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Apache Trout Grill

13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
+1 231-947-7079
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (41 reviews)
“white fish” (173 reviews)
“baja tacos” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been to apache over 100 times easily in my life. Over time the food quality is still top tier, only now the prices are much too high. This is a issue with many Traverse City restaurants.

Thank DZlojutro
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bit of a long wait but so worth it. Everything was excellent. Our server Jeff was spectacular. Great food and atmosphere

Thank Cheryl L P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They don't take reservations but luckily we arrived close to 9 and were able to get a table in the bar. The best tables have a view of the bay but we were able to have a glass of wine outside while we waited for...More

Thank EspritD
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Restaurant is overlooking the water with a comfortable outdoor patio area to lounge while having drinks before dinner. Inside has a relaxed but elegant decor and is very comfortable. Food was fantastic! And I am a foodie. BBQ shrimp for an appetizer. We had the...More

Thank tammy_varvatos
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate here after a 5 hr wine tour! It was super yummy! Had drinks outside on the water which was amazing. It's just super expensive so be prepared to pay! It was definitely yummy though

Thank Danielle F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. The bartenders were fun and helpful. The meal was excellent. I had ribs. Service we great too.

Thank delajd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent over a week in beautiful Traverse City and enjoyed many fine local restaurants. We were really looking forward to a meal at Apache Trout Grill after passing it a few times and reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We opted for a Sunday,...More

Thank turtlegirl2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

I polled our party of five and this restaurant earned 4 stars. Although the atmosphere wasn't rated high, the food was.

Thank threestartraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The lobster and shrimp bisque was a great starter. We also recommend the BBQ shrimp. Attentive staff, including the bartender who retrieved my phone from the lake. Well worth a visit!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding food, atmosphere, waitress, EVERYTHING! We had the whitefish dip which was flavorful and served elegantly with an artist's attention. My husband had the trout and I had the Walleye; lightly breaded with delicate sauces, delicious vegetable medlies of asparagus, green beans, etc. The bread...More

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Questions & Answers
12 January 2017|
Response from Karen C |
Unfortunately we don't have a private dining area that we can use too host parties like yours. Sorry we cannot accommodate you.
24 September 2016|
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Response from MIRockHunter | Reviewed this property |
Timing is always a question at this place. Sometimes is it 30 - 45 minutes, other times, immediate seating. I would get there before 12:30, and ask for a table at the window and enjoy the view.
24 September 2016|
Response from Dannielle H | Reviewed this property |
Earlier is better. E abuse of the church crowd but the wait isn't too bad and they have lots of space to sit if needed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$33
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13671 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-7079
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The Apache Trout Grill has a casual lodge theme to the dining room. Over looking Grand Traverse Bay is the perfect setting for any occasion.The Apache serves good food right.
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