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The Side Door

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1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
231 347-9291
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Would Go There Again

Reasonable prices, good food, good service, lots of parking, yummy burgers, casual atmosphere, large menu. Would definitely dine there again...great place to share a meal with friends. One downside...a bit noisy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
KENDRA B
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Wellington, Florida
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Bloomfield Hills
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Side Door is a must for Friday night prime rib. Outstanding. Sit at the bar and they give you a unique tray to hold your plate. The prime rib was generous and very tasty. Throw in a local micro brew on tap and you have a perfect meal.

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Wellington, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Reasonable prices, good food, good service, lots of parking, yummy burgers, casual atmosphere, large menu. Would definitely dine there again...great place to share a meal with friends. One downside...a bit noisy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was here with my wife after visiting with my mom. The food was good service was quick however we had to yell at each other and we're sure our orders would be wrong due to the very loud atmosphere. Even the server said wow it's really loud here. I would recommend this place for a couple looking for a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The place is small, but turnover was quick. I could see the manager and staff working hard to keep things moving. Small kitchen, so it takes some time to get food. Not bad. Menu was a basic bar food, but better than average. Burgers were great, quesadillas were creative. Nice casual lounge area for waiting or for a drink. Good... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We live in town and when we know we want a good meal, great service and a decent price we go to the Side Door. Wait staff are always super efficient and the food is fantastic. I'm a sucker for their chicken salad which can be served in a wrap, or my favorite, on marbled rye. The quesadilla is also... More 

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BURKE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Loud and crowded, wait staff confused, nice wall art but no ambience, owners seemed nice. Food was average and some items ordered were not served. Probably would skip it next time.

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Whitmore Lake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We walked up on a Monday evening and worried we may have to wait a long time due to the sight of a crowded place. We waited about 10 min in the side room with a drink and then we were seated. Everyone (bartender and waitresses) were hustling and we could tell this place was a "well-oiled machine." The crowd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went to The Side Door after seeing a billboard that claimed they had the best olive burger, and they lived up to the claim! The quality of the burger was great, and there was no need for the addition of any other condiments to the olive sauce. If you're a fry fanatic, they have no deep fryer, so the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Rolling into town at dusk and desperately hungry we just pulled in not knowing anything about the joint. Sports bar atmosphere but wasn't very busy at 9pm on a Thursday evening. I tried the olive-mushroom-bacon burger and it was amazing! Paired really well with a Belgian Red. Nice selection of craft brews. Service was fine if a bit laissez-faire. Only... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Nothing special at all , parking is intimidating not like what it use to be . The food quality has gone down and over priced . Took forever to get service , did not feel welcomed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 231 347-9291
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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