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Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission

€€ - €€€American, ,
13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717
+1 231-223-4333
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717
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Reviewed yesterday

First time at the Jolly Pumpkin. We visited the location years ago when it was the Bowery. The new owners really have stepped up the feel and fun of the place. It's very rustic and has the energy of a family friendly bar. Seems a...More

Thank DDBjen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I brought our two daughters (11 and 14) for dinner. My husband said he had the best burger he’s had in a long time. The chips and dip they serve are terrific. Our girls enjoyed a homemade a scoop of vanilla ice...More

Thank Anita Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate at the Mission Table this fall and I noticed the Jolly Pumpkin. Tonight, while staying at the Grand Traverse Resort, we decided to take a drive up the peninsula and check out Jolly Pumpkin. We're glad we did. The drive...More

Thank Kimberly K
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Kimberly, Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you decided to try Jolly Pumpkin on your recent trip to Traverse City. We have to agree, the drive out to the restaurant is beautiful any time of year. I like to do the same...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch around 2pm. The restaurant was surprisingly busy and the bar area was clogged. After a 30 minute wait we were seated. Our waitress was polite, welcoming, and efficient. Our food came out prepared to perfection. Great food and a great location!More

Thank ThomasRex71
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Thomas, Thanks for stopping at Jolly Pumpkin and for taking the time to leave us a review. Weekends are pretty busy for us year round, we apologize about the wait. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the service, food and ambiance of our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We began and ended our snowshoe wine tour here. The Pinot Noir is worth the taste. service is fast and friendly. We will come again during the warm months and certainly next winter for another snowshoe winery tour.

Thank Donna D
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Donna, Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed our Snowshoe Wine & Brew and please do join us again next year. Summer on Old Mission Peninsula is even more beautiful and a must see when in Traverse City. Cheers and thank you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here after hiking in the snow at Old Mission Point. It's a very beautiful drive and worth going out of your way to get here, if you have to! We were looking for mid day appetizers and a beer. Emily, our server, was...More

Thank Barb J
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Barb, Thank you for stopping in for some beers and apps and for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and that Emily helped guide you in the right direction for beer and food selections. We hope you visit us...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch while out and about with some friends. I can't have enough about our experience. We had 3 gluten free people in our party and 1 who's in the middle of a Whole 30, so no added sugar, grains...More

Thank Jenniferleigh30
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jennifer, Thanks for choosing Jolly Pumpkin for lunch and for taking the time to leave a review! We're happy to hear our staff was able to accommodate your group's food sensitivities and that you all enjoyed your meals. We try our best to offer...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This is the most gorgeous location. Paradoxically possibly even more amazing in the winter--it's got a rustic/hygge vibe.More

Thank Hillary K
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Hilary, Thanks for visiting Jolly Pumpkin and for the review! We love our location on Old Mission Peninsula and agree, winter is just as beautiful (if not more beautiful) than the rest of the year. Each season brings a uniquely wonderful setting and view...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

My husband and I make it a point to come to Jolly Pumpkin every time we are in Traverse City. The food is great and the atmosphere is so fun! The service is always good and we love that it is off the beaten path....More

Thank Jessicah H
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hi Jessicah, Thank you for making a visit to Jolly Pumpkin part of your trip to Traverse City! We're happy to hear you continuously enjoy our restaurant and we love having you and your family dine with us.

Reviewed 18 December 2017

The food here is AMAZING! I got the chicken pasta and the cheese breadsticks for an appetizer, and they were both great. The view from outside the restaurant is beautiful. The starter they bring out of curry chips and dip are exquisite. It was about...More

Thank Tawas_Lover
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hi Tawas_Lover, Thanks for the wonderful review! We love hearing from guests after a great visit to Jolly Pumpkin. Our view is pretty spectacular all year round, as is the drive up the peninsula. We're glad you enjoyed it. Those curry chips can be addicting,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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