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1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
+1 231-946-5872
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10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the pita veggie sandwich and it was quite yummy. My friend raved about the swamp soup. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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Thank Julie O
Traverse City, Michigan
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a diner, nothing fancy but the food. From scratch soups, salads and sandwiches. Combinations you probably wouldn't think of but delicious. Don't forget to look at back menu for weekly specials. Some of best soups we've ever had. Very generous portions. Friendly service

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Thank TravelTootser
Royal Oak
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice soups and interesting sandwiches. Perfect lunch fare though it is off the beaten track from downtown. Be sure to finish off with a cookie - made with brown butter. Yum.

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Thank suzwriter
Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

There is something for everyone on the menu at this small restaurant. Yummy soups, especially the Tomato Swamp soup, sandwiches with everything you can imagine and good bread.

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Thank TCFoodieMoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great service, wonderful sandwich (The New Yorker and the Pork Tacos) delicious!! Will definitely go back when we visit again

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

we went in for lunch , good service and good food. they use way to much plastic stuff. does it cost any more to go eco or do the dishes?

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Thank Donald M
Scott M, General Manager at Centre Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Donald, I truly appreciate your concerns regarding disposables. I very much agree with you on this point and we are addressing that and will be going to all non-disposable plates, glassware and silverware within the next few months. -Pete, owner of Centre Street Café More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Very creative sandwiches, outstanding soups...such as their signature "Swamp Soup." You may even luck out and have Libby as your server!

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Thank Bill W
Grand Haven, Michigan
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If your looking for fancy, chic lunch place this is not it. But if your looking for amazing food, get out of the tourist area and head to this litlle "Gourmet Urban" gem. Swap soup-loved it! Plus daily specials. My husband and I split the Calcutta Curried Chicken and Rice-huge portion and I cant describe how good it was. Menu... More 

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Thank joy2006
Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Centre Street is known for the Swamp Soup--don't let the name fool you! It's delicious! Always difficult to choose which wrap, sandwich or special to order.

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Thank MJinTC
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Wow. Not much to look at but some of the best food you'll find. Had the swamp soup and brisket. Totally made my day. You can't go wrong here.

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Thank Doug W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:00
Thursday
10:30 - 16:00
Friday
10:30 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-946-5872

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?