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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Great French Toast

Breakfast was awesome, homemade sausage and the French Toast were great. We'll definately keep it on the short list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Shelly S
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Beaverton, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Chandlers is a restaurant we have wanted to go to for years and always ended up deciding not to go in when we took a look at the somewhat pricey menu. We were in the area for a meeting and tried it on a Thursday night in June and will be back. It was overall a very good dining experience.... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Chandler's is consistently great food in a lively atmosphere. The bar is always crowded and reservations highly recommended. Their food is fresh and innovative, a place you shouldn't miss for fine dining in Petoskey.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I ordered the only vegetarian entre on the menu which was described as Egg Plant, cheese, and various other ingredients. When it arrived I see 2 largeieces of white toast face up with a handful of lettuce leaves and a couple of cherry tomatoes on top. Looked for the egg plant but couldn't find any. Complained to waiter, who took... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I were wondering around and decided to stop in for a bite. The place is small and dark but very cozy. Unfortunately the meal prices were outrageous (well for our budget anyway, lol) I can't ever justify paying $50 for one dish. We did however have 3 different appetizers, 2 drinks & a dessert and we still... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Food trailers is always great. Everything is homemade and unique. Service is always excellent. Always busy and there's a reason why. Bring selections are also great. Always try to make it there anytime I'm in Petoskey.

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Lansing, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great outdoor seating when weather permits (but not on the early spring day we visited). If you have difficulty hearing, the indoor seating may not be for you. The tight space, open kitchen, and stone flooring create lots of noise. My second time at this restaurant and my review is the same: good service, decent food. This time I had... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We celebrated our friend's birthday at Chandler's Wine Cellar. The appetizers were absolutely excellent! What a fun venue for a party!

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Beaverton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Breakfast was awesome, homemade sausage and the French Toast were great. We'll definately keep it on the short list.

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I have visiting Petoskey for the past 6 years and each time we end up at Chandlers. For us, the food is excellent and our server (we ask for her specifically) is one of the best we've had anywhere in our travels. We always recommend Chandlers to our friends and they all love it!! Of course, it's... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went here to celebrate my mother-in laws birthday, as they had been before and had a relatively good experience I presumed this occasion would be the same. We were sat in the wine cellar section of the restaurant, very close to an outside door which wait staff constantly come in and out of to bring food and drink as the... More 

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