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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Munising, Michigan
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A local recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed! Nice menu selection including many farm to table foods. The drink/bar menu was great! The wait staff was very helpful with my food allergies even recommending a substitute topping for my salad that was very tasty!!! Love the atmosphere as well!

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Thank laanjo65
Detroit
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to have crab tots at Jolly Pumpkin ended sitting outside at Mission Table. It was a lovely evening and this is the place for thee most beautiful sunsets!! Food was excellent. It's all farm to table. There was loud music outside, finally asked them to turn it down which they did. Great experience for sitting outside and enjoying an... More 

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

Hi Iluvetravel, Thanks for dining with us and for leaving us some feedback! Aren't the sunsets on the deck the best?? We never get sick of them and they seem to just get more beautiful. Truly an amazing view!! We love hearing that you enjoyed the food at Mission Table and hope to have you back again soon! More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place and great food! Waiter was well informed and made us feel at home. We will go again next time we are in Traverse City!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Jolly Pumpkin for dinner after wine tasting and for leaving us a 5 star review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to have you back again during your next visit to TC! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the Jolly Pumpkin today for lunch. The drive up and location are lovely. We were seated right away. The server was very friendly and seemed to enjoy working there. The food we ordered was good. We had the fish and chips, The Rachel sandwich, and the Mac and Cheese. All of it was tasty. We ordered the... More 

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Thank Wynners1995
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Wynners1955, Thank you for choosing Jolly Pumpkin for lunch and for taking the time to leave us some feedback! We're happy to hear you and your group enjoyed the food and received great service. We appreciate your feedback on the pricing. We do hope to have you back the next time you're in town. Thank you again! More 

Effingham, IL
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always plan at least one trip to Jolly Pumpkin during our Up North vacation. The food is always top notch and the service is great. My husband became a huge fan of sour Belgian ales following a stop here a couple of years ago. It's always a highlight of the week for him.

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

Hi Kelly, Wow thank you for the great review and for making us a go-to stop on your Up North vacations! We love hearing that you and your husband always enjoy the beer, food and service you receive at Jolly Pumpkin. We are thrilled that we were able to convert your husband into a huge sour beer fan! Can't wait... More 

Etowah
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. Food choices were exceptional. Service was great. He made you feel special. Lots of beers to choose from. It is outside of town, but a lovely ride. Prices were reasonable.

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

Hi Lorraine, Thank you for choosing Jolly Pumpkin for dinner and for taking the time to write a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the menu options, atmosphere and service. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable. Loved the variety of food and drinks. It's not your typical chain restaurant. I had the perch and it was delicious.

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

Hi harnsada, Thank you for dining at Jolly Pumpkin and for the review! While we have a few locations downstate we definitely don't consider ourselves a chain restaurant. We're happy to hear you were able to see the difference with our restaurant. The perch is a favorite menu item around here, glad you enjoyed it! We hope to have you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was such a confusing, disappointing experience for us. We were excited to go to Jolly Pumpkin, but the site itself is so confusing. There's just these random bars, restaurants, tasting rooms, etc that just don't make sense and were not at all what we were expecting. There were hardly any Jolly Pumpkin beers. We sat outside and our server... More 

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Thank HollyHouse78
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi HollyHouse78, First of all thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin. Let me try and clarify things for you with our restaurant. The property consists of two restaurants, Jolly Pumpkin and Mission Table, as well as a brewery and event space called The Peninsula Room. Our deck serves as a space for Jolly Pumpkin during lunch and Mission Table during... More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The wild mushroom pizza was phenomenal! One of the best pizzas I've ever had. The beers and the fried perch was also excellent!

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Thank paulina0811
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Paulina, Wow, one of the best pizzas you've ever had is quite the compliment! Thank you! Our pizzas are definitely one of our top menu items and a favorite among the staff. We're happy to hear you also enjoyed our beer selection and the perch. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ride out to Jolly Pumpkin is just part of the fun. The Jolly Pumpkin is out on the Grand Traverse Pennisula. The grounds of the restaurant are beautiful. We were told the wait would be a little long, but we sat and enjoyed a couple drinks while waiting. The food was worth the wait. Our waiter made some great... More 

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

Hi Jill, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us a review. You did visit during one of our busier weeks of the summer, Cherry Festival always brings a ton of people to the area and area restaurants. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the property and had some drinks while you waited. Thank... 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
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
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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