The Pickle & Turnip

The Pickle & Turnip

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thepickleandturnip.com/
  • Phone: 2198711223x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Spring Hours
    DINNER
    Monday through Thursday 4PM - 9PM
    Friday - Saturday 4 PM- 11 PM
    Sunday 4 PM - 9 PM
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from The Pickle & Turnip
Located in the dowtown area of Michigan City, The Pickle & Turnip offers a contemporary mediterranean cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Pickle & Turnip reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (18)hot spot (9)notable wine list (9)good for groups (8)great for lunch (8)special occasion (7)romantic (7)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Delicious and Flavorful
    Hula
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was amazing and flavorful. Menu options were perfect balance. I dined with a group of 6 and we tried so many options and everything was very good. Definitely recommend you stop in. Go early and spend some time in the Uptown Arts District shopping before dinner. There are so many unique shops/boutiques/art galleries. We had a reservation for 7PM on Wednesday night. Definitely make a reservation. I didn't expect it to be so busy mid-week. Must be that good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new but not improved.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The restaurant ran out of 3 items we ordered on the menu. it was holiday wknd so they should anticipate the crowd properly. The same restaurant under the name Sahara did better I think. we requested one item not listed on the menu and it was prepared for us and it was the best we have tasted so far, so ask the wait staff and they may comply to your requests
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ligsterVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Pita bread was horrid..no taste to appetizers- out of may dishes
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food
    FoodieNovice
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food is amazing and the service is sincere. Beer and wine list is decent with a fair choice of dark beer. Shawarma and salads are excellent although salads are a little heavy with the dressing (I get mine on the side). Overall, I love this restaurant and it's right in the middle of the Art's district, so on first fridays when you have a longer wait you can always check out the shops while you wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great gem - awesome food
    ebow
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had a wonderful time with terrific Mediterranean food and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is fantastic
    NomadVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This restaurant is excellent. The beet salad and the avocado salad are amazing. The gyro is the best I've ever had. The two people with us that had the lamb chops said that they were amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bailey
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Delicious, fresh tasting middle eastern food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Good food for the neighborhood. Service was great!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything is awesome
    Indianapat
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I started out with the babaganoush, I had an arugula and beet salad (two of my favorite vegetables) with feta cheese and walnuts, I ordered the special: a ribeye steak cooked to perfection and some french fries topped off with a couple of Three Floyds Robert the Bruce ales. My wife ordered the Gyros dinner (some of which I ate for lunch the next day)and a couple of Lebanese beers. The food was great.The service was excellent, I got to watch the World Cup projected over the bar, the chef came to check on how I like my steak. We had a great time and will visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific Mediterranean Food
    diva614
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Fantastic food in a wonderful storefront location. The Pickle & Turnip is great for small plates or for entrees. Good beer and wine list that is moderately priced. Moe (the owner) has outdone himself with this location. You can always count on the freshest of foods and knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in new location
    getout2eat
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Traveling thru Michigan City it was great to find a place for a dinner with an interesting menu, great service and cool ambiance. Always good to see old premises revived and re-purposed. A bonus to enjoy a really good meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE
    Reebs14
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food is amazing!!! Love the inside of the place and moe is such a nice guy!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad to have this in our town!
    love2dine
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    SO glad that this restaurant is in the Town of Michigan City. I love the Small business one owner type of restaurants. One owner restaurants are unique, one of a kind and this particular one is Awesome! Clean, wonderful food, great staff and a wonderful location. The owner Moe is always around asking everyone if everything is OK. He really cares about making his customers happy. Beer and wine and my favorite salad in town the Avocado salad. If you love Avocado, Lemon and red onion, you should try this! Everything I have tried has been fabulous!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sandy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My favorite place to dine in Michigan City. Mo does a wonderful job---subtle flavors. You taste the spices, but they do not overwhelm you. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for Picky Eaters
    redsparrow
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My friends and I have very particular diets- namely, none of us eat sugar, and my friends can't eat processed carbs either. This often makes dining out difficult. At The Pickle & Turnip, however, our waitress was very happy to accommodate by bringing us bowl after bowl of cucumber slices (at no extra charge) in lieu of pita for our dips, and there were plenty of options on the menu for us to try. Overall it was a fun, casually refined experience, and I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top 10 from Tripadvisor
    Saute4uVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We went based on the rating from trip advisor. The service was great, recommendations spot on, food quality and favor 5 star, and the owner coming out to personally connect with his diners was a Michelin star touch. Not that the huge portions are a complaint, but you can share if there is more than one person. If you are solo you will have left overs. Beet Salad awesome, lemon vin. great, gyro meat yummmy, The lamb patti as a queso was on the dry side, we didn't get to request temp so make sure you do medium. Will Def. return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love p&t
    antiporce
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The new location is wonderful, same great food. My favorite Mediterranean restaurant. Great food and wine. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Perfect
    Regionnaire
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My dinner companion was very late for a late-scheduled reservation, and the staff was unbelievably generous. We were never rushed, and the food was spectacular. It was late on a Wednesday, so I can only say that it was "quiet," but I'm not sure that will be true when it's a full house. I would have checked many more of the criteria above, but I'm not sure Moe will be offering lunch, brunch, etc. I loved Sahara, and I'm very excited about The Pickle, and wish Moe and his staff much success. He brings a delicious and singular culinary contribution to the Region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2 reviews are from the The Pickle & Turnip reviews archive.
  • A must try spot!
    Brittcog5
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We made a reservation and were promptly seated when we arrived. After enjoying a complimentary dish and two appetizers, my husband and I took a while to decide on our dinner order, but our server was happy to frequent our table until we were finally ready to order. Even though the restaurant was fairly busy, we did not have a long wait for our dinners to be brought out. I had a favorite dish that was no longer on the menu, but something I had fallen in love with at their previous location. They were happy to make it for me and it was amazing as ever. My husband ordered a Gyro platter that could have fed 3 men it was so huge! We left full, and quite happy! Great service, amazing food, a relaxing space, larger wine and beer menu. Perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Pickle and Turnip is the best food in town. I am a health nut girl and would recommend it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.