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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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Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to the Side Door for years and they absolutely have the best burger in the state. The staff is fantastic, friendly and provide great service. Great atmosphere, great food, good times.

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Thank tturner325
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time for writing this great review tturner325! I'll make sure I share it with the staff! More 

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went alone to Side Door and had a great meal. The staff was attentive and very friendly. If I lived near Petoskey I would go there as often as possible.

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

Julie, Thanks for visiting and for the great review, we hope to see you soon! More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party was set up in a separate location complete with sign and party hats on the table. Everyone ordered something different and all the food was excellent. This is becoming our favorite place to eat in Petoskey - it certainly is the friendliest and provides great service.

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

JoAnne S., Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We'll share it with our staff, they do a great job! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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452 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

met with friends here and had a blast..waitress was great and all dishes were excellent. very fun type of spartan bar also

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Petoskey, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Hamburgers, broiled whitefish, quesadilla, prime rib on weekends -- you name it -- everything here is good and served quickly and beautifully.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Our employees work very hard to make sure we provide great service, food and beverages providing a quality experience in a clean, comfortable and friendly environment. It's great to hear comments like this! Happy New Year! Don More 

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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stopped for a bite to eat after the Elementary Concert in Petoskey. Carol our waitress was very efficient, friendly, and attentive. My father-in-law ordered the special pot roast which he said was okay especially the potatoes and carrots as well as the many onions. My bride ordered the blackened chicken Cesar salad which she liked. I ordered the whitefish sandwich... More 

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

Mike M. Thanks for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate the feedback and will correct these issues going forward! Thank you, Don More 

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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 31 October 2016 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 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?