Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Brewery | Traverse City, Michigan
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Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Brewery
Exceptional based on 11 ratings
Type: Restaurant

13512 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, Michigan United States 49686-9717 [ print map ]
231 223 4222

jollypumpkin.com/traversecity

Taps: 8 | Bottles: 10


Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Brewery

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11 reviews for Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Brewery
 Ambiance  91%
 Service  75%
 Selection  59%
 Food  84%
 Value  71%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  78%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
can8ianben  (105) Souderton, Pennsylvania | June 13, 2014
Hmm - came here to sample Jolly Pumpkinís beers and was directed to a tasting room. Surprised to find they had spirits, wine, and beer from another brewery to sample, AND ONLY TWO BEERS FROM JOLLY PUMPKIN. Seriously? I was told there were an additional 2 on tap in the restaurant but even so, that just seems weird. The building was a historic hotel. Really cool.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
hubermi12  (23) , | February 17, 2014| Updated February 19, 2014
Really good atmosphere, only had 4 of their own beers on tab, had a lot of North Peak too. Get there early because this place gets packed. A nice place to eat lunch during wine tasting. Worth a trip!
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
gonzosauce  (19) Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 12, 2013
Architecturally, one of the nicest brewpubs in MI. In terms of service: kind of a bummer bar experience; awesome table experience. From the drinkerís perspective, Jolly TC suffers the same fate of Jolly AA - shocking poor offerings of Jollyís beers. And considering the distance, TC gets even less than AA. Food was incredible. An awesome place for a northern MI date.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone  (11) North Central, Indiana | October 14, 2012
Stopped in a couple times on the honeymoon, once for lunch and once for dinner. The menu is awesome: probably the best part about the place. The crabcake tots are friggin awesome. They have a fresh fish special daily, which is cool, too. Beer list is ok: mostly North Peak stuff on tap (8 or so) with maybe 3 or 4 JP beers. Got to try Oro de Calabaza on tap which was really good. Service is somewhere around benign indifference, but the atmosphere of the location and the actual building (the old Bowery with lots of woodwork) makes up for it. Mission Table wines and Civilized Spirits available, but they donít really have any mixers so you canít make a classic cocktail with their liquor unless you mix it with just a coke or tonic. Bummer, because I wouldíve tried a manhattan or something with their whiskey. Anyway, a really cool spot. Tasting room next door with a perfect view of sunset over the bay. Worth it just for the food, even though they need more beer, especially more JP stuff on tap so you donít have to buy a whole 750 ml bottle at dinner. Weíll be back, but make sure they give you your credit card back!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
bigtaster  (46) Grand Rapids, Michigan | September 4, 2012
Place tucked away on the old mission peninsula, beautiful drive out there. I wish they took advantage of the amazing view. Rustic lodge looking with plenty of space. The menu looked good and had 2 appetizers which were great. Three Jolly Pumpkin beers on tap with all the normal North Peak stuff. Cozy place awesome beer great location. Server didnít seem to know a whole lot about beer but nice enough.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73  (70) Bellaire, Michigan | August 18, 2012
Great food and service. Beer selection is a bit limited but what they have is very good. Well worth the drive out Old Mission.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | August 12, 2012
Looks like an old lodge inside with wood everywhere. Plenty of tables on two floors plus a bar. Also has outside seating outside when weather is good. Beer list is Jolly Pumpkinís and North Peak standard line up, ant thatís fine. Food is what makes this place really good... that and the outstanding service. Out of the way, but that only makes the visit better.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt  (61) Ann Arbor, Michigan | September 11, 2011
First of all, this is an easy place to drive right past. Being in a residential area, the sandwich board sign is all there is to call your attention, and going there at night didnít help. But once we drove past it, we turned around and found it right there. This is definitely a nice restaurant, with some really good food and a nice feel. Selection of actual Jolly Pumpkin beers on tap is a bit more limited, but if you want to go for the bottles, theyíre there. Iím still a bit puzzled on why so much of the tap selection is North Peak, though. Service was a bit slow at first apparently due to a crowded bar, but after that it was just fine. Just remember that, if they ask whether you want "short" or "tall" for your Oro de Calabaza, "tall" isnít necessarily the right answer.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16  (205) Naperville, Illinois | May 3, 2011
Located in the back of a nice old mansion over looking Grand Traverse Bay. Really nicely done place with lots of wood and a lodge-like feel. Nice combo of North Peak and Jolly Pumpking beers available on draft and in bottles. Interesting thoughtful menu and good service.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | December 29, 2010
Very cool building and location on the old mission peninsula. Great menu with many seasonal choices. Good service, and of course great beer. They only had a handful of JP beers on draft and more available in bottles. A great place to visit.

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