Best Local Restaurants in Traverse City

    Experience the best of Traverse City dining when you use our dining guide, highlighting the best local restaurants. Featuring various cuisines, from casual American fare to eclectic Asian fusion, there’s something for everyone’s tastes. Not sure where to start? Our friendly and knowledgeable concierge is always happy to make recommendations, and give you driving directions to all the favorite local spots.



    14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686

    (231) 223-4030



    Eclectic eatery featuring small, shareable plates including creative sushi & fondue plus happy hour.

    310 N Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684

    (231) 932-1310

    Apache Trout Grill

    Seafood & Steak

    Known for seafood & ribs, this cozy spot offers a chic hunting lodge feel & bayside patio dining.

    13671 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

    (231) 947-7079

    Blue Tractor


    Hearty, old-school American eats with a local touch served in the old saloon of a historic building.

    423 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 4968

    (231) 922-9515

    Trattoria Stella


    Italian fare with a farm-to-table philosophy plus a curated wine list in old-world environs.

    830 Cottage view Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684

    (231) 929-8989

    Red Ginger


    An upscale, chef-owned spot offers small plates of light Pan-Asian cuisine & signature cocktails.

    237 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

    (231) 944-1733

    The Flying Noodle

    Pizza & Pasta

    Relaxed restaurant doling out pasta, pizza & salads in a contemporary, brick-lined space.

    136 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

    (231) 943-1178

    The Filling Station

    Pizza, Salads, Beer

    Flatbreads & salads pair with house-brewed beers at this cozy outpost in a vintage train depot.

    642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City, MI 49686

    (231) 946-8168