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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 80 restaurants in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Elliot Lake, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Consistently good and Frank runs this restaurant well. This restaurant is usually busy but the food and service is always good. Have a look at how small the kitchen is and you will be amazed at how they get that food out

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Delton, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

After traveling all day & checking into our hotel we were driving around Petoskey area & wanted something different. The home made bean soup was almost as good as I made at home where I soaked the beans & cooked in crock pot with the ham bone from Easter. Thick & tasty! Also the olive burger was very good.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Reviewer
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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