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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: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Yummy

Veggie quesadilla was the best in the Petoskey area. Great place to go on a Friday night with Friends!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
BGel22
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Petoskey, Michigan
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  • Late Night
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Petoskey, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Petoskey, Michigan
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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
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12 reviews 12 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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Unionville
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?