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Chandler's A Restaurant

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215 1/2 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2411
+1 231-347-2981
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch there today. I had the steak tacos and my husband had the southwest salad with grilled chicken. Both of our meals were flavorless. We were so disappointed we can not recommend this restaurant.

Thank ORW428
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trendy place in Petoskey. Asked to be seated outside as restaurant was very noisy. Outside became quite noisy as the night went on. Food was very good. Service was OK. It was a warm night and had to ask to have water glasses refilled more than once. Puzzling since it seemed some wait staff were standing around.

Thank Lorie5563
Commerce Township, Michigan
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After hearing reports from friends about how Chandlers is the best restaurant in Petoskey, my wife and I tried it for dinner last summer. Wow! Both the ambiance and the food are vastly over-rated (and, I might add, the food is over-priced for what is delivered)! My only conclusion is that our friends have been brain-washed into believing this is... More 

Thank marco48390
Miami Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for a special occasion. You can eat outside or inside the wine cellar, which is very cool

Thank lstein64
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stumbled upon Chandler's and it was the best find of the trip. I had the beef filet which was delicious. The steak sauce was awesome on it, my date had the duck with grilled peaches and that was wonderful as well. The drinks and service were top notch. We sat outside on the patio which had wonderful character and was... More 

Thank mb2222639
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You do not want to dine outside and unless you're willing to trade off dining outside for a very mediocre atmosphere at best. Our table had water leaking on us from the moss on the roof and until the sun change directions blaring sun. We ordered a California roll for $14 and was informed that they were out of chopsticks.... More 

Thank Jhkcle1
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant and good food. Don't eat on the patio during late afternoon/evening. The sun will blind you for about two hours and no shade is available. The only relief we had was to hold a menu in front of our face to block the sun. Could not see the people sitting across the table from us. They don't... More 

Thank Malanothegreat
Holland, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service is top notch. Lunches are also creative and delicious. Everything is fresh. It is great to have the cooks right front and center (right at the bar) so you can see them cook, and if not too busy, talk to them. The atmosphere is great. The wine selection is second to none. Every time I am... More 

Thank Pete V
Ann Arbor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Always delicious and creative food. We have enjoyed every meal here. Also, surprisingly the best caipirinha I have had in a long time.

Thank A2Amanda
Elmhurst, Illinois
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't been back to Chandler's for a couple of years, but it's still a great place to have dinner. We went there twice during our recent visit to the Petosky area and enjoyed both visits. The duck was excellent, the sea bass was great the wine list matched the food in quality. Coupled with the great service and ambiance... More 

Thank amigodecr

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
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 49770-2411
  • 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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