Take a Bite Out of the Great Lakes at Scalawags in Traverse City!

Welcome to Scalawags Whitefish & Chips of Traverse City, where we are dedicated to serving you the freshest, healthy WILD GREAT LAKES WHITEFISH, Walleye and Perch in a friendly, nautical atmosphere at affordable prices. Also enjoy fresh, never frozen chicken, our famous whitefish chowder and more.

Come see us in downtown Traverse City, right across from the Park Place.

Scalawags is Serving Up Freshness!

Explore Traverse City and the fresh Great Lakes Whitefish found at Scalawags!

    review rating 5  Closest you get to Long John Silvers in Northern Michigan. Defiantly best fish up north in my opinion. Pretty neat atmosphere as well.

    thumb will anderson

    review rating 5  Amazing food here! Fish is cooked beautifully with a light breading. Cheesy potatoes are heavenly...and the hushpuppies.....YUM!!

    thumb Kristi Jackowski

    review rating 5  Absolutely delicious! Sue was wonderful at explaining the menu to us and pointing out the combo options. My wife and I both ordered the perch and whitefish combos. The perch was perfect and so was the whitefish. Thanks for the wonderful service and delicious meal!

    thumb Jeff VanderVeen

    review rating 5  Outstanding fish and chips place, various combos available. Walleye was exceptional, au gratin instead of the fries (best I've ever had). No beer at this location, unfortunately, but couldn't give the place 6 stars in any event. Looking forward to returning

    thumb Patrick King

303 State Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Across from the Park Place Hotel


Summer Hours

Mon - Saturday 11am to 9pm
Sunday 12pm - 8pm

Winter Hours

Mon - Thurs 11am to 8pm
Friday 11am to 9pm
Saturday 11am to 8pm
Sunday Closed