Petoskey Restaurant Week October 2016

October 3, 2016

Grandpa Shorter's Petoskey Restaurant Week October 2016

It’s October and Petoskey’s infamous Restaurant Week will be here again. Restaurant Week happens twice a year in Petoskey, once in the spring and again in the fall. It’s something locals and non-locals look forward too and it never fails to impress. Restaurant chefs get to showcase their culinary skills and often prepare some unique dishes not found on the menu. Add to that, a starter and a dessert and you’ve got a 3 course meal worth trying!

I love to eat out. I would eat out every day of the week if my husband allowed it. Restaurant Week is perfect for that and I don’t feel as guilty indulging in eating out, trying new courses and getting the most bang for my buck. This fall the restaurants participating run the gamut from casual to upscale. All restaurants participating offer ‘three course menus for $25 for dinner and $15 for lunch with some establishments offering two for one pricing.’ – Petoskey Restaurant Week

Participating Restaurant Week Locations –

  • Sage, located in the Odawa Casino
  • The Side Door Saloon, located on US-31 heading north, out of Petoskey
  • Mitchell Street Pub, located in Downtown Petoskey
  • Twisted Olive, located in Downtown Petoskey
  • Vintage, located in the Inn at Bay Harbor Hotel
  • Thai Orchid, located in Downtown Petoskey
  • Seventeen, located on Main Street in Bay Harbor
  • Roast & Toast, located in Downtown Petoskey
  • Mim’s Mediterranean Grill, located a few miles north of Petoskey on US-31
  • Palette Bistro, located in Downtown Petoskey
  • Noggin Room Pub, located in Downtown Petoskey
  • Knot Just a Bar, located on Main Street in Bay Harbor
  • City Park Grill, located in Downtown Petoskey
  • Palette Bistro, located in Downtown Petoskey
  • Which Wich, located in the Marshall’s Plaza right next to the Petoskey Cinema
  • Grand Traverse Pie Company, located in Downtown Petoskey

Looking at the list, my favorites include: City Park Grill (the blue cheese sauce is to die for), Mitchell Street Pub (have you tried their grilled cheese??), Knot Just a Bar (their french fries are hand cut, golden brown and crispy), Roast & Toast (ANY of their soups are worth trying) and The Side Door Saloon (I worked here for years and anything on their menu is delish, really!). That being said, Restaurant Week is the perfect time to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. I’m a sucker for my usual favorites but I do love trying new cuisine!

If you do not live in the area, Restaurant Week is the perfect time to get out of town and spend a weekend in Petoskey. Head over here to check for hotel packages (keep checking back as the date approaches). Fall is gorgeous here in Northern Michigan and the colors will have changed by Restaurant Week. Plus, restaurant week falls right before Halloween and it’s the perfect time to take a walking ghost tour! I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again as it is one of my favorite things to do with friends in the fall. Chris Struble from Petoskey Yesterday does a Walking Ghost tour that is not only fun but you learn about Petoskey’s past and what business’s were here at the turn of the century. It’s the perfect end to a dinner date at one of the participating Restaurant Week restaurants!

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