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1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
231 347-9291
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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130 reviews 130 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Saint Johns, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been stopping at the Side Door for years, nearly every time we are in the Petoskey area. We meet friends, have a cocktail and a meal. Love the service and atmosphere, the food has always been very good, always loved the 'bar' type burgers they served. It may have been an busy time or bad day, but I... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I like this place because the atmosphere is laid back.The Burgers are top notch.Only burger I have found comparable is Boyne River Inn burgers in Boyne City.It gets busy though so i go when the parking lot isnt full.

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Petoskey, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Frank and Barb have worked hard to make this a family friendly restaurant although it looks like a typical bar. Don't be fooled...upon entering you'll see all types of folks and many families enjoying themselves. The food is very good...the Chicken Ruskie sandwich is my favorite as are the two Yellow Fin Tuna dishes. The servers are always friendly and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Decent place, nothing fancy. Had White Fish, it was terribly fishy. Vegtables were great....but didnt come for veggies. Service was fast but had to correct our bill since we were getting charged full price on our drinks, but they were on special. watch ur bill

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ate here with my parents and girlfriend. I had an amazing burger and my parents food was good. My girlfriends chicken wasn't that good she didn't wanna finish her wrap. The place is very lively and i enjoyed the atmosphere. Had some great craft beers on tap too!

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Bay Harbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We recently tried the Side Door on a Saturday evening. Overall, it was quite good with attentive service and good food in a casual bar setting. It was not remarkable in any respect, but was fairly priced. That is a departure from the norm in the Petoskey area.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We recently had a weekend casual dinner at Side Door with a group of 8, including two children, and really liked it. Nice local atmosphere with good apps, sides and main dishes. Great service! Would definitely go back again.

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Farmington Hills, MI
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

In my opinion, no trip to Petoskey is complete until I have an Olive Burger at The Side Door. Olive Burgers are often found on menus in the Petoskey area, and over the years I've tried many. There is something about the olive sauce at The Side Door that makes their burger the best! We often go rather early, before... 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)  >  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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