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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“whitefish” (146 reviews)
“baja tacos” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
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 6 days ago via mobile

Had the Brussels sprouts, Smoked Whitish dip and Lobster bisque ! Absolutely scrumptious and beautifully displayed.

Thank Tawni B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This very popular eatery provides a great ambiance and good service. The entrees are enticing but tend to be over cooked and pricey.

Thank MichiganFrancophile
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here to have a quiet early dinner. The ATG was clean and everyone was friendly. I ordered the white fish Baja tacos... I’m about 85% sure they were reheated while my husband’s steak was cooking. The fish was tough and...More

Thank MjW105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my Second visit to Apache Trout and won’t be the last. They have a wonderful variety of fresh seafood as well as a nice alcohol selection. Price is not too expensive for the high class of service you get.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food , consistent , good service and beautiful view. A really nice place for dinner with friends , exceptional brunch and in the summer cocktails looking over the beautiful bay

Thank LuAnn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a last minute lunch here with TC family and although had eaten here many times before was a little disappointed in the whitefish sandwich. Expected it to be baked or grilled but it was fried with a crust I did not like. Next time...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby 2 sons and myself went here to eat dinner on a Friday night. Busy but great service. Wonderful food. Reasonable pricing. Definitely will return, definitely recommend.

1  Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The panko knocked me out. The Apache Whitefish used to be my favorite dish here. It was served grilled and seasoned perfectly, served with vegetables. Ever since they expanded the restaurant, the whitefish became marketed on the menu as panko crusted, and in my opinion,...More

Thank LeylaAl
kristinkiteley, General Manager at Apache Trout Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We really appreciate your feedback.I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy the Panko Crusted Whitefish. It is usually one of our guest's favorites. Hopefully if you dine with us again, we can suggest something more to your liking. Thanks again for the review, we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried several times to eat here, but one hour+ waits kept us away. Recently we arrived about 8pm and were able to sit immediately at the bar. What an awesome meal. Had the whitefish, best I have ever had. Big portions, you will...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best food in Traverse City! Costly, but worth it. They don't take reservations , so waiting can b e up to 2 hours, but you c an sit in the back yard and soak up the view o f the bay!

Thank Patricia B
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Dee P
1 December 2017|
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Response from x167mgh | Reviewed this property |
don't know either, sorry
19 November 2017|
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Response from Mary S | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not take reservations.
Daniel G
5 October 2017|
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Response from kristinkiteley | Property representative |
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. Our owner was an avid fly fisherman and he named the restaurant after the first fish to go on the endangered species list, the Apache Trout. It is found in the rivers of Arizona and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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