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City Park Grill

American, Bar, Pub
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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a real comfortable atmosphere. We enjoyed great service along with our meals. The perch was some of the best we eat on this trip and will be ordered again. Other seafood dishes were also exceptional. A place that I will return to my next trip.

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

Thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we look forward to your return. More 

Clarkston, Michigan
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food historic building in petoskey the food is good . Locals say the buigding is haunted just some history for you.

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

Thank you for the review. We have heard a few ghost stories over the years, from staff and guests alike. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had 3 appetizers and 2 beers in a casual and fun atmosphere for under 20 dollars. Staff was very nice and willing to please. We will return soon.

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

Thank you for the review. We're happy to know your experience was so valued. More 

Billings, Montana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for lunch and dinner. We always stop here when in Petoskey. Good selection of drinks. I like the salads, wedge and a bowl of gumbo. Old fashion long bar that rumor has that Earnest Hemingway sat at to drink and write. Problem is he wasn't old enough to be in this place and wasn't writing when he lived... More 

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

Thank you for the review. Like many other figures in history, myth and legend become intertwined with historical fact. In the case of Hemingway and Petoskey, our research and local historians put him here every summer up until his 21st birthday, the year he was first wed. But only those who were there really know for sure. Glad you enjoyed... More 

Carleton, Michigan
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here with another couple who comes to Petoskey every year. When I mentioned on Facebook, I was told by another friend to be sure to eat here as it is a favorite. I can see why. The food was very good and so was the white wine. There is an antique bar, plenty of room for seating, and... More 

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

Thank you for the review. It's nice to know friend recommendations led you to City Park Grill. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our first night in Petoskey, our family treated us to dinner here. My husband and I both ordered the perch and it was the best we've had in years. The atmosphere is quiet, the service is excellent, nice wine selection and great food. Highly recommend.

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Munising, Michigan
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped to have a wonderful lunch on our trip back to the U.P. The food and service were very good and the attention provided was superb. A nice respite in an inviting part of town! It will remain on our list of good places to stop!

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Thank Sandy and Mark E
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a Petoskey classic. Drinks are fine, service attentive, atmosphere lovely in a nice space with classic light fixtures and pressed tin ceilings. Hot and fresh biscuits with butter are a nice starter. A Chorizo Dip appetizer with tortilla chips was delicious. My wife's chicken Marsala was very good with mashed potatoes and carrots. The waiter told me the... More 

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Boca Raton
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here our first night in Petoskey and both my husband and I enjoyed our meal. I had a nice whitefish dinner with truffle mashed potatoes. My husband had a burger. As well very good. Gorgeous atmosphere old with wood and long bar to sit at that was also old and welcoming

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am 6ft 2, and from what I could see, a fine dining experience... Food was so so, but I would have been ok with that, but seated on top of a steam heater killed my back, could not enjoy. Felt like a monkey making love to a football....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
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
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?