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The Side Door Saloon

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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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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Just in town visiting. Mariah was our server and we were happy with her. The food was good. My husband had the pretzel burger and I had the club wrap. The only thing we weren't happy was that our bill had up-charges on it that we were not told about. Took away from the tip.

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

Dear Shanna, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write your comments! I am happy to hear that your food and service were good but I'm very sorry that you were not told about additional up-charges. I will work with my staff to make sure that if there are any additional up-charges, for additional items ordered, to make... More 

Elmira michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This establishment is lame. They say that they famous for their south of boarder meals. Yeah right! Their chilli sucks. I have had better can chilli. It was flavor this. It said in their menu to ask about Michigan craft beers. They had two. The other beers she listed off were from Montana and Wisconsin. The last time I checked... More 

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

Dear Afigiel, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your visit here! I want to assure you that we make our chili and have used the same chili recipe since 1969. We serve over 12 gallons of chili a week and it is very well liked by most people, I am very sorry that you did not like it.... More 

Harbor Springs, Michigan
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I have reviewed the Side Door before but it has lately undergone a change of owner so I thought I would review again. It has been a while since I had lunch there, my favourite is the quesadilla senora. Today I ordered the chicken quesadilla and my husband ordered the steak. They arrived very quickly after ordering and were not... More 

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

Dear Jan B, Thank you for taking the time to write us regarding your recent experience. I apologize that our standards were not met on this visit. I can assure you that we do not precook our quesadillas and this should never have happened and I am very sorry that it did happen. I would like to invite you back... More 

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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176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 17 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 31 October 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Pub, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?