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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 #22 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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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This restaurant has good, but not fantastic, food. The drive out there is beautiful, particularly in the fall. The name has changed as it use to be the Bowery. The menu has not changed at all.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Stopped in for a flight of beers, intending to eat there as well as part of the "Ale Trail" Traverse City brewpubs have collaborated on. Found a spot next to some ladies at the bar. Waited for the bartender's attention to place my order. And waited. And waited. Watched him fill orders for the waitresses, and pay no attention to... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Whenever we're in Traverse City we always make sure a stop at the Jolly Pumpkin is on the itinerary. Good service. Love the atmosphere (especially off-season when it's a cozy place). And the food... from the whitefish dip appetizer to the pizza... ribs... sandwiches. I haven't had a thing I didn't love. Great beer, great food. Love it!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a large party there recently, kuddos to the servers and the kitchen. Quick professional service and amazing food, thank you so much, very well done!

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Muskegon, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Food was fantastic. Portions were large. Servers were very attentive. Worth the wait - we waited an hour to be seated an almost left because we were so hungry - glad we waited!! I plan on returning the next time we drive up.

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TC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are headed up the peninsula, you must stop at the Jolly Pumpkin. Service is always good and drinks are always cold. The in-house specials are worth the try, too. Pizza is good as well as the whitefish dip. All the beers are excellent. For best service, try to avoid weekends and peak hours, the wait can be long... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had 10 people,got a great table up stairs. Food was good (Crab Tots Excellent) and the service was great. Bonus: kids loved the story about the haunted house.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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101 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stopped here for a snack during a day of wine tasting. I just had to try the beers, so I ordered half a flight. I really did not like one of the samples - it wasn't the quality, just not my type of beer. My vegetarian chili was yummy – very spicy.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We enjoyed The Jolly Pumpkin very much. The local brews are good, the apple and arugula salad was tasty, and the fish was fresh and delicious.

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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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