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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a favorite "drive to" pub near home in TC. The beer and food menus are great and setting in an historic barn with seasonal outdoor patio overlooking Bowers Harbor can't be matched so close to Traverse City! There's a gift shop in the pub. And Jolly Pumpkin is on the same site as gourmet Mission Table restaurant so... More 

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Thank wonka649
Saline, Michigan
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough great things about this place. We frequent the restaurant in Ann Arbor but this location is very neat! Comparable menu but some different options which was fun. The complimentary yellow curry chips and sauce are great and of course the truffle fries are the best! You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Make sure... More 

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Thank Jenna M
Traverse City, Michigan
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family had a wonderful Easter breakfast. Staff and atmosphere were outstanding. However, please advise chef to back off on the hollandaise sauce on the Eggs Benedict. It was overpowering. Our waiter was outstanding!

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Thank C-T C
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of a wait but still good food with really pretty surroundings. Very lively place with good vibes.

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Thank JanSt1
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

So happy you enjoy it JanSt1! We look forward to having you again! More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a great place for friends to get together. We have had our work Christmas get together here three times. There is space for us that is slightly set apart from the rest of the diners but not in a private dining room. The food is great and do is the service.

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Thank Teresa P
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Teresa, Thank you for sharing the holiday season with us! we appreciate your support and we look forward to having you again! More 

Comstock Park, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times with friends and also for a dinner with my wife. The service is always good, the food selection is diverse and the quality is very good. This last time my wife had the Mac and Cheese and I had a pizza - both were great. I enjoyed a beer and my wife had... More 

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Thank Tom C
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Thank you Tom for sharing these kind words! we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so happy to have chosen this beautiful location for our group dinner! The food was great and the cocktails were even better! We loved that it was a bit out of town and the wonderful service and scenery! I think our servers name was Danielle and she was awesome!

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Thank ThorsHammer0789
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience with us. It was a pleasure having your special group in to celebrate a special person! We look forward to seeing you again! Congratulations to all from the Jolly Pumpkin staff! More 

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at Chateau Chantel and saw they recommended Jolly Pumpkin. BBQ Pork Nachos and Pizzas are pure awesomeness! There was a 40min wait but on a Friday night it's expected. Great beer selection and wine too!

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Thank Megan T
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Thank you Megan for your patience and joining us! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Grand Haven
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have loved this spot for years - back to it's Bower's days. Now, the Jolly Pumpkin has become a local favorite as well as a favorite amongst travelers. Although the wait can be long, the experience is a fun atmosphere with decent food and a great selection of beers! We'll be back next year!

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Thank bjean001
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

bjean001, Thanks so much for the kind words! We look forward to having you again! More 

Howell, Michigan
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the Jolly Pumpkin and will have to come back some time. Their food was excellent! The food was a little pricey, but that was to be expected due to the location. For one of only a handful of restaurants on Old Mission, you can't go wrong with the Jolly Pumpkin!

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Thank Ashleigh M
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We appreciate you stopping by. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?