About Us

“The Apache Trout Grill has always been one of my favorite restaurants”

Apache Trout Grill was created by Mike Connors in 1994 out of a passion for the Northern Michigan Outdoors and his love of the fresh fish he caught fly fishing. In 2018, Mike passed the ownership of the restaurant to Traverse City native, Jeff Lobdell.

“The Apache Trout Grill has always been one of my favorite restaurants” says owner Jeff Lobdell. “I look forward to carrying on (Connors) tradition of offering award winning dining experiences to the Grand Traverse area. My role is to be the caretaker of the Apache Trout Grill so it can continue to serve in its role as a cherished waterfront, community gathering place.”

Located on the water, with a stunning view of Grand Traverse Bay, the Apache Trout Grill is still one of the best restaurants in Traverse City . Our signature dishes include hand-cut choice steaks, fresh seafood, ribs, and more…which are always prepared with the freshest, local ingredients available.

Enjoy a romantic restaurant experience with a wide selection of local wines, or relax and take in the view of the water while drinking outside on our patio enjoying a few ice-cold beers or cocktails.

The Apache Trout Grill Staff look forward to serving you!

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