We discovered Duneland Beach Inn while staying in Michiana Shores and fell in love with the Inn and restaurant. They have a wide selection of items on the menu that can appeal to most appetites -- from sandwiches, wraps and sales - to more fine dining like steaks, fresh seafood etc. We took advantage of a prix fixe menu which was a great value. The restaurant was fairly quiet on a Thursday evening before the Memorial Day weekend and we enjoyed the quiet dining but would love to come back to a more vibrant hour.
This restaurant is one of kind, always great service, great food and very welcoming staff. It is very reasonably priced, beautiful atmosphere and srounded by beautiful trees.
Lovely ambience....when weather permits the outdoor dining is a great option...always good food
Wow, food, atmosphere, wait staff, hostess all were outstanding. We travel to Michigan most weekends and meet friends for dinner and looking for a new place! We found it... perfect and priced moderately. Thanks Open Table for helping find a quaint outstanding experience!
From the moment we walked in the staff was so friendly. The waitress so helpful no rush a cocktail before we ordered she made great suggestions the soup was great main so filling and the desert we had to take to enjoy later. Can’t wait to share to experience with family and friends.
It was our 34th Wedding Anniversary, our Wedding Reception was at the Duneland Beach Inn. Had a great meal with great service.
Excellent atmosphere. Very relaxed but yet very elegant at the same time. Limited changing menu but always choices and have never been disappointed.
We had a party of 7 for a birthday celebration. They let us take our time and put us at a fireside table that had plenty of room. The food was excellent for Sunday breakfast. Everyone liked their dish and how many unique choices were available.
We have heard about this place for many years and never actually made it there. This time we decided to give it a try to our total disappointment. The Duneland place is poorly organized the food is just basic. There’s absolutely nothing special about it.
Service is slow and confusing. Many people are moving around the space but don’t seem to be very productive.
It took us over 20 mins just to place our order.
The food seems to mostly be pre packaged or frozen. The menu it limited and lacks any type of creativity. Out of our three meals everything was just blah. During our visit the vegetable was broccoli, when it was served it was transparent and mushy.
Many better places in the area, the cost is too high the service is clunky and the food is nothing worth the visit.
This is such a great Lakeside experience.
This has been a secret favorite for generations
You will enjoy the entire experience
Have been occasional diners at Duneland Beach Inn and have always been satisfied with our food and service. The most recent occasion was for a birthday dinner and we were again pleased with the overall experience. The drink offerings are excellent and the menu offers plenty of dinner choices with additional evening specials. I placed my reservation on-line and mentioned that it was for a special 80th birthday. At the conclusion of dinner our server appeared with a generously sized birthday cake with a candle. I didn't even have to remind them of the occasion! Very impressed by the service.
Server placed he wrong order
We had two servers, one was a cute little gal and the other gentleman was only there for three days it seems they were both brand new. They were excellent attentive kind and made our night very special for our dad’s 89th birthday.
We have dined at the Duneland Beach Inn for holidays several times. We thought the food this time was not as good as in previous visits. We were there for Easter . Three of us had ham, which was dry, one the grouper, which had a strange crust on it, and one had the prime rib, that was excellent. Service was great. Just need to take the food up a notch.
Fantastic. Everything done to perfection.
Selected for our Easter dinner as we wanted to do something nice. This is one of our favorite places. Always bring out of town guests to the Duneland. Worth the drive from South Bend.
The wife and I love this restaurant, friendly staff, great service and great food. Beautiful fireplace and atmosphere.
One of our party ordered the lake perch and when tasted, it was off, like starting to spoil. We reported to our waitress and she returned it to the kitchen. in the mean time since the rest of the table had meals, we shared our chicken with the impacted person and told the waitress that they did not have to remake it, we would just share the other meals. She did offer to bring asparagus side for the impacted person. All of that was okay, it happens.
What was disappointing is that they charged us for the meal and took of $8.50 for dissatisfaction of of the $23 for the perch. When i mentioned this to the waitress, she took it back to the manager or whoever, they changed it to $11.50 off. If we did not get to enjoy the meal (and mult people at our table tasted it with the same opinion of the fish) why would they charge us for it at all. It is not about the $11.50 they still charged us, it is the principle. They lost customers that drive from south bend to have dinner there.
Fantastic Food! Loved the Irish Cosmos! And a great place to stay!
We had a wonderful dinner with many selections from which to choose. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive and the ambiance was lovely! You could talk to each other without the music overpowering your conversation, but the music was pleasant also. Food was excellent and perfectly done.
We love this restaurant, always friendly staff, great service and great food. Beautiful fireplace and atmosphere. This is a neighborhood gem and srounded by beautiful trees.
Service was amazing! Food was excellent!!!
This restaurant is consistently a nice place for dinner. A bit pricey but the atmosphere is casual and warm. This time of year the fireplace offers a lot of ambience. Its quiet and the service is good. Something that is often missing - servers either hovering or missing. The atmosphere makes it a good place for discussion around the table. I have found the food on several visits to be dependably good. I recently had their pork ribeye while my wife had their crab chicken. Both dishes were very good while the volume of food was sufficient. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Michigan City area.
Normally good food so we decided to try last minute for New Years Eve. One of us had beef wellington just average in taste and the other Prime Rib (very bad) which tasted like it had been beaten to make it tender. The consistency was awful. It was not Medium Rare as ordered. Took it home for son to try and even he didn't like it. Not sure what happened this night but not our best meal ever there. The staff is always very nice and it really is great ambience. We will try again but a little disappointed for such a nice evening.
I would not recommend this restaurant if you have gluten or dairy allergies.
Our server was not knowledgeable about the menu offering or methods on how food was prepared.
Though it is a charming setting.
This was our first time here; it won't be our last. We loved everything about it!
We always enjoy Duneland. We wish we had the time to stay overnight! Great place and great people.
We drove in from Hammond for Thanksgiving. We loved it...the place was adorable...service was great and food was great. We will be going back soon !
I️t was a wonderful meal and great service! Highly recommend!
Comfortable cozy atmosphere w excellent food and service
The food and service is always great at the Duneland Beach. It is a well kept secret in a Great neighborhood. I brought my 9 year old granddaughter there for dinner to celebrate a wonderful report card. They treated her like a queen. Thanks to the staff to make it a memorable evening for my granddaughter. Outstanding job!
Went on a Friday evening with my dad who is hard of hearing - he thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and lack of background noise. We did fix pris menu, which was a nice meal at a value price. My husband got the mussel dish and found it to be so-so. Carrot cake was delicious, but have been taken out of refrigerator 30 min before serving.
A medium-rare hamburger was served well done. Server offered to bring another, but that was inconvenient because I had a companion. Manager offered complimentary dessert, too, I admit.
Pianist was atrocious.
Real disappointment -- seemed to revel in mediocrity ( except for the busboy, who was the only employee on top of things).
Wonderful service beautiful atmosphere and delicious food! Unique!
As usual great food and great friendly service. The best of the best
The menu is always eclectic. They pair foods that most would not try. Sometimes it's a good combo. We tried the fix pris menu. It was good. Small portion. Drinks were as much as the meal.
Food is always great. On this occasion the restaurant was extremely busy and a little understaffed so service was a bit slow. But you can't beat the 2-for$26 deal! Ribeye pork steak was amazing!
The place is lovely, the service was excellent, the featured wine was terrific and a great value.
The food, for the most part, was really good - my husband got the fried chicken and I got a salmon special. I ate part of my salmon and then noticed that the thicker portion was uncooked. I know salmon is often cooked to medium and that would've been fine but this was really rare. My husband's chicken was fabulous! Until he got to the thigh which was also rare.
We would try this place again with some tweaks in our menu choices. They were very gracious and charged us only half for our entrees and gave us a free dessert. Once again, lovely place and nice people.
Quiet and good food. Service was phenomenal! Great placed in a tucked away area!