Indiana December 27, 2016
9 Amazing Restaurants Along The Indiana Coast You Must Try Before You Die
When you think of Indiana, you might not really think of the state as having a coast. However, as Hoosiers already know, we have some great seafood joints and other incredible restaurants along Lake Michigan, the Ohio River, and more. We’re not as landlocked as you might think and these incredible coastal restaurants prove it:
1. Riverside - Monticello
Dubbed "the place to get smelt," this charming restaurant on the coast is well known for its fresh, amazing seafood, as well as steakhouse options.
Try them out at 1809 N Francis St, Monticello, Indiana
2. Third Coast Spice Cafe - Chesterton
This delicious breakfast and lunch cafe can be found in Chesterton, near the Indiana Dunes off of Lake Michigan. You'll love their omelette selection, incredible coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, bakery items, and more.
Find them at 761 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
3. Barlett's Gourmet Grill and Tavern - Beverly Shores
Blink and you just might miss this incredible coastal restaurant, also near the Indiana Dunes. Barlett's is well known for their Crab Louie salad, Two Hearted fish and chips, and smoked ribs. You'll find your new favorite entree at this hidden gem.
Find them at 131 W Dunes Hwy 12, Beverly Shores, IN 46301
4. Madison Lighthouse Restaurant - Madison
This picture perfect restaurant is located right on the water near the Ohio River. While it's ideal in the summer, it's great to visit any time of year. Be sure to try their amazing jumbo shrimp, burgers, or fish sandwich.
Find them at 375 West Vaugn Dr, Madison, IN 47250
5. Miller Bakery Cafe - Gary
Forget everything you've heard about Gary, Indiana and give this stunning restaurant near Miller Beach (by Lake Michigan) a try. Many claim it's one of the best restaurants in northern Indiana with its incredible dishes like crab cake and bison sliders, stuffed flounder, blue cheese meatballs, and so much more.
Find them at 555 S Lake St, Gary, IN 46403
6. Olive Leaf Bistro - Jeffersonville
If you love dinner with quite a view, this Ohio River restaurant will be everything you've ever dreamed of. Try their fine Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, and be sure to at least sample their superb soufflé!
7. Galveston Steakhouse - Michigan City
This restaurant offers cozy hospitality and a delicious menu. The bone-in ribeye steak, tender pork chop, and fresh perch are always excellent choices here.
Find them at 10 Commerce Sq, Michigan City, IN 46360
8. Gerst Bavarian Haus - Evansville
If you love trying new things, you'll fall in love with this German restaurant near the Ohio River. With tons of beers to choose from and an array of German cuisine, like kraut balls or the sausage sampler, you'll feel right at home in this restaurant.
Find them at 2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712
9. Lucrezia Cafe and Catering - Chesterton
It may be too chilly to sit outside, but you can still enjoy the enchanting view near Michigan Lake from the windows. This lovely Italian cafe is perfect for family dinners or romantic date nights with some of the best pasta and cheese dishes you'll find in the entire state.
Find them at 428 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
What’s your favorite restaurant on the ‘coast’? For more great restaurants on the water in Indiana, check out