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521 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360-3328
+1 219-872-4500
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely atmosphere but horrible experience

This is a restaurant I have been to many times as I am a local patron and because there aren't that many options in our small town. Their menu choices for vegetarians are limited so I tend to get the vegetarian polenta dish. It has always been an acceptable go-to dish. Last night however, after... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
wannavwbus
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near Chicago
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
near Chicago
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a restaurant I have been to many times as I am a local patron and because there aren't that many options in our small town. Their menu choices for vegetarians are limited so I tend to get the vegetarian polenta dish. It has always been an acceptable go-to dish. Last night however, after dinner and in the middle... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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152 reviews 152 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stopped in for dinner here on a week night. I had the gnocchi with chicken breast, which was quite tasty. The portion size was very generous. The rest of my dinner party had the petite filet which they enjoyed as well. So give Maxine's a try if your downtown or near the outlet mall.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Maxines is a block or two away from the outlet mall. We stopped by for an early dinner and found the place almost empty. The waitress was a bit flustered -- it was her first day -- but put forth a great effort and got the orders correct. Portions were nicely sized. Service was prompt and attentive. Definitely worth a... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A very diverse menu, reasonably priced, great wine selection. The servers and bartenders are very well educated on their menu. The atmosphere is quaint. Always a fun time. I'll be back!

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Skokie, IL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We took the South Shore Rail to Michigan City and were walking to the Light House Mall. We walked into Maxine's and were rather skeptical because the place was empty and it was about 12:45. We sat down ordered and thought that the food was great and reasonably prices. The restaurant I might add had three more tables filled by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Awesome Ambiance and great service. Food was fantastic! We found it quite enjoyable on our two day getaway...

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No City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant while on our way to Blue Chip Casino. Walked in on a Friday evening and despite not having reservations, we were able to be seated. We had the Chicken Satay as an appetizer and it was delicious. I had the Firehouse Chicken sandwich and it was wonderful. Chicken with pepper jack cheese and jalapeno jelly... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Cesar's. Salad with fresh grated Parmesan cheese. Diane the owner was a great hostess. She was the friendly and so personable.

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Gas City, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great food prepared well but the drinks are watered down and done with very cheap booze. Try the scallops....umm, umm, good.

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Ventura, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Some things were very good - the gnocchi poutine, escargot, crab cakes, prime rib, mussels and the very best Tiramisu we've ever had. Some things were lacking - the service started out very strong for our group of 15 and then our waiter seemed to fall apart and couldn't remember who wanted what, didn't bring bread for everyone, how many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360-3328
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Michigan City
  • Phone Number: +1 219-872-4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?