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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
A cozy place to stay, though the room was a bit small and had a few issues, but the owner was right on it, correcting the problems. Frankly, it is a beautiful, old house. and issues come with age. The chef created delicious meals for us, even though I have food allergies, and that shows a real talent to pull something together. Service was outstanding too. I cannot wait to go back next year. It was one of the best restaurant I have been to, in a long time.
I can't say enough about our dining experience. The bar tenderness was very friendly, efficient, and makes great cocktails. The wait staff was attentive. The food was delicious. We were celebrating an anniversary and their congratulatory remarks were abundant.
This was our 4th or 5th visit. We've had the same experience each time. Very bad service. The food is very good and the restaurant is lovely, but they just don't seem to be able to put the whole package together. It took about an hour to get our entrees and no one --not our waiter or the very present manager checked in with us. They forgot about my husband's salad. Finally, we were told that the special two of us had ordered "took 20 minutes to cook" and the kitchen was backed up. The restaurant wasn't full and the entrée was on their featured menu so why the difficulty?
We noticed a table next to us was also having difficulties with their orders. The manager did drop off a gift certificate as an apology for the slow service but I doubt we'll use it.
I would love to love this place but unfortunately they make it difficult.
I love the atmosphere here. The bar is inviting and the restaurant is cozy. With the fireplaces burning you get a feeling of home. The menu is changing - there is a new chef - and she is adapting the menu. I had the "New Bills Chicken". It was delicious. My daughter had her old stand by, the filet. Great cut of meat and very flavorful. It is always a nice experience.
This has always been a family favorite because it's local and the food was reliable. Then the menu changed. No longer able to pick our side dishes, nor is prime rib an option. Instead only pesto risotto and whipped potatoes are offered. Where are the baked potatoes and rice options? Even the famous wedge is gone. Oh no! This past weekend I ordered the lamb shank which was obviously reheated, overcooked and smothered in a pasta sauce instead of basking in au jus. Was it to hide the condition of the meat? I was so sad to see one of my favorite venues rule out what worked well for a trendy menu. Bring back the old menu! It worked and all of us understood it!
Once again we were terribly disappointed. Service was poor. We had to wait 20 min. For a beer to be delivered. The waitress forgot to order one of the dinners. Which arrived when everyone else was through eating. No compensation or complimentary dessert was offered! There were only 6 other diners (3 tables) in the restaurant at the time. We love the atmosphere of this restaurant, but the service and food are so hit or miss that it makes it difficult to want go back. I definitely would not bring houseguests because it is too undependable.
I went there specifically for the softshell crab which were in season. The cramp were breaded and fried and too salty in my opinion. Even the waitress said the meat should be sweet not salty . The two crash were served on top of a huge mound of angel hair pasta which had no flavor but was heavily buttered. Overall the dish was disappointing. My husband had sautéed lake perch and he was quite satisfied with his dish.
The ambience of this place is five stars. Our waitress was very attentive. I talked with her about the possibility of having more Paleo options. I would rather have had a vegetable or salad with my crab cakes instead of all that pasta. She said she would take it to their weekly meeting.
After spending $200+ to say we where disappointed is an understatement. The food had no flavor. The calamari appetizer was good however, everything else was SAD. My beer was skunked. My friends sangria was just red wine on the rocks. The main course for all four of us at the table was a huge letdown. The manager did comp the pasta entree and offered a complimentary dessert which was nice, however we declined the offer. I am not a person that leaves reviews. I believe if there is a problem you should share it with the establishment not on a review site. We tried to do that. Called the restaurant and asked to speak with management they told us they where busy and would call us back and never did. Save your money and go somewhere else. Sorry.
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.
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