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Holly's Restaurant and Pub

) #4 of 113 Restaurants in Michigan City $$ - $$$, American, Bar, Pub
3705 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-7310
+1 219-879-5124
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“french dip” (6 reviews)
“wings” (10 reviews)
“burger” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
3705 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-7310
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy Holley's food. They have a great menu so I can alway find a meal I like. I've never had a meal there I wasn't happy with. There "Pot Roast" sandwich and the Almost "Famous Chicken Sandwich" are just great - my fav's....More

Thank pier4600
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Swiss Mushroom burger was very juicy and delicious . I have had there chicken wings, pot roast sandwich and chief salad on previous occasions and it was all delicious. Also love the free popcorn !!

Thank BOBKAT64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be completely truthful a poor rating is better than it should get! Entire restaurant was dirty, silverware was dirty, service was poor and the food was not good. May have caught it on a bad night, but that will not happen again as I...More

Thank Steve T
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South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I live in South Bend and we drive to Michigan City just to eat at Holly's! Every time we go we try different food and it's always delicious! We usually sit in the bar and get great service even when they are...More

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

We're glad to hear that our dishes are worth the trip for you. Thank you for letting us know that you and your husband have enjoyed all of the dishes that you have tried with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My teenager and I stopped at Holly's for dinner last night. My daughter had the appetizer of wings and soft pretzels. She loved it with the celery and dipping sauces! I had the Chicago grill and sweet potato fries! So yummy! Our waitress was very...More

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

Thank you for giving us a try. We're thrilled to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your meals. It's great to hear that our staff took such great care of you.

Reviewed 20 March 2017

The food and service is great! The servers are always attentive and nice and you get a lot of food for your buck. Love coming here!

Thank flewis2016
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you say that our dishes are always delicious and the service is fantastic!

Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had the chicken cobb salad and it was delicious and fresh. Great spot for family dining, too. I hadn't been there in a very, very long time and was pleasantly surprised.

Thank naturelover7531
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in and giving us another try. We are delighted to hear how great your chicken cobb salad was. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 March 2017

You will be well taken care off here. Great Food, Nice bar and also restaurant area for kids. Come on in and eat.

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

Hi B C, We love hearing how well our guests are taken care of with Holly's. Thank you for your kind words baout our dishes, staff , and restaurant!

Reviewed 8 March 2017

I travel over an hour just to come to Hollys for their French Dip Sandwich. I always have excellent service and love the free popcorn.

Thank KitKat4U
Mike B, Owner at Holly's Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Hi Kitkat, We are elated to hear that you make the trip in for our French Dip! Thank you for letting us know that we are hitting the mark with you!

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Nice family restaurant with great food, great prices, and friendly service. They give you popcorn when you are first seated and are more than happy to give you more if you want it. Nice selection of wines and Beer.

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

Hi Shep, Thank you for letting us know that you enjoy our dishes and popcorn. Thank you for all of your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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!