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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 #20 of 255 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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S.E Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our group of 12 was seated immediately on this January, mid-week evening. Wait staff was courteous and efficient. One group member questioned the result of his order and was served a NEW/replacement item in no time at all. A varied menu, wonderful selections of crafted beers, casual atmosphere....simply a wonderful evening out with friends. THANKS !

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Jenison, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On the way back from Winter Warm up we stopped at Jolly Pumpkin. Gary had the mushroom pizza, brother -in-law pepperoni, my sister turkey rubin and I had the bison sloppy joe.. The guys like the pizza. My sisters came made wrong. My fries were cold and chewy. So I asked for new ones. The bison was greasy but fair.... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We visited Jolly Pumpkin for the first time in October and I highly recommend it! We started upstairs in the tasting room. After a weekend full of wine tasting, it was nice to be able to taste beer and spirits at Jolly Pumpkin. We ate lunch downstairs in the restaurant and everyone really enjoyed their food. The perch, pizza, tacos... More 

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Michigan
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202 reviews 202 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Popped in for a couple of drinks and apps at the bar on a Friday night. Cute little place ... Looks like barn from the inside. Yummy craft beers, some made locally. Got a couple of apps, salami/cheese tray, crab cakes, both excellent. Draws a nice crowd of upscale couples and families. Store at the entrance where you can buy... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I think we caught our server on an off night as there were several mixups with our order. Many in our group ordered pizza and the almost universal opinion was that the sauce was quite spicy. So if you like a spicy pizza you will like this, otherwise avoid the pizza.

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Southgate, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited here once before in 2012 for my wife's birthday and had a wonderful meal. This past trip was no different. The attention to detail that the Jolly Pumpkin puts to their meals makes it worth the trip. You can tell that the ingredients they use is of the freshest quality! Excellent food, excellent service, and an excellent ride... More 

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Tecumseh, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The atmosphere here is very cosy and warm with the big fireplace and bar wood walls. Nice to visit after a day of winter sports. I had a pizza and my husband had the Reuben which were both quite good and large portions. The whitefish special however was bland and overpriced and the glass of wine was quite small, compared... More 

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ALPHARETTA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place is really pretty good. The nachos, I thought, were terrible -- the pulled pork was way too dry for me. But all the other food I had -- the regular burger, the fries, nibbles of the goat cheese, the amber beer (Raven) -- were all excellent. The waitstaff is really attentive, the place is hopping, even on a... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The food was reasonably priced and delicious, the staff was friendly but most of all I loved the atmosphere, very warm and exciting. They also have a great beer selection, go with their drafts, the bottle we took home was a little flat. Also, their menu is dynamic so they constantly have new things to try

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Love the barn-like atmosphere of this place. Great craft beers to try, and delicious food with a rotating seasonal menu. They use local foods, and make their own wine and spirits. It get's pretty busy, so I would suggest getting there early.

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Additional Information about Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission

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

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