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 4  The perch was a bit too salty for my taste, but the whitefish was outstanding! Love the quirky decor. I'll definitely be going back!

    thumb Rhonda Nicholas

    review rating 4  Exactly what I wanted it to be. Local fish, walleye, perch, whitefish, fried with French fries and cole slaw. Exactly what they are ask about and it was delicious. Great people working there on a cute little spot. I'll be back

    thumb Carlo Barone

    review rating 5  Arrived right as it opened at 11am - staff was incredibly friendly and the cod was phenomenally fresh! Hush puppies have a unique hint of black pepper which was easily habit forming - I would probably order extra next time. Can't wait to go back!

    thumb Kevin Hung

    review rating 5  Excellent place. Was here for a quick snack after the long trip from SE Michigan (and had lunch already) - - the fried shrimp and fries were excellent and made quickly! I also love the decor inside! Very nice staff too. Highly recommended.

    thumb Garza G.

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