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Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission

13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717 (Formerly the Bowery)
231-223-4333
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Ranked #21 of 255 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Port Washington, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great beer great food and a view off the patio that makes you feel like your in another country. Awsome place to grab a micro brew and relax.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the atmosphere at the Jolly Pumpkin. Service was good and the food was tasty. The bartender served us a flight of beers that we had him pick out- he really listened and gave us great suggestions! We didn't realize that they're the same owners as North Peak, where we ate the night before, but I wouldn't change... More

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After a truly disappointing first visit, we were sent a gift certificate to visit again. This visit was enjoyable and the food was delicious. We were quickly seated and brought a plate of potato chips. Once my companion arrived, we placed drink orders (hard cider) and placed our order for dinner. I had steak, my friend had fish. Our dinners... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Jolly pumpkin was very awesome restaurant. We went there to good friends surprise fiftieth anniversary party. The service was the best. The trout dinner was the best I've ever had. The restaurant is a little out of the way, but across the street from the water.

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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Sherri B, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin. We are happy that you had a good time celebrating your friend's fiftieth anniversary with us! We pride ourselves on our service and happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Also thrilled to hear that the trout dinner was the best that you have ever had! Although Jolly Pumpkin is... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Pizza was ok. Couscous salad was bad. Beer selection of their stuff is bad with only 2 beer but they do serve North Peak. They did not have one of the parts of our order and they did not apologize or offer a substitution, service was poor even though the place only had a few tables eating lunch. Would not... More

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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi mousheen, Thank you so much for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and taking the time to share your feedback. We’re truly sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. We want to ensure our customers have an excellent experience and we apologize that our standards, as well as yours, were not upheld. We appreciate your feedback and will definitely address... More

Royal Center, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Enjoy a scenic drive while traveling to the Jolly Pumpkin! The restaurant is clean. The food was really good. We got the parmesan breadsticks for an appetizer and it was outstanding! Our meals were also very good! Would definitely go back if in the area again.

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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Emily H, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your experience dining with Jolly Pumpkin. We are thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations! We love the drive up the peninsula and happy to hear that you enjoyed it as well! We are so lucky to be located in such a beautiful area. Thank... More

birmingham, mi
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Amazing perch and delicious burger. Salads are superb and fresh. Just another great meal and always consistent. And the beer! But never tell your patrons they don't get those yummy chips if they sit up stairs!

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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi terristours, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin! We are thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations! The perch and burger are among one of our guests' favorites and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it as well. We strive to do always do our best and glad to hear you say that it is consistent. Also... More

Maputo, Mozambique
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Jolly Pumpkin was recommended to us by our hotel and it did not disappoint. The restaurant has a pub type feel to it, but very family friendly. We kept it simple and tried their pizzas and they were excellent. My wife had the wild mushroom pizza and I the carnivore pizza. The staff was very friendly and quick to serve... More

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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi 569BrianC, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and taking the time to leave us a review! We love our pizzas especially because they are made with lots of handcrafted beer and happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed them as well! We apologize about the wait, but glad you were able to enjoy the beauty of our... More

Valrico, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Someone in the area suggested that we have dinner at The Boathouse, where we stopped, and after seeing the the prices were insanely expensive, we decided to try Jolly Pumpkin, which was the second recommendation. This place is warm, comfortable, not crazy expensive and the food is really yummy.

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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi TMCC_Florida, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin during your time on the peninsula! We appreciate your feedback and support in taking the time to leave us a review. We pride ourselves on our atmosphere and happy to hear that you enjoyed it as well. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Traverse City. Cheers! More

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Formerly the Bowery (the name can still be found in the stained glass above the door), the JP is a hip and eclectic eatery near Bowers Harbor on Old Mission Peninsula. Four of us went at dinner time and were seated right away at a high top table. Our server doubled as one of the bartender and eagerly brought us... More

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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Josh S, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin. We pride ourselves on our service and happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations. We are also glad to hear that you and your party enjoyed the burger, pizza, mac & cheese and the turkey sub as well! We would love to know how we can do better. Please let... More

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