10 reviews)
“mango curry” (8 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
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (523)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 521 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the few restaurants I have ever been in that offer sampler cups of 3 soups instead of a bowl of one. Of the 3 2 were just OK but the chowder was very good. Spoons furnished are way too big for...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a casual anniversary dinner and were somewhat disappointed. We were placed next to a party of 20+ people, who were all drinking and being very loud, which, of course, is not the restaurants responsibility, but it’s a very small place and...More

Thank annareynolds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the menu, the atmosphere and the food, and during our visit every table was full and people waiting to get in. All four of us enjoyed our meals and two in our party were vegan and had no issue finding something on the menu....More

Thank Kanukster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here looking for a casual spot with some local Michigan beer and we were not disappointed. Fish cakes were nice and the chicken confit was excellent. You can tell it's been around a while and has a homey feel to it which I...More

Thank P93S27
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderfully attentive server while out for dinner with friends. They offer a few vegetarian and gluten free options. The food tasted good, service was quick, and they have a nice drink menu as well. We would definitely return. Tip: On Front Street,...More

1  Thank TakeFiveTravel
Nearby HotelsSee all 40 hotels in Traverse City
Park Place Hotel
609 reviews
.37 km away
Hotel Indigo Traverse City
309 reviews
.39 km away
West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort
1,002 reviews
.99 km away
Bayshore Resort
764 reviews
1.50 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mama Lu's - A Modern Day Taco Shop
199 reviews
.05 km away
181 reviews
.08 km away
Cousin Jenny's Cornish Pasties
169 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails
177 reviews
.34 km away
Front Street
834 reviews
.22 km away
Clinch Park
208 reviews
.21 km away
City Opera House
57 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from poppycocks staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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,
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing