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Chandler's A Restaurant

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215 1/2 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770
+1 231-347-2981
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bloomfield Hills, MI
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118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most years when we have a few buds go up to NW MI for a couple days of golf we have a dinner @ Chandler's. The food is always top notch and interestingly presented. The staff is always very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The location and decor are nice and give you the feeling of eating at an exclusive little... More 

Thank GregfromDTW
Taylor, Michigan, United States
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here while vacationing in petoskey. The atmosphere to this restaurant was very cute and unique. Almost felt like you were in Italy with its hanging bistro lights above the outside tables. Had the lime / garlic seasoned fries for a starter and they were so good. Followed by a Caesar salad and fillet steak and potatoes . The... More 

Thank stacyandryan2008
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chandler's is a must on our annual trip to the area. We've been coming here for years. Food, wine list and service are excellent and one of the best in the area. Reservations are a must on busy holiday weekends and we've never had to wait for our table at the time reserved. We've never had a dish that was... More 

Thank David C
Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop here every year while visiting Petoskey. This year's visit was everything we remembered and more. It's nice that they keep the favorites on the menu but then add new things. Also, great brunch menu. Fresh cocktails.The service was excellent - attentive but not over-bearing. I had the special - chicken tacos - delicious. Would highly recommend when visiting... More 

Thank Julia P
Weston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had gone downtown looking for a meal and walking about I spied the sign for Chandler's. Small basement section we dined in was attractive and quiet. Great server. Fabulous fresh bread. We both had fillet mignon and both were excellent. Not a cheap date but easily worth it. I hope we can return on this trip.

Thank Lawrence S
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised. My husbands salmon tacos were very good and my soup and creme brulee was excellent. Very nice atmosphere and staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Nice place for lunch or dinner.

Thank Jan K
Saint Ignace, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for our third anniversary. I had dined here before but my fiancé had not. We had the California roll for an appetizer. It was a great introduction to sushi for him. Our server had recommended it. We each had the Caesar salad..... Amazing and the bowl is made of cheese!! I had the beef filet for... More 

Thank jesslynn30
Haslett, Michigan
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173 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food,service and cleanliness are average. The menu prices will chase a few with children away. That is good and bad.

Thank 515any
Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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194 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chandler's A Restaurant has three dining "rooms". One is the main dining room; second is outdoors; and, third, is in the Wine Cellar. We were advised to eat in the Wine Cellar, as it is cozy and quiet. As usual, Cathie and I shared our meal: Fried Green Tomato Tacos (a tasty and tart appetizer with corn salsa on the... More 

Thank Jim M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch while taking a break walking the town. Overheard someone mention this was great a spot and that they come every time in town. Lunch was great and VERY reasonable prices ($10-$12 for a sandwich). Quaint atmosphere and friendly staff (Jamila was our server and was very friendly and attentive). Great place to also stop for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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