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“good family restaurant”

Holly's Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #3 of 152 Restaurants in Michigan City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: In 1974 Mike Buda, Holly's founder, opened his doors after many years in the hospitality industry at other area restaurants. It wasn't long before word spread that the food was delicious and reasonably priced, the service was excellent, and Holly's became a favorite choice for casual family dining. Keeping the business in the family, Mike Buda's daughters, Jennie and Michele, spent time helping their dad at work during their youth. Following their graduation from Purdue University's Hospitality and Tourism school, Mike turned the daily operations of the restaurant over to his energetic and capable daughters. The restaurant serves traditional American cuisine, with select Mexican specialties and Barbeque favorites to really spice things up! You'll enjoy sandwiches piled high with only the best-quality ingredients, delicious homemade soups and salads, and one of the best French Dip sandwiches anywhere. For dinner, try our strip steak - or feast on a variety of appetizers and late night munchies at our bar. Enjoy your team in action on one of our 15 televisions, complimented by your favorite ice-cold beer, wine, or a cocktail. The Buda family takes great pride in being a locally owned, hometown-dining establishment. And, in today's market of chains and franchises, it's a pleasure to experience the friendly welcome you'll receive at Holly's Restaurant and Pub. So, whether you're new to the area, just passing through, or a born and bred "MCer" - get together at Holly's for hometown family fun!
Valparaiso, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“good family restaurant”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Holly's is a nice, family-owned restaurant that offers a large variety of sandwiches and dinners. Some of our favorites are the turkey on pretzel bun sandwich, shrimp and chicken strips, taco platter, and for the kids - mac and cheese with a breadstick. They bring fresh popped popcorn to your table while you're waiting for your food. There are a few arcade games for kids. We have been going there for years and the food is always good.

  • Visited July 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect for families”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Offered a very reasonably priced menu and also served adult drinks!! There was a game room for the kids and the service was great!

Visited June 2012
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Michigan City, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great local family restaurant!”
Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

Great food and variety. Friendly staff. Free popcorn at beginning of every meal. Reasonable prices. Join their coupon rewards club. Been going there for years.

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By the lake in Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Good food, great value!”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Holly's 9 times out of 10 is very good. Great food, reasonable prices, usually pretty good service. I have had alot of different food on the menu, and pretty much everything is very tasty! Their alcohol usually doesn't taste very good there, tho, so I still with pop and water.

Visited March 2012
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Schaumburg, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2012

food = decent, service = average, decor = needs updating, menu = sufficient variety. Clearly a fave of the locals with a quaint charm.

Visited March 2012
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