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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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Hart, Michigan
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only is the atmosphere very good but so is the food. I had a spinach salad that was delicious! Artichoke dip was ok but not the best I've ever had, though. Service was excellent & we left satisfied.

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Thank Ann H
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Ann, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Side Door. Service was great. My friend had the Ahi Tuna, and although they're known for their hambugers, the tuna was cooked extremely well (rare as it should be) I had a wrap sandwich which was good, but nothing exceptional. Service was very attentive and friendly. Reasonably priced and worth the money. Recommend another visit!

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Thank mem023
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

mem023, Thank you very much for visiting The Side Door Saloon, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this review! More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thee best pub in Petoskey!! They do no fry anything!! Everything is baked or broiled! Get the Seafood Quesadilla! YUM! It has been a favorite stop of ours during our ski outings to Nub's and Boyne Highlands! Owner Frank Gott and crew are just the best!!

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Thank James J
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your support and look forward to seeing you this ski season! More 

Brooklyn, Michigan
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant at the suggestion of friends while spending 4 days in Petoskey. The food was so good that we actually visited here in 2 separate occasions during our short stay. Though it has a full bar, the food was not your typical bar food. They do not serve any fried food which I considered a plus! Their... More 

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Thank Marilyn L
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us, I am am very sorry that your server was not friendly. I hope that on your next visit that you will find that your server takes the time to answer all your questions and provide everything that you you need. I'm glad to hear that the service was prompt and that the food... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My wife and I have enjoyed SD’s delightful service and fantastic food for many years! We live in Cleveland and fly to Harbor regularly during summers. For weekend visits, our first stop after landing on Friday eve’s is always for Whitefish dinners “with” Don and Lois, SD’s owners …. yes, even before even going to our cottage in Bay View!... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, it means a lot to Lois, I and our staff for the great support that you provide us! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I had heard about the Side Door Saloon and tried it last night. We really enjoyed the pulled pork quesadillas and olive burger. The drinks were very reasonable during Happy Hour. We will definitely return.

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

Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to write this review! More 

Norton Shores, MI
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My husband and I decided to take a few days and run-away from home. We headed north to one of our favorite areas, The Tunnel of Trees. We've been to the Tunnel on three other occasions, but always enjoy it during the fall. We looked on TripAdvisor for recommendations and decided to try this place. I noticed that ribs were... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review Liz. I am very sorry about the fat on the ribs and not enough sauce on the bread pudding, I will review this with my staff so this does not happen again. You are right about the ribs, occasionally there is a fatty portion and if that happens please say something to your... More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went to the Side Door with friends. A Burger..Chicken Quesadillas..and a Whitefish Sandwich. All come with chips (no fries at Side Door) and they were very fresh. All 3 meals were very good and the service was excellent even though they were very busy.

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

Thank you very much for writing this review, we hope to you again soon! More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Would you ever go to place with the name The Side Door Saloon for steak and lobster? I've been there a few times for lunch and it has always been good. Dinner was phenomenal, service outstanding and cocktails were amazing. 5 stars well deserved. If you want great food and service at a reasonable price then this is your place.... More 

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

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to write this review. Kudos to our staff, they do a great job and we are thankful to have them! More 

Rockford, Michigan
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a nice place for a home cooked meal..I had the Italian meat loaf sandwich and it was excellent..also the soup of the day, which was good..everyone in our party enjoyed their meals...the server was very knowledgeable about the ingredients.. It has a casual atmosphere and lots of sports on the many TVs around the place..

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

Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to write a review! 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
USD 6 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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