We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Side Door

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
231 347-9291
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 111 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good burgers

Very good burgers still done the way they have been for years in the hamburger oven grille. We had a party of 4 two of which had the burgers and two others a salad, all enjoyed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
akoobra
,
Bandon, Oregon
Add Photo Write a Review

111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bandon, Oregon
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very good burgers still done the way they have been for years in the hamburger oven grille. We had a party of 4 two of which had the burgers and two others a salad, all enjoyed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This little restaurant is very well known in the Petoskey area. It came highly recommended to us. Very busy place so get there early or plan to wait to be seated. Very good food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I went here for a drink and POSSIBLY some food. We had heard so many great things about the entire menu and thought that we would look it over while enjoying a tasty beer. When we arrived, about 60% of the restaurant was full, so it wasn't overly busy. We asked the hostess if we could just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northville, Michigan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Every time we eat at The Side Door, we are glad we drove from Boyne Highlands (about 10 minutes) to their location between Bayview and Petoskey. They have a varied menu with sandwiches, salads, entrees and steaks which is consistently good and the prices are definitely reasonable. The beer and wine selections are in keeping with the casual atmosphere of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Huron, Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Seemed friendly enough when i first went in, however being a stranger to the regular crowd, I was not made to feel very welcome. April, the bartender talked to everyone sitting at the bar except for me. I didn't expect to be greeted as a regular, but i didn't expect to be ignored either. The afternoon bartender ( I didn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
detroit
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

After cross country skiing a wildwood area our group of 18 came for lunch very accomadated to have us all sit together I nice menu not just bar food white fish tacos or quesadillas Service was excellent service with the large group and were also able to separate our checks by couples

Was this review helpful? Yes
Petoskey, Michigan
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Veggie quesadilla was the best in the Petoskey area. Great place to go on a Friday night with Friends!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lumberton, North Carolina
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Exactly as my headline states: Great little place to watch the game. Cozy and welcoming place to grab a bite to eat or a drink. Food is pretty good and affordable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beverly Hills, Michigan
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I was in the area and friends wanted to try the Side Door. I was in the mood for a steak. It came with blue cheese. The .0025 ounces of blue cheese they did use didn't impress me. They don't have an open flame grill. So my steak came out fried and tasteless. Others at my table just thought there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Side Door has the best burgers around. I'd say they're better than Harbor Bar, but both places make for a great choice. The only downside is that they don't have french fries, instead they just have chips. It takes a little away from the burgers, but not enough to make a major difference. The atmosphere is very bar like, its... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Side Door also viewed

Petoskey, Emmet County
 
Petoskey, Emmet County
Petoskey, Emmet County
 

Been to The Side Door? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Side Door staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?