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Chandler's

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215 1/2 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770
+1 231-347-2981
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Petoskey, Chandler's - A Restaurant is a...
Located in the heart of downtown Petoskey, Chandler's - A Restaurant is a cozy and inviting place nestled behind Symons General Store. Chef Tommy creatively crafts seasonal menus and daily specials which offer a delightful selection of local fare, fresh fish, sushi and entrees prepared to perfection. We also proudly feature an extensive wine list and fun and unique cocktails such as the "Howard Street Punch" and "Awesome Coffee", that is sure to please any palate. For a change of scenery, guests can enjoy dining in our Wine Cellar where they are surrounded by the 4,000 bottle collection that serves both Chandler's and Symons General Store. Our Wine Cellar seats up to 54 guests and is available for private parties and special events. Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday evening and in the summertime, dine on our outdoor patio and enjoy evening, live music every night of the week.
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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good dinner in northern michigan

Reserve a spot in the wine room at this restaurant, as it has a better atmosphere and is less noisy than the main dining area.We had excellent service and a very good dinner.The duck was perfect.The wine selection was also quite good.A nice place to go with another couple or two for a chance to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We've been here several times now and each has delivered a great experience. This time we had a great fish dish and a perfect filet. Each accompanied with some flavorful sides. The ambiance on the patio feels like you're in Europe or something, and they have the outdoor heaters which make it nice for a cooler northern michigan night. Always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband, daughter and I had an excellent lunch here. The menu is fresh, creative and appealing. No "foodservice food" here - this is real food, thoughtfully crafted from authentic ingredients. The menu included reliable favorites (my daughter ordered a grilled cheeseburger with fries) as well as more adventurous offerings, including some with Asian flair (I enjoyed a fresh spin... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I had the Grouper and my wife had the halibut. Both dishes were excellent; and are highly recommended. In addition the caesar and tomato salads were very good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had lived in Petoskey for 2 years before eating at Chandler's. I absolutely loved it! Food was great! Location is so neat! I love how it's tucked in behind older downtown buildings. I will definitely be coming back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband & I stopped here for lunch today. We were seated promptly indoors (loved the outdoor seating area, but rain was looming). Our waiter was prompt, friendly, and pleasantly outgoing (despite being obviously very busy). Our drinks came in a timely fashion as we read the menu. My husband ordered the Angus burger, while I opted for the Smoked... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Reserve a spot in the wine room at this restaurant, as it has a better atmosphere and is less noisy than the main dining area.We had excellent service and a very good dinner.The duck was perfect.The wine selection was also quite good.A nice place to go with another couple or two for a chance to talk together and enjoy good... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Probably the best dinner we had up north. Very fresh and updated menu without trying to "be something" special.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were able to get a table outside tucked into a corner and were glad we were able to enjoy the beautiful evening further. I was even gladder when I went into the restaurant itself at one point and saw how crowded, cramped and noisy it was. It definitely has a cellar atmosphere, for sure, but I found it quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The reviews are correct that this is a small place. 10 tables, 10 seats at the bar. The tables are not terribly crowded, but they are very close to the bar. Add in a few loud patrons, and you feel like you are at the bar. Food was good. Parking was a pain. Service was pretty good. Wine list was... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had an enjoyable lunch with friend whom we were visiting. Nice basement location with very comfortable 'cellar' feel. Good food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 1/2 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-347-2981

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Located in the heart of downtown Petoskey, Chandler's - A Restaurant is a cozy and inviting place nestled behind Symons General Store. Chef Tommy creatively crafts seasonal menus and daily specials which offer a delightful selection of local fare, fresh fish, sushi and entrees prepared to perfection. We also proudly feature an extensive wine list and fun and unique cocktails such as the "Howard Street Punch" and "Awesome Coffee", that is sure to please any palate. For a change of scenery, guests can enjoy dining in our Wine Cellar where they are surrounded by the 4,000 bottle collection that serves both Chandler's and Symons General Store. Our Wine Cellar seats up to 54 guests and is available for private parties and special events. Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday evening and in the summertime, dine on our outdoor patio and enjoy evening, live music every night of the week.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?