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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pita chips” (31 reviews)
“lamb ragu” (9 reviews)
“dirty fries” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food here was different than most in the area. They have unique dishes and the food is loaded with flavor. The downside is the servers are to slow. Go when you have plenty of time.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter who has gluten sensitivity issues selected that and we ALL thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Very unique menu with wonderful flavor combinations.

Thank crystalhaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of foods, reasonably priced. On the busy main street in downtown Traverse City. Would recommend

Thank SlymanChicago
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was very good; white fish cakes, watermelon mozzarella salad, pita chips, all excellent. Service was polite. The only down side was that it was a bit expensive. $30 for a small side salad and 2 fish cakes for lunch. If you're OK...More

Thank Peggy2317
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our lodging recommended Poppycocks for their martini bar. We discovered a great full service bar (generous pours), and a fabulous restaurant offering a wide array of creative menu options. We had the sesame tuna and whitefish cakes appetizers followed by mango curry and Mediterranean Parmesan...More

Thank MPatrick33629
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every dish we had (Veggie Tostados, Beef Brisket, and Salmon) had a ton of flavor and the perfect balance of flavors - you can tell the chef truly put great thought into each and every element of the dish and what was needed to balance...More

Thank Rvaughn6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best food in town. Downtown by all the shops and film festival. Thai corn cakes are worth their weight in gold. The desserts are always amazing!

Thank teamsnardy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the most delicious quinoa black bean burger and Tostada small plate. Highly recommend this bistro for delectable and interesting cuisine at a reasonable price. Right on Front Street.

Thank nanvan57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic meal at Poppycocks! Reservations are a must during peek seasons and times. We tried to eat there several times without reservations and could not get a seat. They offer several specials each day, including a vegetarian entree. I had the halibut...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the past, we didn't quite understand the draw to Poppycocks, but 6+ years have passed since we last tried it so we thought we'd give it a try again. I get the overall draw but still haven't found the devine entree that'll bring me...More

Thank travelinggirl02
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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,
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