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City Park Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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432 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2439
+1 231-347-0101
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is consistently good and the staff is very accomodating at this historic restaurant in Petoskey. I liked that they have a separate vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu.

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

Thank you for the review! We know important today's dietary choices are when dining out, we do all we can to accomodate every guest. Thank you. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Start with the "Awesome Coffee" to warm up! It somes out flaming to carmelize the sugar rim, and has enough liquor so you dont feel the cold!!!

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

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed this Northern Michigan specialty! More 

Alto, Michigan
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

They were able to seat our large group fairly quickly. The drink menu was good, and there were some nice vegetarian option. The cheese penne was a little bland and in my opinion, overpriced for cheesy pasta, but the fries were great. my husband enjoyed the wine braised beef. Everyone who got a burger said it was really great. The... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your comments and thank you for the feedback. More 

Oranjestad, Aruba
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Nice tavern in the historic section of Petoskey. It is one of the oldest in the area. Drinks and appetizers were very good but the special of the day -- the new york strips were very flavorable but tough.

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

Thank you for the review. We're very sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your meals. New York Strip is indeed a cut better known for its flavor vs. tenderness. That said, we take our guest's concern very seriously, and we do appreciate your feedback. More 

Tampa, Florida
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Was treated to dinner her for a recent celebration and we had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is so nice and the service was great. The food was delicious. We were a party of five and every one of us throughly enjoyed our meal.

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

Thank very much for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Cheers! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Passing through Petoskey, my husband and I, along with another couple, decided to dine at City Park Grill, a favorite of ours from years ago when we lived in the area. Our service was spectacular. The food was OK. Missing were all the fun loving people. Though it was only 6ish, hardly anyone was there. We'll stop by again on... More 

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

Thank you for the review. Very glad you visited us on your trip home. More 

Angola, Indiana
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Here on a Saturday afternoon while a football game between Michigan and Michigan State was televised....busy and noisy. I had fish and chips...good, but needed a small portion of coleslaw in the basket. My husband had a namesake burger that he said was fine. Service was fine. Nothing about place, food or service is anything exceptional.

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1 Thank B K
Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. While we don't consider ourselves a sports bar, we do offer television viewing so that our guests can enjoy a game from time to time. MSU v. U of M tends to be the biggest game of the year in Michigan and certainly explains the non-typical atmosphere you experienced. We appreciate the feedback. Thank you. More 

Bentley, Michigan
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

While staying in petoskey, the staff at the inn I am staying at recommended this place. So me and a friend came here for dinner. At first I thought the prices were a little high but after tasting the food I was impressed. It was delicious, got the food fairly quickly, our waitress was really nice and glad to come... More 

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Thank panteralovr2781
Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. And yes, we are housed in one of the historical haunts of Hemingway. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Irons
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Unique dining experience in old renovated building. Fine dining or pub food. The homemade biscuits are the best! Creative dinner specials are unique, food is always good.

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Thank Sand-n-Sun16
Mark S, Manager at City Park Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped in here for restaurant week so the menu was a little different, but the food was excellent. Located on the northern end of town, the restaurant is a good mix of a bar atmosphere in the front, and nicer dining at the back of the building. The bar tabletops were more comfortable than most I've tried. I loved... More 

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

Thank your for the review. Look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?