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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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12:00 pm - 10:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 197
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  • 143
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and good beer

We ordered a flight of 7 beers and enjoyed most of them. The price for the beers was excellent compared to other places around Traverse City we had been to. The food was beyond excellent. We had the pork nacho, mac 'n cheese, and pulled pork sandwich. The staff provided excellent service. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
lisajackson17
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Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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410 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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clinton township
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Food was awesome , staff was friendly and helpful. very clean. will go again when we come back to Traverse City

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Naperville, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Cute spot, with good beer, but the food/service was just OK. We were served the wrong apps and the wrong beer.

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Lansing, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
624 helpful votes 624 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ordered a flight of 7 beers and enjoyed most of them. The price for the beers was excellent compared to other places around Traverse City we had been to. The food was beyond excellent. We had the pork nacho, mac 'n cheese, and pulled pork sandwich. The staff provided excellent service. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We just discovered Jolly Pumpkin last year after years of brewery and winery hopping in TC. We really enjoy the beer selection and the atmosphere. The menu is limited but what we ate was very good. On one trip we just got drinks and the pork nachos which were delicious but a little soggy, I think from the salsa? Another... More 

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Millersburg, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful place for a restaurant. Their food was by far excellent and we will definitely be returning. The waitstaff was gracious and did well to pay attention to what you needed. One complaint was how dirty things were in the details. The floors and tables were immaculate but the lighting and windows looked like it had been weeks... More 

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Bay City, MI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went right when it opened, so it wasn't busy at all. It's up one of the peninsulas; the drive up to the restaurant was really nice. Very beautiful restaurant, and the food was wonderful. It was elevated without overdoing it. We would definitely come back!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We enjoyed a late lunch and a few beers at this rustic brewery in the middle of nowhere. We were impressed with the menu selections. The food was fresh and the service was good. We would definitely go back.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Took a nice drive up Peninsula Road out to the Jolly Pumpkin. It was rather busy by the time we went out around 7 PM, so there was a bit of a wait but no more than 15 minutes. Nice micro brews and the food was good. All in all an enjoyable time.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My friend and I visited Traverse City for the wineries and distilleries tours, so we decided to try Jolly Pumpkin. The restaurant was in a beautiful location and a nice facility. The food was average, but the staff was friendly. My friend loved her beer, but I wasn't as found of mine (we each had something different). This place was... More 

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sau
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The drive to Jolly Pumpkin is scenic which makes the location perfect. The restaurant is comfortable with a relaxing atmosphere/food is great. Have ate their pizza/sandwiches/mac n cheese and have found all superb. The craft beer is great! Always eat here when in town.

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