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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (58 reviews)
“steak” (121 reviews)
“lettuce wedge” (12 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Stopped in the last trip up to Traverse City and the food was very good but we thought it was a bit expensive.

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Don't judge a book by it's cover at Mode's! Our waitress was helpful and friendly and the meal was excellent. I ordered a 4oz.filet and a half rack of ribs. The filet was grilled to perfection and the ribs fell off the bone, as they...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a resident as being the best place to get a steak, well the steak was bland, and dry. Will definitely not recommend for being the best steak, I only gave a 3 rating because the service was good.

Thank Tina L
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Mode's is the best steak restaurant in Traverse City. Yes, the atmosphere is dated, but the staff is fantastic and well versed in all of their offerings. If you are looking for the most contemporary high end restaurant go to Arie at the resort. If...More

Thank ThomasT358
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I like this old restaurant right in the heart of downtown Traverse City! Have had great steaks and prime rib here. Wonderful salad bar, too. Waitress was very friendly and competent. Many locals eat here---always a good sign. Great drinks, too. Plenty of parking on...More

Thank mathgenius
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We were super lucky and were seated immediately. The restaurant was packed, yet our hard working waitress was attentive and quick to get is our drinks. This is a great place for adults who value good food and being able to carry on a conversation...More

Thank Maggie D
Reviewed 3 April 2016

My wife and I were in Traverse City for a saturday night getaway and found this place in a local book and decided to try it. This is a small place but very nice looking. We were early on Saturday so no problem getting a...More

Thank taftrj
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Got a hankering for a steak, lobster tail, fresh fish or the very best prime rib, then modes is the place for you. Right downtown, a short walk from the bay, you'll find Modes.. Great cozy atmosphere, superb menu, delightful wait staff will make it...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 12 March 2016

My husband was looking for prime rib and he was told this was the best! From a person that does not eat prime rib it looked like it had a lot of fat on it. My husband enjoyed every bite he had no complaints! I...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Horribly dated decor, small cafeteria-like tables. Steak was average, vinaigrette with the hunk of lettuce was Wishbone and not homemade. Asked for bacon on the wedge and they dipped into the bacon bits from the salad bar. No bread offered. Sour cream and butter in...More

Thank Mick S
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, 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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