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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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8:00 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, 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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    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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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Jackson, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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Cheboygan, Michigan
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Ate with a friend for a Christmas season treat. Prices were a little high. Staff seemed annoyed that we didn't order alcohol. It's okay, but there's no view and certainly there are better places in Petoskey.

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The restaurant is charming, the food is consistently good, the service good, the prices high. However, the wait staff must go in and out the door to the outside constantly which lets cold air in. This is unacceptable when one pays 75-100 dollars per person expecting a nice dining experience. We were informed by hostess we were "lucky" it was... More 

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Mason, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very expensive, cramped, with little atmosphere and arrogant waitstaff. They were more interested in what needed to be done for a private party at their Wine Bar next door. Had a bus person going back and forth, almost hitting me in the head with large dishpans full of dirty dishes. This is an off season and the restaurant was basically... More 

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Hudson, MI
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Pricey but worth it. Amazing food from a small kitchen. Love sitting at the bar and watching how it all works. Have spent a lot of time and a lot of dollars at Chandlers. Always hope we have time to go there sometime during our weekends up north.

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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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?