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Knot Just a Bar

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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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Williamsburg, Michigan
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at the bar, cold beer and good food. Great view of the harbor and the bay. Service was good. Price was moderate .

Thank tmorrison
Charlevoix, Michigan
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164 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Friday night is all about our can eat perch and the fish and fries are great. Good burgers too! This place is consistent and open year round.

Thank Kim K
Birmingham, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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505 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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
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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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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

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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, View, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?