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Blue Tractor

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423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
+1 231-922-9515
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

4 of us for lunch. When I'm there for lunch I always order the warm veg salad, one of my favs. Our server Amber was polite, professional and friendly.

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Thank D6371
Canton, Michigan
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had another great meal here. With family coming in late in the day and hoping to get in somewhere on a Saturday night without dealing with Front Street made the Blue Tractor a simple choice. Great beer selection, but being at the end of the evening rush caused for warmer than normal beer temps. Maybe recently washed glasses, not certain... More 

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Thank RottieGuy951
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service. We absolutely loved our food! The pork cheek fritters were amazing! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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Thank Jennifer T
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Jennifer, Thank you so much! Thank you for stopping in and taking time to share this with us! We look forward to having you back again soon. More 

Bay City, Michigan
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a girl's weekend with 15 girls. Our waitress was very attentive. Our food drinks were done for n a timely manner. I do have to say mac and cheese was excellent but burger was well done x 2. I don't like pink in my meat but do like it fine and juicy. A tad overdone. The hamburger... More 

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Thank Jill K
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Jill, Thank you for bringing your group in to dine with us. It was a pleasure having you! Thank you for taking time to share about your experience, we are thrilled to see you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you back! More 

Frankfort, Michigan
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first time I've tried the Blue Tractor and decided to try it for restaurant week. Things started out tasty when I got their smoked pork cheek fritters with a chipotle mayo. Nice and smoky and rich. My spouse ordered the smoked half duck and I decided to try their sausage platter. Mmmmmm. The duck had that nice... More 

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Thank Gerald W
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Gerald, It was a pleasure having you in. Thank you for joining us during restaurant week. We thank you for this wonderful review and thorough recap of your dishes. Thank you again for joining us, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd been looking forward to trying Blue Tractor from other reviews, and were a bit disappointed. The food was good overall - ribs were tender, sides decent, but the service was not very attentive even though we were there "pre-rush". Would also ask to have bbq sauce on the side if you're not into "spicy" as it develops a bit... More 

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Thank Linda T
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Linda, Thank you for coming in and sharing your experience with us. We sincerely apologize about your service while you dined with us. Definitely not something we take lightly. We appreciate all of your feedback. We hope that you'll give us another try to show you what we are known for. Thank you again, More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blue Tractor has a wide range of Michigan Craft Beers, both bottled and on tap. The food: appetizer was buffalo wings w/ ranch; they were the highlight of the visit - some of the best wings I've ever had - smoky and tangy. Lovely. Main course was the brisket with mashed potatoes. The brisket was good, not great, while the... More 

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Thank Nuzzinaples
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Nuzzinaples, Thank you for stopping by and sharing a thorough review with us! We appreciate all of the wonderful things shared as well as the constructive criticism. We appreciate your patience and time you took to share this with us. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and myself were recently in Traverse City, MI for a Valentines Day get away. My wife selected this restaurant through the reviews she found. All the food was excellent however the Mac & Cheese with pulled pork and BBQ sauce on it was incredible. We will definitely revisit this venue on our next visit to Traverse City.

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Thank AmwayPredTech
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

AmwayPredTech, We are so happy you stopped in! Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. We look forward to having you back next time you're in the area! Cheers! More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We had the pulled pork dinner and bbq the pulled pork pizza. The dinner came with mashed potatoes and squash. The pork was dry, not moist at all. The sauce was on the side and much needed dinner the meat was dry and had little flavor without the sauce. A bit disappointing since it's supposed too be a BBQ place.... More 

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Thank Pam S
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Hi Pam, Thank you for visiting us! We are very sorry to hear about your meal. For future reference, please let your server know, we are always happy to make you another one, or something new. We sincerely apologize. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future! Thanks for sharing about your time with us, we appreciate... More 

Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I've tried most of the menu items and have enjoyed all of them. The BBQ and pizza are especially good. Make sure to try the "Tractor Twists" as an appetizer -- their take on pizza breadsticks but better than any I've had before. Also a good selection of local beer. By the way, kids eat free on Sundays.

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Thank freem185
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

freem185, Thank you for visiting us! We hope to have you and the family in again soon. If the kids are lucky enough to see another snow day they eat free then too! Keep it in mind. See you soon. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?