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Knot Just a Bar

American, Bar, Contemporary
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820 Front, Bay Harbor, MI 49770-8025
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice meal at a reasonable price. Relaxed atmosphere, attentive service - open to special requests, Good food. We will be back!

Thank taliesin46
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place. Beautiful setting (we were outside). The service was prompt and waitress friendly. We had the Kone of fried perch with fries--delicious and not greasy att all. However the chowder was the best I have ever eaten anywhere and I have had chowder from Maine to San Francisco to Seattle--this was the very best. Try it, you... More 

Thank Vickie A
Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place! We never once felt rushed, even when we stayed a bit over closing time. Drinks are good and cold, atmosphere is casual, and the views are beautiful.

Thank ShannaNanna84
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159 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are thinking of eating here and want fried food, then this is your place. If you want anything else, keep looking elsewhere. The seafood chowder had to have been made with fake crab as the texture wasnt right. The boiled whitefish was disgusting, it had bones, plus the "citrus parmesan" sauce was a gooey mess on top, fish... More 

Thank BennyMom
durham nc
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent. Sat outside. Views are gorgeous. Service was very good. Considering the upscaleness of the location the prices for our food was very reasonable. We greatly enjoyed this dining experience.

Thank luluDurhamNc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds in Bay Harbor and views of the water are worth the visit all by themselves. Stunning! The setting for lunch or dinner is casual, but sophisticated. Drinks and food were very good. Highly recommend.

Thank JonandKris
Berrien Springs, Michigan
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us ate lunch at this well-located restaurant, which as advertised is not (Knot) just a bar. Good drinks and good sandwiches & salads. Excellent service. Eat outside or in, depending on weather. Free parking on the street or at a nearby parking lot.

Thank James T
New Albany, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner, and it was a little tough to get a drink, while we waited for our table. They did serve a pretty stiff Cosmo, so all was forgiven. When I sat on the outdoor chair, unfortunately I did stain my white pants from rust on the wet chair. : ( Our appetizer came out about same time... More 

Thank Ruthsbank
West Palm Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Located right on the marina with a sunset view, this is a great place to relax with a drink and some Up North favorites. Anything on the menu with fresh fish is good. We've eaten here for years and it is consistently good.

Thank jlmurvin
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I live locally year round in this picturesque tourist town on Lake Michigan. This bar/restaurant has a stunning location in Bay Harbor looking out on the yacht basin and docked boats. It is still and always will be primarily a bar serving bar type food. The food is average and the best choices are typical bar like pics such as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Front, Bay Harbor, MI 49770-8025
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Bay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 231.439.2770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?