We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Duneland Beach Inn. The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely spot to eat!
Ambiance was nice, quaint! Loved the servers, they were efficient and not bothersome! Knew when to come to the table without being obtrusive! Wide variety on the menu and great setting.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good food and having
Always good food and having Julie serve is the best
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the Dunelands Beach Inn for Motherday, with my adult children. They had a very good menu available for the day, and a grat mixed drinks specialty list. It is a bit off the beaten path, but well signed, and a great change of pace from a strip mall setting!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
From being seated promptly to paying the check, this was a very pleasant meal. The staff was attentive to any needs and personable. The menu had a wide selection of items sure to fit everyone's taste buds offering drink, entree and dessert options. The food was cooked properly, tasty and plated with care. We will be visiting again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice for a special occasion. Little noisy but we had some boisterous neighbors for awhile.
Great desserts, but you'll want to share it. They are rich.
Also has gluten free menu.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had breakfast on Father's
We had breakfast on Father's Day and we were the only ones in the dining room at 8:30. Had a very pleasant server and the food was very good.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice, so close to great!
Hidden away, you'll want your gps to find it! But worth the trip. Very quiet, old mansion-type setting. Food is outstanding, tho' pricey. The service the night we were there was a bit off. Friendly gal, but not caring...the chardonnay we ordered wasn't even barely cool...and she uncorked it before she came to the table. She placed it in a bucket...without ice. And seemed unconcerned about it being warm. I finally asked for two glasses of ice, one for our glasses, and one for the bucket. It should have been replaced immediately.
I ordered one side for my meal and she brought the wrong one. I pointed it out and she said she'd take care of it. She returned to say that the chef had run out, so they just substituted. Really? Without asking?
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Gem Close to the Big Lake
Good food, great cocktails, excellent service in a warm inviting environment.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
table for 2
we enjoyed the whole dining experience. If or when we make it back up your way we will dine with you again. Thanks so much for you warm hospitality.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surf & Turf
The prime rib & grouper were both incredible last Saturday....our Anniversary! Couldn't have been more pleased with both the dishes and the service. We've eaten here a few times in the last 4-5 months and have been very satisfied each time. I always recommend Duneland Beach Inn to everyone that ask me about a great restaurant in the area.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Duneland Beach Inn - Hidden Gem
This is a little hidden gem in an area that one must venture out to get a cozy atmosphere and some upscale food. Service was a bit slow but they did appear short handed so probably an anomaly. Drinks were a bit pricey too but well made and stiff. Overall a nice respite from a hectic week of fast food and crowded local beachside restaurants with mediocre food. I'd go again.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The word has gotten out!
It appears that the word has gotten out about this hidden spot. We've been coming here for over 9 years and have witnessed the transformation of this place from a so-so, slightly shabby, usually half empty, Inn/restaurant to a truly first class dining experience. Since the present owners took over about 5 years ago, the entire place has been redone, (no more dog running around the dining room), they hired a great chef, and the servers are pretty much all fantastic, they really try to accommodate even some of our quirky requests. BUT, (always a but) it's become the go-to place in the area, reservations (thanks opentable) are pretty much a must by Wed/Thurs for Friday or Saturday nights. Sassy Shrimp is the best!!!!! Seafood is FRESH.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
D B Inn- Best it's ever been
I grew up in this small beach town and return every summer for 5 weeks or so for vacation. Growing up, the D B Inn was nothing more than a sleepy run down B&B. In the past few years it has grown up and grown into a real great place. Last time we were there, food was great but service was a little lackluster. This time food was equally good and the service was attentive and smart. I had the Chili Shrimp appetizer (with the coconut risotto). It was awesome. I had the "Pork Porterhouse" for my entree. Grilled to perfection and served with a sweet house sauce. Very flavorful. Others had the Rack of Lamb and Perch. All was awesome. I said it before and I will say it again. I will go back!!
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was great, except Michael our waiter was a little slow. We had to ask for more drinks twice,
and since we were in the food business for 18 years, you never let the customer sit their with a empty
glass. Other then that the food was excellent.
We will be back when were in your area.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the surroundings of Duneland Beach Inn. It's nestled into the charming Michiana area of Indiana among tall trees and charming cottages. While the inside is now more updated and quiet, I do miss the old 1940s feel of the original inn. Nonetheless, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a cozy place to dine. Our server was very knowledgeable about wines and the food was both delicious and visually exciting.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful breakfast
We had a wonderful breakfast and wish that the breakfast would be offered after Labor day as well.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a memorable time
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.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but Please
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.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st timer ready for 2nd time!
Great food, great restaurant. Looking forward to returning!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
a good choice
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!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary Dinner
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.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday Night Delight
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.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great selection of entrees!!!
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.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM