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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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174 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our first time and we had such a great experience we came back the next day. The great history of this building was very enlightening. All the food made here is made from scratch. This is home to the World's Best Biscuits and this is coming from a Texas Boy and his mother! I have NEVER laid lips... More 

1 Thank V4VALOR
Newington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were staying at Boyne Mountain Resort, 15 minutes south, and we were looking for a place to eat. While driving around Petoskey, we came across the City Park Grill. We decided to give it a try and glad that we did! We were welcomed by a pleasant staff and treated by complimentary biscuits that were absolutely... More 

Thank BriggFam
Petoskey, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in an old building that I believe Ernest Hemingway once frequented. It has changed owners many times. The current owners have been succesful for several years. Used to love the place but very disappointed the last three times I was there so have quit going. I wouldn't say don't give it a try because it is still... More 

Thank E1942
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

City Park Grill A.K.A. CPG as we locals call it is a go to for me and my family for any event. The food and staff are wonderful and the atmosphere is indeed historic. I recommend this to anyone who loves great food.

Thank Kent W
Cedarville, Michigan
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226 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming old building, friendly and helpful staff and oh my, the warm complimentary biscuits made for a great lunch while in Petoskey for a medical appointment. Nice lunch menu, I had the gyro and my husband had the fried egg BLT burger. Both were excellent. great homemade chips too.

Thank saltedradish
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

1 Thank Dean C
Owensboro, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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 

1 Thank Colleen B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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.

1 Thank Beth B
Presque Isle, Michigan
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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.

1 Thank DaveL62
Traverse City, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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 

1 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 

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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, 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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