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City Park Grill

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432 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2439
+1 231-347-0101
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: City Park Grill, one of Petoskey’s oldest buildings, was originally...
City Park Grill, one of Petoskey’s oldest buildings, was originally constructed in 1875. McCarty Hall, as it was then known was a malesonly billiard parlor that offered cigars and “intoxicating beverages.” Today, City Park Grill maintains a loyal clientele with house-made cuisine, focusing on locally procured produce, meats and lake fish, an awardwinning wine collection and house-made biscuits straight from the oven
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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old petosky eating place

Good place in petosky, michigan for steak and fish. The hamburgers are very good also! The staff is friendly and efficient! Need to go early or late on weekends in July-August

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
krfaller
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Farmington Hills, MI
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I recently ate lunch and also dinner at the City Park Grill. I had a Whitefish sandwich for lunch. The bun was burned and inedible, but the fish itself was ok. The mustard cole slaw that came with the sandwich was fabulous, though. For dinner, I ordered Jambalaya. It was very spicy,but contained a lot of chicken and sausage. The... More 

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chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by several people, and judging by the crowds, we were looking forward to a very good dinner. With the exception of the excellent biscuits and delicious soup, the rest of the meal was disappointing. I ordered a marinated flank steak which was dried up and not very tasty. When I asked the server for gravy, she... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our lunch here. Service was excellent, as was the food. The bar is just beautiful - worth a stop in if only for a quick drink so you can see it!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Good place in petosky, michigan for steak and fish. The hamburgers are very good also! The staff is friendly and efficient! Need to go early or late on weekends in July-August

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Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Milwaukee, WI
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Ambiance was very nice. Food was okay. I ordered a seafood pasta and was very disappointed in the size of the shrimp and scallops. They were absolutely tiny. The waitress recommended the rib-eye to my boyfriend. I thought it seemed odd as he asked which of two pasta dishes she would recommend. He did enjoy the steak. I probably should... More 

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Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always consider guest feedback to see how we can improve. We're glad you enjoyed the recommended steak and drinks. And we appreciate your time with us. More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went for a late lunch because we heard the Bloody Mary's were very good. The Bloody Mary was fair and the service was terrible. Will not ever go there again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Late lunch date on a rainy day. Went there because of Trip Advisor rating & heard they had great Bloody Mary's. Service was horrible. Bloody Mary's were ok. Food was less than average. Famous biscuits & butter passed by our table 3 times. Finally we had to ask for what we were promised upon first seated. Biscuits and butter were... More 

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Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sharing your experience. By all accounts, it seems you caught us in one of our darker hours. Yes, we did have a staffing issue during your visit with us. Unfortunately, the reasons involved happen to be much more tragic than perhaps should be shared in a forum such as this. A grave concern for... More 

Ortonville, Michigan
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. The warm biscuits they serve with butter is their staple with every meal. Whitefish and their salmon BLT are great choices.

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Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Mansfield Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A number of years ago my wife and I had a disappointing experience at this restaurant and I wrote my one and only review on trip adviser to express that disappointment. This year we took our whole family, four adults and two grandchildren, for the last night of vacation to City Park Grill and had a very good experience. The... More 

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Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We are so glad to have been a part of your vacation! We appreciate the second chance and hope to see you on your next visit to Petoskey. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The first time we were there, we had amazing food and amazing service. The second time though, the service stunk and the food wasn't as good. But it's a very charming place if you're looking for some culture.

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Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank for the review. We strive daily to provide the best value and service possible. As you can imagine, we are never pleased to hear of a poor experience at City Park Grill, and we will use your feedback as motivation to meet greater expectations, especially should you return. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 432 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2439
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-347-0101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

City Park Grill, one of Petoskey’s oldest buildings, was originally constructed in 1875. McCarty Hall, as it was then known was a malesonly billiard parlor that offered cigars and “intoxicating beverages.” Today, City Park Grill maintains a loyal clientele with house-made cuisine, focusing on locally procured produce, meats and lake fish, an awardwinning wine collection and house-made biscuits straight from the oven
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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