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Old Mission Tavern

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17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
231-223-7280
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Howell, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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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 days ago NEW

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 

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San Clemente, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank johncE7357MT
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Thank Robyn M
Annapolis, Maryland
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Ed W
Boulder, Colorado
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316 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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 

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Thank Ron W
Maitland
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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 

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Thank Bonnie M
Michigan
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A smaller restaurant which offers great food! The burgers are huge & delicious! I would also recommend the roast beef French dip...large sandwich with lots of meat...the soups are also very good...a reasonable place & great service!

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Thank michiganboo
Topeka, Kansas
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Our salads were excellent and the staff was extremely attentive to our needs. The waiters and waitress were high energy and quickly restored tables to a first class presentation.

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Thank 65Mustangman
Michigan
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had a lovely dinner with excellent service. They do not advertise it, nor is it on the menu, but if you arrive between 5:00 and 6:00pm they offer an early bird option. There is mention of it on their website. For $15 you get an entree with bread, starch, vegetable and cole slaw salad. The day we went, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
231-223-7280 On Old MIssion Peninsula

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