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Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor

311 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-913-2730
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Ranked #12 of 507 restaurants in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here in June and brought back the kids this month. Our son has dairy allergies and we love the vegan options. Our kids are 11 and 13 and disagree with others who say it's too much of a bar atmosphere. We have ate both upstairs and out on the patio. Friendly service and unique place to eat.

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Oregon, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went here on a late Saturday afternoon (2pm) for lunch and the place was PACKED (a good sign). My husband and I both had the burger with salad and it was all delicious. I also had the basil limeade which was a refreshing original non-alcoholic drink that I will have to try at home. We love that the restaurant... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After reading reviews, my son and I went to Jolly Pumpkin. We were hoping to sit outside, but they had a wait so we sat inside - the music is fairly loud and hard to talk inside, but it is also more of a bar atmosphere (we sat upstairs). Per the reviews, we ordered the truffle fries and they were... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The atmosphere is definitely the highlight of this place. Two floors with outdoor seating area on the second floor. Eclectic decor, really nice staff, fun bar with multiple beer taps, and even a few wine taps. As a beer lover (and snob), I wouldn't say the beers are amazing, but they are worth checking out. They have some interesting sour... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I am not a huge fry fan, but the truffle fries were amazing! I loved them, so glad we got them. We weren't super hungry, so my husband and I split the side of truffle fries and a pizza, which was also good. My friend said her favorite is the Grilled Chicken Brie sandwich, which I would love to try... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch here. The food was delicious, fresh, and creative. The truffle fries were to die for. The beer menu was also great - there were plenty of tasty sours, but also a range of other styles to suit anyone's taste. The location is right down town and there is a convenient parking garage right near by.... More

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a terrific little spot for dinner in the pleasant surroundings of downtown Ann Arbor. We decided to come here on Father's Day to try something different. We had been to the Main Street area to dine many times but this was our first time to try this particular establishment. We were in no way disappointed as the food... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The staff were friendly. The food and drinks were great. Most of the food is from local farmers and or organic. They have a wide variety on their menu with food and drinks. The prices are average for Ann Arbor. The atmosphere was nice. It wasn't loud or rowdy and we stayed for over an hour.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Jolly Pumpkin is hands-down our favorite brewery and pub in town, for many reasons. First, the beer is unique and delicious. They're a sour beer brewer and it is fantastic and locally brewed in Dexter, MI. Second, the food. You have to be trendy to keep your restaurant open on Main St, and Jolly Pumpkin has artisan pizzas, sandwiches, and... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor has a wide variety of craft beers brewed on site and other locally brewed. The list includes their regularly brewed beers and several seasonal beers with interesting flavors. The food is also an interesting mix. I had the Grilled Chicken With Brie which was an excellent choice. The Apricot jam really brings out the... More

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