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Mode's Bum Steer

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125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
+1 231-947-9832
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't write much more than this but people looked like they were having fun. Problem was menu said they served food until 12 and at 10:53 p.m. they said the kitchen was closed. I can understand if it's off season, just let people know thanks.

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Thank John R
Toledo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went and was not overwhelmed. The food was ok. Sent my steak back because it was way over cooked. The service was very good , which sort f made up for the bad steak. The replacement steak was good, but overall we were a little disappointed. Might go back to give them another try.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Modes on a quick visit to Traverse city. This place is always awesome! Food cooked to perfection, staff very friendly and engaging, and the atmosphere is warm cozy and welcoming! Never been disappointed at Mode's!

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Trenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small, retro steakhouse setting that takes you back to 1960's casual cool. Lively atmosphere and friendly staff along with a great piece of beef makes this one of my favorite TC restaurants. Nothing fancy here, just char-grilled steaks, local fish accompanied by great baked potatoes and fresh horseradish. Would fit right in down in Fort Worth and you could tell... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can see that this restaurant is the new top, popular place to eat in Traverse City. The food is excellent & the steaks are top notch.

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Thank Dave021941
Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

went to Mode's Bum Steer on the advice of a friend. it was ok. for the first time in my life I sent my steak back to be re cooked. they killed my medium rare steak, almost gray all the way through. the service was very good, the atmosphere was very casual. might go back.

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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

AWESOME!! Excellent food, great service. Anyone visiting traverse city, I would highly recommend stopping in at Mode's for dinner you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I love steak. I will travel all over for a good steak. I don't think you can get a better steak in the state. I tried Ruth Chris, Hereford and Hops (the old Bay City location), even Micheal Symon's in Detroit. This place is still better. Oh, my wife also says the duck breast can't be beat. Ask the chef... More 

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stop in for an early dinner and was not disappointed with the service or the meal. We could have cut the steaks with a butter knife and the blue cheese dressing was to die for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's a small bar/restaurant with a quiet atmosphere and excellent prime rib. I make it a point to stop in whenever I'm in Traverse City. I first visited Mode's about 25 years ago while in Traverse City on a business trip. It was recommended to me by where I was staying. This trip, I was on vacation and had just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-9832

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?