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“Great Pizza and atmosphere!”

Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission
Ranked #12 of 314 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a really great place. Their appitizers, pizza, drinks, wait staff. All great things. I love the atmosphere too. Very beautiful drive to get there. Reasonably priced.

Thank TCDRH
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Hi TCDRH,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your positive experience dining with us! We truly love our location and atmosphere and are glad to hear you enjoy it as much as we do. We appreciate your feedback, and would love to know how we can exceed your expectations. Please feel free to contact our General Manager Jim DeMarsh at (231) 223-4333 or mtjp@nubco.net if you would like to provide further information. We hope to see you back again soon! Cheers!

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Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

we recently visited JP on our weekend visit to the traverse area. The property is fantastic , one of the best in the traverse area. The waitstaff was pleasant and prompt to get us seated. The drinks came with some homemade potatoe chips and a dipping sauce that was honestly the best part of the meal. We tried the perch dinner and the bbq ribs. The perch was overcooked and nearly flavorless, any kind of seasoning would have been nice. Honestly Ive had better fish for half the price. The ribs were anything but fall off the bone, my wife had to hack at them with her knife to get any meat off the bone and they came with a slatheting of raw sauce on top which brought them down another notch. I would definately stop in again for a beer and some chips to enjoy the view. But we'll be making our dinner plans elsewhere.

Thank Jim O
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Hi Jim O,

First, thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review about your experience. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful location, and are happy to hear you enjoyed it as much as we do!

We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not exceeded with your meal. We’d love for you to give our food another chance. Please feel free to contact our General Manager Jim DeMarsh at (231) 223-4333 or mtjp@nubco.net so we can obtain more information about your visit and be sure to exceed your expectations in the future. Hope you see you again soon!

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Excellent lunch, service and ambiance. Also did beer tasting at Mission table (Main building) and bought wine and beer. Highly recommend as a stop along the trip up to the tip of the peninsula.

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Thank jchboss
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Hi jchboss,

Thank you for stopping by both Jolly Pumpkin and Mission Table during your trip along the peninsula and for posting a review about your experience. Glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch and that our standards exceeded your expectations. We hope you enjoyed the wine and beer as well! Hope to see you in again soon!

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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

My dad recommend we give this place a try and I am so glad we did! The food is out of this world! They first sit you down with some curried chips and sauce. Yum! And then my hubby and I wanted to share the bison sloppy joe and Mac and cheese. They were both SO GOOD! The Mac and cheese was tasty and a little twist with pancetta and bread crumbs. The beer was really good too. Our waitress Lauren was great! She knew my husband and i wanted to share out food and she even split the food for us so we didn't have to. That was so nice of her! The
only bummer is we were not informed about the beer flights. When we go to new places we like to try a variety. And didn't know about the flights until we were done when we saw a waitress bring it out to another table. But don't worry we will be back!! :)

Thank Happygoluckyang
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Hi Happygoluckyang,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your experience. Also a big thanks to your dad for the recommendation, we are happy you gave us a try! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We take pride in our service and are glad we were able to exceed your expectations.

We apologize that the beer flights weren't as highlighted. With that being said, we’d like to know how we could do better. Feel free to contact our General Manager Jim DeMarsh at (231) 223-4333 or mtjp@nubco.net if you would like to provide further information. Your feedback and support are much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Jolly Pumpkin has amazing microbrew beers, GREAT wine (their own) and a delicious wild mushroom pizza. They also had many other great options including fresh fish. Service was exceptional! I highly recommend Jolly Pumpkin!! A little hard to find as it is behind Mission Table.

Thank DebRon911
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Hi DebRon911,

Thank you so much for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and taking the time to post a review of your positive experience. We take a lot of pride in our beer, wine and food and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed them as well! Your feedback and support are much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon!

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