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Old Mission Tavern

17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
+1 231-223-7280
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (20 reviews)
“white fish” (23 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17015 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9392
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Reviewed yesterday

We were heading up Old Mission Peninsula to Old Mission State Park and this was on the way. We stopped for lunch - the food and service was good - well worth the stop.

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Some reviews infer this is a local hangout-perhaps if you are rich but otherwise keep in mind a dinner for two can easily cost $100 with drinks, ala carte salad, appetizer and/or desert tax and tips. The best part is the drive out the peninsula....More

Thank lindafrog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of the eight of us ordered the special salmon crab cake dinner, which was perfectly executed with asparagus and wild rice. We were all pleasantly surprised. It was a good choice on the mission peninsula.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quaint place with great food and lovely staff. No view, but not important since the whole peninsula has views. There aren't many plaves to eat on the Peninsula and we didn't like the crowds in Traverse City, so this was a win. Beautiful artwork...More

Thank Imspam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Mission Tavern is a great place to eat lunch or dinner. It is a cozy restaurant surrounded by cherry orchards and vineyards. The entrees, especially the ribs with Cherry barbeque sauce, are excellent. Portions are generous and food is served promptly. Another favorite is...More

Thank 8Felicia
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We dined this evening and unlike any experience in the past had a mixup on our order. My wife ordered walleye and I ordered whitefish parmesan. She ate her complete dinner by herself and I ate mine by myself because the wrong meal was delivered...More

Thank iistom
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Excellent food. Reasonable prices.The ribs were delicious. Very friendly staff, and excellent service.

Thank Joem73
Reviewed 30 April 2017

If your on the Old Mission Peninsula make a point of stopping at this hidden gem. We found it last summer and we were back this past weekend for our anniversary and once again it was excellent. My wife loves their crab cakes, she says...More

Thank dnovak5282
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Butternut Squash soup was a soup choice the day we visited....very good and unusual....lunch special, bowl of soup with a wrap (also very good) for a reasonable price....good service too

Thank zburger1211
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Found this place from nowhere and decided to stop by. It seems like it's in lost place but it's totally worth it. It gives you that home vibe with great choice of wine and food. Everything we tried from the appetizer, soup and the meal...More

Thank Endrit T
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jan h
Is there a dress code?
20 October 2016|
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Response from cafc52 | Reviewed this property |
No. I saw everything. Pretty casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 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
  • E-mail
231-223-7280 On Old MIssion Peninsula
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