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Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission

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13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717 (Formerly the Bowery)
+1 231-223-4333
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 224
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

Good food. Good selection of beer and other alcoholic beverages. Loved the crab tots. Enjoyed our experience. Wait staff was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good food. Good selection of beer and other alcoholic beverages. Loved the crab tots. Enjoyed our experience. Wait staff was good.

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Leonard, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic grilled Caesar romaine hearts. oh my God!! We went back 2 consecutive days just for that salad. I had a burger. It was great. The only thing I did not like was the silly chips crumbs and mayo dip. when they brought that out me and my boyfriend thought the rest of our experience was going to lack. But... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this place through a recommendation from one of the lovely wineries on the peninsula directly north of Traverse City. We got outdoor seating which was a bonus. Served by a very nice local fellow home for the summer from university. Great local beers and we decided for a small plates combination that included several outstanding choices like... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is always busy. I think it may be due to the lack of options for folks out on the peninsula. There isn't anything wrong with the food, it just isn't amazing, isn't something I will think about and crave. It is not a destination for me, none of the food compels me to head out there, I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good food. Pork nachos were delicious. Try the beer flight. I would have liked to see and hear more about the history .Note:you can go upstairs, walk around and read the articles.This was an old home for a family from Chicago and is supposedly haunted. Maybe print the history on the back of the menu? Can't beat the location !

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I enjoyed a very good lunch at Jolly Pumpkin. The enjoyment started with their flavorful potato chips and continued through the cheese bowl and crab tots. Everyone in my party enjoyed their beer and my steak sandwich was very good. I'm looking forward to visiting Jolly Pumpkin's other locations.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Jolly Pumpkin was recommended to us by friends and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the homemade beer selection couldn't be beat. The pan seared walleye was cooked to perfection with fresh asparagus. The service was fantastic with friendly servers with good timing. We enjoyed the atmosphere and weren't rushed. The restaurant was a little crowded... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My family and I ate at the Jolly Pumpkin for lunch. The food was very good. It was very busy, but the atmosphere was relaxed and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Our waitress was very nice. Overall, we had a very good dining experience.

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Montpelier, OH
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Looks like a house when you pull up, great tavern style atmosphere inside. Local brews that you can get a sample for $8. Had the best Caesar salad of my life! Husband had the Mac and cheese and said it was good. Friends had the pulled pork nachos (delicious!) And other had a burger and fries also reported good. Nice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

good food, good drinks,, very nice staff - I wish I could rate this 4.5 out of 5 . I have been there several times and occasionally the food is not as consistent as a 5 / 5 rating should be

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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: +1 231-223-4333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?