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City Park Grill

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432 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2439
+1 231-347-0101
11:30 - 21:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favorite place in Petoskey! Love to sit at the bar and have dinner. The Chicago burger is a must have. Also the Jambalaya is great but only if you love it hot!

Thank Dean C
Owensboro, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After waiting with 8 adults and 4 toddlers at the Noggin Room for almost an hour and not getting a seat, a call was made to the City park Grill for a party of 12 and they said, "common on in; we will set up for you" so by the time we walked the block with the tots and 2... More 

Thank Colleen B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Check out the City Park Grill in Petoskey. On a cold day, a delicious choice is their Seafood Chowder. Pair it with hot biscuits and you have a wonderful meal. ( you can have two Biscuits). Great atmosphere. Interesting decor with high ceilings and a huge wooden bar. My go-to place when I visit Petoskey.

Thank Beth B
Presque Isle, Michigan
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently dined at the City Park Grill on a weekend trip to Petoskey. It had been a few years since we had eaten there and we were pleased to find the service and food were still excellent.

Thank DaveL62
Traverse City, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, Hemingway drank at many places in northern Michigan. We were in town for a weekend. Walking around the historic gaslight area, we could see that this place was busy. Walked in and were seated right away, despite how busy they were. The food and service was great. We had the specials, but it was not an easy choice. The... More 

Thank Jayala678
Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we look forward to your return. More 

Macomb, Michigan
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a recommendation from a friend. It is located in downtown Petoskey in a cool, old building. However, the food and service is just average. The best thing is the biscuits. Our service was pretty slow, and our food just so so. I had a stew but the meat was very fatty. Not great to bite into.... More 

Thank Sheila G
Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're very sorry to hear that you didn't fully enjoy your time with us. We always correct any concern a guest may have have if we are made aware. Our menu is prepared from scratch daily, and we have no problem correcting any dissatisfaction that may arise. We would love to have you back. More 

Northville, Michigan
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501 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a Sunday night. The place was surprisingly busy, but we were very happy with the entire experience. This is our second time here, and it was just wonderful. The wait staff are attentive, friendly and professional. Also, very helpful with their recommendations. One of the owners was also there and he was very friendly and... More 

Thank BHartMich
Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the comprehensive review and kind words. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for dinner in downtown Petoskey. Nice atmosphere at the bar. Prompt serive, nice dinner choices, and solid drink menu. A nice dinner stop.

Thank RXBusiness
Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the solid review. More 

Charlevoix, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are locals (Charlevoix) and love having lunch at City Park; the food is amazing, most menu items made from scratch, and the service is top notch (Barbara). We brought family from Florida and thoroughly enjoyed our whole experience.

Thank Daisy197658
Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and sharing us with your family. On behalf of Barbara and the entire staff, thank you for keeping us as a regular destination. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a return visit as Petoskey can be challenging during the typical tourist season. But this is a place for locals and visitors. Decent menu, libations and prices.

Thank Foster W
Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and your appreciation of our history. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2439
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-347-0101
City Park Grill, one of Petoskey’s oldest buildings, was originally constructed in 1875. McCarty Hall, as it was then known was a malesonly billiard parlor that offered cigars and “intoxicating beverages.” Today, City Park Grill maintains a loyal clientele with house-made cuisine, focusing on locally procured produce, meats and lake fish, an awardwinning wine collection and house-made biscuits straight from the oven

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?