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The Side Door

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1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
231 347-9291
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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    Very good
  • 15
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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
Most recent review
Great burgers

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
bakerst46
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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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  • Late Night
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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Northville, Michigan
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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 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Lumberton, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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137 reviews 137 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  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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