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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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Good, but Standard

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Greg S
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 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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Chicago
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15 reviews 15 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Detroit
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187 reviews 187 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 Front Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  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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