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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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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 197
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  • 145
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 9
    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
Rustic place

Been here a couple of times for Christmas parties and wedding and loved the classy rustic place. The food was pretty good too but nothing amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
ftoader
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Traverse City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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413 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Traverse City, Michigan
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Been here a couple of times for Christmas parties and wedding and loved the classy rustic place. The food was pretty good too but nothing amazing.

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Good restaurant with a bar in it. Great food selection: steaks, pizza, nachos... something for everyone. We had the short rib $26 which was good (didn't get the red skinned potatoes which were on the menu though). They should have told me they were out when I ordered. When I inquired, they kind looked at it and said they were... More 

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Walled Lake, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere was warm & rustic. Staff were efficient but not exceptionally friendly. I ordered a salad & was served a dish of field greens & whole spinach leaves that looked like they were just dumped out of a bag. There were sparse amounts of nuts, cherries & crumbled cheese & an almost undiscernable amount of vinegarette, but otherwise just plain... More 

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clinton township
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
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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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, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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