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About Duneland Beach Inn
Duneland Beach Inn circa 1924, located one hour from Chicago in Northwest Indiana, welcomes you to enjoy Contemporary American Cuisine made from the freshest ingredients available.
A favorite of locals and Chicagoan's alike, the Duneland has become a destination for a memorable dinner serving steaks, exotic fish and fresh seafood. Our menu offerings are seasonal and produced from local ingredients whenever possible.
Come in for an iced layer martini in our cozy lounge, then retire to dinner beside one of the fireplaces, or weather permitting,have dinner with friends on the patio.
Fine dining in a casual atmosphere at it's best.
CURRENTLY SERVING EARLY BIRD MENU FROM 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Hours of Operation:
Off Season Dinner: Open Tuesday through Sunday from Labor Day to Memorial Day: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Summer Season Dinner: Open seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Breakfast: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Starting April 11th)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Three Private Dining Rooms that seat up to 20, 40 and 55 persons.
Private Party Contact:
Kay: (219) 874-7729
Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining
Duneland Beach Inn Ratings and Reviews
I went on a solo adventure to Michigan City from Milwaukee for a few days. I had decided that on my adventure I would have a dinner date with myself. I did just that. I drove out to this lovely eatery in rainy, yucky weather so I really couldn't take in the scenery. You have to go through a wooded residential area to find Duneland. It is a beautiful restaurant. They have a nice wooded bar when you walk through the doors and there were people drinking and laughing. Being that it was a week night there wasn't anyone in the dining room until after I was seated. They let me choose where I wanted to be seated and I chose in front of the fireplace. The dining room was beautiful with each table adorned with flowers and candles. The drink menu was full and the cocktails were interesting. My server was wonderful, the cocktail was delicious and my food was amazing. Had I not been so full I would've indulged in desert as well. They have a part on the menu called, "7 for $11" and the choices were fantastic for the cost. I had the pan seared Tilapia with mashed potatoes. The amount of food I received was outstanding. I also started with their Caesar wedge salad and that was fantastic. I plan on making it back out to Michigan City sooner than later and absolutely will be back for dinner. Everything that night was spectacular!!
I like this restaurant and was looking forward to the same good food we have had on three separate occasions. Instead, the food was terrible for all of us. It was like it was prepared by a non-chef. Otherwise , the service was good and the atmosphere great. I should note that the wallpaper in the men's room was partially in tatters. We probably will never return unless I am convinced the food situation has been corrected.
My husband and I enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly service. The history of the inn and beauty of this setting add to the dining experience. Our waitress, Sarah, was awesome, and the food was very good. The filet special served with red beans and rice and the stuffed mushrooms were especially good.
My wife and I went here for Valentine's day. The restaurant was very nice and was part of a bed and breakfast. We were promptly met and sat at our table. The service was very nice and the food was excellent. I had duck with risotto which was cooked to perfection. My wife had fish which she also really liked. My only criticism was that it was a little bit louder than I hoped, but was not so overwhelming that it ruined the experience. I would definitely return for another meal here.
Visited Duneland Beach Inn for dinner to celebrate an anniversary.
Service was slow to start, then too fast... entrees arrived before we were finished with salads.
Steak was good... cooked as ordered. However, both the lobster in an appetizer and a salmon entrée tasted overly "fishy"... as if it had been frozen, thawed too much, then put in a refrigerator for later use - disappointing.
Good ambiance. Staff was pleasant.
We had dinner at Duneland Beach Inn to celebrate a birthday. We had been wanting to go there for their nightly specials and decided to make reservations on Sunday. It was a very snowy evening and that added even more to the already wonderful ambience of the Inn.. We were warmly greeted by a nice young lady named Paige that seated us by the fireplace. Our server Aaron was there when we needed him and not hovering over us. We ordered a steak dinner and fried chicken dinner. Both dinners were very tasty and we brought enough home for another dinner. We would absolutely recommend Duneland Beach Inn to anyone and everyone and we will be back again.
I'm very puzzled by our last experience here. In the past have had excellent food, service and drinks. It started with the wine list. Belle Glos pinot was on the wine list but the server brought us the Meiomi. Big difference! My wife sent her steak back twice. She ordered medium and it came back extremely rare. I ordered the perch which in the past had been terrific but tasted old and mushy. We will give them another chance because of our past great experiences.
The waiter that we had was new. He was falling behind on his tables and it took a good 30 minutes for him to finally acknowledge us. The menu was limited but he never asked what we did or did not want with our Thanksgiving dinner (we both do not like cranberries). we sent the food back when it arrived. We let the hostess know that he was having trouble but she did not seem to care. We talked with the waiter as business died down and let him know we appreciated how much he was working and let him know that things would get better for him as he got more experience. I was more disappointed in the rest of the staff than our waiter because no one seemed to care that he was over his head and customers were waiting.
Loved the ambiance, hidden amongst old trees in a residential area blocks from Lake Michigan. Food was very very tasty. Lake Perch to die but just 5 little tiny fish for $22 ! Fettuccini Alfredo came with and that was delicious. Add 3 more little perch and I am hooked! Salad was very generous. Server very friendly a tad slow but it is a laid back place....if were weren't waiting to get home for the presidential debate we would have enjoyed the pace sitting by their lovely fire.
Three of us ordered prime rib. One person ordered rare and it was cooked medium. Two of us ordered medium rare and it was served almost raw. Returned it but the meat was just not edible. The manager agreed and comped our two meals which we appreciated, but in the end we did not have dinner. I felt that the chef , waitress and manager should have prevented these meals from being served.
I highly recommended this restaurant and we had recently bought a gift certificate for a friend, so needless to say I was very disappointed. I have previously had excellent meals there.
Duneland Beach Inn is in a lovely, quiet wooded neighborhood and I have enjoyed them for years. Something seems to have happened in the kitchen, though, and not in a good way. I've had the Lake Perch for years. This time it was a bit dried out, overcooked, tough. Lake Perch should be tender. In the past they've gotten it right. That's not all. Perch used to come with rice pilaf or mashed potatoes. Way back when you could even get a baked. Not this time. Some weird potato salad type thing was delivered and I can't say it was very good. The tartar sauce was thick and heavy. Both our salads - the lettuce had seen better days. It was not big bouncy and fresh but flattened, cut in small pieces and starting to lose its color. For these prices the quality should be consistently high. The dessert tray - it really looked like a selection taken out of a freezer. We got key lime pie - it was too cold, and again looked like something that had been delivered to the restaurant frozen. I regret to say that something has happened and it is not good. I hope they get it together as I really enjoy the location and ambiance of this restaurant. Please don't go the way of so many Northwest Indiana restaurants and settle for mediocre.
Tucked away in the woods, this is a GEM OF A RESTAURANT! The bar is quaint while waiting for your table, or just gazing into the woods. Set in a converted house, this is a perfect setting for a warm, enjoyable gathering place for family and friends to enjoy great cooking with a hometown feel. From the soup/salads to the main courses, all the menu choices are sure to please. The service was friendly warm and attentive as well. We are looking forward to our next visit to Duneland Beach Inn.
Food, as usual, was very good. We have dined here multiple times, and this was the first time the service was less than superb. Our waitress apparently had a large table, and thus, we were somewhat forgotten. The other wait staff did their best to service us, but it was still less than the service we've received in the past.
This place has been a regular for me and my family for years. When ever I have friends, family or business visiting I make a point of having one of our dinners here. The food is good and usually the outdoor atmosphere is great. The main dining can be a bit too quick and need of excitement.
Overall this meal was okay, however, service was awful!!! Our server told us they were short staffed to only 3 people. They were VERY SLOW, took forever to get our food, drinks, bill processed and then they forgot we were on their patio and locked us out of the restaurant. Oh and it wasn't even 10:00 PM. Apparently everyone was in a rush to go home. Next time I will rethink about bringing guest here since they will be treated poorly.
We had reservations and were promptly seated. We were given a choice of tables which I love. Seating is important to me. The wine list is good and features enough wines to match any pallet. Our dinners were delicious and the presentation beautiful. I had ordered a filet medium and it was not as rare as I prefer. I would order medium rare or possibly rare next time. The fish was excellent.
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