Indiana Dunes – Places to Eat and Treat

schoops diner michigan city indianaWhen we headed north for our annual trip to Indiana Dunes (we actually went TWICE this summer), we tried out some new to us restaurants. Everything was delish!

For breakfast we took a quick drive up the road to Michigan City to check out Schoop’s Diner (4105 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN). Your typical diner food, there was something that we each enjoyed. Schoop’s is famous for their hamburgers but has a wonderful breakfast selection.

The Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill (356 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton, IN) opened this year. Offering local craft beers, sandwiches, wraps and bowls of delicious mediterranean food, our family quickly became great fans of Lemon Tree. If you like Greek food, you’ll most likely enjoy mediterranean cuisine.lemon tree mediterranean grill chesterton indiana

Our family was invited to Popolano’s Italian Restaurant (225 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, In) for a nice evening out. If it’s not too hot or humid or too cold, the patio is a beautiful setting for a romantic dinner, a girlfriends dinner out or a quiet family dinner. The kids menu has many great choices and everything was scrumptious.

We found the most colorful ice cream scoops at Cabos Ice Cream Shop and Cafe (731 Washington St, Michigan City, In). Stop in for cabos ice cream and cafe michigan city indianatheir amazing fruit bars (popsicles) and ice cream or relax on the deck with some of their freshly made mexican food.

There are so many places to eat around Dunesland and it’s hard to go wrong! Try something new and send me your recommendations for our next visit!



In order to facilitate this article, our family was given a gift card to Popolano’s that covered the majority of our dinner. All other expenses were paid out of pocket. All thoughts and opinions and information are true to the best of my knowledge.


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