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Common Grill

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Seafood, American, Grill
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112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1266
17344750470
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM...
Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and Sundays 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

The fish and chips were quite good. I substituted the Rosemary fries for the ones that came with the cod and would recommend doing the same. The service was great too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hayley B
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Daegu, South Korea
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Daegu, South Korea
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The fish and chips were quite good. I substituted the Rosemary fries for the ones that came with the cod and would recommend doing the same. The service was great too.

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Thank Hayley B
Kalamazoo
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106 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found good service, an interesting menu, inconsistent quality (thus a poor value), noisy dining, and a fun downtown to walk around after lunch.

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Thank Anne V
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant serves very fresh fish and offers a huge variety of items. The walleye and whitefish are delicious! The atmosphere is bustling and extremely busy and loud; it is always packed here! Go early, like 6 pm, to beat the rush. The Purple Rose theater is close by, so many people go to the Common Grill before the theater.

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Thank southendgirlfriend
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location and beautiful interior. This restaurant is billed top shelf and prices are certainly up there. Foregoing dinner before the theater we decided on appetizers afterwards. The staff is very polite and friendly. We ordered three appetizers; ginger calamari, portobello fries, and seared ahi tuna. The portobello fries are unique and fantastic! Unfortunately the calamari was both undercooked and... More 

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Thank El C
Chelsea, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little disappointed this time out. This is supposed to be fine dining and we have had better meals here before. We each had an app 1/2 doz oysters on the half shell, can't ruin that,and black bean soup. Then came our salad which we had barely started on when the main course showed up. We had the halibut which... More 

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1 Thank Will58IBEW
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant used to be one of my favorite. It caters to many patrons of the Purple Rose theatre. I called in advance to do call ahead seating and asked what time I should come to insure that I would make an 8:00 curtain. I was told to do call ahead for 6:00 and that would mean that I would... More 

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1 Thank Kathleen C
Carleton, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always loved this place and I am so sad and disappointed.....a customer questioned the wine they requested, the server brought it back to the serving area to see what to do, the "manager" instructed him to put it in a Styrofoam cup and pour it back in the bottle and had him turn away after showing him how... More 

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1 Thank dnjoni
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the kind of place you only read about in reviews- small town restaurant in amongst the shops and store fronts that really blows you away. The Common Grill goes way beyond that in both their level of service and the food that they serve. They table a fresh baked basket of uniquely seasoned bread while you are looking... More 

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Thank dsun1971
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casual fine dining. Terrific food,great service, excellent wine list,big city prices. Fish/ seafood is their speciality. Cannot go wrong with any fish dish.

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Thank wew123456
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had the steak salad which was very good. i really like the cornbread croutons in the salad. suggest you order a side of these to go with the excellent bread. My wife had the fish special that was also excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1266
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 17344750470

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and Sundays 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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