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Holly's Restaurant and Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3705 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-7310
+1 219-879-5124
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Michigan City
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids love the popcorn for appetizers. We always enjoy the food we order but are surprised at how much we end up spending but we also have five children so it gets expensive quickly.

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Thank a_miersma
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you and your kids enjoy dining with us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for lunch and both of us enjoyed what we had. The service, as always, was good. Everyone is so friendly. They always have good specials on both food and drinks, and don't forget about the popcorn! . Stop in and enjoy lunch or dinner. You will come back again and again.

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Thank jski101904
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and for your very kind words. We truly appreciate it. We are glad to hear tha tyou really enjoy our dishes and popcorn. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We moved from the area so while in town we just had to stop and have lunch. The best popcorn to start out the meal and they always make me a cherry coke! Food was excellent as always and the price is perfect.

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Thank Gogograny
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and grabbing lunch with us. We are glad to hear that we were on your list of things to do while back in the area. We are thrilled to hear tha tyou enjoy dining with us. We hope to see you again when you are in the area. More 

Indiana
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love mushrooms, you need to try the fried mushrooms at Holly's. They are enormous and delicious. You get six on an order and they are so big, I can eat two, three at most. Reubens are also great, as are most of the selections I've tried. I would prefer that the sandwiches would be served with fries instead... More 

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Thank bhpatrick4
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you enjoy dining here at Holly's. We are also huge fans of our fried mushrooms, thanks for letting us knwo tha tyou enjoy them too! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Michigan City, United States
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I usually eat here by myself and the wait staff always brings my drink to my table when they come to take my order. The hamburgers and Patty melt, and the bbq ribs are my favorites. Have a drink, some tasty food, and watch sporting events on the numerous flat screens. Even when your alone, you never feel like you... More 

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Thank Paul F
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for your very kind words. We are glad to hear that, and we really think that you never dine alone when you are here with us! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I really liked this place, though the food was only slightly above average. It's a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The sign outside says "family pub," a contradiction if here ever was one. Inside, there's a pub section full of locals and a restaurant section with absolutely no decor, yet is warm and... More 

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Thank HoosierTraveler60
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that we have become your new favorite spot in Michigan City! We hope to see you again soon. More 

LaPorte, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Holly's is a favorite of ours and a group of our friends. The food is always good and the service also. We like Angel as a server. She's attentive and always fun to talk to. Try it, you'll like it!

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Thank Karen S
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy dining in with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Algonquin, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Have been here twice (July 2016 and 11/6/16). The burgers are wonderful with many specialty burgers. Delious soup and fish. Especially like the tarot tots and bowls of popcorn.

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Thank Max K
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Hi Max, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy dining with us. We think that our burgers are pretty amazing too. We are glad that you agree. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Michigan Center, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The service was great and the menu had something for everyone. We were in no hurry to eat and they did not rush us. Told us to take our time and we could order when ready.

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Thank Shep417
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Hi Shep, Thank you for your kind words. We truly appreciate it. We are always more than happy to have our guests here with us. You can always take you time here at Holly's! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were staying in Michigan City overnight on our way home to Ohio and purposefully searched out a local restaurant. Holly's turned out to be a great choice. The service was very friendly. Their custom is to serve popcorn as soon as being seated. It was hot, fresh and very good. We all ordered some sort of sandwich, each of... More 

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Thank Pfrista
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you and your guests enjoyed dining with us. We are always more than happy to be able to help out with directions, or a great meal. We hope that if you are back in our area, you will think of us and come back by. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3705 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-7310
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Michigan City
  • Phone Number: +1 219-879-5124
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!

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