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Blue Tractor

423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
+1 231-922-9515
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mac and cheese” (69 reviews)
“pulled pork” (39 reviews)
“cuban burger” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're looking for consistently great food, the Blue Tractor is for you. Awesome upscale BBQ! The only reason I did not give it a 5 rating is that they do not serve their own brew there. If you want Blue Tractor beer, you have...More

Thank jbrakora
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard many great things about the Blue Tractor so we had to check it out. I was not impressed. Serve was poor, the food was pretty good but the pulled pork had large pieces of fat in it. Maybe others like that but it...More

Thank Daryl H
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Daryl, Thanks for trying out Blue Tractor based on recommendations and for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We're sorry to hear your visit did not live up to the rave reviews you had heard. We do pride ourselves on great service...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Stopped by for a Sunday dinner during our latest visit - first time here - and if you like smoked meats this is the place. We had the smoked brisket with mashed potatoes and spaghetti squash as the vegetable ... wife had the ribs with...More

Thank Craig P
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi Craig, Thanks for choosing Blue Tractor for dinner while in Traverse City. We're happy to hear you and your wife both enjoyed your meals and Bloody Marys. We do specialize in house-smoked meats and BBQ but offer a little bit of everything on our...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch as we were passing thru and it was great food. Wish we would have had more time to explore the area but the lunch was great.

Thank Jalyssa J
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Jalyssa, Thanks for stopping at Blue Tractor on your way through Traverse City. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch and hope the next time you make it back this way you'll dine with us again.

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We gathered at Blue Tractor for a farewell party of a colleague at lunchtime. They placed us in the back where there were no other customers. Initial Drinks were slow in coming but food arrived pretty quickly. My pulled pork Mac and cheese was great....More

Thank Hudsonrev
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Hudsonrev, Thanks for choosing Blue Tractor for your party and for leaving us some feedback! We do have a special event space for parties of all sizes. Not sure if your gathering was a last minute lunch or if you had called ahead to...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Stop here for lunch frequently when passing through Traverse City. It is conveniently located near the downtown area. I love their pulled pork sandwich. One of the best I have had. The service is good. We have never had a long wait but usually go...More

Thank groneveltj
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hi groneveltj, Thanks for the review and for continuing to stop by Blue Tractor for lunch while you're in Traverse City. Our pulled pork is definitely a fan favorite around here. Make sure to try some of our other house-smoked BBQ the next time you...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here Sunday evening as we have only heard great things. My husband loves BBQ . I tend to watch what I eat so when I decide to indulge I want it to be really good!! We asked our waiter what...More

Thank 462dawn
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi 462dawn, Happy Anniversary and thanks for visiting Blue Tractor on your getaway! We're so glad you and your husband enjoyed your BBQ and Mac & Cheese. Great choices, as those are both some of our menu favorites. We look forward to having you back...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went on a Saturday night and were not surprised to find a 45 minute wait. We were, however, surprised to see empty tables waiting quite a long time before being seated, and tables waiting to be bussed while three hostesses were...More

Thank Kristin C
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Kristin, Thanks for dining with us this weekend and for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for the wait. We were a little understaffed this weekend and that's why you saw some empty tables despite the wait. We're sorry for the...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We were very unhappy with our meals. My steak tasted extremely strange....almost like chemicals. I offered my husband a taste to see if it was just me, and he agreed as soon as he took a bite. Somehow the brussel sprouts were undercooked, yet taste...More

Thank Jessalayne
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Jessalayne, Thank you for visiting us and taking time to share your experience with us. To begin, please accept our sincerest apology with the time that you had. This is by no means something we hope for, for anyone and we do our absolute best...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A delightful lunch spot with exceptional lunch fare. The pulled pork sandwich melted in your mouth it was so tender as was the brisket. Yummy, crispy shoestring fries!

Thank KathyKenai
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Kathy, Thank you for sharing this and stopping in! We appreciate your kind words and we hope you'll join us again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-922-9515
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