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Duneland Beach Inn

4.4
282 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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)
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Phone number
(219) 874-7729
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ron White
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Private party facilities
Three Private Dining Rooms that seat up to 20, 40 and 55 persons.
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Private party contact
Kay: (219) 874-7729
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Duneland Drive
Additional
Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Cinco De Mayo celebration! Chef Lisa will be cooking authentic Mexican dishes from her family recipes all weekend. Have dinner on the patio with friends and sample our authentic Mexican craft cocktails.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Make mom feel loved this Mother's Day. Nothing says "Thank You" like a special meal at the Inn. Our circa 1920's inn has been serving prominent Chicagoans, celebrities and locals for over 90 years. Serving plated brunch ala carte from 10:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 282 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Have been occasional diners at Duneland Beach Inn and have always been satisfied with our food and service. The most recent occasion was for a birthday dinner and we were again pleased with the overall experience. The drink offerings are excellent and the menu offers plenty of dinner choices with additional evening specials. I placed my reservation on-line and mentioned that it was for a special 80th birthday. At the conclusion of dinner our server appeared with a generously sized birthday cake with a candle. I didn't even have to remind them of the occasion! Very impressed by the service.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Server placed he wrong order

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had two servers, one was a cute little gal and the other gentleman was only there for three days it seems they were both brand new. They were excellent attentive kind and made our night very special for our dad’s 89th birthday.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have dined at the Duneland Beach Inn for holidays several times. We thought the food this time was not as good as in previous visits. We were there for Easter . Three of us had ham, which was dry, one the grouper, which had a strange crust on it, and one had the prime rib, that was excellent. Service was great. Just need to take the food up a notch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic. Everything done to perfection.
Selected for our Easter dinner as we wanted to do something nice. This is one of our favorite places. Always bring out of town guests to the Duneland. Worth the drive from South Bend.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The wife and I love this restaurant, friendly staff, great service and great food. Beautiful fireplace and atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

One of our party ordered the lake perch and when tasted, it was off, like starting to spoil. We reported to our waitress and she returned it to the kitchen. in the mean time since the rest of the table had meals, we shared our chicken with the impacted person and told the waitress that they did not have to remake it, we would just share the other meals. She did offer to bring asparagus side for the impacted person. All of that was okay, it happens.
What was disappointing is that they charged us for the meal and took of $8.50 for dissatisfaction of of the $23 for the perch. When i mentioned this to the waitress, she took it back to the manager or whoever, they changed it to $11.50 off. If we did not get to enjoy the meal (and mult people at our table tasted it with the same opinion of the fish) why would they charge us for it at all. It is not about the $11.50 they still charged us, it is the principle. They lost customers that drive from south bend to have dinner there.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic Food! Loved the Irish Cosmos! And a great place to stay!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with many selections from which to choose. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive and the ambiance was lovely! You could talk to each other without the music overpowering your conversation, but the music was pleasant also. Food was excellent and perfectly done.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We love this restaurant, always friendly staff, great service and great food. Beautiful fireplace and atmosphere. This is a neighborhood gem and srounded by beautiful trees.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was amazing! Food was excellent!!!

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

This restaurant is consistently a nice place for dinner. A bit pricey but the atmosphere is casual and warm. This time of year the fireplace offers a lot of ambience. Its quiet and the service is good. Something that is often missing - servers either hovering or missing. The atmosphere makes it a good place for discussion around the table. I have found the food on several visits to be dependably good. I recently had their pork ribeye while my wife had their crab chicken. Both dishes were very good while the volume of food was sufficient. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Michigan City area.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Normally good food so we decided to try last minute for New Years Eve. One of us had beef wellington just average in taste and the other Prime Rib (very bad) which tasted like it had been beaten to make it tender. The consistency was awful. It was not Medium Rare as ordered. Took it home for son to try and even he didn't like it. Not sure what happened this night but not our best meal ever there. The staff is always very nice and it really is great ambience. We will try again but a little disappointed for such a nice evening.

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant if you have gluten or dairy allergies.
Our server was not knowledgeable about the menu offering or methods on how food was prepared.
Though it is a charming setting.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

This was our first time here; it won't be our last. We loved everything about it!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We always enjoy Duneland. We wish we had the time to stay overnight! Great place and great people.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We drove in from Hammond for Thanksgiving. We loved it...the place was adorable...service was great and food was great. We will be going back soon !

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

I️t was a wonderful meal and great service! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Comfortable cozy atmosphere w excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service is always great at the Duneland Beach. It is a well kept secret in a Great neighborhood. I brought my 9 year old granddaughter there for dinner to celebrate a wonderful report card. They treated her like a queen. Thanks to the staff to make it a memorable evening for my granddaughter. Outstanding job!

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Went on a Friday evening with my dad who is hard of hearing - he thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and lack of background noise. We did fix pris menu, which was a nice meal at a value price. My husband got the mussel dish and found it to be so-so. Carrot cake was delicious, but have been taken out of refrigerator 30 min before serving.

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2.0Dined on October 13, 2017

A medium-rare hamburger was served well done. Server offered to bring another, but that was inconvenient because I had a companion. Manager offered complimentary dessert, too, I admit.
Pianist was atrocious.
Real disappointment -- seemed to revel in mediocrity ( except for the busboy, who was the only employee on top of things).

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful service beautiful atmosphere and delicious food! Unique!

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

As usual great food and great friendly service. The best of the best

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

The menu is always eclectic. They pair foods that most would not try. Sometimes it's a good combo. We tried the fix pris menu. It was good. Small portion. Drinks were as much as the meal.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Food is always great. On this occasion the restaurant was extremely busy and a little understaffed so service was a bit slow. But you can't beat the 2-for$26 deal! Ribeye pork steak was amazing!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

The place is lovely, the service was excellent, the featured wine was terrific and a great value.
The food, for the most part, was really good - my husband got the fried chicken and I got a salmon special. I ate part of my salmon and then noticed that the thicker portion was uncooked. I know salmon is often cooked to medium and that would've been fine but this was really rare. My husband's chicken was fabulous! Until he got to the thigh which was also rare.
We would try this place again with some tweaks in our menu choices. They were very gracious and charged us only half for our entrees and gave us a free dessert. Once again, lovely place and nice people.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Quiet and good food. Service was phenomenal! Great placed in a tucked away area!

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

We had an excellent dinner here. It was very enjoyable. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Happened to find this lovely inn/restaurant when perusing Open Table. What a find! Easy to reserve a table for the same night for two. We opted to sit outside and the patio area was lovely. Service was never rushed but we never felt neglected, either. Enjoyed a leisurely cocktail before ordering. Many unique combinations on the menu and some very tempting specials, but we both chose the Mediterranean platter appetizer (olive tapenade, bruschetta, and baba ganoush--delicious, though I didn't understand the crispy pita triangles, would have preferred soft pita) and the lake perch. Breading was light, as advertised, and even gluten-free I believe. Served over a basil risotto that was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Inexplicably, we were the only people in the restaurant. So it was no surprise that service was prompt and attentive, and noise level was only of our own making.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

We tiik friends for their anniversary and had a wonderful time! Great service, wonderful food and pleasant surroundings!

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2017

My husband had dinner at the Duneland Beach Inn last Sunday. It was a beautiful night and we had a table on the terrace. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The entrée portions were very generous. Both our entrée were daily specials. We will go back.

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2017

I ordered the ribs which were very good, a friend ordered chicken which was also very good. Our wives ordered gray snapper which was disgusting. We told the server who did absolutely nothing, didn't even offer an alternative.

The service started off poorly when we found out there were specials available but were not told by the server and went down hill from there.

This was my 3rd or 4th visit to this restaurant and I hope it's not declining. I was surprised that it was only partially filled on a Saturday night and the bar was totally empty.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Always friendly great service and food.This restaurant is neighborhood Gem and unmatchable food and service.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2017

This place doesn't have the best service, but I think it's the owners responsibility. The staff really seemed to be very hard-working.

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1.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Service went from bad to worse, and no one seems to care.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Our first time there, wonderful food and service. We will be back!!!

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3.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Had a very nice evening dinner here. Definitely made up for the last time we were there. I will add though that two of our guests were vegan and the only options they had to eat was the side salad and French fries. We weren't aware of the dietary restrictions at the time we place the reservations - just would have liked to have a more varied menu to include more vegan options.
Otherwise, service was great and the rest of the food was delicious. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Great atmosphere, very good food, good service, actually loved the place.

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