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Blue Tractor

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423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
+1 231-922-9515
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Baroda, Michigan
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Their sauce has a little kick to it, but all of the food was delicious. The fries had a sweet taste to them. Great atmosphere and menu selections. Family friendly and just a little wait on a Friday night. They even gave my husband a birthday dessert - ice cream sandwich - with delicious homemade cookies!

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Thank debestmath
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had dinner at the Blue Tractor with some friends. The atmosphere is great. Rustic, laid back, and comfortable. Great selection of food, mostly meat and meat. They do have fried pickles and some vegetarian options. I had the Cuban Burger and Pork Mac-n-cheese. Food was good. Everyone at my table seemed to really dig into their dishes, from steak, to... More 

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Thank TeamMoe
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

TeamMoe, Thank you for stopping by and sharing this with us. We are very happy to have had you join us. We apologize about the slow service. We hope this will not deter you from seeing us again. Thank you. More 

Traverse City, Michigan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us for lunch. When I'm there for lunch I always order the warm veg salad, one of my favs. Our server Amber was polite, professional and friendly.

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Thank D6371
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

D6371, Thanks for stopping by for lunch! we're so happy to hear about your experience with us. We look forward to having you again soon! More 

Canton, Michigan
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had another great meal here. With family coming in late in the day and hoping to get in somewhere on a Saturday night without dealing with Front Street made the Blue Tractor a simple choice. Great beer selection, but being at the end of the evening rush caused for warmer than normal beer temps. Maybe recently washed glasses, not certain... More 

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Thank RottieGuy951
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

RottieGuy951, Thank you for stopping in and sharing this with us. We do apologize about the absence of your server. Thank you for stopping by and joining us for dinner! We are looking into the beer temperature issue, we sincerely apologize for that as well. It could've been freshly washed glasses that caused it, either way there is no excuse.... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service. We absolutely loved our food! The pork cheek fritters were amazing! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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Thank Jennifer T
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Jennifer, Thank you so much! Thank you for stopping in and taking time to share this with us! We look forward to having you back again soon. More 

Bay City, Michigan
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a girl's weekend with 15 girls. Our waitress was very attentive. Our food drinks were done for n a timely manner. I do have to say mac and cheese was excellent but burger was well done x 2. I don't like pink in my meat but do like it fine and juicy. A tad overdone. The hamburger... More 

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Thank Jill K
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Jill, Thank you for bringing your group in to dine with us. It was a pleasure having you! Thank you for taking time to share about your experience, we are thrilled to see you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you back! More 

Frankfort, Michigan
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time I've tried the Blue Tractor and decided to try it for restaurant week. Things started out tasty when I got their smoked pork cheek fritters with a chipotle mayo. Nice and smoky and rich. My spouse ordered the smoked half duck and I decided to try their sausage platter. Mmmmmm. The duck had that nice... More 

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Thank Gerald W
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Gerald, It was a pleasure having you in. Thank you for joining us during restaurant week. We thank you for this wonderful review and thorough recap of your dishes. Thank you again for joining us, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd been looking forward to trying Blue Tractor from other reviews, and were a bit disappointed. The food was good overall - ribs were tender, sides decent, but the service was not very attentive even though we were there "pre-rush". Would also ask to have bbq sauce on the side if you're not into "spicy" as it develops a bit... More 

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Thank Linda T
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Linda, Thank you for coming in and sharing your experience with us. We sincerely apologize about your service while you dined with us. Definitely not something we take lightly. We appreciate all of your feedback. We hope that you'll give us another try to show you what we are known for. Thank you again, More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blue Tractor has a wide range of Michigan Craft Beers, both bottled and on tap. The food: appetizer was buffalo wings w/ ranch; they were the highlight of the visit - some of the best wings I've ever had - smoky and tangy. Lovely. Main course was the brisket with mashed potatoes. The brisket was good, not great, while the... More 

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Thank Nuzzinaples
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

Nuzzinaples, Thank you for stopping by and sharing a thorough review with us! We appreciate all of the wonderful things shared as well as the constructive criticism. We appreciate your patience and time you took to share this with us. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and myself were recently in Traverse City, MI for a Valentines Day get away. My wife selected this restaurant through the reviews she found. All the food was excellent however the Mac & Cheese with pulled pork and BBQ sauce on it was incredible. We will definitely revisit this venue on our next visit to Traverse City.

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Thank AmwayPredTech
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this review

AmwayPredTech, We are so happy you stopped in! Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. We look forward to having you back next time you're in the area! Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-922-9515

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?