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The Side Door

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1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
231 347-9291
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local character

The Side Door has been a fixture in Petoskey for decades. We had not visited in years and decided to enjoy a burger and beer early dinner while in Petoskey. Burgers were every bit as good as we remembered them. The interior is pretty interesting and full of big screen TV's. The menu is greatly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
BC W
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Charlevoix, Michigan
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Petoskey, Michigan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop and watch the game or grab a burger and a beer. Lots of other great food choices as well.

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Thank Rochelle C
Petoskey, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Atmosphere and staff are great. Food is excellent and just a great place to go and spend time with friends. Service is fast and the wait staff are attentive and pleasant. The new owners have made a very nice transition with Frank

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Thank Villey384
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Went for my birthday dinner. Waitress id me and never acknowledged my birthday even after my husband said something about it. Mediocre food. Ok prices. Wasnt impressed with the experience

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlevoix, Michigan
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The Side Door has been a fixture in Petoskey for decades. We had not visited in years and decided to enjoy a burger and beer early dinner while in Petoskey. Burgers were every bit as good as we remembered them. The interior is pretty interesting and full of big screen TV's. The menu is greatly expanded so there is something... More 

Helpful?
Thank BC W
Clinton Township, Michigan
Level Contributor
103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

New owners, met Lois. Welcoming. Nice hot chili on a chilly night. Thai chicken wrap, oh yes. Burger etc. Busy, families, couples, guy groups. Great mix.

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Thank sparkyandlou
Kentucky
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This would be considered to be a local bar scene stop. Interestingly enough, they have one of those little food broilers and do an astounding food business using it. I had a nice time with some local beers on tap, a great burger and a large screen TV (or, two) for watching the football game I wanted to see.

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Thank KuhlHandLook
Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Good moderately priced Midwestern food in sports bar atmosphere recommended by a local. Try the prime rib if they haven't sold out

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Thank JenniferH48216
Level Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to the Side a Door for a few years, each time we come up north and it hasn't been as wonderful this past year. The olive burger is still pretty darn yummy but the lettuce was wilted and there was too much olive mayo on the burger when I had it in July. I thought that... More 

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Thank Allen5vaca
Don D, Owner at The Side Door, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I will work with our staff on the issues you encountered on your visit. Our guests are very important to us and I appreciate you taking the time to let me know about your visit. More 

London, Canada
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Recommended by the hotel, and was a great place for dinner. Service was top notch, staff was knowledgeable, and friendly. Food was excellent, with a good variety on the menu. Would definitely eat there again.

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Thank KandBOntario
Hyde park
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

good food quick service. Closed on Sundays. They have great steaks and burgers they also serve Mexican food Full bar. they don't have fried food.

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Thank rtbutlerjr

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 231 347-9291

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?