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Cherry Republic

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Address: 154 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
Phone Number:
+1 231-932-9205
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to Cherry Republic of Traverse City, a mecca built to honor the...

Welcome to Cherry Republic of Traverse City, a mecca built to honor the northern Michigan cherry and the Up North lifestyle.

Located in the 'Cherry Capital of the World' and on one of America's Top 10 Great Streets, our diplomatic embassy is just a block from West Grand Traverse Bay in beautiful downtown Traverse City. Come in and sample over 170 of our locally-made cherry products, grab a seat in our cafe (which serves crispy pizzas, hearty sandwiches, fresh salads, and the best Cherry Pie you've ever had), or grab a glass at our wine/soda bar and sample 24 varieties of wine and soda pop.

We're open 7 days a week, all year long. The Embassy is the largest storefront in the historic downtown area so we're hard to miss. It is great destination for people of all ages so we'd love to see the whole family!

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Great Wine tasting! Many selections of cherry products. Can actually taste before you buy! Wonderful, helpful staff.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the same as last time. Hot as heck in there. Expensive for sure. We did eat a snack which was okay. The pies didn't look fresh but rather maybe frozen and thawed out. I settle for pie turnover which was great.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Wine tasting! Many selections of cherry products. Can actually taste before you buy! Wonderful, helpful staff.

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Thank Dawn P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go in on an empty stomach and go to town on samples including cherry jams, salsa, chocolate covered, candies, sodas and even wines!! They have it all. They even will ship for you. They have a cafe and indoor play place for the kids to entertain themselves while you shop/eat your way thru the store! If you... More 

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Thank momof3boysplus1girl
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Samples are great The wine is excellent and the staff has agreed to deal with. Some of the pricing is high but the food is great

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Thank Valuerocks
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I cannot pass up a chance to pop in and see all the new selections. This place is not just for out of towners!

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Thank northexcursion
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a must stop if you go to downtown TC. They have cherry everything, and the tasting is great. We did some wine tasting, and for the little ones (or non-alcohol drinkers) they let you do tastings of their soda pop. The woman who served us samples was super helpful.

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Thank Becky R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

So many unusual uses of the cherry and free samples. I think we wound up buying one of everything. Stopped in frankenmuth for something we forgot!

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Thank pinkfroggy9
Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Go hungry there are lots of samples to try! Everything is delicious and you can't help leave without a bag full of goodies. They have shipping boxes available too if you want to share with out of town friends. There is a decent size play area that keeps little kids entertained. They automatically charge a 1% "fee" on your order... More 

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Thank Olivia O
Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Cherry Republic has the best items to buy. From the salsa, to candy to wine. We always stop in to try something new and of course bring some home to the family. There is a cute little tree house along with a cherry ball pit for the kids to play.

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Thank giggly711
Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Lots of free tasters and they were 99% good. Everything from salsa to soda. Try the habanero cherry salsa it is not hot but the blend is delicious. Small snack bar in the back of the store.

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