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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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columbus oh
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88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A little tucked away. Very friendly staff; plenty of beer options. Offers to go sales + small gift shop. Several styles they only sell there. We had an apptetizer. Very good. Seating out front where you can see the water(across the street) Also has an upscale restaurant in the front room. Possibly also a B and B??? Tons of weddings... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have a cottage just down the way from The Jolly Pumpkin. So, we make it an annual trip to eat here. Our family LOVES this place. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. Inside the place is a bit dark but it's steeped in history...and ghosts! It's fun to read about Genevive Stickney - the kids enjoy getting a bit spooked.... More 

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Thank Jeanne P
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth the pretty drive up. Unique place with good food and beer. I've been here before and it's always on my list of places to go when coming to Traverse City.

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Thank Geri C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, best beer. Had the ribs. They were fall-off-the bone tender and savory. Ordered the full slab and had leftovers for lunch the next day. We waited about 40 minutes to be seated, but we were able to take a walk while waiting for our table. Fun atmosphere, quick service.

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Thank Holly L
IL
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove up peninsula between bays of Traverse City to find The Jolly Pumpkin so we could get our passport stamped before our Paddle For Pints since it wasn't on the kayak route. Just so unique in there brew and hard liquor selections all of which they brew/distill themselves. They also have a mug club where your mug hangs on... More 

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

Hi D P, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for leaving us a review! What a nice compliment to say we are one of the more interesting brewpubs you've been to! We do try to differentiate ourselves with our unique beers and house-made spirits. We hope to have you back again soon!! More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After a disappointing earlier visit, we decided to give them another chance. Picked a mid-day Sunday and had no wait for table....good attentive service. Good food arrived timely and portions were satisfactory -- still dissappointed that their popular truffle oil fries are no longer served in the cone -- lackluster presentation! Get the cones back from Ann Arbor!

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

Hi PJSteeby, Thank you for revisiting us at Jolly Pumpkin! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. I will definitely relay the feedback on the truffle fries presentation to our chef and general manager. We hope to continue to have you visit our restaurant and enjoy each visit even more than the last. Thanks again! More 

Midwest
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok the setting is stunning. Hands down gorgeous. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. The food was very mediocre...not awful and not anywhere even approaching great. My cherry cocktail (one of their specialties) was good. My hubby tried several micro brews and didn't care for any of them, but that's just personal preference. The biggest problem was that the place... More 

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

Hi Lelic741, First of all thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us some feedback. Our apologies for the noise and uncomfortable temps in the restaurant. While it was an extremely hot week here in Traverse City and a busy one at that, we still want all of our guests to fully enjoy their... More 

Carmel, IN
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The drive out to the Jolly Pumpkin will have you green with envy of the beautiful houses and bay along the way. The restaurant itself has a cool decor on the inside, though I was confused by other various tasting rooms and attached restaurants outside. We had our kids along and were planning on doing some swimming right afterwards at... More 

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

Hi Porchswings, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us some feedback! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your first trip to Jolly Pumpkin, isn't the drive out just beautiful!? We did recently update our menu and made some changes to the pizza selections. We try to introduce new pizzas and menu items occasionally... More 

Denver, CO
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food and beer was excellent, atmosphere was fun and comfortable. Definitely will go there again and recommend to others.

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

Hi Karon, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for the review and recommendations to others! We truly appreciate it. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

Rochester, IN
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friends and I were at the bar and loved the vibe. The bartenders were fun and knowlledgeable about all the drinks. We all loved our food. The cheesy BLT was awesome

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Thank Teresa212
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Hi Teresa, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for leaving us a positive review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and that our bartenders were able to make your experience more enjoyable. The cheesy BLT is a staff favorite as well, it's so delicious! Thank you again and we hope to have you back soon! 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, Pizza, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, 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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