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Knot Just a Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary
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820 Front, Bay Harbor, MI 49770-8025
+1 231-439-2770
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick bite to eat after checking into a hotel in the area. The food and service were outstanding. The carrot cake is a must have.

Thank 7808BillyD
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped in for afternoon drinks on a beautiful October day. Ordered appetizers and drinks, great service, good food/drinks.

Thank Sand-n-Sun16
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Selections and preparation were fine but nothing special. Best element is view of marina. Not much compettion in immediate area.

Thank n l
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nice spot in bay harbor, big menu with a lot of choices. You can sit outside overlooking the marina.

Thank Patrick H
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Whether I am traveling on M22 or M31 I know that there is a casual restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere that offers great food and drinks. Knot Just a Bar is consistent with their quality of their food and great prices. I enjoy either location, however, the of Omena/Grand Traverse Bay is amazing.

Thank Debbie K
Grayling, Michigan
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's a cute little place, clean, friendly staff. Fabulous view of the harbor and boats in the marina. Seating outside was relaxing. A bit pricey for what you get; serving sizes are not that big. Our first time here; may be back but just for a cocktail.

Thank Geralyn M
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stopped for a light dinner for 2 on Sunday evening. The place was about half full and we were seated immediately. Or drink order was taken quickly and served promptly and we both ordered salads. The food was nicely prepared and fresh and the shrimp Caesar salad was very good. The Dark and Stormys were a big hit with... More 

Thank Kevin C
Box Elder, South Dakota
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303 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We tried their other location in Omena, MI and enjoyed our meal and the views. It was such a beautiful day so we opted to sit outside at a table overlooking the marina. This time I tried the Monster Club - grilled chicken breast, bacon, ham, Provolone and Cheddar cheese with garlic aioli on an Artisan roll for $10.99. My... More 

Thank gypsylady002a
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We rode our bikes into Bay Harbor and had lunch here. Very good food! Great outdoor seating over looking the marina

Thank Tamlbrook
Mount Vernon, Virginia
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

While traveling up the coast of Lake Michigan from Grand Haven to Traverse City we stopped at this popular restaurant in this small town on the lake shore. We were asked if we wanted inside or outside, then if we wanted sun or shade. I wanted sun and my partner wanted shade -- the hostess found a table that had... More 

Thank USMC_Traveler_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Front, Bay Harbor, MI 49770-8025
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Bay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 231-439-2770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?