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Old Mission Tavern

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17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
231-223-7280
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: 231-223-7280 On Old MIssion Peninsula

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chef Quality Flavor

Our favorite destination for our anniversary dinner. Flavorful, perfectly prepared and we have not had anything we didn't love. My personal favorite is the wild mushroom pasta (without the chicken). We've come back every year since 2008 when we were married.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Michelle S
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Ludington, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Ludington, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our favorite destination for our anniversary dinner. Flavorful, perfectly prepared and we have not had anything we didn't love. My personal favorite is the wild mushroom pasta (without the chicken). We've come back every year since 2008 when we were married.

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White Lake, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you want a quaint, personal , upscale meal please give this one a try. Excellent service. The food is divine. You must have dessert. Not for family dining. Young children are not recommended, at least by me.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I have been here twice in the last 4 months. She has gotten the walleye with cherry garlic butter both times ...... Enough said. My first time was the rack of lamb which was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. Service is good atmosphere feels homey. We will go back.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a good restaurant, with the added benefit of an art gallery. The restaurant walls featured artwork that you could buy, and there was an adjoining gallery with even more artwork. The menu was varied. We had extreme carnivores, pescetarians, and everyone in-between, and everyone found something on the menu that they wanted to eat. I got a seafood... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Yes, it is 15 miles out on the Old Mission Peninsula but so well worth the drive. Prime rib, chicken artichoke, ribs, lamb, and if you miss Mom's cooking, try their outstanding liver and onions. Cozy in the winter with the wood burning stove going and delightful in the summer surrounded by orchards. If you are so inclined, it is... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Old Mission Tavern is one of my favorite eateries in the area. Have never been disappointed by the food or the service, since it has always been good. We especially like the Sunday chicken dinners. I have never had such tasty chicken. Better get there early as they sell out fast. All other entrees are just as good.

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Sigel, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful restaurant!! My husband and I both ordered the daily special, blackened whitefish over linguine. It was amazing!! Also had a cup of the best clam chowder I have ever had. Cant wait to visit again!

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Griffith, Indiana
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on a trip up the Old Mission Peninsula for the day and we were not disappointed. Ordered the lunch special of a gourmet pizza on flatbread with chicken and artichoke hearts, and the only complaint was that it was served cold. Staff were very concerned and made great effort to make sure the food was returned... More 

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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the best place we have been in the Traverse City area. The service, atmosphere and food were all very good. We had the Walleye and it was very fresh and tasty.

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Birmingham, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Worst restaurant experience I've ever had in Traverse City area. The food was so disappointing; lack of flavor. Mashed potatoes that were uneatable, caramelized unions had no caramelization, steak lacked flavor. I eat at this restaurant one time last month. I'll never go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-223-7280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

231-223-7280 On Old MIssion Peninsula
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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