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Common Grill

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112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1266
+1 734-475-0470
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Holiday lunch with 10 in our group. Impressive atmosphere, menu & service. It's been about 15 years since my last visit and it was even better thank I remembered. The bread; awesome. The Cobb salad; delicious. Fast, efficient & friendly service, can't ask for more.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been there multiple times (locals). Every time we go the place is hoppin with a great vibe. It is loud. I don't believe I have ever had a bad dish there, but the menu does not really change. If you don't go there very often its great since you can have something that you really enjoy time and... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were avoiding the Ann Arbor traffic after a game and heading back towards HIllsdale when we were lucky enough to get a table at Common. We tried the white fish and steak frites as well as a cocktail or two. It was an excellent meal.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love Common Grill. It has a surprisingly urban feel for a restaurant located in the quaint downtown of a bedroom community. Chef Craig Common worked for Muer Restaurants, so anything he does to fish is perfection. Entrees are accompanied by the house salad-which was Pear and Gorgonzola on butter lettuce the night we were there. The grill has homemade ice... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is such a pleasure to visit, a charming town, very friendly service and excellent food. Well worth it for lunch or dinner remember to buy some dinner rolls or house sauces to take home.

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Thank Anne J
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming Chelsea is a fun destination on a pretty Indian Summer day in Michigan ... sunday brunch (opens at 11 am) at the Common Grill began with Blue Point Oysters, followed by corned beef hash topped with poached eggs for my hubby. My choice was the latest craze of buttermilk fried chicken and waffles - both delicious. We were lucky... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The Common Grill is a reason to drive to Chelsea, and it is worth it. It has been one of our special occasion go to's for a while. The seafood, which dominates the menu, is absolutely fresh. I had a delicious white fish stuffed with seafood. My husband enjoyed pasta and seafood flavored with a delicious seafood broth. I recommend... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

My husband and I had lunch here on a very busy Sunday as we traveled from Ypsilanti to Okemos. We had a tight schedule and our server made sure we were in and out in a hurry. Lunch was great! I had the salmon salad Santa Fe and my husband had a chicken club. Our server suggested blackened chicken with... More 

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Thank Anne K
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is, without question, the best restaurant in Michigan and one of the best in the Midwest. The food is outstanding, especially fish and seafood. And all the staff from owner/chef to manager and the rest are the best anywhere. It's worth the trip just to go there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Great service and knowledgeable staff and good food. Always consistent with service and food. You will enjoy your meal even if your with a group of 20 down to just 2 of you .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1266
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 734-475-0470
Description
Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and Sundays 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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