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Mode's Bum Steer

125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
+1 231-947-9832
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (59 reviews)
“steak” (131 reviews)
“baked potato” (21 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time at this steakhouse in TC and I will be back. It isn’t real impressive as far as decor, but the steaks are great. Ordered an 8oz filet medium and it was prepared perfectly. It was very tasty and was served with a choice...More

Thank SpartanFIJI
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They don’t take reservations, so we went fairly early on a Monday. The have a big sign on the outside of the building, when they state the wait times. Nice touch! The room has a really nice “homey” feel. Cocktails are well prepared and generous....More

Thank Steven F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found “Modes” recommended on trip advisor— When we arrived in Traverse City we realized it was just a 2 minute walk. Their wedge salad is clearly popular and comes with the main. It was excellent. We shared steak and ribs. They had run out...More

Thank Liza B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Mode’s is a long standing tradition in Traverse City. Incredible food, steaks, lamb etc... Their blue Cheese dressing and a wedge is the best I have ever eaten. No children after 7:30 pm as the bar life picks up some with local business owners.

Thank jclouts
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a first come, first serve restaurant. The food and the service were very good but the dining area is small and a little tight. Going on Saturday night I had expected a little bit of a wait but the problem is that there...More

Thank dlk300
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Cozy place downtown traverse city. Would recommend the filet they were nice enough to accommodate a special request to add garlic and peppercorns great taste, cooked to perfection and tender. Meal comes with Choice of potato, wedge salad and Texas toast. My husband would also...More

Thank Normajean1937
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a hidden gem. Outstanding value. Great steak without the glitz and the cost. Local hangout and they know where to go

Thank WRDDS63
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Old school restaurant with mouth watering steaks cooked to perfection. Fresh perch lightly battered large portions. Fresh salad bar with home made dressings. Excellent service. Priced reasonably. Great choice for dinner.

Thank Donna P
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

One of our favorites. Old school steak house with no frills. Retro interior that's genuine, not decorated to make a new place seem vintage. Steaks done right, good salad bar and excellent wait staff. If you're a meat and potatoes person, this is the place...More

Thank D6816WIamandas
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Like several prior posts, this fantastic restaurant is like going back in time. Not fancy at all but the best meal I've had in some time. Outstanding service and the steak I ordered was prepared perfectly. Baked potato was delicious but... make sure you get...More

Thank RickGo2014
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July 29, 2015|
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Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
No Young children not permitted after 5:00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9832
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