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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Detroit
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family used to regularly gather at the Bowery, the old pub section of this elegant estate, which now houses a distillery as well as the world famous Jolly Pumpkin brews. I'm not really a Belgian style fan, but they also have me covered with a selection of North Peak beers on tap, and sometimes even the elusive Nomad cider.... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh this place is a must if you are in the traverse city area.. the food was wonderful the place really cute,, great brewery.. the wait staff was so much fun, very knowledgeable, lots of food items to pick from , not far,, on the way to some great wine tasting areas, little area for things to buy as a... More 

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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I make the trek out a few times a year and they have excellent cocktails and a great selection of food. No complaints, just a bit expensive but still worth the drive.

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Thank Astilbe14
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was very pleasant with very good and interesting food. Service was attentive. Great place for lunch or dinner!

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Novi, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here every time we are in the area. Never had a bad meal or service. Great beer, food and service.

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Greenville , MI
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made the trek to Traverse City and incorporated The Jolly into our trip again this year! The wait was short, the wait staff was great and our appetizers were great. Their whitefish dip is THE BEST I have ever had. Also, their truffle fries are amazing, beer is cold and cosmopolitans are perfect! Definitely a must!

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third time at the Jolly Pumpkin, and once again is was a great experience. The ambiance is always so nice. The music was a little louder and the lights were brighter this time; not sure if I really liked that. But, the exposed wooden beams and rustic feel is always beautiful. The beer is delicious, try the... More 

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

Hi gopeterson, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin again and for taking the time to write a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the beer, appetizer and pizza. We strive to show our guests the best experience when it comes to food, service and atmosphere. Thanks for the feedback on the lighting and music, it's something we are always... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It is a pleasant Autumn drive to the former private historic home that is the Jolly Pumpkin. It is casual with craft paper covering cloth tablecloths. Cloth napkins are a nice touch. There was no waiting for a table in this off peak season. Very prompt service. We started with a generous appetizer of wood fired, toasted bread and cheese... More 

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

Hi Dennis, Thank you for again visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our new cheese dip appetizer. We apologize for the hanger steak being too tough and we're happy to hear the manager took care of it for you. Hope you enjoyed your beer to go and... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The Jolly Pumpkin is a great place to eat in Traverse City, it's a little off the beaten path but well worth the drive. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. They offer a huge selection of house made beers and hard ciders which are simply amazing. The atmosphere is very rustic and cool. Definitely a place to visit... More 

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

Hi CrisMM, Thank you for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for recommending it to others! We're happy to hear you have always enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service of our restaurant. We hope to have you back very soon. Thanks again. More 

Dearborn, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit Traverse City a trip to the Jolly Pumpkin is a must! I have my favorites on the menu but I have never had a bad meal. Great atmosphere and staff and wonderful ride on the beautiful mission pointe ! You won't be disappointed ! May have a wait for a table in the summer months during... More 

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

Hi dawndbn, Thank you for continuing to visit Jolly Pumpkin when you come to Traverse City and for the wonderful review!! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others and for the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon! 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, 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?