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Knot Just a Bar

££ - £££
American, Bar, Contemporary
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820 Front, Bay Harbor, Petoskey, 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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Birmingham, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that they were unprepared for the crowd (on President's Day weekend - mmkay), but it was not a fun experience. It was crazy loud, we could barely hear each other or the server, and the food was slow. I liked my steak salad, but my husband didn't like his fish and chips... More 

Thank georgiagymdog
Braselton, Georgia
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499 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Knot has been a survivor over the years as other restaurants come and go in Bay Harbor it continues to survive. In summer is has all the hype of the marina but in winter you go there for a great sports bar, good food and a friendly staff. the drinks are large and cold and the food is always... More 

Thank Dan K
Detroit, Michigan
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147 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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63 reviews
49 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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40 reviews
33 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 9 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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60 reviews
41 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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306 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 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 

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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene
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, Petoskey, MI 49770-8025
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey  >  Bay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 231-439-2770

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