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We are a full service restaurant specializing in pizza, grinders and burgers. Our restaurant is family friendly and we have 2 decks over looking Little Traverse Bay. Full bar service. We have a very unique decor that has old car parts ( hoods, front ends, rear ends, cam shafts, hub caps spark plug chandeliers etc...) hanging from our walls. We are able to accommodate larger groups and families too.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Pizza, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

First time we went around 5 pm & there was a 30 minute wait for a table inside or out but we were able to sit at the bar immediately. My hubby & I ordered the Mushroom & Swiss Burger that came with fries ($12.50)....They were ok but the bartender told us to order a pizza next time. Next time we arrived around 3:30. We wanted to sit outside on the upper deck & had a short wait. We took the bartender’s advice & we built our own pan pizza. He didn’t steer us wrong - the pizza was excellent & the views of the lake were great. They have some amazing specialty pizzas on their menu too. Staff & service was great. Go for the pizza & if you want to sit outside, go early. FYI - currently they are closed on Wednesday & Thursday.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2021

Stopped in for a beer and burger on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was full so we went to the bar. The bartender was friendly, good, cold beer on tap and the burgers were good. Nothing fancy, just good solid food, exactly what we were...looking for.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021

Fun at and grill that gives you a view of the Gaslight District and Little Traverse Bay. Service was fast and friendly, food was tasty and reasonably priced. I recommend the Chicken Tortilla Soup and their pizza. They serve Brix soda and the Cane Cola...is soooo refreshing!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful views, ok service (could be better) but food was disappointment. My daughter order shrimp fettuccine Alfredo and vegetables were cold, almost frozen inside. My steak and cheese sandwich was dry and over salted, fries over salted too. Not going back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

They have a fairly diverse menu (keep in mind some items aren’t available at lunch). The patio views are pretty good if you are into that. The staff was fantastic both times we ate there this trip. It does appear that they are still not...open 100% as many tables were empty at dinner time, but the service was fantastic for the tables they were using, so I won’t complain about that. It’s better to run at high quality with fewer tables than half quality at full capacity. We will be back when we are in the area. PS. Two picky kid eaters were happy, so if you have some in your group, there should be something for everyone.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 6, 2021

Duffy's sits on Petoskey's main downtown thoroughfare, which is very busy during the peak summer tourist season, although they are a year round operation. Its decked out in automotive memorbilia and is quaint enough to be called cheesy. The food is good, I tried their...olive burger and beer batter fries which were hand cut and quite yummy. My date had the pulled pork with home made slaw - the pork was good, and the slaw was fantastic. It is a fairly large establishment with an upstairs dining room and an outside deck which has a pleasant view. From the looks of it, good bar food is their main asset. The servers were very friendly, albeit they were crazy busy. It appears there is a queue to get seated during peak times so plan for that if you go.`I liked this place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

We ate here over July 4th weekend and was very surprised by short wait time. Nice location in tourist district, allowing you to shop while awaiting notification that your table is ready. Food was good as well as service. Recommend the Diablo BBQ Pizza, it...was very good (never had pizza with corn on it…).More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2021

We stopped in for a small bite on a chilly, spitting evening. The pizza had far too much cheese for our liking. The Brix soda was great. The turtle pie was merely ok. Probably would try someplace else in the future.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021 via mobile

Duffy’s Garage and Grill is a unique, fun bar/restaurant right in downtown Petoskey. We went there for dinner because we read on Trip Advisor that Duffy’s has the best pizza in Petoskey. We tried the Della Donna pizza with a side of the stuffed mushroom...caps and we were really happy with our choices! The Della Donna uses basil infused olive oil instead of tomato-based pizza sauce, then tops it with spinach, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, tomatoes and basil - all piled on a fantastic crust that is just the right thickness. The stuffed mushroom caps were a good pairing with that pizza, but there are enough of them that they could be a meal for someone with a smaller appetite. We liked our dinner so much that we returned the following afternoon for an appetizer and drink. On day two we tried the spinach artichoke dip. It was good, although not blow-your-doors-off good. It was similar to dips that you could probably find at many other establishments. The service was prompt, friendly and helpful and they did a nice job of keeping the glasses full. Duffy’s should definitely be on the list of places to go any time that you visit Petoskey!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 22, 2021 via mobile

We tried the Good Fella pizza and it did not disappoint! It was hard to choose as they all sounded great. The next day we stopped in for happy hour while out shopping and enjoyed 1/2 price drinks and the Arctic dip. That was also...delicious. Served in a bread bowl with tortilla chips. We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from TerryHaggerty1965 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure ... from what I remember I don't recall seeing any dogs with customers while we were there.
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Yes, Duffy's Garage & Grille offers takeout services.

Duffy's Garage & Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4