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Rare Bird Brewpub

€€ - €€€American, ,
229 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684-2532
+1 231-943-2053
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork belly” (23 reviews)
“nachos” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
229 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684-2532
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in for lunch. Great atmosphere and a nice space. We sat at a community table and enjoyed ourselves. My husband had a burger as did the other couple with us. Splurge the extra $1 or so to get the Pecorino Garlic Dusted Frites. They...More

Thank LeighAnn S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the pretzel sticks and sampled all their tacos and a few beers. Delicious. Good friendly service and I was happy to see this place is a family friendly hangout.

Thank duckduckllama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with friends. Restaurant was not full. Waited over 1 hour for the Cobb Salad along with our other dinners. Our waiter was argumentative and rude. Won't even give us silverware for the burgers. Will never return!

Thank Nancy O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 5 + my mom had dinner at Rare Bird. The beer selection is good and the prices are reasonable. However we waited nearly 45 minutes for our meal to arrive and the restaurant wasn’t even that full. Our server said the kitchen...More

Thank walterpartyof5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my Wife and my 75 year old Mother and Mother in-law to Rare Bird at 5pm Saturday happy hour. We all loved it, great food and beer selection, the retirees had great conversations with the friendly staff!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to have a light supper - hamburger was good and would order again. The pork belly tacos were fair - would not recommend. Service was good.

Thank JoyLT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited selection of so-so beers. I ordered one that the barkeep said was good ( it wasn’t), with herbed almonds that he forgot to bring. Ordered the almonds again when I finally got his attention, and he flung them to the far side of the...More

Thank Ricardo194
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beer was OK. Tacos were great; white fish dip underwhelming. Patio was order at the bar and carry your beer out.

Thank Blake S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was very good, food was superb -- sort of upscale urban. We will most certainly go back. I can't comment on the home brews, because they surprised me by having Anchor Christmas Ale on tap in August and it's one of my favorites.

Thank Arliss P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a beer and dinner after exploring Traverse City. Fried cauliflower with Greek yogurt honey dipping sauce was amazing. Also had the fried chicken bahn mi which was also very tasty. Bartenders were friendly and food came out in a reasonable amount of...More

Thank A D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684-2532
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-943-2053
Rare Bird Brewpub not only offers their award-winning house crafted beers but a large range of great beverages from around the world as well as a fantastic local pub food options. RB has 35 taps which feature house brewed beers, beers from around the world as well as wine, cider and craft cocktails. The food is a fun mix of old pub classics with an exciting and local flare.
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