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128 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-941-7632
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pita chips” (32 reviews)
“lamb ragu” (9 reviews)
“dirty fries” (7 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 31 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 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 20 August 2017 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
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The food here was great. My wife went with the steak and I went completely different than I normally would and decided to try the lamb ragu. It was absolutely amazing. I am not a huge pasta fan, but it sounded good. It was better...More

Thank gregike
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Based on a recommendation from one of shoppers on Front Street, my wife and I tried this restaurant. I ordered the chips and the three house dips which were very good. My sandwich special (Meatball and provolone) was average at best. The service was very...More

1  Thank silverbolt
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Poppycocks after looking at the menu in the window. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and then server (David). The menu was enticing, I tried the ginger cosmo which was wonderful (not a huge ginger fan but trained Davids recommendation)....More

Thank alyssas
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Food was average. Service was very slow. Public restrooms need updating. Prices of meals high compared to other restaurants in the area. Obviously, they are taking advantage of their downtown location.

1  Thank R B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews and the menu we decided to try Poppycocks. I have to say we will come back every single time we come to Traverse City. We split the Sesame Tuna appetizer. We each had a side salad and shared the Quinoa stuffed Pableno...More

Thank MESClifford
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A trip to Traverse City would be incomplete without a meal from Poppycocks. My family and I ate dinner there tonight. We started with melt-in-your-mouth Sesame Tuna. My husband and kids (ages 9 - 16) were fighting over the last couple of pieces. I had...More

Thank AngelaK2620
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Traverse City is full of good restaurants. As a local, I have a high standard of expectations because of it. Poppycocks is high on my list as a go to restaurant when I have out of town visitors, which happens often when you live here....More

Thank engphile
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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, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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