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“Much improved.”

Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission
Ranked #12 of 299 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Much improved.”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

After a truly disappointing first visit, we were sent a gift certificate to visit again. This visit was enjoyable and the food was delicious.

We were quickly seated and brought a plate of potato chips. Once my companion arrived, we placed drink orders (hard cider) and placed our order for dinner. I had steak, my friend had fish. Our dinners were wonderful and we enjoyed our dessert of creme brulee.

I would certainly return in the future.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank travelingbens
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Hi travelingbens,

Thank you for giving Jolly Pumpkin another chance. We are thrilled to hear that we vastly improved from your first visit with us. Hope you enjoyed the hard cider, it is one of our favorites! We appreciate your feedback and support. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
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Birch Run, Michigan
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best trout dinner ever.”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Jolly pumpkin was very awesome restaurant. We went there to good friends surprise fiftieth anniversary party. The service was the best. The trout dinner was the best I've ever had. The restaurant is a little out of the way, but across the street from the water.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Sherri B
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Hi Sherri B,

Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin. We are happy that you had a good time celebrating your friend's fiftieth anniversary with us! We pride ourselves on our service and happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Also thrilled to hear that the trout dinner was the best that you have ever had! Although Jolly Pumpkin is a bit of a ways up on the peninsula, we are so lucky to be located on such beautiful property! We appreciate your feedback and support and hope to see you again soon!
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bad service with overpriced fair food”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Pizza was ok. Couscous salad was bad. Beer selection of their stuff is bad with only 2 beer but they do serve North Peak. They did not have one of the parts of our order and they did not apologize or offer a substitution, service was poor even though the place only had a few tables eating lunch. Would not go back as much better breweries. Check out a Filling Station and North Peak I steed

Visited July 2014
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Thank mousheen
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Hi mousheen,

Thank you so much for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and taking the time to share your feedback. We’re truly sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. We want to ensure our customers have an excellent experience and we apologize that our standards, as well as yours, were not upheld. We appreciate your feedback and will definitely address your concerns. We’d like to know how we could remedy your experience, so please feel free to reach out to our General Manager Jim DeMarsh at (231) 223-4333 or mtjp@nubco.net if you would like to provide further information or have any other concerns. We hope that you’ll give us another chance and that we can exceed your expectations.
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Royal Center, Indiana
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice Atmosphere”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Enjoy a scenic drive while traveling to the Jolly Pumpkin! The restaurant is clean. The food was really good. We got the parmesan breadsticks for an appetizer and it was outstanding! Our meals were also very good! Would definitely go back if in the area again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Hi Emily H,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your experience dining with Jolly Pumpkin. We are thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations! We love the drive up the peninsula and happy to hear that you enjoyed it as well! We are so lucky to be located in such a beautiful area. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
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birmingham, mi
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“The right mix of everything”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Amazing perch and delicious burger. Salads are superb and fresh. Just another great meal and always consistent. And the beer! But never tell your patrons they don't get those yummy chips if they sit up stairs!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank terristours
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Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Hi terristours,

Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin! We are thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations! The perch and burger are among one of our guests' favorites and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it as well. We strive to do always do our best and glad to hear you say that it is consistent. Also we cannot get enough of those chips either! We appreciate your feedback and support and hope to see you again soon.
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