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About Chandler's a Restaurant

Chandler’s opened it’s doors in December of 1999 behind the historical Symons General Store building. It’s a cozy place with only 50 seats in the main dining room & 10 seats at the bar. When real estate is too tough to find - it’s standing room only! For a change of scenery, guests can enjoy dining in the wine cellar where they are surrounded by the 4,000 bottle collection that serves both the restaurant and Symons General Store. In the warmer months, guests can choose to dine outside, on Chandler’s brick courtyard.

215 1/2 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-11:00PM
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00AM-11:00PM

Lunch: Daily 11:00AM-4:00PM
Dinner: Daily Starting at 4:00PM
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday only 8:00AM-4:00PM
Happier Hour: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

Cross Street:
Lake Street & Howard Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(231) 347-2981

Website:
http://www.chandlersarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Whatever you are celebrating, we are honored to be a part of your affair. We happily cater events of all sizes and bring our core values as a caterer - food quality, presentation and outstanding service - no matter the location.

Whether it’s catering an intimate dinner party at your home, celebrating new beginnings with a wedding reception or baby shower or getting down to business with corporate events large and small, we are ready to bring our spectacular cuisine and service to your next event and look forward to collaborating with you!

Executive Chef:
Chef Tommy Kaszubowski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Chandler's a Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
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Good for a Date (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Valentines Day

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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Paul was a superb waiter!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

We love Chandler's. One of our all time favorites. Food is superb and always consistent.
Easy going friendly atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice cozy atmosphere. This is the second time we’ve eaten at Chandler’s and on both occasions the food was excellent!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food great service. Even our younger kids loved it

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A fantastic little spot with great service and a menu that changes daily. Had the spicy salmon roll for an app, and was delicious. The scallop special they had was amazing as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Always a wonderful experience & food is delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Beautifully artful food , delicately prepared and presented without pretension .
This is a restaurant that serves delicious food , effortlessly. Second visit , same quality experience.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food and beverages are always amazing. The waitstaff is amazing. The bartenders are talented and hilarious. The cooks are the best! All food came to the table hot, and out waitress was very attentive. I highly recommend Chandler’s a Restaurant for any dining occasion.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Really missed the live music

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We are in the wine room and it was awesome. Food was perfectly designed and cooked. Wines available i can Never fine in Michigan, these guys know what they arebdoing

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 2, 2018

All was good except the dining room is freezing. All of the guests kept their sweaters and jackets on- not a great place to go in the winter because of this problem even though we love the restaurant. We asked for an inside table far away from the door- we were seated deep inside but next to the wall which does not seem insulated as it was freezing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We took a night off of holiday cooking and treated the family to dinner at Chandlers. Everything, from the cocktails, wine, and food, to the service and ambiance, was perfect. Our adult children love going to Chandlers when they are home for holidays. The atmosphere is very festive and welcoming.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and service once again !! We know we can count on Chandler’s for a great time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and wine list. The awesome coffee was delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Brunch. A perfect stop after Church.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Would go again

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Service and food was amazing. Paul was an excellent server and anticipated our every need.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food, excellent staff, excellent atmosphere...as always!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The Nantucket scallops were excellent.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wonderful food and cozy atmosphere with terrific service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Chandler's has been one of our favorites for the last few years, however we feel the value for the money has slipped a bit. It is such a competitive market with amazing restaurants in the area.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding food. Were greeted as soon as we walked into the door and were immediately brought to our table. Service was excellent. It was attentive but not overwhelming. The cost is pricey, but well worth the quality of the experience - especially the food. We will definitely be back again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always Awesome, especially the service!! Dinner was excellent

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

IT HAS CLOSED! Made a reservation on open table and went and it's now au bon pain!!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very expensive slow service but food was good. We were seated right away but had a waiter that seemed unattentive and too busy. Our food took almost 1hr to come out, we had to track down the waiter to find out if there was a problem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Consistently good. Interesting wine choices and seasonally changing menu . Cozy space but pretty loud when full

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toledo)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We always enjoy Chandler's as food is scrumptious, service is friendly, fun, and efficient. Only drawback is the noise level. Met some friends there this week who had traveled around the world and were enjoying catching up with them. A group of 7 or so ladies and a gentleman who were in the back of the room and were thoroughly enjoying themselves, prevented us from serious conversation. Other tables around us began chatting about the lack of respect for others at the venue from this group. Having said the above, knowing it could be exactly what it was with the noise, we entertained them at our home for dinner the previous night. We ended our summer with friends as we begin each summer...with a 'hummer' .

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great as always!

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food is good, but I feel a bit over-priced as you don't get a salad with the entrees. Very noisy in the wine cellar, making it difficult to talk to your friends, even at a small table. We enjoy going once a year, but won't make it a regular visit. There are other places in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area that are just as good and less expensive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My husband and I enjoy fine dining. We were fans of Sage at Odawa Casino until we found Chandler's! Their food is every bit as Gourmet as Sage with a more relaxed atmosphere and tons of personality. What a quaint little restaurant! Love it and the wonderful food! They also have a great selection of wines, the best! We will visit every time we are in town, cannot get enough of Chandler's!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This is my second time to dine here! This is a well established small intimate restaurant. The menu is eclectic, and the food very good. The kitchen is open, with inside and outside seating. The music is soft, and the room full of positive energy! I know you will like it!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This is a high end restaurant with great food! We had the Lamb Shank and the Halibut for our entrees and we where delighted. Service staff are very professional and fun. We will go back in October to re-live the experience. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife and I recently had 3 dinners at Chandler's in Petoskey. We ate twice in their "main" pine-paneled bar/dining room and once in their "wine cellar". Each venue was not luxurious but offered a pleasantly "cozy" environment. The wine list was quite adequate; we found 2 very satisfactory cabs. They also have some very high-end expensive bottles if you are lucky enough to have your dinner companion buying the libation. The food was good and not fussy; we sampled halibut, scallops, beef tenderloin, duck breast, and chicken. We'll definitely head back to Chandler's when we return to visit Petoskey.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Took 1.5 hours to get our food. My filet was overcooked.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and service but... It's very small. So it gets pretty loud when you're seated by the cooking area. Especially when dishes are dropped on the floor .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always exceptional wait staff-Michael was one of those Sat. night. Salmon on the Brussels sprout, squash mix was GREAT. Nice wine selection.
One of our favorite places on a quiet evening

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, cuisine and people! The cocktail menu is vast as well as the wine. Perfect portion sizes and great flavor.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Dined here on recommendation of a local, and it proved to be a very nice evening. Service was excellent and the food was very good. We will definitely go back here on our next trip to Petoskey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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