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The Side Door

1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
231 347-9291
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Ranked #21 of 81 Restaurants in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Aug 22, 2014
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Birmingham, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Service and food come out fast here. We had whitefish which was fresh and tasty. Garlic mashed potatoes were great. Wife had the olive mushroom bacon burger which was surprisingly delicious. Kids got quesadilla which was good and other got Mac and cheese which was just kraft from the box it seamed. Nice drink specials every night. Great place for... More

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This has been a great standby for me for several years now; I have never had a disappointing experience. Their burgers are awesome; perhaps the best in the area. EVERYTHING on the menu is very good- yes, I've tried it all. Quesadillas, wraps, burgers, steaks, soups, etc.; all the meals are good. Frank runs a tight ship and all the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had the steak quesadilla but my friend, who is vegan, was happy with the portobello sandwich. We sat outside and it was good.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We found side door is a great meal, with good service, and reasonable prices. Cozy atmosphere. Steaks, burgers, etc..

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had dinner there twice on a recent trip to Michigan and it was great both times. Very low key and casual atmosphere......and the olive burger was Awesome! One night I had it with mushrooms, chees and bacon! They have a diverse menu, including salads - the Greek salad is great!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We drove by a couple of times and the place was packed. You know what they say people don't wait for bad food. I had the White Finish Dinner, as good as any I have ever had. It was huge portion too. Sides were average, beer selection good. Waitress was tough no nonsense, but new her stuff.

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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

After stopping at two places - one didn't serve after nine and one was in the midst do an electrical fire - we happened on the Side Door Saloon! Great food and beer and fun atmosphere! Beef and chicken quesadillas were ample and tasty! Yum! If you still need dessert, their one choice - a loaded brownie is amazing and... More

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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I had the whitefish dinner and both loved our meals. Fresh, well prepared large filets. Service was also great. Only downside is that the place is always crowded with tables close together so it is hard to have a conversation.

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Flint, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a highly recommended place to eat and fell short from the good things we heard. First of all, if you want fries with your dinner, do not go here! Their "thing" is not having a frier, which was odd to us. Food was expensive considering the quality. The burger was flavorful, but undercooked and fell apart in my... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Not bad if what you're looking for is a good burger. No fries served though. The chili is very good esp if you don't like spicy foods.

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