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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 150
  • 62
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 3
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
I'd go again and again.

I really enjoyed the real ales and the excellent food. Fantastic views over Little Traverse Bay. Our host, Pat, made us feel right at home!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the real ales and the excellent food. Fantastic views over Little Traverse Bay. Our host, Pat, made us feel right at home!

Thank Tbird48504
Maumee, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Went with another couple after skiing and loved our meal. This is the second time eating here and loved it each time. Will go every time upnorth

Thank Richard G
Ottawa Lake, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

1st trip to Petoskey, and this restaurant but certainly not the last. Excellent service, awesome food, great atmosphere.

Thank chrisandangel
Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

A creative menu for our lunch - I had a turkey sandwich with pickled red onions, jam and provolone cheese on sourdough - yumm

Thank Jmuhn
Boyne City, Michigan
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We originally had a table next to a family with 2 very noisy toddlers and the wait person cheerfully reseated us upstairs away from their clamor..the lunch was delicious (sorry I can't remember what we ordered) but will definitely go again

Thank walloongirl
Clarkston, Michigan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We visited for dinner on a quite December evening, based on the recommendation of a friend who regularly eats here. Arriving early we where warmly greeted and informed our table was ready. The bar served up a very good cocktail, and the menu had a wide verity of choices. All four of our plates (root salad, Palette salad, whitefish, and... More 

Thank David S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The view of the lake was amazing. What a great way to spend lunch watching the waves while having brunch in this cozy restaurant! The waitstaff was wonderful and food was delicious. The menu had great options, and it was hard to pick from so many great choices. I loved it, and will be returning.

Thank kimberly j
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We visited here last December and had a terrific experience - the food, ambience, and service all were top notch. However, last evening's visit surpassed our first! The Winter Caprese salad/small plate was great (although we thought should have had a bit more of tomato and mozzarella on the plate than it did), my paella was delicious (and really filling!),... More 

Thank LarryML1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I went to Palette yesterday evening and the entire experience was blissful from beginning to end. I have to commend my wonderful server Phil. His expertise of the menu made my usual indecisive dinner decision easy and delicious! His service was warm and apparent but not too abrasive or intruding on my evening. The food was delicious and drinks were... More 

Thank Dorothy A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

While we've been to Petoskey several times, this was our first visit to this restaurant. We were exceptionally impressed by the friendliness of the staff, the quality of the food and selection of wine. The seafood paella was excellent!!!!

Thank Tim M M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 12313483321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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