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The Side Door

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

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  • 15
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Easy to miss on the road...look for the door on the side!

Very popular with the locals and the tourists. Fun atmosphere, good food and friendly staff. Good comfort food...not fancy at all. Expect to wait on the weekends, but it's worth it. And, you can eat at the bar and they even give you an extension to the bar to eat on.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
illyman
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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very popular with the locals and the tourists. Fun atmosphere, good food and friendly staff. Good comfort food...not fancy at all. Expect to wait on the weekends, but it's worth it. And, you can eat at the bar and they even give you an extension to the bar to eat on.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Mushroom burgers, quesedillas, Weekend prime rib, any wraps, just to name a few of their outstanding food. Service is fast and friendly. Oh, and the traditional chili, Great!

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jo913
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

it's where the locals eat, parking lot was full and cars were from all over, not just Michigan. Food was fast and was very good.

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Northern Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food here is always great! The burgers and Quesadilla can't be beat. The dinner menu is awesome, especially the Steak and Tuna!

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Alpena, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

On a recent trip to Petoskey we stopped into a well recommended restaurant. We both ordered burgers which are excellent. I got the olive bacon burger and would recommend! Waitress was friendly and service was quick. I would recommend if in the area!

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were told "not to miss" The Side Door. Met friends there for Friday night Prime Rib. We were seated quickly even though it was crowded-about 6:15. Ordered drinks and by the time we ordered it was probably 6:45. Three of us wanted the prime rib, one ordered whitefish. 10 or more minutes went by and the waitress came to... More 

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Destin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great local place. Good hamburgers - but expect potato chips because they don't have fries. We like the quesadillas. On Friday nights they do a great prime rib with baked potatoes. We were there for lunch on St. Patrick's Day and enjoyed the corned beef and cabbage entree. Green beer was $1 on this day.

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Bandon, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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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.

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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 

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Additional Information about The Side Door

Address: 1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone Number: 231 347-9291
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
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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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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