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The Side Door Saloon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pub, American, Bar
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1200 N US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770-9306
+1 231-347-9291
11:00 - 00:00
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Petoskey, Michigan
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

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

Thank Rochelle C
Petoskey, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2016

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

Thank Villey384
Charlevoix, Michigan
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175 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 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 

Thank BC W
Clinton Township, Michigan
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 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.

Thank Susan G
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 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.

Thank KuhlHandLook
Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

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

Thank JenniferH48216
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 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 

Thank Allen5vaca
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, 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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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 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.

Thank KandBOntario
Hyde park
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 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.

Thank rtbutlerjr
Petoskey, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

I went there for some drinks just before my birthday. Everybody was in a great mood and even though we got there late (just before they closed) they kept the kitchen open for us so we could get some food and made us several drinks including a special one for my birthday! The hamburgers were incredible. Staff was very skilled... More 

Thank Jillian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?