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Dish Cafe

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108 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2520
+1 231-932-2233
10:30 - 18:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
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Ferndale MI
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the roasted red pepper soup I ordered. Came with bread. They had a great homemade soup selection. I tasted a few before deciding. They were all delicious. My boyfriend ordered a wrap with turkey with a lemons dill sauce. He really liked it. Cost $15 for us to order a wrap, bowl of soup with bread and two... More 

Thank Kelly C
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

You can eat inside or outside. You order your food at the counter, which is prepared fresh for each order. The portions are generous, be it a salad or a sandwich. they also have wraps and soups, teas and other drinks. If you want to go on a picnic, this is a great place to get your food from. Short... More 

Thank MIRockHunter
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I'm impressed by the food and friendly atmosphere every time I go there. It's my favorite downtown restaurant. I would go there every day if I could.

Thank Joy F
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400 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Nice menu with numerous selections. We opted for tomato coconut curry soup and creamy jalapeño chicken soup (help your to one) and split a tuna melt made with albacore tuna. Great soups, sandwich was all bread but skimpy on the tuna, tasty though. Help yourself soft drinks and choice of several coffees. Order takers are good, knowledgable and personable. Fun... More 

Thank travelers966
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330 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Quick, clean place with great creative sandwich menu. Easy to get in and out quickly. Only open for lunch, no dinner (closes at 6pm).

Thank pyegirl
Traverse City, Michigan
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341 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I'm local but can always count on great sandwiches, wraps or daily special soups--and all reasonably priced. It is a great lil place in downtown TC.

Thank diamondbabydoll
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I had the Southwestern wrap and my wife had the Pudgie. Both were good. My sons had quesadillas. The staff was friend and location is right downtown.

Thank Chris H
Haubstadt, Indiana
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I had the grilled portobello salad and added guacamole from our guacamole and salsa plate. It was delicious and had a lot of greens in it. The kid sandwiches were more than enough, and we took home leftovers. This cafe has a little bit of everything from soup and sandwiches and smoothies and good coffee. Vegan options too!

Thank anbeal
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Have the #6 panini or the San Diego Salad. Both were awesome. The sandwich was big enough for two. The staff are very friendly and helped us with our selection. Great for a quick afternoon lunch.

Thank Debbie I
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My family visited Traverse City for the first time and were looking for a place for lunch and stumbled upon this great deli! The food was fresh, with lots of healthy options. The prices were very reasonable and so were the portion sizes. Great service and a clean cafe. We were so happy we stopped here! Would definitely recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2520
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-932-2233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?