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Duneland Beach Inn
Duneland Beach Inn
  • Address:
    3311 Pottawattomie Trl
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Michigan City, IN
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Duneland Beach Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dunelandbeachinn.com
  • Phone: (219) 874-7729
  • 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

    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm (Open from the 1st week following Labor Day until the first Sunday before Christmas. Sunday brunch is suspended from Christmas until April 1st)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ron White
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area
  • Private Party Facilities: Three Private Dining Rooms that seat up to 20, 40 and 55 persons.
  • Private Party Contact: Kay (219) 874-7729

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Duneland Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from 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.

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Diner Reviews
  • "We went to the Duneland Beach Inn for dinner to have their"best fried Chicken". The chicken was heavily breaded and overcooked(very dark like the oil was overused). It certainly was not the best. The coleslaw that came with it was good as were the homemade chips. However, the dining room was lovely, the service was very good, and I would go there again and try something else on the menu. We had breakfast there a couple of times and that was great. Their outdoor terrace is a lovely spot. I guess anyone can have a bad night."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The dinner menu was very diverse for different tastes. The appetizer and dinner were cooked well and served promptly. Service was responsive and attentive and the bill was in line with food of its caliber."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Becoming one of our favorite spots for brunch. Great food, friendly staff - we'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Recently had a very enjoyable dinner at your restaurant. Delicious food, excellent and well priced wine list , terrific service and beautiful surroundings made it a most enjoyable evening. We have been to your establishment before but it just keeps getting better."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As always, the food here was over seasoned. I had the blackened tuna nicoise, and couldn't taste any of the other ingredients after biting into the tuna. My dining companions all enjoyed their meals (they were all drinking alcohol, I was not)."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have to admit that our experience there on Friday June 13th was very bad. It was my fiance's birthday and there were 4 of us there. It took 15 minutes for anybody to come to our table to even say hello or get our drink orders. We then received our appetizers before we even got our drinks. We then did not get our 2nd round of drinks until we were half way through our dinner. Our party let the waitress and hostess know it was a birthday and not once did we get a happy birthday or a piece of cake or dessert. We have come to the restaurant for many years as we have 3 houses in the area and this experience may have been out last coming. It was not excessively busy nor were we demanding as we were simply trying to enjoy a special evening."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "enjoyable experience, beautifully rehab building and resturant, 1st class chicago in michigan city, only negative was that the closeiness of the tables included you in other diners personal and casual conversations. found out too much about the three some at the next table. dont think you can do anything about that but hope for bettery hearing aids. let me recommend the watermelon salad, outstanding. light and tastee. the canadain perch were execellent just remember it not quanity its tastee."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I made a reservation five days before our Friday night dinner at 7 pm. When we walked in, the hostess could not find our reservation because the computer system had just crashed. She seated the four of us at a table anyway, and we got water and bread. But no one came to take drink orders or wait on us for 15 minutes. I finally went to the hostess and asked whether someone would come to our table. She rushed off to find a server; we were eventually served competently. The other weird thing is that the lights kept flickering."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Excellent gem tucked into beautiful forest scenery. Great food, affordable, nice staff."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Brought my out of town relatives there - we all enjoyed the meal and atmosphere.......None of us had ever been there before but enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I specifically requested a romantic table for our 3 year anniversary and they sat us directly Infront of the kitchen door. The food was terrible, the lake perch was so greasy and oily I couldn't eat it. It tasted like burnt oil. The steak was so hard to chew it was like leather. Not only did they not care to treat our anniversary like it mattered. The food was terrible, and we had to listen to the kitchen during our entire meal. The "romantic" table we were given had dead flowers in the vase. Although the server was polite, he was not accommodating or attentive to us. I am furious with the whole experience and will never go here again, let alone reccomend it to any friends!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was great! Especially desert. A little expensive for what you get but the food was spot on! The service was nice and quick!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Met family for Easter dinner, site unseen, based on internet search. We were all very pleasantly surprised. Off the beaten path, serene neighborhood, great personal service and very satisfying food done with obvious attention to detail. Definitely plan to meet here again. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This restaurant/bed and breakfast is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Long Beach, IN. Great place to meet friends and tables are far enough apart that conversations are not overheard or too loud. Food is excellent. Not one complaint from anyone at our table. the décor was very nice and you felt like you were in a very nice restaurant. Will definitely go back soon. Great wines and martinis!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My niece and I had a last single night dinner as next Saturday she is getting married. It was a perfect place for us to reminisce about every thing. Had a nice time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Impressed with menu. Many seasonal items and good wine list. Fish special on Friday night was good. My wife felt her tuna was a bit overdone but had great flavor. Location very cool and nice little bar where you could enjoy a game if you'd.like. I'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Duneland Beach Inn was an excellent find in the Long Beach neighborhood. The Lake Superior Whitefish was a treat."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We like to go to Duneland Inn on Sundays for the fried chicken special. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food is excellent, atmosphere perfect for a fine dining experience, conversation friendly, friendly, attentive staff. A great restaurant close to home. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have been only for valentines day. 3 times , last time was a table of 8 Chateau briand is always our choice and is was very good. Nice seating arrangements. Liked choice of desserts."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took my wife out for a New Years Eve dinner and had a wonderful time. Good service, friendly staff, excellent food, and a romantic atmosphere. Price was very reasonable for the quality presented. Wine list was extensive. We will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Although there was a party this evening...our service was superb! The food was excellent! The only wish I had was that we would have been able to sit near a fireplace."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We enjoy meeting after holiday shopping here. The atmosphere and staff make a pleasant end to a long day. All food is made on site and delicious. We love it."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "A wonderful restaurant, great service, excellent food quality, wine list, and location located in a "cottage setting"! You must visit and celebrate a special event, or for any day event! And the cozy bar is one to stop by and enjoy your favorite beverage of choice!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We stayed at the Duneland Beach Inn for the night and had dinner at their restaurant. The food was excellent, the staff were excellent, and we really enjoyed our time."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "a perfect location, 1/2 way between Grand Rapids and Chicago, a block off the beach. Quaint as can be! Next time we'll spend the night. Would love to go back in summer when we could sit out on the patio!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Great selection of entrees!!! Love the rainbow trout and the sassy shrimp with coconut risotto. Amazing. Nice to have a cozy fireplace in dining room on such a cold evening. Worth the drive."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "We love the ambiance of the inn and it's quiet setting nestled in the woods. Flat Iron steak and the chicken was great."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Duneland Beach Inn is charming and relaxing. The service staff were top notch, accommodating, and friendly. The food was very good, especially the roasted garlic bisque soup special. I would highly recommend a visit here."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We met friends for a delightful evening at Duneland Beach Inn for dinner. The food and wine were excellent and the ambience and decor very pleasant. We also had brunch the next morning and this too was very good although I did not find the french toast crispy enough."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Went earlier this week, and since it is the off season, there were just a few tables dining. Food was fine. Sadly they were out of my favorite gin. The Inn has an inviting and chaarming atmosphere."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time for our anniversary dinner. We came early to take advantage of the early-bird special and got so much food for such a great price! A free very fresh salad and such a great complimentary delicious dessert selection was a great way to top off our meal. The entrees were very good and our appetizer was delicious. Much recommended to all."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Duneland Beach is a good place for food, and when you have the right waitstaff, a wonderful place to gather. We've had an experience or two that service wasn't do good, but Saturday night was exceptional. Enjoyed time with our daughter and her new fiance after venue hopping all day. Great place to unwind and plan! Thanks!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We have had a week-end home in the vacinity for many years, and just heard of the Inn from a friend. We loved it. Great food, service, atmosphere. We will come again."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Great food, great restaurant. Looking forward to returning!"
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "I was born & raised in the area and hadn't been back for thirty years. Youthful memories aside it still has a charm that even the expansion of the premises cannot erase. The food was excellent. My quiche of the day was rich and just the right portion. My partner's abundant fried chicken was excellent and was also my lunch the next day! My one complaint is against the Muzak soundtrack. Non music without a point of view. You want me to take the food and setting seriously, the auditory experience shouldn't be rooted in an elevator."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "We were very disappointed. The special on Saturday is Prime Rib. We had a 7:15 reservation which I do not think of as late. Both my husband and myself were looking so forward to having the Prime Rib. It was a special treat for us to go to a restaurant like this. We order the Prime Rib only to be told that they don't have any left. I chose the Filet, every bite had an overwhelming charred taste. My husband had the Lake Perch which he felt was ok. For the price they charge, it was not worth it."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Love this hidden treasure! Great place for our "girlfriend nights" when a martini is required! Love that the bar is an intimate little spot, and the dining area much larger. The food is excellent, and their Espesso Martini the best I have ever had!"
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Rated the noise level quiet as we sat outside alone. Yes it was a tad hot and humid. My fish was great and husbands steak was just ok. The Dessert was very good along with our wine. Wine is pricey everywhere so I was not concerned. Our waitress was awesome."
    Dined on 8/30/2013