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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
08:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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East Lansing, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average. Ambience was warm but small room and tables tightly packed. Saw our waiter on his cell phone and doing shots behind the bar and gossiping with his co-workers. Not exactly the behavior one would expect from a fine dining establishment...

Thank kitbowten
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a busy Saturday night. At first, we were asked to sit at a table in the wine cellar side which was where they tried to put us last time we ate there and it just doesn't feel as cozy to us as the main restaurant. We had very good halibut with risotto and beef filet.... More 

Thank DinerIndiana
Grand Rapids, United States
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We saddled up to the bar and from there we could watch the chef prepare meals. Although the entrees are on the costly side , they looked delicious. Instead, we had an appetizer and a glass of wine. It was lovely.

Thank Shelli R
White Lake, Michigan
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had one of our best meals ever at Chandler's last night!! We are big foodies and this gem didn't disappoint! It was very crowded, which why wouldn't it be?? A reservation is a must if you don't want to wait. Service was excellent and the food was absolutely incredible. The pork belly was outstanding, along with the spicy tuna... More 

Thank Julie G
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232 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here before and were very pleased. Of course, we ate on the quiet side of the restaurant that time. This time we were seated on the bar side and found it VERY noisy. Thankfully, the food made up for the noise. I had the green tomato tacos and California roll, both were tasty. My husband had the heirloom... More 

Thank Carol L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and I went here for dinner for my birthday and it did not disappoint. From the app, to the wine, to the meal itself, everything was amazing!

Thank CascadeTraveler
Middelburg, The Netherlands
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181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice. As we had no reservation the only option we had was to eat outside. Although the evening was nice you do feel a bit second rated outside. The setting of the table was without much care and while inside you could see they started people off with some bread, nothing of the sort... More 

1 Thank Bart M
Topinabee, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

From the moment our waitress "greeted" us her behavior and demeanor was rude, impatient and condescending. We should have left after the appetizers but thought it couldn't get any worse but we were mistaken. Her behavior made our dining experience unpleasant despite the good food.

Thank Mary F
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were exhausted after a long day of driving in the Upper Peninsula yesterday, and Chandlers was just what we needed! We were seated inside, in what is a cozy place with great energy. Our waitperson could not have been more friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. My husband and I each ordered fish, he had sushi and I had squash soup.... More 

1 Thank D J
Traverse City, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went for Sunday Brunch, I had the Eggs Benedict, she had the Corn Beef Hash. Both were delicious, served hot along with strong and flavorful coffee. It's a little gem, somewhat hidden away.

Thank Troutbum52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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