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Knot Just a Bar

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820 Front Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
231.439.2770
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view

We stopped in here for a happy hour drink & snack during our visit of Bay Harbor. While the drinks were cold, the appetizer was good (the hummus), and the service was fine - it's all about the million dollar view! Literally. Because the restaurant is overlooking an amazing harbour with quite a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
MSkinner
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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Knot has the potential to be a great restaurant: Nice location and reasonably good food. But, during high season if you aren't a high profile resident it would be best to move on to some place more welcoming. In the winter when no one is around and business is slow the staff will welcome you with open arms. In... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stopped in here for a happy hour drink & snack during our visit of Bay Harbor. While the drinks were cold, the appetizer was good (the hummus), and the service was fine - it's all about the million dollar view! Literally. Because the restaurant is overlooking an amazing harbour with quite a number of million dollar boats and multi-million... More 

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Florida
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Four entrees and all were delicious. The Perch was outstanding and lots of it. The smoked fish pate was great and so was the chowder. Service was friendly and informative. Many craft beers to chose from and the view was outstanding by the water. The only negative was it was very loud inside and the music level did not help.... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Stopped to eat here while biking the little traverse wheel way. Setting was beautiful watching boats come and go on the crystal blue waters. Food was pretty good. When we look back on our trip up north this experience will be one that we say "that was fun" and that's what we were looking for. If you want gourmet 5... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

First, this restaurant is in Bay Harbor and not Petoskey so someone needs to fix it. We showed up for lunch and were seated immediately - lots of open tables. A nice young kid took our order but had no clue what the items were on the menu. Then after waiting for 20 minutes and we were starving I ordered... More 

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Dayton, OH
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very nice lunch, very generous helpings and the food was very good. My daughter and I had cod sandwiches, my son had a knot burger and my wife had the monster sub.

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Holland, Michigan
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What a beautiful place to enjoy a meal, drink and friends., Awesome if you are lucky enough to be there for sunset. Big menu, food is ok. Just average. The atmosphere is what you are mainly there for. Make sure you eat outside. I have been there four times and the service is hit or miss.

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Foley, Alabama
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went over by boat and had lunch. There were three of us. The view is fantastic. The sandwiches were quite tasty. The service was prompt and friendly. It was a beautiful day. What's not to love.

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Florida
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This restaurant is probably best known for it's cones (they spell it "Kone") full of fish and fries. They offer three varieties, with cod being the least expensive ($13.99) and in my opinion the best. They also offer excellent burgers. Their food is mostly "bar food" but everything I've had in many visits is very good. The real reason to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food is average; consider yourself lucky if it's hot. The service is just fine. You come for the views and nothing else, but the views are enough.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 Front Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 231.439.2770

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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