Where to Eat in Petoskey: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Petoskey, sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, has been a popular vacation spot for decades. Earnest Hemingway spent the first 18 summers of his life sailing and fishing on nearby Walloon Lake, and the area features prominently in several of his stories. The Little Traverse History Museum shows how the Petoskey area was a formative influence on young Hemingway. The area is also a well known winter destination, with three popular ski resorts featuring everything from dog sled rides to tubing.
Things to do in Petoskey

1. Julienne Tomatoes

421 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2621 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 231-439-9250
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 351 reviews

Julienne Tomatoes

Reviewed By WL H - Montgomery, Texas

Great staff , delicious meals , very very fresh ingredients. The coffee is always hot & the variety is nice . I enjoy breakfast here due to the tremendous variety. They do have gluten free bread but this Resturant could not be considered gluten free .

2. American Spoon

411 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2419 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations American, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch +1 231-347-7004
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

American Spoon

Reviewed By Bob W - Boyne City, United States

American Spoon is a small store in downtown Petoskey offering a myriad of sauces, spreads, jellies, and jams - all made with top ingredients.

If you want to excite someone with a gift at Christmas or whenever, American Spoon foods will create a box of items of your choice that will be most impressive and, above all, excellent in taste. American Spoons top quality makes the difference. This company is famous for their use of fresh fruit in every jar they create. American Spoon also offers an excellent restaurant that is attached to their store.

Yes, I admit, I do enjoy stopping by American Spoon because they let you try just about everything in the store! Whenever I visit Petoskey, you will find me there! Ok, it's not that bad, but you'll see what I mean when you enter!

Don't miss American Spoon whenever you're in the historical town of Petoskey!

3. Dripworks Coffee

207 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2411 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 231-881-9227
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 49 reviews

Dripworks Coffee

Artisan coffee and tea bar serving European style pastries made on site as well as gluten free baked donuts and seasonally inspired soups. Specializing in brewed-to-order single-origin coffees, loose-leaf teas and espresso drinks. Top of the line brew gear, single origin chocolates and coffees and teas for home brewing also available in our retail section.

Reviewed By retiredrelaxed2014 - Petoskey, Michigan

Great to find a coffee shop that has both great nosh (including the gluten-free stuff), excellent coffee, and an atmosphere that allows for the art of conversation. Most modern coffee shops are way too noisy for me. Food, drink and service all exceptional.

4. Mim's Mediterranean Grill

1823 N US Highway 31, Roughly 1 1/2 miles north on US 31 after the M-119 intersection, Petoskey, MI 49770-9319 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 231-348-9994
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

Mim's Mediterranean Grill

Reviewed By paelse - Cheboygan, Michigan

Tried both the fish fry, available Thursdays & Fridays, your choice of cod or perch, baskets are $10, excellent, 4 pcs with fries & excellent coleslaw, We also tried the original gyros & they were fair, we are quite spoiled by Olga's in the Detroit area, Olga's have gyro making down to a perfect science, so these were not quite as good & quite salty.

5. Johan's Pastry Shop

565 W Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2252 Takeout American Breakfast, Brunch +1 231-347-3815
Excellent
66%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Johan's Pastry Shop

Reviewed By adrianna24sings - Los Angeles, California

The ambience in Johan's Pastry shop is terrific. The adorable pink boxes for carry out pastries is so cute. Johan's Pastry shop has everything from mouthwatering doughnuts to custom made cakes, and tasty fruit pies. If you love desserts Johan's will add some sweetness to your day.

6. Palette Bistro

321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 231-348-3321
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 451 reviews

Palette Bistro

Palette Bistro, located on the edge of downtown Petoskey, is a unique alternative in upscale casual dining. The food is innovative and pleasing. A Mediterranean inspired menu that evolves seasonally featuring small plates and rustic brick oven preparations. Complimented by carefully selected wines from Europe, Michigan Craft and Belgian Beers. The restaurant offers two floors of seating with stunning views of Little Traverse Bay, intimate lounges and al fresco dining.

Reviewed By Mysticloon - Sudbury

fine dining environment with a great menu. service was excellent and staff very friendly and accomodating. would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Cooked to perfection.Thank you for the kind words and for recommending us to others. I hope we'll have you back again soon. ~Shawn

7. Thai Orchid Cuisine

E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 231-487-9900
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Thai Orchid Cuisine

Reviewed By theartistici - Bellaire, Michigan

I haven't been to a Thai restaurant in nearly 2yrs since moving from NC to MI. Thai Orchid did not disappoint! They have a varied menu, not too overwhelming. Their Thai tea hit the spot. Very friendly staff & comfortable surroundings. Be prepared to wait as they do not accept reservations. The food was wonderful! I had a curry dish, very flavorful, not too spicy.

8. Petoskey Brewing

1844 M 119, Harbor-Petoskey Road, Petoskey, MI 49770-9341 Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 16 +1 231-753-2057
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 406 reviews

Petoskey Brewing

Enjoy relaxed ambiance, fine craft beer and the best burgers in northern Michigan in one of the state's oldest brewery buildings. The Old Brewery crafted its first beer in 1898 and Petoskey Brewing carries on its legacy today brewing with pure artesian spring water.

Reviewed By Kerrie W - Anderson, Indiana

The food was just average, but the beer was outstanding! I had black and blue burger, which was just ok, and my better half had the reuben, which was sub-par. Our waitress was nice, but we felt rushed. Maybe we caught them on an off night, so we will give them another chance the next time we are in town.

9. Roast & Toast

309 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2417 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 231-347-7767
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 396 reviews

Roast & Toast

Reviewed By roger3116 - midland, mi

Stopped in for breakfast Sunday morning with friends. This quaint coffee house has a fun vibe. They have a large selection of coffees and other beverages. The breakfast menu is small but there's plenty of options. The breakfast wraps, breakfast plates and French toast all very tasty. Breads were excellent. Order at the counter and pick up at the end when they call your name. Would go again.

10. City Park Grill

432 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2439 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, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 231-347-0101
Excellent
47%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 768 reviews

City Park Grill

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

Reviewed By GaryC54 - Atlanta, GA

Bar and restaurant, very historic. Previously named Park Garden. Good service and good food, however avoid Fish & Chips and the seafood linguine. Pasta was waaaay over cooked. Cook obviously NOT Italian. Fish and Chip was mostly breading. Whitefish and Steak, however, was very good. Would return.

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