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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Pub
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The sea food items were extremely tasty. I especially liked the seafood chowder and blackened scallops. The five cheese penne was also delicious.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've eaten at the City Park Grill several times and each time it seems less special. The menu seems to get a little more dumbed down each time and the prices go up. Service was good although persistent with attempting to upsell with every opportunity....Ask to sit on the bar side, the other side is just a dark room.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a late lunch. Absolutely no atmosphere. No music playing. Bartender not paying attention to customers, busy chit chatting. Food was just average. Manager waltzing around. French fries were undercooked to mush texture. Had a burger that was just average. No one welcomes you....No one thanks you. I realize there are many new people but if these people are considered trained, they need a new trainer. Food is much better at Southwoods, Applebees or Bob Evans. We will move on.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dinners at City Park Grill. We arrived just before the 6:00 PM reservation crowd. Thoroughly enjoyed dinners of the peppered oysters and salad. The wedge salad with blue cheese was terrific, too. Waitress was friendly assuring we had a fun and delicious dinner.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent quality of beef and the chips were good. The bar is magnificent. We sat outside and the service was excellent

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a hangout of Ernest Hemingway back in the day. His seat at the bar is noted. The food here is wonderful. We had house salad (best house salad I’ve had in a long time, with blue cheese, cranberries and walnuts), 5 cheese penne...with sausage, and salmon with roasted broccoli & corn along with truffled mashed potatoes. Everything was delicious. We don’t normally order dessert but couldn’t resist the carrot cake tower drizzled with caramel sauce & showered with chopped walnuts. To die for! Service was friendly and quick. Atmosphere is very inviting.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 13, 2021 via mobile

One of our go to places when we visit the area. I had fish and chips (perch). My wife ordered a whitefish sandwich and then deconstructed it and ate it with a fork. (It was 6" tall) We had a bottle of local white. Have...to have the local wines when in northern Michigan. Everything was great as well as the service. Tables were spread out well for social distancing. We felt safe.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 25, 2021

My friend and I had the whitefish sandwiches, they were excellent. Homemade tarter sauce and coleslaw were wonderful!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 4, 2021

The City Park Grill has great service, great ambiance, good prices, and delicious food. We try to get up North for a quick ski trip every year. We had not been to Park City in a few years and decided to try it again. In...early February, they had a pop-up Cajun menu that. I had the Pork Chop, and my buddy had the Cajun pasta. Outstanding! We came back in early March, and both had the Monday Meat Loaf Special. Again, it was terrific.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 28, 2021 via mobile

Good food, fast attentive service, and reasonable prices! We liked the attention to detail - excellent homemade biscuits before the meal, pickles made in house, very good unique cole slaw, and friendly staff! Will be back!

Date of visit: March 2021
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City Park Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5