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Mode's Bum Steer

125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
+1 231-947-9832
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (56 reviews)
“steak” (119 reviews)
“lettuce wedge” (12 reviews)
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125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
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11 - 20 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have eaten here several times for business meetings and found the staff to be very friendly and wonderful! The first time I ate lunch here, I ordered the steak, which was very average (I'm sorry-I really wanted to love it, but it was a...More

1  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful Prime Rib and my wife had filet and lobster. 16 oz. was on the menu but I asked for 20 oz. and it was no problem. Everything was wonderful along with Amanda being a "First Class" waitress! Such a wonderful evening for...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We went here looking for somewhere nice to eat with my in-laws. The atmosphere Is very old, 1980's with maroon leather swivel chairs. The waitress was not very nice, very curt in fact. They were busy, but being National Cherry Festival they should be prepared...More

1  Thank hoffmanm14
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We decide to go out for a nice dinner. Looked at the menu before we left. It was very expensive but we thought that it would be worth the money. After we ordered we had three tables near us send their food back. The food...More

Thank sctimfun
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Very good steakhouse run by a family. I felt like I was back in time in an older era of Michigan restaurants with a family rather than an institutional feel. I got a large steak and it was excellent.

Thank vanjr
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This steak house feels like the 70s. Lot of old timers crowding this place. Interesting though. Beer menu limited and sad. Salad bar is awkwardly in the back by a large table. Curious combo was perch and porkchops, did not indulge. The water in this...More

Thank johnjnelson
Reviewed 29 June 2017

we have now been there 4 times and am amazed at how consistent the food has been and how friendly the servers are - no matter who it is. when you walk in it looks like a steak place from 1950 decor - but don't...More

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Came highly recommended from the Comfort Inn desk clerk and then by their driver. Restaurant is small. Staff is efficient, large bar, close dining. I ordered the 8 oz Filet. Nice Black Angus filet for $32. Cooked correctly with good taste. Baked potato was hot...More

Thank Delmar M
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I go here (locals go here) for the best prime rib in TC. It's a cozy, familiar, elbow to elbow neighborhood bar with an amazingly good menu of plain and simple meals... no massaged kale here! Lamb chops cooked rare in bourbon...More

Thank kathryngray
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The steaks were cooked to order, but absolutely devoid of any seasoning. The sides were limited in selection & very bland as well. The waitress was friendly but not attentive. We got drink refills seconds before she brought the bill. She offered a scallop special...More

1  Thank Jan C
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29 July 2015|
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Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
No Young children not permitted after 5:00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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