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Knot Just a Bar

American, Bar, Contemporary
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820 Front Street, Bay Harbor, MI 49770
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am so completely disappointed in this place. How can anyone screw up a restaurant in one of the best locations in Northern Michigan. They have a captive audience in Bay Harbor overlooking the marina. How can you screw that up??? I know - you can be filthy and stinky, have sad service, have managers who don't give a rip,... More 

Thank Robin J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went while in town and it was good. My traveling companion ordered shrimp & grits and it was nasty. Shrimp was COVERED in a spicy pepper and she couldn't even eat two bites... awful. I had the grilled romaine and it was very good. Everyone says the Fish Cones are very good.... would try those next time.

Thank LauraG12345
Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered about 20 meals for carry-out (to eat at the pool across the street) which can sometimes be a big flop. To our surprise, the food was fresh, fast, and delicious. They got all the orders correct and did it all in 20 minutes. Would highly recommend!

Thank Julia P
Charlevoix, Michigan
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here a few years ago and weren't thrilled with out meal. However, we had been at a cocktail party in Bay Harbor and we still need dinner/supper so convenience won! Happily, we both loved our meals -- I had a gyro salad and my husband had pasta. The staff was very good and we will definitely return.

Thank wally k
southeastern Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Talk about squandering a perfect location! We ordered the mussels in white wine broth with garlic croutons. What we got was a big bowl of mussels with the aroma of hot dogs. It honestly smelled like they were cooked in water that hot dogs had been steamed in. The "croutons" were 3"x5" chunks of rock-hard, stale orangish-colored bread. Three of... More 

Thank michkaren
Milford, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I are staying at the Inn at Bay Harbor just a short walk along the water from this restaurant. We stopped in to have a drink and start with an appetizer and go from there. The view was spectacular, the weather was perfect, just a beautiful summer evening but that was all that was good. We ordered... More 

Thank Michjim202
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and drinks here! The drinks are amazing and very extensive - the owner moved from New Orleans- has lots of unique drinks! Food was great. Location is great- right on the harbor. Great patio for people watching!!

Thank SSledd
Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I'd been wanting to try this place because I've heard good things, but wasn't impressed. Service was slow, food was average, it was overpriced. It was just "ok." I wouldn't make a point to return, though not much open in Bay Harbor in May so there are limited options.

Thank CLS1028
Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Great bloody mary, food is good, best fish baskets. check my blog for more hoitytoities.com Beautiful sunsets looking out over the marina and all the boat.

Thank HoityToities
Charlevoix, Michigan
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129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Whether you want a burger or something more, this is a good place that is consistent. The perch cones are fabulous and eating it all is just near impossible.

Thank Kim K

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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 Street, Bay Harbor, MI 49770
  • 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?