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Knot Just a Bar

820 Front Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
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Ranked #42 of 81 Restaurants in Petoskey
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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60% Recommend
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English first
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129 reviews 129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

To receive the best service we are after the young families from the Bay harbor area had departed and we enjoyed a sunset over the yachts and waterfront houses . We began with wine and our server was attentive allowing time to enjoy the view and to review the menu. We selected the scrumptious Mahi Mahi and side salad .... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

What a cute little nautical themed bar/restaurant in a beautiful setting. At there two times, a week apart, ordered the same identical meal: French Onion Soup and the Wedge Salad. The portion sizes on the salad were not consistent. The first meal we had 3 small halves of romaine lettuce with bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, cherry tomatoes, and bleu cheese... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Shrimp was overlooked with too much breading. It was an hour before our table was served. Brownie with ice cream was a little hard. Nice view.

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North Little Rock
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Knot, just a bar is actually in Bay Harbor about 15 minutes from Petoskey. The Knot Seafood Chowder was creamy rich with a spoonful of seafood. Quick and good service with a waterfront view of the boats and a lawn wedding at the Bay Harbor Hotel. Open 7 days a week.

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Central Vermont
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Driving through Petosky, Michigan there appeared to be a large resort on the lake at Bay Harbor where a cement plant was located long, long ago. We stopped and asked a local for a lunch suggestion - Knot Just a Bar was it. Great location with both inside and outside seating overlooking a classy marina and the lake beyond. Good... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a very cool place. One section is wine tasting with a very good selection of local wines to try free of charge in a fantastic tasting room that has a spectacular view of the bay. We ended up buying the Baco Noir and the Sangria. A good selection of outdoor seating in front of the restaurant and bar.... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I hated every moment that I was at this bar. I walked in on a random Wednesday afternoon and sat at the empty bar. It took 10 minutes for someone to finally acknowledge that I was sitting there. I ordered a beer and asked for a menu. She slapped the menu down in front of me and then went to... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My fam and i have been going here every year we visit michigan since it opened. We just had a terrible lunch. It was a good 40 min for our food to come out and it was a monday. Others around us who had arrived after us were eating already. My dad ordered french onion soup which he started cutting... More

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Spring Arbor
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Located in the Bay Harbor area of Petoskey is this little bar and they have very good fish and chips with great tarter sauce and coleslaw. Make sure you order the Perch because they also offer cod. You won't be disappointed. Be careful when ordering drinks though, The wife ordered a couple of Cadillac margaritas that will set you back... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The good news is that the perch and french fries were delicious. Bad outweighs good however. Mac and cheese from kids' menu looked like Kraft Easy Mac (always lame but a risk you take I guess). Rude and incredibly indifferent hostess, followed by a pretty horrible waitress who took far too long to acknowledge us for the first time, and... More

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