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“where location triumphs over service and food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Knot Just a Bar

Knot Just a Bar
820 Front Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
231.439.2770
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Ranked #43 of 82 Restaurants in Petoskey
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 90 cities Reviews in 90 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“where location triumphs over service and food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I do not understand why it is listed under Petoskey. It is located in Bay Harbor. We had no problem parking and in a hot day we welcome the shaded outdoor terrace and great view of the harbor waters. That is where expectations and reality clashed. Our lunch of fish tacos and vegetable wrap was just OK but the service was not good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Terrible Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The view is nice but everything else is terrible. Calamari tasted like frozen fish sticks. Meals were also not good. Waitress kept telling us she was sick. Not really what I want to hear from the person serving my food. I would not go back here or recommend it.

Visited July 2013
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Noblesville, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food was okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The food was just okay. The beer selection was very weak. I figured that this place would have a bigger selection of craft beer, but was wrong. I had a bowl of chowder, which was okay. The view was very good but the tables and chairs were not comfortable. This place could be much better if meals were prepared better and more comfort was offered at the tables.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Knot sure as 20+ minutes then walked”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Wife and I went n on July 17 about 815pm. we were seated outside. we sat and waited as servers walked by and by. A bus person asked twce of the servers to talk to us and get us a drink. This lady was trying. We were patient as not in a hurry and enjoying the day. It got embarrassing when table next to us was whispering amongst themselves about us not getting waited on. The final straw was the server girl giiving "back rubs" to the male group 2 tables down.
it is obvious they showed up on a big boat and we did not. Wife and I walked after 20+ mnutes
and had a wonderful meal at the Marriott property. Thank you Knot a Bar for allowing us to enjoy
their service and menu. Marriott is much better choice within walking distance. Gentlemen at the front said manager was not in. the servers must have known this also.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Elkhart, Indiana
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great location and view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If it wasn't for this place's prime real estate on a gorgeous marina, it would probably get two stars. The food was good - we had perch kones and that's where it ended. The service was not good. A couple sat down after us and were not offered drinks within 15 or 20 minutes of getting there and they left. We stuck it out because of the view, but it's such a shame that the wait staff is so terrible here. Can they really not keep good help? The food and drinks are overpriced and the draft beer selection is awful. I guess that forces you to drink the $8 or 9 drinks. So sad! Love this little spot but won't go there for anything but a drink again

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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