We are open for dine in and take out.

Bear with us as we comply with all the Governor’s orders.

We have fresh fish being delivered and we are ready to serve you!  See you soon!

See our NEW hours of operation below.

See our COVID-19 preparedness and response plan here.

My husband and I ate here last weekend. It was fantastic! I had the grilled trout and was very pleased with the portion size, taste and price. It was delicious!!! My husband isn't a fan of fish, so he had the chickens fingers and was equally pleased with his meal. The staff was very friendly and personable. If you're looking for a quick, delicious meal for a very reasonable price, I would highly recommend.

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Andrea B.

If you love fish don't pass this place up and ill promise you'll love the decor

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Mark Z.

Ok...this place is great! Due to new health issues, doctor says I need more seafood. I called tonight, several times, to get info and talked to two different amazing ladies who informed me they had grilled fish and shrimp which I had no idea. These ladies were the nicest staff I have talked to at a restaurant. They helped me with every question I had and gave me suggestions and were just such great people. The owner is lucky to have these ladies. I got pretty much one of everything except the fried stuff. Everything was terrific but the grilled whitefish and grilled shrimp were my fave along with the shrimp bisque which I could have ate a ton more of! I will definitely be back again not just for that amazing soup and food but because the staff is out of this world!

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Janae M.

Welcome To Scalawags

Jamo Washburn stated Scalawags in Traverse City many years ago with the intention of providing a great meal with a great atmosphere!

Jamo filets every piece of fish that come in fresh.  His special technique removes the dark “bloodline” that can give fish a gamey taste.  You will love his fish!



Includes Fries, Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies, Tartar Sauce & Lemon

Whitefish, 1 piece Traditional or Grilled $8.99

Whitefish, 2 pieces Traditional or Grilled $12.99

Whitefish, 3 pieces, Traditional or Grilled $16.49

N. Atlantic Cod, 2 pieces Traditional or Grilled $10.89

Perch Traditional or Grilled 1/4lb $13.49 1/2lb $18.89

Walleye Traditional or Grilled $13.99

Shrimp, 5 pieces $9.99 10 pieces $14.89

Chicken Fingers $9.99

1/2 Chicken Fingers $7.49

Sandwich Baskets

Includes Fries, Cole Slaw & Pickle

Sandwich Baskets

Inc. Fries, Cole Slaw & Pickle

Whitefish Sandwich Traditional or Grilled $10.49

Perch Sandwich $12.49

Walleye Sandwich $12.49

Grilled Chicken Sandwich $9.49

1/3lb Hamburger $9.49

Kids Menu

Includes Fries, Apple Sauce or Cole Slaw, Pop or Milk

Childs Whitefish Traditional or Grilled $6.79

Chicken Fingers $4.79

Grilled Cheese $3.89

“Kraft” Mac & Cheese $4.29


Caesar Salad $6.89

Caesar Salad w/ Chicken or Whitefish $9.89


Scalawags Famous White Fish Chowder or Soup of the day

Cup $4.29

Bread Bowl $7.89

New Hours of Operation until further notice.


Closed Memorial Day
3:00pm– 8:00pm

12:00pm – 8:00pm

12:00pm – 8:00pm



3:00pm – 8:00pm

NOON – 8:00pm


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Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

Scalawags Whitefish & Chips

Located right across the street from the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City.

303 E. State Street

Traverse City, MI 49684