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Common Grill

112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1266
734-475-0470
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Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Chelsea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 pm - 11:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

While the other guests had already enjoyed this restaurant, this was my first time. It was well worth the hour drive. The first surprise was the nightly specials. Several to choose from. However, I opted for the crab cakes. For a minute I felt as if I was on the east coast. Seriously, they were amazing. Everyone's meal was perfectly... More

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Galesburg, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Treated by our daughter, we ate lunch , expected good food, found lots of slips, possibly owner away. The burger, ordered medium, was well, and had been in the micro wave. The spinich style salad had way too many wilted leaves to have been fresh. Wait staff was excellent, but food not good enough to return. At one time, this... More

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Midland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very good food. A little pricey. Kind of loud because of the old tin ceiling which is great looking. My wife had a steak salad and loved it.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I eat regularly at Common Grill. I love the food, I love the staff, I love the ambiance. I used to order their pasta special until I discovered that Sean cooked perfect salmon. Last Friday, I tried the shrimp pasta, just to be different. The shrimp were butterfly cut, and the tastiest shrimp I remember eating.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I['ve heard so many great things about the Common Grill in Chelsea, Michigan over the years that perhaps my expectations were too high. That said, I was disappointed by my lunch visit on a Saturday. The place was not overly busy, but noisy. Wait staff was pleasant and helpful. Portions were adequate, but high priced for a lunch. Meals were... More

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Howell, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is one of the best places to eat in this area. Food is always delicious, service is great, the rolls are the best around. My only complaint is the noise. It is all hard surfaces so noise really carries. And a busy Friday night is especially loud and gets louder as people try to talk over one another.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ann Arbor has lots of great dining options but just traveling a few miles west to Chelsea brings you to the Common Grill. We were there on a Sunday evening so there wasn't much else going on in Chelsea. Common Grill had a decent crowd and for good reason. We loved the decor; especially the lights on the pillars. Service... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When preparing a group trip to Chelsea I was told that we must eat at the Common Grill. It did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was delicous. The place was crowded on Wed evening which surprised us.

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Weston, CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My family and friends dined at the Common Grill on July 2, 2014 and had an AMAZING meal. (My husband and I had gone for lunch during the summer of 2011 and found it most pleasant so wanted to return for dinner.) For foodies for whom this fact may matter, Craig Common, the owner, is a noted James Beard chef.... More

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Connecticut
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138 reviews 138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

They don't take reservations, so go early, or go late if you don't want to wait too long to be seated. The noise level when the place is full is slightly below that of a World Cup Soccer game, but putting that minor annoyance aside, this establishment puts out food of an amazing quality at a very fast pace. That... More

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