We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717 (Formerly the Bowery)
+1 231-223-4333
Website
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 453 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 159
    Very good
  • 56
    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
Casual Lunch

Nice casual lunch with friends. Good food and service. Loved the extensive beer list and enjoyed the beer flite tasting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
woofiedo
,
sydney
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

453 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
sydney
Level Contributor
79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice casual lunch with friends. Good food and service. Loved the extensive beer list and enjoyed the beer flite tasting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'd give it 3.5 if I could. The food is ok, but I'm looking for something fresher or maybe just a little more interesting when I come out this way. The beer is not bad, but if I come back it will be for more of a snack than dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valparaiso, Indiana
Level Contributor
100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the location and the atmosphere of the Jolly Pumpkin. We had no wait, but it got busier as the night progressed. The service was quick and friendly. Two people at my table got the fish and chips and loved it! I got the steak and mashed potatoes. The steak was a bit chewy, but edible. The mashed potatoes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

On a Wednesday evening the wait tine was 20 to 30 minutes, the parking lot was full and they kept coming. The staff was pleasant. The facility is great----but the food is very average.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Excellent service. Located along a beautiful stretch of lake and mountains. Good menu choices. If you like homemade chips with curry, you will enjoy the snack. This is a haven for locals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orland Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Got to the restaurant at 4:00 and were seated promptly! VERY friendly server took our drink orders quickly. We decided quickly what we wanted and ordered when she brought our drinks. My family got two orders of the ale cheese dip. It took awhile but was delicious. The bread served with it though was soggy and appeared to be old!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food here is excellent- especially the perch and ribs. The drive up the Old Mission Peninsula is gorgeous and the vineyards surrounding Jolly Pumpkin really make the overall experience fantastic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Princeton, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We like to visit Michigan every summer to get away from the heat in the Midwest. We found the restaurant by accident when we were trying out several wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula. We fell in love with the homemade potato chips and dip. All of the food is fresh (herb gardens out back) and unique in flavor. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cadillac, Michigan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I heard about Jolly Pumpkin from a co-worker of mine, so we decided to take the scenic drive up the Old Mission Peninsula to check it out. We were not disappointed!! The food was great. We went up there on a Thursday, and didn't have to wait to be seated. Once you are seated, the waiter brings... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
206 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Jolly Pumpkin is a casual restaurant at the back of a more expensive one called Mission Table. You have to drive in front of the main old inn to get into the parking lot at the side, from which you will see the entrance to the Jolly Pumpkin. There's a small gift shop in the entrance selling souvenirs and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission also viewed

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 

Been to Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission

Address: 13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717 (Formerly the Bowery)
Phone Number: +1 231-223-4333
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
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
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
9 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?