Red Ginger

Asian dining experience located in the heart of Downtown Traverse City next to the historic State Theatre. The restaurant opened in 2007 and has a menu that celebrates the excitement, allure, and interest that makes Asian cuisine deliciously satisfying. Visit at happy hour to schmooze in the bar while munching on spring rolls, calamari, sushi, and sipping on a Red Dragon martini.

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Robby's Taqueria T.C.

Bringing a little bit of Mexico to our area, Rosalba Montes opened Robby’s Taqueria T.C. in 2013. She shares her love of authentic Mexican food and drinks made with fresh ingredients, mostly sourced locally in the Traverse City area. Robby’s is only a block and a half from the motel as you are walking toward town and highly recommended!

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Sorellina, which means little sister in Italian, has been a part of the vibrant fabric of downtown Traverse City since its opening in 2012. If you are looking for the BEST Italian food in the area with a new (2018) and impressive facility to relax and unwind in, book a reservation at Sorellina’s.

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Clean food with vegan/vegetarian/allergies options, Amical is a must during your visit. Known for their refreshing Sunday brunch, their lunch and dinner offerings are equally exquisite. Dine on the street-side patio when the sun is out or by the fireplace when the snowflakes are falling – either way, make sure to leave room for one of their scrumptious desserts!

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Randy's Diner

Nothing’s finer than Randy’s Diner! Since 1997, Randy’s Diner has been serving Traverse City breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Christine loves their pancake and eggs breakfast and Bob is a fan of their 4th of July and New Year’s Eve all-you-can-eat BBQ beef ribs special. Randy’s is about 1.5 miles from the motel which works well for a quick drive, a nice bike ride, or an energizing walk.

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Red Spire

This Brunch House is located in the Grand Traverse Commons where it serves up classic and elegant dishes. Open through lunch time, their menu includes both eggs and pancakes, as well as “Sandwiches & Such”. Three miles west of GT Motel, driving or biking are the best options to visit and while you are there you will find many other things to do. Reservations are recommended.

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Pepe Nero

Also located in the Grand Traverse Commons, this Italian restaurant takes you on a journey into the most genuine and authentic flavors of Italy (with an emphasis on Sicily). Fresh and high quality ingredients make for delicious plates from the antipasti to the dolce. Go for a four-course dinner or just for a drink at the bar during your visit to the Commons.

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An authentic Asian and Latin taqueria – you might think “whaaa? How does that work!” but it does. Chef Anthony was born in Nicaragua to a Cuban father and a half Chinese mother and designs dishes that reflect his family through food and their spirit. Chorizo Nachos, Korean Chicken Wings, and Peanut Thai are some of our favorites –make some time to find your own!

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North Peak Brew Pub

At the other side of town, you will find this brewpub on Front Street. They have live music on their deck almost every weekend in the summer and hand crafted beer brewed on-site. They have a strong appetizer menu that includes Crispy Chicken Wings, Beer Steamed Mussels, and Cheddar Fondue – makes for a solid end to a beach day or a hearty lunch between wine tour locations.

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Great location, close to downtown.
William R.
Chaple Hill, North Carolina
Nice motel, good people. I'll be back.
Klaus B.
Gore Bay, Ontario, Canada
Clean rooms, friendly staff, we had a blast.
Mary S.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Grand Traverse Motel 1010 E. Front St., Traverse City , MI 49686