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Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission

13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717
+1 231-223-4333
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sloppy joe” (27 reviews)
“pizza” (136 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9717
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the most awesome restaurants in the Traverse City area is the Jolly Pumpkin on the Old Mission Peninsula of Traverse City. A family favorite for years. I was first introduced to this restaurant when it was still called "The Bowers Inn". An upscale...More

Thank LadyDi1957
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi LadyDi1957, Way to make our day! Thank you for the wonderful review and kind words. We truly appreciate our guests and want everyone to have the same experience as you have had time and time again. Can't wait to have you and your family...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Husband and I went to this place on the recommendation of a friend. Seems to be out in the middle of nowhere but there were plenty of people there mid-afternoon on a Saturday. The place was packed! We put our name on the list and...More

Thank Katrina D
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Katrina, Thanks for venturing out to Jolly Pumpkin for lunch. We are a bit out of town but wasn't the drive on Old Mission Peninsula beautiful this time of year? Can't beat the colors and bay views along the route! We're happy to hear...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First: food as good as ever. Carnivore pizza and bison sloppy Joes. Beer-so many homebrew to choose from. Loved the October pump. Lindsey are server was excellent and even cautioned my husband on the sour beers. (A taste was all he needed). But, first impressions...More

Thank Kathy L
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kathy, 8 years! Love that we have become a Traverse City tradition for you! They actually CAN all be great visits and they should be. We're sorry that this one wasn't as great as your past visits. Our guests should feel welcomed and accommodated...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful setting - food was just okay. I had the fish and chips and my husband had the carnivore pizza. Both were just average in taste - portions were huge - so we had enough left over for supper that night. The best thing about...More

Thank Travelbug265
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Travelbug265, Thank you for dining with us and for the feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and we hope the service was equally as great. Aren't the curry chips addicting?? Yum! We're sorry to hear you and your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch, food was great, service good. Unique offerings with wonderful tastes. Would definitely stop again when in the area.

Thank PPergol
Mission_Management, Public Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi PPergol, Thanks for the review! We love getting positive feedback about our guests visits. We hope to see you again the next time you're in town.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were wine tasting on the Old Mission Peninsula and decided to head to Jolly Pumpkin for lunch, since it's on the peninsula and had come recommended by people who spend a lot of time in the area. Overall, we had a good experience. We...More

Thank brmusicman
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

brmusicman, Thank you for sharing about your recent visit to Jolly Pumpkin. We appreciate the time you took to share this with us. Due to the table situation that you experienced, we apologize for any inconvenience that it caused. The day you stopped in we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ashley helped our group and she was very good. She understood gluten free requirements and helped me pick my lunch. She was attentive and efficient to everyone in our group. The food was excellent and I even got to have a Mexican lunch - my...More

Thank nanadel
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

nanadel, Thank you for sharing about your experience with us. It is very important to us, to have options for everyone and we were more than happy to help you work through and finding something. Thank you for sharing this, we are so happy you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming, rustic, brew pub restaurant is located across from Bowers Harbor, tucked behind Bowers Harbor Inn. The drive up is beautiful. There is a large selection of beer and the menu has a nice variety of food. Everything we had was great. The gardens...More

Thank gambler g
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

gambler, Thank you for making the trip up to see us! We appreciate your continued support when you're in town. We couldn't agree more, we are extremely happy with our location and the drive up never gets old. Thank you for your kind words. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on way back from riding peninsula. Sat at bar. A few beers and a great salad mixed in with a friendly & informative bartender made it a great stop off. Beautiful place with a good atmosphere.

Thank LakesideDon
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

LakesideDon, We hope you enjoyed your ride on the Penn. thank you for sharing this with us. We hope you'll come see us again when you're in town!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jolly Pumpkin possesses every element that makes this a top notch establishment. Pros: A beautiful location that is tucked away near the water An excellent selection of drinks featuring well balanced flavours Delicious pizzas and salads A rustic and comforting interior Very friendly employees Cons:...More

1  Thank ChrisToplack
Mission_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Pumpkin Old Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

ChrisToplack, Thank you for sharing this and truly understanding the level of business we perform each day. We truly appreciate the patience and the time you took to share this with us. We hope you'll come see us again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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