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Whitecaps Restaurant

215 East Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
+1 231-348-7092
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Ranked #18 of 80 restaurants in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Whitecaps presents a true up north experience in a sophisticated atmosphere for both casual and formal dining. Skilled chefs create memorable dishes in a favored setting overlooking the waters of Little Travers Bay.
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English first
Indianapolis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have lunch here annually when we visit the area. It is consistently very good. It's wonderful to sit outside and view the harbor. We had lamb tacos and grilled shrimp tamales. Yum!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was on a weekend trip with my wife and based on menu and location decided to try this restaurant expecting a nice dinner out. Atmosphere was above average. Overlooking the bay. Including some outdoor seating. Went at sunset which was nice and the sun was glaring in through the windows when not behind clouds. Noticed that there was not any... More

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Whitecaps215, Manager at Whitecaps Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your disappointment with your meal. I understand your displeasure with the sun in your eyes and have informed the owners. I appreciate you forgiveness since the view is quite lovely otherwise. I wish I would have known about your concerns with the food. We try very hard to put out food that is of... More

Trinity, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We are in our home state and love Michigan fish but only if it it done correctly. The fish was excellent. We each ordered a different version of whitewash and both were very good. Kudos for staff and food

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Petoskey, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We always make a stop at Whitecaps when we dock the boat in Petoskey. It's so close to the marina and has such a great view of the bay. The food has always been excellent and even my mother, who is fussy beyond reason, like the food. You would have to know her to get a handle on that. She's... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have had a number of great meals here. Last week it was lunch, the menu again has many hard to decide between options. Great atmosphere great view of the water.

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13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My wife and I eat lunch here several times each summer they have a great selection of salads and other lunch items. The view of Little Traverse Bay is outstanding. If the weather is right they have small porch you can dine on.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

After reading other reviews and seeing their menu online, we knew we had to try this place (we had avoided it for years because we thought it was too fancy for our tastes). What a wonderful surprise and now our new favorite dining stop when we are in town! We were there for lunch and the menu offered wonderful selections....for... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Great menu! Relaxed atmosphere. The service was good but would have been exceptional if the were not short handed that night.our waiter was very gracious and friendly even thou he was a little flustered since he had way too many tables to take care of on his own and did a great job under the circumstances. I will eat ther... More

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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The whitefish sandwich was amazing!!! My husband had the special of the day a whitefish sausage pizza with avocado sauce and he love it. The salad was crisp and the dressings were made daily there. Our waitress Tracy was the best! We sat out on the patio, with a view of Lake Michigan. What's not to love about this place?... More

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63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Perfect weather made this venue's location overlooking the bay ideal. The whitefish spread was excellent. The whitefish grenoble and walleye were very good entrees. Nice menu and adequate service.

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