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Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission

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13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717 (Formerly the Bowery)
+1 231-223-4333
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been to the Mission Table when it was Bowers Inn (the more formal dining are of this location) in years past and were out looking for it again. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the lower level/bar area was the Jolly Pumpkin! We decided this time to eat in the more relaxed atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed it!... More 

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Thank MCraig2
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a drink with their house rye whisky. Not much flavor. White pizza was good. Service was acceptable.

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Thank Leafangel
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were at one of the winery enjoying the samples, and great views. The wine stewart recommended the Jolly Pumkin. Their location was near the wineries and very beautiful! However make sure that your GPS is working the location is off the beaten path! But the fact that make their own wine and liquor was a neat experience! The food... More 

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Thank Kenneth D
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here last week and absolutely loved it! The waitress was great, the Diabolical beer tasty, the crab tots delicious and the meat/cheese board was amazing. The olives on the board were so good! I will definitely return on my next vacation to the Traverse City area!

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Thank Sheldon H
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great lunch with craft beer. Visited "haunted" area of inn. Bought souvenirs. This was a wonderful stop with great service and ambience. Pretty busy but worth the time.

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Thank lhoylern
Oakland Township, MI
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Traverse City multiple times and we never miss eating at the Jolly Pumpkin. This restaurant has excellent food and an enjoyable atmosphere. I highly recommend everyone to check it out!

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Thank agtraveler8
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi agtraveler8, Thank you for continuing to visit Jolly Pumpkin while you're in Traverse City. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and leave a recommendation. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were visiting family and they wanted a night out for a family dinner.mlovely Indian summer evening at sunset, and the drive out the peninsula was pleasant enough. We were seated easily (at 5:30 pm on a weeknight) and ordered some appetizers. Regrettably, the best part of the meal. Among us, we had burgers (American cheese ONLY! we were informed),... More 

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Thank Huhwhatduh
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Huhwhatduh, Thank you for bringing your family to Jolly Pumpkin for dinner. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the drive out on the peninsula, we are having a truly wonderful Indian Summer. We do apologize that your experience was not better, we want all of us our guests to leave feeling like their expectations were not only met but... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while making rounds to the wineries. Glad we did! The food was great (I would recommend the Krab Tots) and the beer selection was wide enough to make us both happy. The bartender also offered beer samples and explained everything well!

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Thank Stephine S
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, We're glad you stopped in while visiting wineries as well!! We appreciate the great review and are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and beer and that our bar staff was able to assist with all your beer questions. We hope to have you back at Jolly Pumpkin again soon! More 

Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We each ordered a sandwich. We should have just ordered one and split it. They were huge! Very tasty.

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Thank AJB_AH_IL
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi AJB_AH_IL, Thank you for choosing Jolly Pumpkin for lunch. Splitting our sandwiches is always a good idea, as there is definitely enough food for two people. We're glad you enjoyed the sandwich and if there is anything we could have done to make your visit more enjoyable feel free to let us know! Thank you again! More 

Bourbonnais, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I found this on a drive around the peninsula. It is a beautiful setting. The cubanish sandwich was awesome!! My daughter had the cheesy blt and it was ok. The fries were not good. The homemade chips were very good. We would go back!!!

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Thank Lisa H
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thank you and your daughter for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for writing us a review! The drive out on the peninsula is one we never take for granted, truly beautiful. We're happy to hear you both enjoyed sandwiches and our house-made curry chips. We're sorry you did not enjoy the fries. Hope to have you both back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 231-223-4333

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