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Common Grill

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American, Seafood, Grill
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112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1266
734-475-0470
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 pm - 11:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Deserves the epithet of a Destination Restaurant

I would drive the hour and a half to Chelsea just to dine here again. The food is beyond compare and the portions sizes really really large. Just a caution - the night there is a play at the Purple Rose Theatre, plan accordingly. Seating opens up a little before 8 pm when most patrons leave for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
DominoP3
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I would drive the hour and a half to Chelsea just to dine here again. The food is beyond compare and the portions sizes really really large. Just a caution - the night there is a play at the Purple Rose Theatre, plan accordingly. Seating opens up a little before 8 pm when most patrons leave for the play.

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Livonia, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The common grill in chelsea michigan is truly a small town treasure. The food and the service are excellent. The walleye, perch, pasta and scallops were a delight as I'm sure the rest of the menu is. Little pricey but you truly get what you pay for

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Grass Lake, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was great, as equal with the food. Great atmosphere! I was there on business and it was quite enough where we could discuss business, but no stuffy.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on the way home from Detroit. Delicious as always, and yes a bit high priced but we each had a salad and shared the seafood pasta which was a generous portion. The rolls are a special treat. A special upscale place for a nice meal when you are seeing a play at the Purple Rose Theatre or a... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stopped in for a late lunch at Common Grill. It's a nice restaurant and the food is good. However, it's a little expensive for what you get. The portions are small. We split a salad and I had and $18 fish entree and left still hungry. I will say, the quality and freshness of the food is excellent. What... More 

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Chelsea, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food, nice environment. A little pricey, but wonderful way to treat yourself. The rolls are the best ever!

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Chelsea, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Common Grill has delicious entrees served with great presentation (wonderful rolls!), but is a little expensive for our taste. We really like it mostly for special occasions. However, a visit to the Common Grill is a great start to an evening at the Purple Rose Theatre.

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stopped in for dinner before going to the Purple Rose Theater. I'm not sure why, but they don't accept reservations unless you have a party of 6 or more. We put ourselves on the "list" before we arrived and were promptly seated. Our waitress Stacy was very efficient and friendly. I ordered the special of the night, which was... More 

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Ottawa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The reputation for its excellent food is almost a handicap for this particular restaurant, as it is packed prior to performances at the local theater as well as after. The food is first class and service is quite good, though one has to be quick to decide during rush hour.... The prices reflect the food quality and service. Seafood items... More 

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were fortunate to make reservations for New Year's Eve after a show at the Purple Rose Theater (the only day of the year they take reservations for small parties), and our dinner could not have been more amazing! From the wine (recommended by our waiter) to the creme brule, it was all perfect. Try the asparagus and shrimp bisque... More 

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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: 734-475-0470

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday
11:00 pm - 11:00 am
Friday
11:00 pm - 11:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?