Taproot Cider House
Located downtown Traverse City, Taproot is the place for organic, farm-to-table food in rustic-chic setting. A massive assortment of cider compliments a menu that features everything from pork tacos to oven-baked pizzas and some of the best salads in the city. Located in the heart of downtown, patrons are just blocks away from the State Theatre, Clinch Park Beach, and the Park Place Hotel. Find out more about Taproot by visiting their website!
When Traverse City locals heard there would be an authentic Asian food hitting Front Street, we rejoiced. Despite many of us being unsure of how to say the name, Gaijin mania hit TC the day they opened their doors. Finally, locals and tourists alike had a place to experience authentic ramen bowls, dumplings, noodles, and sake in downtown Traverse City. If you’re into fresh, authentic Asian food, Gaijin is the only place in town to try. See their whole menu and start your salivating!
Being one of the longest running restaurants in downtown Traverse City is no small feat, and it’s been accomplished by consistently providing exceptional meals and service to patrons since 1994. amical is one of downtown’s staples and home to some of the best French-inspired cuisine, finest wines, and best mixed drinks in the Midwest. Their professional, yet down to Earth staff have a knack for treating new guests like old friends, ensuring it’s not just the incredible food that encourages guests to come back again and again. Take a closer look at amical’s menu and long history on their website!
The East side of Traverse City finally has a healthy breakfast and lunch spot to call their own. Located just across the street from East Bay and the Cherry Tree Inn, Breakaway offers the best grab-and-go food around. Famous for breakfast burritos, home-baked muffins and cookies, and the friendliest staff around, Breakaway is the best place to go to prepare or recover from your Traverse City adventure! See what they’re all about here!
The Filling Station
In a world abound in exotic tastes and cuisines, there’s something inherently comforting in the simplicity of pizza and beer. Few places can do this combination poorly, but fewer still can do it so well that they stand above the rest. The Filling Station, however, achieves exactly this with their stone-oven pizzas and wide assortment of microbrews. Diners enjoys a view of Boardman Lake, one of our community gardens, and the historic railroad tracks. The Filling Station itself is housed in the iconic old railway station that once was the pride of our community. Luckily for us, The Filling Station has made the venue a point of pride for us again. Check out the microbrew and pizza options that The Filling Station has to offer!