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Chandler's

215 1/2 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770
+1 231-347-2981
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Ranked #15 of 84 Restaurants in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $50
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
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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.
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English first
Mason, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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West Bloomfield, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I visited Chandler's for the first time during Restaurant Week and was not disappointed. We did not have a reservation, but they accommodated my party of 4 on a busy night with a smile. Its a small place so reservations are recommended. My Walleye entrée portion was generous and prepared perfectly with a squash risotto. We each ordered a different... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have never been let down in this establishment. Even on your first visit, from the moment you step in, the staff makes you feel at home. The bar is friendly and knowledgeable!!! and will serve up all kinds of exotic drinks, wines and brew...the menu is not enormous, but the choices are exquisite and exotic...on our last visit we... More 

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Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fresh and good portions. Fish excellent. Scrumptious desserts. Interesting artwork on the walls. Lively bar. Small and reservations often needed. Outdoor area weather permitting. Close to some great shopping, too.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

if you like squash soup do not miss this place: they have one of the best I've tasted in a long time! They serve it with a small crab cake that not only looks great, but it tastes amazing. The place is small (about 10 tables or so), so make reservations in advance. Service is timely and polite.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Small, casual venue with a great menu and wine list. Had the elk venison backstrap with a Jordan cab. Thought I had died and gone to heaven. The chef prepared the elk perfectly. My wife had the salmon and loved it. I wish that it wasn't a 5 hour drive to Petosky or I would dine there every nite.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Chandler's is a must every time we go up north! The meals are over the top delicious,and the service is top notch. It is small and cozy with a patio for out side seating. They also have a wine room for seating, I have never sat there so I can not comment about it. They do serve a Sunday brunch... More 

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Escanaba, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We had the good fortune of going to Chandlers for a business dinner and the food was amazing. We were in the wine area for dinner which is close by. The atmosphere was incredible. Although we were limited to choosing our dinner options from a separate menu, everything was so good. I had the grouper and it was top notch.... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Almost missed going back to Chandlers this season. Made it back and the food and service was excellent as always. A little noisy because the bar is a popular place. Wine room is much quieter.

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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)  >  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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