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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
Closed now
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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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Expensive, cramped and with little ambience. The food was good but lacked presentation. What took away from the dining experience was the fact we were seated by the VERY BUSY entrance door. Our waitress wanted us to order quickly as she had a brief 5 minute meeting to attend . She seemed annoyed we weren't ordering anything to drink other... More 

5 Thank Travelplans4me
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We're traveling back from Machinaw Island to family cottage near Torch Lake, stopped in for dinner. Been at Chandlers about 4-times over many years we live in FL. The food has always been tasty and great, service can be up and down. This time the service was to slow for a Tuesday night. We had 3-adults and 2-girls (ages 3... More 

Thank Steven M
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The dining room at our hotel was closed. A disappointment since it had a lovely view of the lake. But WOW am I glad it was. Chandlers was one of the best dinner's we've had in a while and we dine out nearly 5x a week. Awesome unexpected sushi. But the halibut special was truly spectacular!! And truly outstanding service.... More 

Thank Lori M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Please save your money and eat someehere else. Great for cocktails and wine but the food is awful for the price. My wife and i have eaten everywhere else in petoskey and were very excited to try Chandlers but were severely disappointed. We both had NY strip and maybe they are just terrible with steak, but i promise that $12... More 

4 Thank Troy K
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Food was outstanding. Service the best. Cellar amazing with wines dating way back. The scallops and duck were excellent.

2 Thank 1buckeye6468
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

I have eaten at Chandler's multiple times since my last review. I do not understand why this is rated so low on Trip Advisor. Without doubt this is the best restaurant for upscale food in Northern Michigan. Tommy, the head chef, is outstanding. Recently, my wife and I enjoyed the NY Strip Loin with Tommy's sauce. This was the most... More 

2 Thank Paul L
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

My family tried to go to Chandler's for dinner a few nights ago and we ended up leaving shortly after being seated. The hostesses were talking among themselves and distracted: seating us seemed to be an inconvenience. We were seated outside and haphazardly given menus, which happened to be very limited. For the high prices that Chandler's has, this service... More 

Thank S1090FSsam
Detroit, Michigan
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165 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

This is a small place with amazing outdoor seating. To be honest, the vast differences on their limited menu would have scared me off, but don't let this phase you. I ordered the 5 dragon, and we also ordered the turkey BLT, Hum Bao (steamed buns), and a hamburger. We all sat back in our seats and enjoyed every bite.

Thank Ashton P
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Love the Eggs Jupiter for breakfast on the weekends and the Smoked Pork Fried Rice for lunch! Dinner is always a great feature not to miss. Great staff, great ambiance -sitting in the courtyard on a summer evening people watching is fantastic!

Thank BoatGirl_HS
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Wonderful ambiance! Great wine cellar, patio to dine and dining room! We had a fabulous meal, great wine and terrific wait staff. We try to eat here every year we visit. I highly recommend.

1 Thank MarshaG685

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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
USD 29 - USD 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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