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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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxing evening!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Beverly M
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Holland, Michigan
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Clifton, Virginia
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175 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Troy, MI
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178 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good atmosphere and a beautiful view, but the food is barely a step above cafeteria. One meal served was not as ordered, one was sent back because it was not edible and the other four were bland. Go for a drink but don't expect anything special if you order food.

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Grosse Pointe, michigan
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful day and view. We had hamburgers, turkey burgers and the Cone of Perch with ff. It was Excellent! It was hard to get seated....waited for almost 60 minutes even though there were empty tables..... Not sure what the real issue was but we ordered from the bar and by the time they seated us the bar maid brought out... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The waitress kept disappearing-realized she going out and having a cigarette - could smell it on her evey time she would return to the table. The host( a very young, capable man) was very lazy. The waitstaff could have used his help but he SAT at the hostess stand at door of resturant and didnt do a thing- except kept... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

While most of Petoskey works to get their service standard back up to "summer speed", Josh at Knot Just a Bar was a standout server for our family of 7.

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Additional Information about Knot Just a Bar

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

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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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