West End Tavern
West End Tavern is owned by the same people that own Apache Trout Grill, which could be Traverse City’s most popular restaurant. Both restaurants have great outdoor seating but West End Tavern is much less crowded. It’s located at the corner of M22 and Cherry Bend Rd. It’s smaller and a little less expensive than Apache Trout Grill and their food is excellent. Try their Tavern burger with two 4 oz. patties, white cheddar, pickles and onion served on a brioche bun. It’s really good! They also have a wood fired pizza oven and hand make all their pizzas. West End also serves a good variety of fresh fish, salads, appetizers and desserts. There’s a full bar and TVs to watch during game day.
During the summer, they have a great outdoor deck overlooking the marina and West Grand Traverse Bay. That’s our favorite! Get there early for seating outside though. CLICK HERE for their menu.
Open Daily 11am – 10pm
12719 S. West Bayshore Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684