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428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
+1 231-995-0570
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (438 reviews)
“tater tots” (50 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
American, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was on my way out to the Airport and needed to grab a quick bite, and this was the perfect burger spot, the Whiskey was good and the burger and fries were better, what a value too, The place was packed on a snowy Friday...More

Thank 773jeffreyj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After going to a craft show, my friend & I needed a break & found this place. It was after lunch time , so didn't think it would be too busy. Not too bad . We were just going to have a sit down &...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed October 30, 2018

After reading TA reviews and having it recommended by the hotel staff we decided to stop by for Happy Hour drinks and some dinner....excellent choice! The bartender did a fabulous job keeping our glasses full and providing food suggestions. He actually kept us from ordering...More

Thank OldNorCalGuy
Reviewed October 11, 2018

My family (party of 4) stopped by Bubba's for dinner while in town, and we had a nice time here. The menu has a big variety, although we all stuck with burgers and beer. The burgers were great - hot and very juicy, we would...More

Thank Chad1640
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This place was busy but there was no wait. I had a taste for a hamburger and was glad we stopped here. Lots of other things on the menu too. Looked very kid friendly. The food was good and the wait staff friendly. When in...More

Thank lvsdx
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Full bar with local and mass market beers. Food is very good too, particularly the burgers, but if you want a salad or sandwich they have a good selection.

Thank robertaT4923HP
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I've been here several times, always for breakfast. Every time has been good. They recently renovated the inside, it's nice but I kinda liked the dive bar feel before. Staff is always fun and friendly.

Thank roger3116
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This place is neat place to have a drink & watch sports! We had turkey wrap~good & I had the Mac & cheese bites which I thought could be warmer and possibly I would have liked them! I thought the menu was very limited on...More

Thank sforce19
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Been going here for years, and getting the same breakfast. Now can’t order it on weekends as they have a special brunch menu. Total bummer, have to go elsewhere now. Perhaps it’s why they’re not busy at 9:15 on a Sunday?

Thank Wallyrandy
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I went to this burger place with some friends during weekend trip in Traverse city. Looking at the menu I was slightly upset that the burger did not come eith a side, but as soon as my "Shrek Burger" arrived I understood the reason for...More

Thank salvoc410
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May 11, 2015|
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Response from LifesATrip4Me | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a big beer drinker but I always notice the chalkboard full of listings of what their offerings of the day are. They seem to always have some from Michigan. That place is awesome - excellent food. I think if you go... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-995-0570
Burgers, burritos and beer! You're going to love the great food and downtown Traverse City atmosphere at Bubba's - Traverse City's favorite spot to hang all season long! From bubba-size burgers to fresh unique salads or sandwiches, or choose from the chef's home-style favorites of the day on our chalkboard. All of our selections are made from fresh, wholesome ingredients.
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