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The Side Door Saloon

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Pub, American, Bar
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1200 N US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770-9399
+1 231-347-9291
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11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Wellington, Florida
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Reasonable prices, good food, good service, lots of parking, yummy burgers, casual atmosphere, large menu. Would definitely dine there again...great place to share a meal with friends. One downside...a bit noisy.

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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I was here with my wife after visiting with my mom. The food was good service was quick however we had to yell at each other and we're sure our orders would be wrong due to the very loud atmosphere. Even the server said wow it's really loud here. I would recommend this place for a couple looking for a... More 

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Thank RACINMI
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The place is small, but turnover was quick. I could see the manager and staff working hard to keep things moving. Small kitchen, so it takes some time to get food. Not bad. Menu was a basic bar food, but better than average. Burgers were great, quesadillas were creative. Nice casual lounge area for waiting or for a drink. Good... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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474 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We live in town and when we know we want a good meal, great service and a decent price we go to the Side Door. Wait staff are always super efficient and the food is fantastic. I'm a sucker for their chicken salad which can be served in a wrap, or my favorite, on marbled rye. The quesadilla is also... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Loud and crowded, wait staff confused, nice wall art but no ambience, owners seemed nice. Food was average and some items ordered were not served. Probably would skip it next time.

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Thank GAIL F
Whitmore Lake
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We walked up on a Monday evening and worried we may have to wait a long time due to the sight of a crowded place. We waited about 10 min in the side room with a drink and then we were seated. Everyone (bartender and waitresses) were hustling and we could tell this place was a "well-oiled machine." The crowd... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

We went to The Side Door after seeing a billboard that claimed they had the best olive burger, and they lived up to the claim! The quality of the burger was great, and there was no need for the addition of any other condiments to the olive sauce. If you're a fry fanatic, they have no deep fryer, so the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Rolling into town at dusk and desperately hungry we just pulled in not knowing anything about the joint. Sports bar atmosphere but wasn't very busy at 9pm on a Thursday evening. I tried the olive-mushroom-bacon burger and it was amazing! Paired really well with a Belgian Red. Nice selection of craft brews. Service was fine if a bit laissez-faire. Only... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Nothing special at all , parking is intimidating not like what it use to be . The food quality has gone down and over priced . Took forever to get service , did not feel welcomed.

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Williamston, Michigan
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This business is never at a lost for a full parking lot and a noisy inside. Perhaps the low ceiling lends itself to amplifying the noise. Service is excellent and we found out that they can handle parties of 30 or more. The owners wife owns another popular eating establishment called Mim's, a Mediterranean themed restaurant. This isn't the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Pub, American, Bar
Meals
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 N US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770-9399
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-347-9291
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?