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“Noisy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holly's Restaurant and Pub

Holly's Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #4 of 149 Restaurants in Michigan City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
LaPorte
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

The place is dark inside, and noisy. Food was good, drinks were good. Think it was priced a little higher than what it should be. This place has been there for years so it must be doing something right. This place is not where you want to go if you want to talk over your dinner. To noisy.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Michigan, North Dakota
1 review
“Great family restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Holly's is a great family restaurant. It is an informal atmosphere. My grandchildren love it. They serve fresh popped popcorn when you get there which is a nice touch. The staff are courteous and pleasant. We love their burgers and mexican dishes. The portions are very generous. Me and grandchldren love chips instead of french fries as fries are norm at most restaurants. It is nice to have a change. Also the fried pickles are wonderful. Never have to ask twice when asking grandchildren where they want to eat. They don't ask for McDonalds anymore.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“love it when they have it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Seasonal but the best chicken salad in Michigan City. Burgers are very good too but are huge. Come with an appetite. Also love that i can get chips instead of the same old, same old fries. Haven't tried anything else in 5 years because it is always a decision between the chicken salad and a burger.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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87 reviews
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“A tradition to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Whenever we travel to see our family in Michigan City, Hollys is a must. The fried dill pickles are always a favorite for the group. The only down side, and it was a first for us there, was when I ordered a burger. I asked for it to be medium. I received it but it was so raw it was bloody and cool in the center. However, when it was brought to the attention of our waitress, she offered to replace it. The popcorn theybserve while waiting is warm and delicious!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Robinson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Good food and fun for the kids. The popcorn was a hit with the kids. Food was good. My husband had the Reuben and I had the Chicken Salad Roll-up on the Summer lunch menu. They were both really good.

Visited July 2012
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