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Guidebook for Michigan City

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Guidebook for Michigan City

Food Scene
Brewery with good pub fare, very popular with locals, good for adults or families.
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locals recommend
Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant
208 Wabash Street
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locals recommend
Brewery with good pub fare, very popular with locals, good for adults or families.
Very popular place for lunch or dinner, good food and drinks, fun atmosphere.
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locals recommend
The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
245 North Whittaker Street
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locals recommend
Very popular place for lunch or dinner, good food and drinks, fun atmosphere.
One of our favorite places for pizza that's a step up. Fun atmosphere, some outdoor seating. It does get crowded but worth the wait.
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locals recommend
Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
500 South El Portal Drive
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locals recommend
One of our favorite places for pizza that's a step up. Fun atmosphere, some outdoor seating. It does get crowded but worth the wait.
Cozy restaurant in a 1920's Inn, very popular with the locals. Brunch on weekends.
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locals recommend
Duneland Beach Inn
3311 Pottawattomie Trail
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locals recommend
Cozy restaurant in a 1920's Inn, very popular with the locals. Brunch on weekends.
Popular local spot for lunch or dinner.
9
locals recommend
Swingbelly's
3101 U.S. 12
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locals recommend
Popular local spot for lunch or dinner.
Very good pizza for pick up or delivery.
Miller Pizza
1012 N Karwick Rd
Very good pizza for pick up or delivery.
Go for a table overlooking the harbor for amazing views. Brunch on weekends
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locals recommend
Bentwood Tavern
600 West Water Street
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locals recommend
Go for a table overlooking the harbor for amazing views. Brunch on weekends
Very good Italian food for takeout. Very limited seating, so order ahead and bring it home.
Scartozzi's Trattoria
822 N Karwick Rd
Very good Italian food for takeout. Very limited seating, so order ahead and bring it home.
Closest spot for coffee drinks to take away. Offers breakfast sandwiches as well
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locals recommend
Lakeshore Coffee & Specialties
444 Wabash St
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locals recommend
Closest spot for coffee drinks to take away. Offers breakfast sandwiches as well
Great Mexican food in up-and-coming downtown Michigan City
9
locals recommend
Mucho Mas
727 Franklin St
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locals recommend
Great Mexican food in up-and-coming downtown Michigan City
A local favorite for ice cream for decades. Always rocking on summer evenings....
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locals recommend
Oink's Dutch Treat
227 West Buffalo Street
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locals recommend
A local favorite for ice cream for decades. Always rocking on summer evenings....
Great place for a special night out. Great cocktails at the bar and excellent italian food in an upscale setting. Inside the Harbor Grand Hotel. (Note: a fire caused by lightening cauased water damage to the hotel and restuarant in late fall 2019, but they say they will be back open by spring 2020)
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locals recommend
Terrace Room
111 West Water Street
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locals recommend
Great place for a special night out. Great cocktails at the bar and excellent italian food in an upscale setting. Inside the Harbor Grand Hotel. (Note: a fire caused by lightening cauased water damage to the hotel and restuarant in late fall 2019, but they say they will be back open by spring 2020)
Pefect place for breakfast or lunch or to pick up drinks or sundries, only three blocks from the house! fun atmosphere, the breakfast burritos are amazing. (And the owner, Lisa, is a sibling of your hosts).
10
locals recommend
Dune Billies
201 Center St
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locals recommend
Pefect place for breakfast or lunch or to pick up drinks or sundries, only three blocks from the house! fun atmosphere, the breakfast burritos are amazing. (And the owner, Lisa, is a sibling of your hosts).
Correct address is 501 Center Street, walking distance to the house. Great place to try Jamaican food! Nice outdoor patio.
7
locals recommend
Cool Runnings Jamaican Restaurant
112 E 11th St
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locals recommend
Correct address is 501 Center Street, walking distance to the house. Great place to try Jamaican food! Nice outdoor patio.
Ok, kind of an unexpeted location, but definitely a good spot once you're there! Fun bar and restaraurant overlooking Trail Creek, good food and interesting drink specials.
21
locals recommend
Bridges Waterside Grille
508 East 2nd Street
21
locals recommend
Ok, kind of an unexpeted location, but definitely a good spot once you're there! Fun bar and restaraurant overlooking Trail Creek, good food and interesting drink specials.
A fairly new addition to downtown Michigan City, will upscale pub food, beer, and cocktails.
10
locals recommend
Leeds Public House
401 Franklin St
10
locals recommend
A fairly new addition to downtown Michigan City, will upscale pub food, beer, and cocktails.
Drinks & Nightlife
Local winery that makes decent wines from both Michigan and CA grapes. Small plates and live music.
13
locals recommend
Shady Creek Winery
2030 Tryon Road
13
locals recommend
Local winery that makes decent wines from both Michigan and CA grapes. Small plates and live music.
Very popular local brewery fun younger crowd.
103
locals recommend
Greenbush Brewing Co.
5885 Sawyer Road
103
locals recommend
Very popular local brewery fun younger crowd.
Local Distillery and bar with good cocktails and a fun crowd.
81
locals recommend
Journeyman Distillery
109 Generation Dr
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locals recommend
Local Distillery and bar with good cocktails and a fun crowd.
24
locals recommend
Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
777 Blue Chip Drive
24
locals recommend
Another option for a local casino. We probably prefer it over the Blue Chip
33
locals recommend
Four Winds Casino Resort – New Buffalo
11111 Wilson Road
33
locals recommend
Another option for a local casino. We probably prefer it over the Blue Chip
Small local brewery with great beers and friendly service.
10
locals recommend
Burn 'Em Brewing
718 Freyer Rd
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locals recommend
Small local brewery with great beers and friendly service.
Parks & Nature
Great hiking options, in an interesting natural setting with the national park lands interspersed with the industry that built the towns of Northwest Indiana. Favorites include the trails around the Chellburg Farmhouse (great history there too for kids) https://www.nps.gov/indu/learn/historyculture/chellberg.htm
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locals recommend
Indiana Dunes National Park
1215 Indiana 49
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locals recommend
Great hiking options, in an interesting natural setting with the national park lands interspersed with the industry that built the towns of Northwest Indiana. Favorites include the trails around the Chellburg Farmhouse (great history there too for kids) https://www.nps.gov/indu/learn/historyculture/chellberg.htm
Nice trails through old growth woods along the Galien River. Easy and shady, a fun hike for the whole family. Great for a hot day.
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locals recommend
Warren Woods State Park
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locals recommend
Nice trails through old growth woods along the Galien River. Easy and shady, a fun hike for the whole family. Great for a hot day.
Trail 9 is considered one of the best trails in the area with incredible views of Lake Michigan
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locals recommend
Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 N 25 East
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locals recommend
Trail 9 is considered one of the best trails in the area with incredible views of Lake Michigan
The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings. A nice small-town zoo, good for young children.
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locals recommend
Washington Park Zoo
115 Lake Shore Drive
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locals recommend
The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings. A nice small-town zoo, good for young children.
Shopping
Nice outdoor mall with tons of premium outlet stores
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locals recommend
Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
601 Wabash Street
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locals recommend
Nice outdoor mall with tons of premium outlet stores
Whittaker Street in downtown New Buffalo is a fun tourist-oriented shopping street great for an afternoon, leading down to the harbor and beach. Shops, ice cream, and local restaurants. We recommend The Stray Dog for lunch.
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locals recommend
New Buffalo
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locals recommend
Whittaker Street in downtown New Buffalo is a fun tourist-oriented shopping street great for an afternoon, leading down to the harbor and beach. Shops, ice cream, and local restaurants. We recommend The Stray Dog for lunch.
Essentials
Nice local grocery with everything from the basics to a nice deli and wine selection. Note: no take out liquor sales in Indiana on Sunday...but they are allowed in Michigan.
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locals recommend
Al's Supermarket
1002 North Karwick Road
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locals recommend
Nice local grocery with everything from the basics to a nice deli and wine selection. Note: no take out liquor sales in Indiana on Sunday...but they are allowed in Michigan.
Closest full service pharmacy
CVS
901 N Karwick Rd
Closest full service pharmacy
Sightseeing and Outdoor Activities
Sight seeing, cruises on Lake Michigan.
Harbor Country Adventures
35 S Whittaker St
Sight seeing, cruises on Lake Michigan.
Trail rides along pretty rural trails
Stateline Stables
10411 N 200 E
Trail rides along pretty rural trails
A great place for railroad fans, and kids of all ages!
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locals recommend
Hesston Steam Museum
1201 East 1000 North
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locals recommend
A great place for railroad fans, and kids of all ages!