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Apache Trout Grill

13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
+1 231-947-7079
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“white fish” (183 reviews)
“walleye” (100 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love Apache Trout! Food and service are excellent without a doubt. First trip was seafood bisque, whitefish dinner. Excellent preperation, flavors, textures. Second trip was seafood bisque... again, steak cooked perfectly. The 4 of us enjoyed the great view over looking the lake while dining...More

Thank JohnandKristy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here because it was recommended by a friend. We waited an hour even though tables were open. The view outside is beautiful. Inside, it is loud but pretty. The server was very slow. We had to flag her down and ask for refills...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here with another couple for my husband's birthday dinner and had a great time. There was a short wait, so we had a drink outside first. The bartended made a mistake so I ended up with two different nice glasses of local wine....More

Thank jrkorzen
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love the Apache Trout Grill. It has a terrific location on the water, great ambience, fantastic food and pretty good service. The fish served there, especially the whitefish with beurre blanc, is incredible. Our service was good but not once a smile. I chalk...More

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 3 days ago

We wanted to go here with our group of 28, but they don't take reservations, sadly. So we went for lunch the day before our friends arrived, and I am glad we did. We had a lovely lunch with a beautiful view. I had the...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at this restaurant on Labor Day weekend. While the restaurant was extremely busy, we thoroughly enjoyed drinks near the docks with a great view of Grand Traverse Bay as we waited for a table. Our dinners were all well prepared and the service...More

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Apache Grill today for the whitefish. The whitefish was very good, it was what came with it that was seriously lacking. My Yukon mashed potatoes were just that potatoes. No butter, salt pepper, or any kind of gravy. Plus their was...More

Thank karen3107218
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant for lunch on Friday and had excellent service. I had the tuna club sandwich (seared medium rare tuna) with fries. I like cocktail sauce with my fries and our waiter made fresh cocktail sauce that was just right for my...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a Monday night and did have to wait 45 minutes for a table. The place was packed a a large table in front of us caused our service to be slow. We all ordered fish and 3 out of 4 of us...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to dine at apache grill by hotel staff while visiting traverse city. I ordered bacon burger for lunch & my mom ordered award winning mac & cheese. My hamburger was so overcooked I couldn't even cut it nevermind chew it. Mac &...More

Thank SeaShells1
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Questions & Answers
12 January 2017|
Response from Karen C |
Unfortunately we don't have a private dining area that we can use too host parties like yours. Sorry we cannot accommodate you.
24 September 2016|
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Response from MIRockHunter | Reviewed this property |
Timing is always a question at this place. Sometimes is it 30 - 45 minutes, other times, immediate seating. I would get there before 12:30, and ask for a table at the window and enjoy the view.
24 September 2016|
Response from Dannielle H | Reviewed this property |
Earlier is better. E abuse of the church crowd but the wait isn't too bad and they have lots of space to sit if needed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-7079
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The Apache Trout Grill has a casual lodge theme to the dining room. Over looking Grand Traverse Bay is the perfect setting for any occasion.The Apache serves good food right.
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