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Old Mission Tavern

17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
+1 231-223-7280
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (26 reviews)
“whitefish” (23 reviews)
“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't been here for 2 years and there's more artwork than ever. My wife had perfect lamb chops, my daughter and I had the lump crabcakes that were loaded with crabmeat. And some local Brys wine. We had a great smoked whitefish and cheese...More

Thank donderover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good. We had smoked whitefish pate, which was baked with cheese topping, for our starter. It was excellent. The herb encrusted whitefish was also fantastic.

Thank Progenitor
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We selected Old Mission Tavern based on the menu posted to the Trip Advisor website. Unfortunately, the Sunday menu is quite different and has much less variety than expected. Everything we ordered was over cooked. The burger was supposed to be medium-well and came very...More

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Though not what I'd call exotic, this restaurant does feature many fine delicacies such as lamb and duck cooked to perfection that a lot of restaurants don't offer. The wine list is excellent and not grossly overpriced. We eat here every time we are on...More

Thank A Brian C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a warm, inviting and charming restaurant with great food. Where else can you have a wonderful meal, great service and tour an art gallery at the same time. Can't wait for them to reopen for the 2018 Season.I'm not sure when it will...More

Thank Stategt
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Checked out the lighthouse, some wineries and had lunch here. Huge sandwiches. Good soup. Great whitefish spread. Will be back!

Thank nmspeech
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I hadn't been to Old Mission Tavern in years and it was so nice to return. It's got such a cozy, family feeling. Clearly a lot of regulars from the Peninsula along with the townies and tourists. The artwork showcases the inspiration so many artists...More

Thank BlackBudget
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We stopped here after our trip to the lighthouse because of the Trip Advisor ratings. We were told that they would not have table for 20 minutes or so so we asked if we could sit at the mostly empty bar. The host took us...More

Thank aregier
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Great cheddar broccoli soup and tuna sandwich. My husband had the turkey wrap, which was also very good. Cozy and charming restaurant.

Thank Telma D
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Five of us ate dinner here while staying on the peninsula for a weekend getaway. We all loved this restaurant. The service was great. We had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated and it was nice to be able to look at the...More

Thank Audryl9
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jan h
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No. I saw everything. Pretty casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-223-7280
231-223-7280 On Old MIssion Peninsula
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