Eat & Drink

Taste your way through our diverse culinary scene with each juicy bite, refreshing sip, and locally-inspired menu. Enjoy seasonal dishes in a contemporary atmosphere, or grab a fully-dressed hot dog on your way to the beach. Drop into a neighborhood hangout and savor a little Americana with the perfect burger or discover new flavors from further afield in one of our Chinese, Italian, French, Mexican, Japanese, Greek, Spanish, or Indian restaurants. Whatever you’re craving, you’re bound to find mouth-watering options from community to coast.

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Indiana Dunes Culinary Tour

Our adventures aren’t limited to the outdoors. Lead your taste buds on an epic-urian journey through our region’s leading restaurants as discovered by the editors of Midwest Living.

Blackbird Café

  • 114 E. Lincolnway
  • 219-548-2811

Blackbird Cafe and Eatery offers fine coffees, teas, fresh pastry, and a full breakfast and lunch…

Craft House

  • 711 Plaza Dr.
  • 219-929-5570

This family-friendly smoke-free bar/restaurant serves craft beers, signature cocktails, and healthy…

Kelsey's Steakhouse

  • 2300 Morthland
  • 219-255-8401

A butter knife cuts through the tender, char-grilled steaks, which are paired with favorites like…

Lucrezia Café

  • 428 S. Calumet Rd.
  • 219-926-5829 (LUCY)

Northern Italy cuisine inspires Lucrezia’s award-winning, made-from-scratch menu. Savor creations…

Tao Chen's

  • 532 Indian Boundary Rd.
  • 219-926-2542

Save the airfare and get a taste of China and Thailand at Tao Chen’s, where the owner uses…

Third Coast Spice Cafe

  • 761 Indian Boundary Rd., Ste. 6
  • 219-926-5858

With a menu inspired by the owner's travels around the globe, visitors can enjoy omelets made with…

Wagner's Ribs

  • 361 Wagner Rd.
  • 219-926-7614

This friendly, no-nonsense restaurant is known for the most award-winning fall-off-the-bone ribs in…

Area Restaurants and Bars

The Indiana Dunes area has hundreds of restaurants and bars to choose from. Whether you're looking for award-winning dining, lunch on a patio, a hip date night spot, or just a sweet treat, we're sure to have just the right spot for your next meal.



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Hotels & Inns

A convenient stay located near downtown? What about a country retreat heaped in Old World charm? Or…