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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    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
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Bandon, Oregon
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alpena, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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.

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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 

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Northville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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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 

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detroit
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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

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Petoskey, Michigan
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

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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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