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The Side Door Saloon

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, American,
1200 N US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770-9306
+1 231-347-9291
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“olive burger” (33 reviews)
“burgers” (51 reviews)
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
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Pub, American, Bar
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1200 N US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770-9306
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Reviews (244)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in to this fun spot last year and decided to try it again. We were not disappointed! Fast service and great salads (Caesar and spinach) were followed up by a flavor-filled prime rib dinner. We will be back again!

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed a place to watch the big game. Good food friendly crowd, evens the ones rooting for the other team.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Side Door Saloon has long been a favorite of the locals, for good reason. The wait staff is friendly and helpful, the burgers are tasty, there is a wide variety of beers from which to choose, and the Saloon has especially attractive happy hour...More

Thank LouBobHarborSprings
Reviewed 1 week ago

‘Ello chaps! THIS my friends is the hidden little gem that only most locals know about. Side Door Saloon has a variety of menu items, steaks, salads, etc. BUT THEIR BEST SERVICE? Yup, the olive burger. It’s basically a thick, unseasoned beef patty (not much...More

Thank HerbertEdgewood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this area for five years & frequented this establishment! Will not be returning , we were seated promptly, received our water and then nothing . Others arrived , got drinks , ordered food , received food and we simple sat ignored! I...More

Thank WL H
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear WL H., Something went terribly wrong here. I'd like to talk to you to see what day and time it was that you were in, please contact me at ddamerow@gmail.com or call me at 231-347-9291. This just does not happen here!! I talked to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They were having Octoberfest specials the night we were there. One brat, one smoked pork chop, red cabbage, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes with rye bread was very tasty. Veggie quesadilla and burger was also good. We had good service and they had many craft beers...More

Thank jpasta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised that they had lobster dinners. They were very tasty. Also, at lunch time be sure and have a hamburger. The staff is friendly and the owner is always there to make sure everything runs smoothly. It is closed on Sundays to...More

Thank patricialE5561ZA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside on a beautiful September evening. The waitress was busy but very attentive. We were a party of 8 and she didn't object to splitting our bills four ways. The food was delicious and plentiful. We didn't have room to try the desserts...More

Thank 636gailb
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this raving review. We had a great season on the patio this year, thank you for sharing! We will split your bills anyway you want them, no problem. Thank you, Don

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much atmosphere. Nice service. Noted for their Olive Burger. Oh my gosh, so flavorful and unique!More

Thank 409far
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our Olive Burgers are the best, we were voted #1 in the area again this year for our burgers. Usually we get good reviews on our atmosphere (clean, lots of up north decor, friendly/upbeat staff, etc.). I wonder if it's because we just installed new...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Stopped in on a Saturday close to prime time dinner hour but we were promptly seated and the service was good. We each ordered a beer and a burger. The beer tap selection was decent and the burgers were delicious although my wife's burger was...More

Thank trbeer
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, for your review! We are known to be very efficient with quick service times so we usually do not have a waiting line. We're glad you liked our delicious burgers! Don

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
Pub, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 N US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770-9306
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-347-9291
We provide great service, food and beverages delivering a quality experience comfortable for families, friends and sports fans in a friendly environment.
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