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521 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360-3328
+1 219-872-4500
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Ranked #23 of 120 Restaurants in Michigan City
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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30 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
No City
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've always enjoyed the meals here but unfortunately the service leaves much to be desired. We were pressured to order because "the kitchen is closing" and then I had to ask the server if our salads were going to come before our entrees. Our my salmon was fine but the vegetables were barely warm.

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Peoria, Il.
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our service was great. The interior of this cozy restaurant provides a pleasant atmosphere - reminiscent of dining in Europe. The live piano music added to the ambience. We visited here at 6:30 on a Sat eve without reservations. It wasn't crowded and there was no wait. As the evening passed the tables filled. I ordered the vegetable polenta platter... More

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had always wanted to try this restaurant when traveling through Michigan City. The decor is welcoming and warm. We had a great server, Diane and met the wonderful and personable owner. I had the skate, which is in the stingray family. Prepared well and it was quite tasty. The salad and bread were very good and the appetizer scallops... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Some friends had drinks, dinner together here. The interior is much larger than I expected. Decor is tasteful. Waiter was attentive but lacked confidence and ability to fully answer questions about the menu. When ordering drinks, we used the drink menu but after ordering were told it wasn't in stock. When we asked waiter what his favorite thing/recommendation on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Went there with my wife for a lunch date. Good food and great local beers on tap! The sever knew all the answers about the food and the beers available. Will go again!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went there for our birthdays. The service was great and food delicious. I had the crab cakes and while not as good as a Maryland crab cake it was very good. They had a jazz group playing so gad a very nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced, good wine and menu selection.

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