The Boathouse Restaurant, February 2020 | Jane Boursaw Photo
The Boathouse Restaurant, February 2020 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Old Mission Peninsula restaurants are pivoting to curbside and take-out service or closing down entirely after new Covid-19 restrictions were issued for Michigan this week.

The new restrictions from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – issued after Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the state – began Wednesday, Nov. 18, and continue through Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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The order specifies that restaurants must halt dine-in services, movie theaters must close again (after being open for only about a month), high schools and colleges must shift to remote learning, and social gatherings should be limited to two households. Read more about the order, including what’s open and what’s closed, here.

Here’s a rundown of what Old Mission Peninsula restaurants are doing…

Peninsula Grill, 14091 Center Road. They are open daily from 4 – 8 p.m. for carry-out through Dec. 8. Call (231) 223-7200 to place your order. The full menu is available here. Be sure and follow their Facebook page for news and daily specials. “Thank you for your patience and support throughout this year’s transitions,” they note.

Bad Dog Deli, 14091 Center Road (next to Peninsula Grill). Ardy and crew continue to offer take-out, as well as curbside service. Their hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. View their daily specials here and their menu here. You can even print out the menu, fill it out, and take it with you or call ahead, (231) 223-9364.

The Boathouse, 14039 Peninsula Drive. Doug Kosch and team will be closed and are NOT offering carry-out during the three-week pause. They plan to re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Reservations may still be made online or taken over the phone for the rest of December or any other dates in the future. They are also taking orders for Holiday Gift Certificates and are offering their Thanksgiving carry-out for those who’ve signed up (a full Thanksgiving meal!). For more info, call (231) 223-4030, and be sure and like their Facebook page for updates.

Jolly Pumpkin, 13512 Peninsula Drive. They are open for carry-out Wednesday through Sunday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. To place an order, visit their website or call (231) 223-4333 (you can place your order right on their website – very handy). You may also add beer and spirits to your carry-out order. “Thank you for your support and loyalty as we continue to navigate these difficult times,” they note on their Facebook page. “Stay healthy and mask up, Traverse City!”

Mission Table, 13512 Peninsula Drive. Mission Table remains closed for regular dinner service.

Old Mission Tavern, 17015 Center Road. They will be closed during the three-week pause.

As we reported earlier this week, Peninsula Community Library has moved to curbside, and Peninsula Township meetings have been canceled.

If you have other updates, feel free to text me, (231) 590-4715, or let us know in the comments section below.

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

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