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Indiana Dunes Nearby Restaurants

Savor a delicious meal at a nearby restaurant while enjoying all that the Indiana Dunes has to offer. Choose from a wide variety of dining options from casual to upscale, such as ethnic specialties, farm-to-fork fare and traditional dining.

Find an array of delicious restaurants in Chesterton, just a short drive from the dunes. Dine on fabulous Northern Italian cuisine at Lucrezia Café or choose Mediterranean fare at Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill. For a healthy breakfast or lunch, visit Third Coast Spice Café, which prides itself on using the freshest local ingredients available.

For a quick and easy meal, Chesterton has a wide variety of restaurants to please every palate and budget, such as El Salto Mexican Restaurant, Smokey's Southern Barbeque, Gelsosomo's Pizza and a large mix of fast food restaurants.

Visitors to the western portion of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore can enjoy a distinctive meal at Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern, and during the warmer months, take advantage of the outdoor dining area. If you want to catch the sunset over Lake Michigan, opt for ‘Bartlett's on the Beach" with your very own picnic basket, complete with spirits.

The Miller Beach area offers fine dining at Miller Bakery Café, where guests can savor creative small plates, fresh seafood and the finest grilled meats in the historic Miller Bakery. Known for original recipes and signature dishes, Miller Bakery Café offers diners an atmosphere of artistic design, casual elegance and warm, attentive service.

Miller Beach also offers local favorites such as Carmella's Cafe on the lake, Flamingo Pizza of Miller and Miller Beach Café.

Make your visit to the Indiana Dunes complete by enjoying a satisfying meal at one of the area's outstanding restaurants. You won't leave disappointed!


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Bakery Cafe, Miller Beach

  • 555 South Lake Street
  • Miller Beach, IN 46403

Miller Bakery Cafe is a casual fine dining favorite featuring a fresh approach to New American cuisine, the finest grilled meats, creative small plates and fresh seafood. Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am … More

Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern

  • 131 E. Dunes Highway
  • Beverly Shores, IN 46301

With its tavern-esque ambiance and by-the-shore décor, this eatery and drinkery has something for everyone, including the kids. This one-of-a-kind venue offers outdoor dining and carry out.   … More

Lucrezia ® Cafe and Catering

  • 428 S Calumet Rd.
  • Chesterton, IN 46304-2453

Voted #1Best Italian Food. In a charming, historic house with secluded garden, find a sophisticated wine list and bar. “It’s definitely worth the drive to this hidden gem!” Seen on Check Please! and … More

Shoreline Brewery

  • 208 Wabash Street
  • Michigan City, IN 46360

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shoreline Brewery and Restaurant provides a craft beer experience with an eclectic menu to explore while you enjoy a comfortable atmosphere. With twelve beers … More

Applebee's Portage

  • 6211 US Hwy 6
  • Portage, IN 46368
  • Phone: (219) 762-3243


  • 6656 U.S. Hwy 6
  • Portage, IN 46368
  • Phone: (219) 762-5563

Carmella's Cafe on the Lake - Seasonal

  • 7010 Oak Avenue
  • Gary, IN 46403
  • Phone: (312) 401-7401

El Salto

  • 757 Indian Boundary Rd.
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Phone: (219) 395-9890

Flamingo Pizza of Miller

  • 8341 Locust Ave.
  • Gary, IN 46403
  • Phone: (219) 938-0323

Galveston Steakhouse

  • 10 Commerce Square
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Phone: (219) 879-5555
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