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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 15
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  • 23
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
the food is pretty good...the view is great

Nice place to eat lunch at in the summer, where you can sit outside and people watch, boat watching too.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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248 reviews 248 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice place to eat lunch at in the summer, where you can sit outside and people watch, boat watching too.

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a good place for soups, salads, and a burger. The seafood chowder was excellent but the burger was overdone. Good choice of beers and great views of the Bay Harbor marina.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I usually review places for positive reasons, this is not one of those reviews. We went here out of convenience, big letdown. Make the drive to someplace that has good food and service. This is not that place. I think this place only still exists because of location and alcohol. You have to have compromised taste buds to think this... More 

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Ortonville, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's a tradition after driving all day to get here to have our first dinner at Knots. The fish cones are great and very fresh, the view is wonderful...we will be back, again. Good prices, great family restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food and service at Knot Just a Bar are good, but generally would be described as standard. The venue is mostly known for its location. Know Just a Bar is crowded in both the winter and summer months. It draws a good late night crowd, as people come from all around to take advantage of its location right on... More 

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Ortonville, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Good atmosphere, great lake side views, nicely priced menu and family friendly. Get the fish and chips and bring a friend!

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Petoskey,Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful location right on the harbor. Nice outdoor dining area, some gorgeous boats out there. Food's pretty good although I generally go for cocktails and appetizers. Highly recommend the steak bites. Delicious. Nothing to get too excited about but I like the place, especially in season. Heard the fish is good(it's Northern Michigan) but I haven't tried it.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was a little windy outside, in the evening, so most people moved inside. It offered a nice respite for a light meal. Fish Chowder was good, and the Steak Bites were great! Enjoy!

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Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed Knot's. Our server Chantelle was very sweet and accommodating. The hummus and pita chips are deelish! The tortilla soup was their special and it was really good. It's a broth-based soup - not the thick, cheesy stuff a lot of places serve. The mahi tacos were also really good. The sweet potato fries were average - a... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner here our first night in Petoskey. It wasn't crowded and we were seated right away at a table with a view of the water. My menu wasn't clean, it had pieces of food stuck to it. Our server was friendly and helpful. I had the shrimp and French onion soup. Both were good. We also tried the... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?