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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
11:00 - 21:00
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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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Petoskey, Michigan
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I met with another for a nice business dinner. Great atmosphere, friendly and witty staff, atmosphere was upbeat, and meal was delicious. Would recommend for couples or business. Will be back.

Thank fixxxer_usa
Petoskey, Michigan
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

In the summer call ahead and get a reservation. Due to the proximity of the door, request a table away from the door. You'll thank me. The food and wine selection is good. Typical fare for mid ranged priced food. Their wine selection is what I would recommend pondering on the occasion you stop by.

Thank jpalk59
Braselton, Georgia
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506 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I do not often get by here and have a chance for a meal. We stopped for the four to six happy hour and enjoyed it so much that we stayed to eat. You can get a table if one is open or eat at the bar. We choose the bar because from here you can watch the bar staff... More 

Thank Dan K
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Everything is great at chandlers the breakfast is wonderful the bloody Mary's are top notch and the wine selection in the general store Is second to none.

Thank Patrick H
Cheboygan, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Ordered the Bahn Mi sandwich and Taylors Hash which I had. Perfect combination of crispy hash, mixed with bacon and other ingredients topped with poached egg and hollandaise sauce. This was the second time I have ordered it and will again for the third. Chandlers is always a good choice for dining and drinks. A must when in Northern Michigan

Thank mackinac2016
East Lansing, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 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
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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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156 restaurant reviews
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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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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