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Old Mission Tavern

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17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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birmingham, mi
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I just love the homey ambiance of this little gem. I can always count on great, fresh seasonal vegetables and a truly wonderful entree. The chef is always more than accommodating with my requests due to a food allergy. I'm never disappointed and I think the waitstaff is fantastic. And those desserts are amazing!

Thank terristours
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was the one main choice I made before even travelling. It's up the Mission peninsula a ways & close to several wineries. Sine whitefish is a Michigan staple, I decided on the whitefish dip. It was warm & served with bruschetta. Totally decadent & delicious!!! For my entree, I chose the duckling with cherry sauce, served with wild... More 

Thank Linda B
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After going to a couple of wineries we stopped in for lunch. The flowers outside were beautiful. We had a whitefish sandwich which was very good. Then we had an amazing piece of cherry cobbler which was suggested by, Sarah, our server who was very personable.

Thank cafc52
Howell, Michigan
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a lovely place to stop for lunch when visiting the Mission Peninsula. We enjoy the gardens and art gallery as well as the delicious menu. We had the whitefish and found it perfectly cooked, very fresh. We split a cherry cobbler and were very glad that we'd ordered it, as it was the perfect blend of tart... More 

Thank LMurasaki
Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been dining at Old Mission Tavern literally for decades. It is one of our favorite restaurants. However, on our most recent visit, there were some changes that surprised us. The food is still very good; however the white tablecloths that gave the place some class have been removed and the dining room now sports wooden tables. Not only... More 

Thank Old_Chief1
San Clemente, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Family atmosphere and upscale food are complemented by fine service. Excellent fish dishes, especially whitefish and walleye.

Thank johncE7357MT
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here for years. Meals are very well prepared and tasty. Service has always been very good and the restaurant is clean

Thank Robyn M
Annapolis, Maryland
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We had dinner and enjoyed the food and service. We did not have a reservation however, we were seated in less than 15 minutes. The wine's offered were mostly local wine. I liked that they support the local businesses. We ordered the escargot which was served with a creamy garlic broth which we enjoyed. The broth was great for dipping... More 

Thank Ed W
Boulder, Colorado
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387 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We were there over the time of the cherry festival, so everything had to have a cherry theme it seems. My excellent pan fried whitefish could only have been improved by leaving off the sweet cherry sauce, which was a one day thing I am sure. This restaurant is all by itself in the countryside at the end of the... More 

Thank Ron W
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We had been out on Old Mission doing some wineries and decided it was a whitefish kind of night. I'd heard the whitefish was delicious at Old Mission Tavern. Was that ever correct! They dredge their fish in a ground almond mixture and sauté it in butter. It was moist, dense, had a little crunch on the edges, and was... More 

Thank Bonnie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-223-7280
231-223-7280 On Old MIssion Peninsula

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?