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American, Pub, Gastropub
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521 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360-3328
+1 219-872-4500
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here as two couples, the menu is a little expensive but the food was delicious. The jazzy atmosphere was wonderful. Great for taking someone on a date. Would come back again!

Thank Cheryl K
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149 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though we do not come to the Michigan City area very often, and then usually only to make a quick stop at the large Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall, eleven of us in our extended family decided this year to vacation on the Lake Michigan beaches. It was a good choice -- we had lots of fun -- but our trip... More 

Thank BigP
Chesterton, Indiana
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197 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on Wednesday for a quick drink and starter. It was early and only a few other diners were in the restaurant. Cocktails were generous and prepared perfectly. We decided to split the flatbread special which had ham, pineapple and mozzarella cheese. A perfect summer combination. Great service and interesting old building.

1 Thank Marie A
La Porte
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Food and atmosphere was excellent. Service was out of this world Had a great time . Would recommend to anyone out for a date or otherwise.

1 Thank mariolY600LG
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant, everyone friendly and welcoming. Amazing food and great cocktails. Definitely worth a night out. Easy parking out the front.

1 Thank Kandi H
Anderson, Indiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Went last Fri night around 8pm, not crowded. Nice atmosphere, server was pleasant. Good service. Was disappointed when I received a wilted salad. I ate what I could and left what was browned in plane site. She said nothing when she took the plate. The cod special I ordered was very bland and the batter soggy as if it was... More 

Thank Ray F
LaPorte, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I visit Maxine regularly, food is always good, quiet and nice place to meet friends or business associates.

Thank Pedzinski
Long Beach, Indiana
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Dinner on a weeknight. It was early and so not at all crowded. french onion soup quite good. cocktails properly prepared. We've been there several times nd never had a bad meal. Once in awhile they miss the mark with some odd special--in this case black-bean and corn fritters which were in a strange sauce and fairly tasteless. Steaks and... More 

Thank RiderDan48
Chesterton, Indiana
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The restaurant is beautiful in an old building in the historic downtown Michigan City district. Parking is limited due to its location. It was my first time dining here which was during the lunch hour. After receiving our ordered beverages, we kept waiting for our server to return to take our food order. Due to the prolonged amount of time,... More 

Thank Alice S
Beverly Shores, Indiana
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

LOOK! You can have really nice and friendly staff, etc. But the real proof of the pudding is the FOOD!!! Over now three visits we found the food to be sub-standard, and when it was good, the portion was funny to say the least. Nothing really connected to what you would like or expect for the prices charged. We support... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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