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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 267
    Excellent
  • 185
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Jolly old time

We participated in the Snowshoe Wine and Brew last weekend, which concluded at Jolly Pumpkin. The brew and spirits tasting were excellent! We then followed that up with a meal in the dining area. Enjoyed the mushroom pizza, while the curry chips were a big hit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rick B
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East Lansing, Michigan
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have not experienced a Jolly Pumpkin (Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Detroit) I would highly recommend it. The menu has something for everyone. And of course the beer.

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Thank headshot6868
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried a sour beer and bad to warm up to it. But ended up liking it after a taste test that the waiter was nice enough to bring. Have me a free dessert due to it being my birthday. Tasty ribs & salmon was divine. Sauce on salmon was exceptional. Lentil side was also tasty. Waiter could have been a... More 

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Thank Angela E
Management741, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Angela, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and taking the time to leave us some feedback. First off Happy Belated Birthday! Thanks for celebrating with us. We love hearing of new sour beer fans! It's definitely a unique beer style that not everyone is accustomed to, but it's easy to get hooked on sours! Glad to hear you enjoyed... More 

Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jolly Pumpkin is a cool little place on the Mission Peninsula, it is well worth the drive, really good food and great beers brewed right on site, they also make their own spirits. We had a few pizzas that were really good and my wife had the salmon that was on special which she thought was fantastic. Service was... More 

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Thank dexter5
Management741, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi dexter5, Thanks for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the pizza and your wife enjoyed the salmon. We try to offer something for everyone and are always featuring something new. Hope to have you both back again soon! More 

Oxford, Michigan
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just happen to stop in for a bite to eat and a Growler Fill; WOW...we were not disappointed at all. The one big surprise; the Chip's...WOW; that's a must try with their house dip. Really hit the spot along with the Brew Sampler Plate and Lunch. The White Pizza was GREAT and worth the trip. Great service from from... More 

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Thank kdsoup
Management741, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi kdsoup, Thanks for stopping in to Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us some positive feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the curry chips! We now offer them to go, so you can enjoy them at home too. But you'll have to create your own dipping sauce, or come back and enjoy some here. We have... More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We participated in the Snowshoe Wine and Brew last weekend, which concluded at Jolly Pumpkin. The brew and spirits tasting were excellent! We then followed that up with a meal in the dining area. Enjoyed the mushroom pizza, while the curry chips were a big hit.

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Thank Rick B
Management741, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Rick, Thanks for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for leaving us a review. We love how many people are enjoying our Snowshoe Wine & Brew event this winter. It's a wonderful opportunity to get outside and enjoy Northern Michigan's beautiful winter. Glad to hear you enjoyed the pizza and curry chips. We have a lot to offer on our menu... More 

Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you're looking for a casual comfortable night out but still want it to be special - Jolly Pumpkin is spot on. Wide distinct beer selection, a most amazing Wagyu hamburger, and ohhhh those homemade chips and dip. The menu is broad and the atmosphere will make you feel like a local. Love it!

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Thank WatersEdge
Management741, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi WatersEdge, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us some positive feedback. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We strive to make everyone feel welcome and like a local when they visit us. We hope to have you back again soon to try out some more of our... More 

Rockford, Michigan
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on a Saturday and had a great time. Very cool and unique atmosphere. Tons of drinks to choose from and unique menu. We were happy that they were kind enough to understand some food allergies and delivered great food. Afterwards, you can go to the tasting room and try spirits and beers. Loved the free chips... More 

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Thank BHANFAM
Management741, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi BHANFAM, Thanks for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We understand dining out with food allergies can be a challenge and we try to accommodate all of our guests needs. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch and visited our tasting room. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was decent. Nothing that really stands out, but good nonetheless. Their curry fries were actually very good, but that was the only memorable food item we had. Their beer list is very good, and they have a lot on draft. Atmosphere is great, trusts across the ceiling and wooden interior makes it a cozy place to enjoy a... More 

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Thank John H
Management741, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the feedback and apologize that your experience was not better. We strive to exceed our guests expectations when it comes to food, service and atmosphere. We hope to have you back again and are able to provide a more memorable dining experience.... More 

Cortlandt Manor, New York
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It was very packed when we arrived, but we were seated fairly quickly and the service wasn't slow at all. I ordered the Cuban sandwich and really enjoyed it - everything tasted fresh and delicious. My husband ordered one of the meat pizzas and it was very good also. Drinks were affordable and the service was friendly. Definitely recommend this... More 

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Thank Amanda C
Management741, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, as we strive to provide outstanding food and service to all of our guests, no matter how busy we might be. We hope to have you and your husband back again... More 

Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Popular with a wide range of people, mostly adult. The food is "Comfort with a Twist"...familiar soups and sandwiches with an extra touch. Some of the meat ..like the bison, comes from local butchers. A wide variety of craft selections on the beer menu.

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Thank Tony N
Management741, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Tony, Thanks for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to write a positive review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We try to source as much of our food locally as we can and we're glad to hear you appreciate it. We are always featuring food specials and rotating our beer list, so hopefully... More 

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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: +1 231-223-4333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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

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