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Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission

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13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717 (Formerly the Bowery)
231-223-4333
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Return to an old place.

We have been in love with this building since we first visited. It was called The Bowery back then. We have returned many times through the years and with different managements came different food qualities. When we saw the new name, we decided to try again. The Jolly Pumpkin's staff has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Clint M
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Barbeau, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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401 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barbeau, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We have been in love with this building since we first visited. It was called The Bowery back then. We have returned many times through the years and with different managements came different food qualities. When we saw the new name, we decided to try again. The Jolly Pumpkin's staff has brought the experience back to what we remembered. Excellent... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Love the food and atmosphere. I had the personal pizza and it was excellent. It has the feel of a large warm bar, with gourmet food.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We started our trip to the Jolly Pumpkin in the tasting room. $5 for five samples. They have beer, cider, and spirits in addition to wine. They are affiliated with North Peak Brewing. There is a very nice gift shop in the back with lots of neat glassware, clothing, and drinks you can purchase. The view is beautiful, and a... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If you like good, quality food served in a fun and festive casual atmosphere located in a unique old restaurant building, then this is the place for you. They have a wide variety of different entrees to choose from including fresh fish, chicken, spare ribs and pasta. They have good house branded craft beer made locally and a nice wine... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice change of pace from the other Traverse City restaurants. Great drive from TC to get there. Prices are very fair.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

a few weeks ago, we stopped by there on a whim and found the food, service and overall experience quite pleasant. When we have stopped by there few times in the past year and they were either out of one of the dishes, service was not up to par and the overall atmosphere was just not relaxing. Being locals we... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Staff are friendly and helpful with thoughts on menu items. Limited menu or perhaps tired of current menu. Time to refresh. Others have enjoyed the hamburger. Turkey sandwich is good. Pizza menu needs some new choices. Better chicken salads at other places in TC. Great beer!

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Frankfort, Michigan
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A group of 8 freinds showshoed over to the Jolly Pumpkin from Brys Estate winery, a trip of about two miles so had lunch there before heading back. An interesting selection of brews. I had the hard cider and it was perfectly dry. I dislike overly sweet hard ciders and this one was dry with good apple notes (not as... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Beer is a main attraction here but food is decent and the atmosphere is rustic and pretty. Families and young and old adults of all ages will enjoy the restaurant. I had very good perch and an excellent Apple crisp and raspberry dessert. I did not like their winery red wine and wish they had other options. My husband liked... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you are a Drinker, this place might be GREAT. We are not. Unusual Food Flavors, but did not suit us: We had the Pastrami Reuben (small, lackluster), Truffle Fries (tasted good at first, but then we couldn't make ourselves finish them), and the special was Whitefish (we are both Whitefish Lovers) that was supposed to be Fresh, but tasted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717 (Formerly the Bowery)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-223-4333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?