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“Some plusses some minuses”

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: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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!
Toledo
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Some plusses some minuses”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband and I had an early dinner at Holly's for the first time this past weekend. I found the atmosphere to be good, fun, casual. We sat at the bar and were hoping to have a cold beer and sandwiches. The bartender seemed to be also waiting on tables so we waited a bit for her. They have mostly domestic beer which was disappointing. They had one craft beer on tap that we tasted but it was really warm. We opted for Heineken and Bud in bottles. We had Calamari fries which were quite good. I wanted some parmesan cheese for these and asked a guy behind the bar for a parm shaker and he said "we don't have those." When our bartender came back she got me a cup of parmesan from the kitchen. The guy seemed to be also a bartender/server but passed us by when I tried to get his attention for a drink or napkin. A shame that he had blinders on. I had the San Francisco sandwich with sweet potato fries. The sandwich was fine and the fries were really good!!! Overall a good experience I guess. Would I go back? Yes :)

  • Visited July 2013
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Danville, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bar & Grill”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Nice place, friendly staff. Food was good not to pricey. Popcorn brought to table to snack while you wait.

Visited July 2013
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Kokomo, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had a very friendly and efficient waitress. The food variety was good and the quality was good. The servings were huge, so bring an appetite. Free popcorn (movie theater style) when you sit down was nice snack while we waited for our food. I would recommend it for a reasonably priced, family meal.

Visited July 2013
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LaPorte, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food and pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We enjoy going to Holly's for dinner about twice a month. The food is always good and the service is great. It's a nice place to take the family out for dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Chris S
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“Great place, food and atmosphere”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Hollys has great food and great prices, the staff is always fun and friendly. Very laid back relaxing atmosphere and a wonderful family restaurant

  • Visited June 2013
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