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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (56 reviews)
“steak” (118 reviews)
“lettuce wedge” (12 reviews)
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125 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2512
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71 - 80 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 24 March 2016

Got a hankering for a steak, lobster tail, fresh fish or the very best prime rib, then modes is the place for you. Right downtown, a short walk from the bay, you'll find Modes.. Great cozy atmosphere, superb menu, delightful wait staff will make it...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 12 March 2016

My husband was looking for prime rib and he was told this was the best! From a person that does not eat prime rib it looked like it had a lot of fat on it. My husband enjoyed every bite he had no complaints! I...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Horribly dated decor, small cafeteria-like tables. Steak was average, vinaigrette with the hunk of lettuce was Wishbone and not homemade. Asked for bacon on the wedge and they dipped into the bacon bits from the salad bar. No bread offered. Sour cream and butter in...More

Thank Mick S
Reviewed 3 March 2016

1950's ambience. My French Dip was quite good, but the French fries side order was very ho-hum. My wife's steak burger promised delicious but did't deliver. It was medium, as ordered, but dry. Overall, a disappointment for a place with a great reputation. Won't rush...More

Thank jcfrickpa
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Our last visit here was more than a decade ago. We recall the food was good and service average. This visit was also a Saturday evening but 2/13, so Valentines Day may have come into play. Long wait at the bar. Bartenders crazy busy but...More

Thank Al K
Reviewed 8 February 2016

On my annual trip to Traverse City I always enjoy a meal at Mode's Bum Steer. They only have salad bar on the weekend but it is truly worth it. Lots of options and is always fresh. I had the salmon and it was cooked...More

Thank EllenAnn36
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Best prime rib in northern Michigan. There is not enough space to say all the wonderful things about this restaurant. Aside from the prime rib, perch, whitefish, chicken, etc. they have a salad bar on Friday and Saturday nights that is killer. Homemade dressings and...More

1  Thank ReubenBoy
Reviewed 12 January 2016

My wife and two adult children ate here a couple of weeks ago. Even though it was a Tuesday evening, after the holidays, it was busy. We were seated right away. The server and service was excellent. We had the house special appetizer of potato...More

Thank berlin2016
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Truly some of the best steaks in the Traverse City area. She had the Prime Rib that was cooked perfectly and melted in her mouth. I had the Peppercorn Sirloin that was cooked perfect. Great value for the amount of food. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to Traverse City, and we asked the desk clerk at our hotel to recommend a good place for steaks. She steered us here, and we were not disappointed. It's a small place and super casual, but don't let the bare basics atmosphere...More

Thank Deb P
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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