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Whitecaps Restaurant

215 East Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
+1 231-348-7092
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Ranked #23 of 82 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
Kalamazoo, MI
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

One of the best casual lunches with friends we've had. Food was excellent and server was the best! Well pleased!

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Cheboygan, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We tired Whitecaps because of a gift card we received. We had driven by many times but just never thought of trying it. I had whitefish with a caper/wine sauce and my wife had some sort of chicken. The service was good and so was the food but for what we had we thought it was a bit pricey. The... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Came up for Festival on the Bay from Traverse City. Walked around downtown and were checking out all the restaurant menus. We decided to try Whitecaps. First we were seated right by the window (too chilly for patio). Our waitress, Regan, approached us right away for drinks. She explained the specials and was very knowledgeable (I'd never heard of Airplane... More 

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

title says it all. Good service, good view and great Whitefish! The smoked fish dip was very good also.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We used to frequent Whitecaps with every trip to Petoskey but have stayed away the past few years due to poor food and atmosphere quality. This July we went back with our teenage kids and loved the food. In fact we returned a couple nights later to eat again. Whitecaps takes reservations which is a plus with hungry teens although... More 

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Riverview, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had dinner at Whitecaps because of their menu we viewed online and the various offerings. We had the calamari appetizer; light, lemony sauce, fresh diced tomatoes. Then the roasted beet arugula salad, fantastic! Entrees were the whitefish and walleye dishes, fresh and light, absolutely delicious! Roasted green beans were seasoned very well, rice pilafs were very tasty. Our waiter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I came here for a date night away from kids. Sangria wasn't the best but the draft beer was delicious! It was an Amber Ale. The filet was superb! One of the best we ever had. Green beans were cooked perfectly and the sauce for steaks were delicious! We took dessert to go--the chocolate cheesecake and i... More 

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Charleston, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have been dining here for years and have not been disappointed up until now.Today at lunch my wife ordered the lamb tacos with a greek salad. The frisee in the salad was brown and the garden mix looked only slightly fresher. Our waitress was very pleasant & attentive and brought her a replacement salad. The lamb tacos were so... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Although the restaurant overlooks Little Traverse Bay, it is located right on US 31. Eating on the patio is conversation-limited due to the traffic noise. The food is good but nothing that you haven't had somewhere else.

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

We stopped here for a late lunch before hitting the road to home; were specifically seeking a nice outdoor view. While this place does have a nice view (very small patio but not a problem at 2:30), it is smack on US31 so it is exceedingly loud with traffic. If I lived in Petoskey, this would be the deal breaker... More 

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Address: 215 East Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone Number: +1 231-348-7092
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Petoskey
Average Prices: USD 6 - 32
Cuisine: American

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