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Blue Tractor

423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
+1 231-922-9515
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mac and cheese” (69 reviews)
“pulled pork” (43 reviews)
“cuban burger” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2536
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Blue Tractor used to be on of my favorite restaurants in Traverse City. Sadly I've been noticing a gradual slide downhill. I recently stopped here for lunch. The daily special was "mac and cheese with ham and peas". Well... I was served a bowl...More

Thank twohikers
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi twohikers, Thank you for your review and feedback. We apologize for your recent visit and that it was less than satisfactory. We will forward on all the feedback to our kitchen and make sure these concerns are addressed. Thank you again and we hope...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there last night with a combination of kids and adults at the recommendation of everyone else that went with us. I ordered the warm vegetable salad with blackened chicken which was very good, fresh taste, and just the right amount of chicken. My...More

Thank Sunnybuckeye62
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Sunnybuckeye62, Thank you for visiting Blue Tractor and for taking the time to leave us some feedback from your visit. We apologize that the ribs were not done right, we specialize in BBQ and always get rave reviews about it. I'm happy to hear...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was in town for a funeral. Had heard good things about this place so we went. Overall it was good but not blown away. Wife got the Corned Beef Rueben and I the hay baler. Hers was bad, dry and the bread a brick. Yes...More

Thank Pete G
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Pete, Thank you for the review and the feedback from your recent visit to Blue Tractor. We're glad you addressed these issues with the manager while at the restaurant. We hope your next visit to Blue Tractor is a 5 star visit, like we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Blue Tractor on a friend's suggestion and were glad we did. The atmosphere is upscale rustic with wood everything and plenty of TVs. The BBQ was as good or better than anything we've had in the Metro Detroit area. This was an...More

Thank scott h
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Scott, Thank you for visiting Blue Tractor while in Traverse City and for taking the time to leave us a review. We love hearing from first time guests to our restaurant and are happy to hear you had a great visit. We hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal at the Blue Tractor. I ordered the BBQ sampler platter and there was so much food I could barely finish it all. The wife had the mac-n-cheese piled high with pulled pork and enjoyed it. Our waiter Bill was Hoot.

Thank Lee W
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lee, Thanks for choosing Blue Tractor and for the grrrrreat review! We're happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your meals and that Bill showed you great service. We hope to have you both back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard alot about the Blue Tractor while visiting. Was slightly disappointed about all the hype. We ordered the Mac n cheese with pork.... Mine was moist but my husband's was very dry and hard to eat. We didn't get any appetizers and it appeared...More

Thank WonderWanderer21
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi WonderWanderer21, Our apologies for your recent visit to Blue Tractor. We strive to show all of our guests the best service, quality food and a great atmosphere. Please feel free to ask to speak to a manager anytime if something is not as you...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Lots of TVs and looks like a nice bar. Food will be hot if you order a hamburger, but if you order entree, those items are all precooked and sitting in trays much like a cafeteria. That's based on the pulled pork meal I ordered...More

Thank Robert L
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Robert, We apologize for your recent visit to Blue Tractor. With BBQ I guess you could say it's "pre-cooked" in that we house-smoke our pulled pork for 14 hours in the smoker. We're glad our staff was able to correct temperature problem with your...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

We've visited Traverse City many times but this was our first time at the Blue Tractor. The food was really good - and there was lots of it! We liked the atmosphere, and the service was good. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank nickelcitygirl
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi nickcitygirl, Thanks for finally stopping by Blue Tractor. We're glad you enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere, food and service. We look forward to having you back every time you're in TC! Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The BBQ was all good to very good. I should mention I had the wings, brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs. I try BBQ every place I go and will say it was all good but not the best I've had. The pulled pork was...More

Thank alan b
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Alan, First of all thank you so much for dining with us at Blue Tractor and for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback and compliments on our BBQ. All of our BBQ is in house recipes and house-smoked....More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

The Blue Tractor is a great masculine restaurant. The menus are leather and the booths are large. The portions are big! The menu has some variety but their bbq sandwiches are our favorites. Brisket, pulled pork, and burgers served with hot fries and coleslaw. (Their...More

Thank Mindyt131
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Blue Tractor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Mindy, Thanks for visiting Blue Tractor and leaving us some positive feedback! Our BBQ items are definitely the most popular items on our menu. We continue to perfect the recipes and house smoke all our meats. Hope to have you back again soon the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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