Katy’s TC guidebook: Live like a local

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Katy’s TC guidebook: Live like a local

Wineries

I love this place for its atmosphere, gorgeous views of East Bay, and the wine of course! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
3309 Blue Water Road
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I love this place for its atmosphere, gorgeous views of East Bay, and the wine of course! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
Bonobo Winery is an relaxed, down to earth place with awesome local owners. The view of West Bay across the vineyard is absolutely gorgeous, especially at sunset. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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Bonobo Winery
12011 Center Road
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Bonobo Winery is an relaxed, down to earth place with awesome local owners. The view of West Bay across the vineyard is absolutely gorgeous, especially at sunset. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
Located at the former Northern Michigan Asylum (now The Village at Grand Traverse Commons) Left Foot Charley is the only urban tasting room in the area. Set up on the shady patio with a glass of wine (or two) and listen to some great live music, or take in the historical architecture of Building 50. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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Left Foot Charley
806 Red Drive
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Located at the former Northern Michigan Asylum (now The Village at Grand Traverse Commons) Left Foot Charley is the only urban tasting room in the area. Set up on the shady patio with a glass of wine (or two) and listen to some great live music, or take in the historical architecture of Building 50. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
A popular pick for wine lovers! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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Black Star Farms Old Mission
360 McKinley Rd E
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A popular pick for wine lovers! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
If you love the canned Two K Farms cider you will adore their winery! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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Two K Farms Cidery & Winery
3872 S W Bay Shore Dr
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If you love the canned Two K Farms cider you will adore their winery! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
A beautiful building with exceptional views! On your wine tour it is an easy spot to stop in since it's so close to other great wineries on the peninsula. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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Mari Vineyards
8175 Center Rd
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A beautiful building with exceptional views! On your wine tour it is an easy spot to stop in since it's so close to other great wineries on the peninsula. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
Take a tour or book a private event! This winery is stunning, with its exceptional views and beautiful modern seating areas. Sit on the outdoor patio and enjoy the warm summer sun. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
7007 E Traverse Hwy
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Take a tour or book a private event! This winery is stunning, with its exceptional views and beautiful modern seating areas. Sit on the outdoor patio and enjoy the warm summer sun. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
Close to Suttons Bay, this is a perfect wine stop on your way into town! With lush vineyards and a beautiful area to sit and enjoy their farm to table dishes. You will fall in love with this winery! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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Brengman Brothers
9720 South Center Highway
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Close to Suttons Bay, this is a perfect wine stop on your way into town! With lush vineyards and a beautiful area to sit and enjoy their farm to table dishes. You will fall in love with this winery! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
John and Jo started developing their property in 1992, planting Chardonnay then Pinot Gris, and are still in business today! Sit on their beautiful patio or walk through the history of their story in the lush vineyards while sipping on wine. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
Willow Vineyard & Winery
10702 East Hilltop Road
John and Jo started developing their property in 1992, planting Chardonnay then Pinot Gris, and are still in business today! Sit on their beautiful patio or walk through the history of their story in the lush vineyards while sipping on wine. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
If you love a little sparkle in your wine, Maybe vineyards is for you. With their sweet sparkling ciders to their sparking wine they are truly a local delicacy. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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MAWBY Vineyards and Winery
4519 Elm Valley Road
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If you love a little sparkle in your wine, Maybe vineyards is for you. With their sweet sparkling ciders to their sparking wine they are truly a local delicacy. If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
Their impressive history and impressive wines deserve to be at the top of the list! Make reservations for their indoor seating or wonder the grounds. Charming and historic this is a special place to see! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!
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Peninsula Cellars
11480 Center Road
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Their impressive history and impressive wines deserve to be at the top of the list! Make reservations for their indoor seating or wonder the grounds. Charming and historic this is a special place to see! If you want to go to many wineries with friends and family and don't have a designated driver, check out Traverse City Brew Bus and make a reservation today so everyone can participate in the fun!

Cafes

The Cuppa Joe Drive Thru has been a local staple for over 20 years. Stop by on your way out for an adventure-filled day! Their blueberry-lime scones and local coffee drinks are fantastic.
Cuppa Joe Drive Thru
1060 E Front St
The Cuppa Joe Drive Thru has been a local staple for over 20 years. Stop by on your way out for an adventure-filled day! Their blueberry-lime scones and local coffee drinks are fantastic.
Famous for their bite-sized cake creations, Morsels is a great downtown coffee and quick-bite spot. Grab a cappuccino and a sampler of morsels and sit out on their river-side deck!
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Morsels
321 East Front Street
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Famous for their bite-sized cake creations, Morsels is a great downtown coffee and quick-bite spot. Grab a cappuccino and a sampler of morsels and sit out on their river-side deck!
Hexenbelle cafe is top notch! If you are hoping for a unique experience with locally sourced organic ingredients, this is the place for you. Christian and Heather have worked hard to create an inclusive menu with Levantine recipes straight from Christian's family line and expertise. With coffee options, Heather's fabulous pastries and Levantine cuisine, you will surely fall in love with this cafe.
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Hexenbelle
144 Hall Street
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Hexenbelle cafe is top notch! If you are hoping for a unique experience with locally sourced organic ingredients, this is the place for you. Christian and Heather have worked hard to create an inclusive menu with Levantine recipes straight from Christian's family line and expertise. With coffee options, Heather's fabulous pastries and Levantine cuisine, you will surely fall in love with this cafe.
Mundo's is a local family owned coffee shop with great breakfast and lunch options for the whole family! With a full coffee menu available with a seasonal menu on the side, you will love hanging out outside sipping on a cold coffee.
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Mundos Roasting & Co.
708 Boon St
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Mundo's is a local family owned coffee shop with great breakfast and lunch options for the whole family! With a full coffee menu available with a seasonal menu on the side, you will love hanging out outside sipping on a cold coffee.
This a great stop for a quick coffee to go as well as quick bites! Conveniently right downtown and near everything Traverse city has to offer. Affordable, family friendly and tasty!
Park Street Café
113 Park Street
This a great stop for a quick coffee to go as well as quick bites! Conveniently right downtown and near everything Traverse city has to offer. Affordable, family friendly and tasty!
A local favorite hands down! The team at higher grounds creates a coffee that the hardcore coffee fans would appreciate and love. They have an outdoor patio for you to bask in the summer sun, and if you get hungry while you're there, plenty of restaurants are walking distance away.
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Higher Grounds Trading Company
806 Red Drive
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A local favorite hands down! The team at higher grounds creates a coffee that the hardcore coffee fans would appreciate and love. They have an outdoor patio for you to bask in the summer sun, and if you get hungry while you're there, plenty of restaurants are walking distance away.

Bars & Taprooms

7 Monks is a great downtown spot for local craft beers and delicious food. Their Greasy Spoon Burger and Veggie Wrap are my favorites!
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7 Monks Taproom
128 South Union Street
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7 Monks is a great downtown spot for local craft beers and delicious food. Their Greasy Spoon Burger and Veggie Wrap are my favorites!
Located right below 7 Monks, Low Bar has fantastic mixed drinks and a great atmosphere. Definitely a local favorite!
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Low Bar
128 S Union St
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Located right below 7 Monks, Low Bar has fantastic mixed drinks and a great atmosphere. Definitely a local favorite!
The Parlor has a great atmosphere, some of the best mixed drinks in town, and often has live music!
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The Parlor TC
205 Lake Avenue
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The Parlor has a great atmosphere, some of the best mixed drinks in town, and often has live music!
U and I Lounge is a late night Sports bar for all the bar hoppers our there! If you want to go out but not spend too much cash, this is a good alternative.
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U And I Lounge
214 East Front Street
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U and I Lounge is a late night Sports bar for all the bar hoppers our there! If you want to go out but not spend too much cash, this is a good alternative.
TC Whiskey Co. is absolutely one of the best bars in Traverse City. Their industrial atmosphere and original cocktail recipes are a great addition to your night out!
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Traverse City Whiskey Co.
201 East 14th Street
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TC Whiskey Co. is absolutely one of the best bars in Traverse City. Their industrial atmosphere and original cocktail recipes are a great addition to your night out!
Mackinaw Brewing Company is a great place to hangout with the family or small group! They have drinks galore and many delicious food options!
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Mackinaw Brewing Company
161 East Front Street
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Mackinaw Brewing Company is a great place to hangout with the family or small group! They have drinks galore and many delicious food options!
Classic neighborhood bar for American chow from breakfast to pizza, burgers & wings served late.
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Brady's Bar
401 S Union St
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Classic neighborhood bar for American chow from breakfast to pizza, burgers & wings served late.
For dinner, pub fare, craft drinks and handcrafted brew. Games and nightly features. Located below North Peak Brewing Company, they are Traverse City’s premier Irish pub!
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Kilkennys Irish Public House
400 West Front Street
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For dinner, pub fare, craft drinks and handcrafted brew. Games and nightly features. Located below North Peak Brewing Company, they are Traverse City’s premier Irish pub!
If you want to add a little more to your date night, or hangout with friends! Lil Bo has some extra fun for you with their dedicated game nights. Tuesdays: Trivia Night Thursdays: Jazz Night Fridays: Live Music, Catfish Fry
Lil Bo
540 West Front Street
If you want to add a little more to your date night, or hangout with friends! Lil Bo has some extra fun for you with their dedicated game nights. Tuesdays: Trivia Night Thursdays: Jazz Night Fridays: Live Music, Catfish Fry
One of my favorites! Great burgers, tacos, fries and more. Affordable food with large portions, a great spot to hangout and eat or grab a drink.
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Rare Bird Brewpub
229 Lake Avenue
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One of my favorites! Great burgers, tacos, fries and more. Affordable food with large portions, a great spot to hangout and eat or grab a drink.

Food scene

The Little Fleet name comes from the establishment's "little fleet" of food trucks! There is something here for everyone: sushi, burgers, tacos, barbecue, and much more. Their main patio is a lively place any summer night with live music and their main bar serves up some awesome drinks. Their patio is also dog friendly!
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The Little Fleet
448 East Front Street
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The Little Fleet name comes from the establishment's "little fleet" of food trucks! There is something here for everyone: sushi, burgers, tacos, barbecue, and much more. Their main patio is a lively place any summer night with live music and their main bar serves up some awesome drinks. Their patio is also dog friendly!
Pangea's is a local favorite for all things pizza! Check out their recently renovated roof deck and get views of Front Street from above.
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Pangea's Pizza
135 East Front Street
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Pangea's is a local favorite for all things pizza! Check out their recently renovated roof deck and get views of Front Street from above.
The Filling Station is located in a historic train station, and its expansive outdoor patio sits on the old platform! They have an awesome selection of local craft beer and make some fantastic diet-inclusive thin-crust pizza.
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The Filling Station Microbrewery
642 Railroad Place
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The Filling Station is located in a historic train station, and its expansive outdoor patio sits on the old platform! They have an awesome selection of local craft beer and make some fantastic diet-inclusive thin-crust pizza.
For something a little higher-end, Red Ginger is an award-winning Asian restaurant. Their sushi bar is unlike anything in the area and the atmosphere is metropolitan, yet warm and comfortable. I love their Thai Curry and Red Dragon Martini. As you make your reservation, be sure to let them know if you're celebrating any occasion, they are known to have really nice personal touches.
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Red Ginger
237 East Front Street
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For something a little higher-end, Red Ginger is an award-winning Asian restaurant. Their sushi bar is unlike anything in the area and the atmosphere is metropolitan, yet warm and comfortable. I love their Thai Curry and Red Dragon Martini. As you make your reservation, be sure to let them know if you're celebrating any occasion, they are known to have really nice personal touches.
A great place for modern Asian cuisine! The bar atmospheres inside is beautiful and open, but the outdoor patio keeps you in the summer sun. Great for lunch and dinner!
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Firefly Restaurant
310 North Cass Street
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A great place for modern Asian cuisine! The bar atmospheres inside is beautiful and open, but the outdoor patio keeps you in the summer sun. Great for lunch and dinner!
Authentic Asian cuisine owned by a local family! The good bowl is one of my favorite spots, the appetizers, Boba, and Pho are some of the greatest foods you can treat yourself to.
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The Good Bowl
328 E Front St
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Authentic Asian cuisine owned by a local family! The good bowl is one of my favorite spots, the appetizers, Boba, and Pho are some of the greatest foods you can treat yourself to.
A great place for the whole family to eat! American cuisine along with a full bar menu, this is a great stop for lunch while you shop downtown.
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Poppycocks
128 E Front St
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A great place for the whole family to eat! American cuisine along with a full bar menu, this is a great stop for lunch while you shop downtown.
If you are craving pasta, do yourself a favor and eat at Raduno! Their hand-made, fresh, pasta and desserts are absolutely killer and are very affordable.
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Raduno
545 E Eighth St
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If you are craving pasta, do yourself a favor and eat at Raduno! Their hand-made, fresh, pasta and desserts are absolutely killer and are very affordable.
This is a great spot for families and large groups to grab dinner! order multiple thin crust, wood stove pizzas to pass around, while enjoying ciders and beer on tap. Try their dessert pizza, the s'mores is my favorite.
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The Filling Station Microbrewery
642 Railroad Place
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This is a great spot for families and large groups to grab dinner! order multiple thin crust, wood stove pizzas to pass around, while enjoying ciders and beer on tap. Try their dessert pizza, the s'mores is my favorite.
The best and biggest burgers in town!
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Slabtown Burgers
826 West Front Street
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The best and biggest burgers in town!
In the historic district known as The grand traverse commons, spanglish is truly a local staple. Cheap and delicious Mexican food, anything you order will be delicious you really can't go wrong!
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Spanglish
1333 Yellow Drive
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In the historic district known as The grand traverse commons, spanglish is truly a local staple. Cheap and delicious Mexican food, anything you order will be delicious you really can't go wrong!
The best Thai food in town! This little restaurant packs a punch with how much flavor the food has. They have dine-in and carry out options for the one who want to lay low and watch a movie.
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Thai Café
1219 East Front Street
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The best Thai food in town! This little restaurant packs a punch with how much flavor the food has. They have dine-in and carry out options for the one who want to lay low and watch a movie.
High end dining for the loveliest night out, smoked cocktails to Scottish salmon, this is the place you want to be Saturday night! (Or any night) The dinner's are fantastic, but so is the lunch and brunch. So, maybe just stay there all day?
Artisan Restaurant Traverse City
615 East Front Street
High end dining for the loveliest night out, smoked cocktails to Scottish salmon, this is the place you want to be Saturday night! (Or any night) The dinner's are fantastic, but so is the lunch and brunch. So, maybe just stay there all day?

Brunch Spots

Located in the historic former Northern Michigan Asylum, Red Spire is absolutely a local favorite. This is where to go for a classic american breakfast done really well. Their staff are so friendly, the atmosphere is bright, and the cinnamon rolls are huge! Take a leisurely stroll around the mercato shops after your meal.
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Red Spire Brunch House
800 Cottageview Dr
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Located in the historic former Northern Michigan Asylum, Red Spire is absolutely a local favorite. This is where to go for a classic american breakfast done really well. Their staff are so friendly, the atmosphere is bright, and the cinnamon rolls are huge! Take a leisurely stroll around the mercato shops after your meal.
Local farm to table inspired cuisine for breakfast and lunch options. The Towne Plaza is one of the best restaurants traverse city has to offer, everyone needs to eat here at least once!
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The Towne Plaza
203 Cass Street
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Local farm to table inspired cuisine for breakfast and lunch options. The Towne Plaza is one of the best restaurants traverse city has to offer, everyone needs to eat here at least once!
Locally sourced seasonal ingredients for the best kind of breakfast, lunch and anything in between. Definitely check out this lovely spot.
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Benedict
405 South Union Street
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Locally sourced seasonal ingredients for the best kind of breakfast, lunch and anything in between. Definitely check out this lovely spot.
American comfort food in breakfast form! If you want a classic breakfast, this is a great place for you.
Traverse Bay Café
810 East Front Street
American comfort food in breakfast form! If you want a classic breakfast, this is a great place for you.
If you get a hankering for a delicious warm crepe, definitely come hangout at Crepes & Co TC! It's absolutely delicious and affordable. Sit outside with a cup of coffee and breakfast food while enjoying the weather!
Crepes & Co TC
329 E State St
If you get a hankering for a delicious warm crepe, definitely come hangout at Crepes & Co TC! It's absolutely delicious and affordable. Sit outside with a cup of coffee and breakfast food while enjoying the weather!
If you can get in, this is truly a treat! The tiniest eclectic French cafe in traverse city, this is truly a treat!
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Frenchies Famous
619 Randolph Street
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If you can get in, this is truly a treat! The tiniest eclectic French cafe in traverse city, this is truly a treat!
One of my favorite farm to table, seasonal vegetable styles brunches! The breakfast here is to die for as well as their mega cinnamon rolls and scones!
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S2S Sugar to Salt
1371 Gray Dr
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One of my favorite farm to table, seasonal vegetable styles brunches! The breakfast here is to die for as well as their mega cinnamon rolls and scones!

City/town information

Just 20 minutes away, you'll find the cutest boutiques and restaurants to enjoy! The drive up is stunning; a great day trip.
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Suttons Bay
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Just 20 minutes away, you'll find the cutest boutiques and restaurants to enjoy! The drive up is stunning; a great day trip.
A historic fish town, you will fall in love with the view, the beaches and the food!
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Leland
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A historic fish town, you will fall in love with the view, the beaches and the food!
An awesome historic town, with a lovely downtown with great restaurants and shops!
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Frankfort
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An awesome historic town, with a lovely downtown with great restaurants and shops!
An awesome little town, Northport is the dreamiest part of Northern Michigan.
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Northport
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An awesome little town, Northport is the dreamiest part of Northern Michigan.