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Chandler's a Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1273 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International

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.

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Booked 42 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 347-2981

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tommy Kaszubowski

  • 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. <br /><br />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!

  • Neighborhood

    Petoskey

  • Cross street

    Lake Street & Howard Street

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

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

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What 1,273 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was perfect. Our waiter was delightful. The host took good care of us. It's a terrific restaurant, if a bit crowded and loud.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  3. PA

    PatrickA

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My favorite restaurant in Petoskey area. The service is always friendly and customers are always enjoying themselves. I am visiting the area and love fine dining and have dined at Chandler's four times and will return. This last time just didn't deserve the 5 star rating like I gave for my last visits.

  4. JT

    JonT

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Chandlers keeps the menu fresh and tight. It doesn’t do a 4 page menu it does 5/6 entrees and apps and salads and it does everyone of them extroidinarly well. Solid service, nice ambiance, good wine selection. It’s a perfect place for a date, birthday or special occasion. Our go to choice for fine dining in Petosky.

  5. IM

    IvorM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb Caesar salad. One of the best I have had. Excellent Bolognese appetizer. The server was funny, knowledgeable and efficient. The wine selection covering most of the interior was expansive.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always make time to visit Chandler’s every time I visit the Petoskey area. I’m glad to see Covid has not affected their quality. Wholeheartedly recommend anyone in the area to visit, it well worth the wait

  7. CA

    CAMBella

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always wonderful service here but the food is the highlight.

  8. H

    Huffy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    Outdoor had flies. Was not told there was no food service until 5:00 even though we made dinner reservations for 4:00. Chairs outside were too hard to sit on for more than 5 minutes.

  9. H

    Horn67

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    It was our first time in Petosky and decided to make reservations at Chandlers Restaurant for dinner. The food was terrific and the service was good considering what has been going on for the last 18 months with COVID and the idea to stay home and make more money while unemployed. I on only have one suggestion for this restaurant. We decided to order the mixed berry cobbler and cappuccino for dessert. The dessert came very quickly without the coffee. By the time the cappuccino came to our table, the dessert was gone. I think it would be best had everything been served at the same time. It would have made that dessert so much more enjoyable. If you are visiting Petosky, have dinner at Chandlers.

  10. m

    maureenr

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved sitting in the corner of the cozy wine cellar.

  11. CC

    CCcc

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing!!! The filet & halibut were perfect!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my birthday last night and it was wonderful. The food was delicious and the ambiance was very nice. A little loud but nothing too bad. The halibut & the oysters were phenomenal.

  13. TC

    TCashion

    Memphis/West TN

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    I ordered the duck. Amazing! The duck was perfectly prepared, and it came on a bed of various items - can't name them - that was as good if not better than the duck. It was expensive, but I'd order it again in a heartbeat!

  14. PA

    PatrickA

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants in the nation. It has everything you want to have a nice dinner and evening. The halibut entree was wonderful.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food & drink. Tables are tight

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely fantastic dinner place when the tourist aren't here!

  17. B

    Brett

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and friendly waitstaff. Taylor’s Hash is fantastic, as is the pork fried rice. Very good adult beverage selection as well🍸

  18. MW

    MikeW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice and excellent food/service. We had a party of 8 for brunch.

  19. L

    Labro

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and delicious food. Good wine selection and great outdoor ambiance. Would definitely visit again.

  20. R

    Robert

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our server Brittany was thin air

  21. S

    Sophie

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the drinks and the food. Paul, our waiter was outstanding. It was an excellent evening celebrating our 54th Wedding Anniversary. We shall return!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    20th Anniversary

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our experience at Chandlers was nothing short of terrific. The food was very well prepared and interesting. The wine selection was spectacular and we loved that we were also able to purchase a second bottle to take home (given the nature of the restaurant and wine store connections). The wine cave feel of the restaurant was intimate and cozy. We will definitely return.

  24. B

    Bobby

    Cincinnati

    270 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    270 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super good. I can see why this place is always busy. Halibut and lobster tail were great, but the sauce is what made them delicious. Shared the fruit cobbler and had an Awesome Coffee. Both were quite awesome indeed. Service was excellent, excellent wine selection as well. Overs great experience.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were very good, long wait for reservation as table was late leaving, but manager picked up apps and a drink for delay, Much Appreciated even though it wasn’t their fault. We try to eat here when we’re in the area.

  26. U

    Unhappy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall1food3service2ambience3

    If you are looking to make a reservation, don't have the expectation of being able to be seated around your reservation time. The reservation assigns you to a specific table so even if you are the first couple/group to arrive for you reservation at that time, you may need to wait because your specific table is not done eating. We were the first reservation at our time to arrive (actually 10 minutes early) and were seated last, 33 minutes after our reservation time. There were at least 8 other couples/groups that checked in after us and were taken right in, leaving us standing outside for 43 minutes. I don't know if this is because of Open-Table, the reservation system they use, or if it's restaurant policy. The waitress was friendly and attentive and the meal was ok, but for a $200+ meal for 2 people, you'd expect much better than that.

  27. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very charming place. Interesting menu and excellent service. We will return !

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vacation dinner

  29. A

    Adagirl

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chandler's is our favorite when visiting the greater Petoskey region. Each time we visit, it's usually our first choice. This time we brought our family with us, including our grown sons, their wives and our 9 month old grandchild. We purposely scheduled an early dinner to accommodate the baby, but imagine our surprise to find out Chandler's does not own a high chair. While it is fine dining when it comes to quality of food, it is a very casual atmosphere and sits in the middle of a resort town. I cannot believe we are the first family to visit with a toddler who cannot yet manage her own chair. There was another family directly behind us with young children, one being a young grade schooler at best. Thankfully we had a portable one in our vehicle to accommodate the baby. That all being said, our service was outstanding, as was the food. The halibut and the duck were the choices of most of our party. They were both excellent.

  30. AH

    AlfredH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great as usual!

  31. D

    Denvergal

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best steaks I have ever had! Totally recommend this restaurant!

  32. MK

    MaureenK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an awesome find! Chandler’s is an understated restaurant with a high standard of excellence in everything they do and serve. The food was phenomenal and the service was superb. We enjoyed a leisurely meal with appetizers, while having space and time to chat with our grown son- it was heavenly. Highlights of our evening were Paul’s service, the overall subtle feel of the space, the oysters, cheese board appetizers, the halibut dinner and the incredible wine list. We’ll definitely be back and will recommend Chandler’s to others!

  33. WW

    WilliamW

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Uniformly excellent food, drinks and service. Restaurant inside is small and bar is tight next to seated dining space. Kitchen prep noise was a distraction. I would definitely return.

  34. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was terrific and the service excellent. We will come back when we visit the area again.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service💯

  36. SL

    StephanieL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had outdoor seating. Ordered salads and appetizers. The food and drinks were well prepared and the service was excellent!

  37. JT

    JanetT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous from seating to dessert! Visit every time I come to Petoskey.

  38. MI

    MotownIrish

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    French toast was fantastic!

  39. J

    Jayy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate dinner in the wine cellar area. Great atmosphere. Our waiter was very friendly and food was delicious.

  40. CA

    CAMBella

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here. Food amd service was excellent. A bit noisy but part of the fun.

FAQs

Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1273 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Chandler's a Restaurant

215 1/2 Howard Street Petoskey, MI 49770

  • Cross street

    Lake Street & Howard Street

  • Neighborhood

    Petoskey

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tommy Kaszubowski

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (231) 347-2981

  • 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. <br /><br />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!

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