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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    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
One of the best in Petosky.

We're traveling back from Machinaw Island to family cottage near Torch Lake, stopped in for dinner. Been at Chandlers about 4-times over many years we live in FL. The food has always been tasty and great, service can be up and down. This time the service was to slow for a Tuesday night. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Steven M
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It's probably the best in town. What a nice treat to dine and people watch. Outdoor seating is tight and the they have live music that's not too loud. The wine cellar seating is unique and the main room indoors is hip along with pleasant servers and hostesses alike. There is a small bar to sit down and enjoy a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Expensive, cramped and with little ambience. The food was good but lacked presentation. What took away from the dining experience was the fact we were seated by the VERY BUSY entrance door. Our waitress wanted us to order quickly as she had a brief 5 minute meeting to attend . She seemed annoyed we weren't ordering anything to drink other... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We're traveling back from Machinaw Island to family cottage near Torch Lake, stopped in for dinner. Been at Chandlers about 4-times over many years we live in FL. The food has always been tasty and great, service can be up and down. This time the service was to slow for a Tuesday night. We had 3-adults and 2-girls (ages 3... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The dining room at our hotel was closed. A disappointment since it had a lovely view of the lake. But WOW am I glad it was. Chandlers was one of the best dinner's we've had in a while and we dine out nearly 5x a week. Awesome unexpected sushi. But the halibut special was truly spectacular!! And truly outstanding service.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Please save your money and eat someehere else. Great for cocktails and wine but the food is awful for the price. My wife and i have eaten everywhere else in petoskey and were very excited to try Chandlers but were severely disappointed. We both had NY strip and maybe they are just terrible with steak, but i promise that $12... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food was outstanding. Service the best. Cellar amazing with wines dating way back. The scallops and duck were excellent.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have eaten at Chandler's multiple times since my last review. I do not understand why this is rated so low on Trip Advisor. Without doubt this is the best restaurant for upscale food in Northern Michigan. Tommy, the head chef, is outstanding. Recently, my wife and I enjoyed the NY Strip Loin with Tommy's sauce. This was the most... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My family tried to go to Chandler's for dinner a few nights ago and we ended up leaving shortly after being seated. The hostesses were talking among themselves and distracted: seating us seemed to be an inconvenience. We were seated outside and haphazardly given menus, which happened to be very limited. For the high prices that Chandler's has, this service... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a small place with amazing outdoor seating. To be honest, the vast differences on their limited menu would have scared me off, but don't let this phase you. I ordered the 5 dragon, and we also ordered the turkey BLT, Hum Bao (steamed buns), and a hamburger. We all sat back in our seats and enjoyed every bite.

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Love the Eggs Jupiter for breakfast on the weekends and the Smoked Pork Fried Rice for lunch! Dinner is always a great feature not to miss. Great staff, great ambiance -sitting in the courtyard on a summer evening people watching is fantastic!

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Additional Information about Chandler's

Address: 215 1/2 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone Number: +1 231-347-2981
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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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