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The Side Door

1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
231 347-9291
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Ranked #12 of 78 restaurants in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
East Lansing, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

we've been here several times with family and it's a solid choice that is at the top of our list. They have good dining locations or a nice sized bar to sit at. There's plenty of TVs if you want to catch a sporting event as well but they're not overbearing that it's the only focal point. The food is... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have been here many times and are never disappointed. They have a varied menu that is hard to choose from each time. Everything is fresh and made to order. The burgers to die for!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Service is usually pretty good. Nice place to watch a game although the sound will typically be off for music. Decent selection of food and the Ahi Tuna is very good too!

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lyle7692
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We went to the side door as a family on a cold, snowy night. It was warm, inviting, and we were greeted by one of the owners. Took our seats, got drinks right away, placed our orders and got good food. They made it look easy. We've been to Petoskey a number of times, but never ate here. We will... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Any trip to the Side Door is GREAT! If you haven't been there , you need to stop. The Service and food are top notch

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california
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158 reviews 158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

best burgers in petoskey / harbor springs. good beer selection. always a game on the tv. nice staff. fast service. wish they were open on sundays and had french fries.

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Petoskey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pretty good and always crowded. Good service and good value. Only problem, they don't have a deep fryer and can't make french fries. You need to settle for chips.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stopped by the Side Door to watch the Tiger's play some baseball with a couple buddys. Was the perfect "sports bar" atmosphere. The crowd was friendly as were the genuinely fun loving staff who kept the local beer coming along with witty comments and some good grub!!! I had the smoked whitefish quesadilla and was NOT disappointed...if i hadn't been... More

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Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

amazing quesadillas! best sandwiches! love to stop in for lunch! great selections - something for everyone in your group

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We eat here every year and sometimes twice. Always for the prime rib on Friday and Saturday which is always great. Love the atmosphere.

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