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17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
231-223-7280
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Ranked #38 of 255 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: 231-223-7280 On Old MIssion Peninsula

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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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7 reviews 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
66 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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Southgate, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After a day of wine tasting on Old Mission Peninsula a fine meal in this quaint restaurant was a fitting end. The older crowd dining here shows that they offer good Northern Michigan food at a good value. Take some time to view the art offered by local artist.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Food and service was very good, lots on the plate, I dinner my wife and I shared it...overall I thought it was a great dish..

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San Francisco, California, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The tavern is unassuming and a bit out of the way. But don't be fooled by its demeanor and don't fail to eat at this place which lies an easy 20 minutes drive up the Old Mission Peninsula from Traverse City. I almost didn't and would have missed out on my favorite evening of my trip. I was very surprised... More 

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Additional Information about Old Mission Tavern

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

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