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Matey's Restaurant

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American, Bar
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110 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-3236
+1 219-872-9471
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Hobart, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The food at Matey's is top quality, but the staff is terrible. Sat for half an hour and got no service. It was the first and last visit for my husband. Super disappointed.

Thank Tammy B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Don't bother with this one. You'll be better off going anywhere else to eat or drink! We came in (party of 5) and and was practically told that this wasn't a family restaurant that you had to be 21. Ok.. there were 4 adults and a 1 year old in our party.. There were no patrons in the establishment on... More 

1 Thank Terry C
Hobart, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Hidden surprise. Dining inside and on deck which is right on lake Michigan. Casual dining. Also have tiki outdoor bar. Have a sandbox and small playground for young children. Dogs are welcome. Also have a sand volleyball court on the property as well.

Thank Jodi T
Detroit, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The views from the patio are wonderful. The staff was helpful and friendly. Prices are on the expensive side but you have to pay for the views.

Thank Albanut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My chicken sandwich was awful, it tasted like rubber. I took two bites and was done. My impression is it is good place to get a drink but I don't recommend eating there.

1 Thank HRWG
Illinois, United States
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

If you have kids don't bother stopping by. This could be a fun place for everyone but we were treated a bit strange when we walked in the dinning room then told to go to the top deck but the gate was locked. Not a place I'd try again. Too bad

Thank Dawn S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great place for just chilling and having a drink with my husband. Great view of Lake Michigan. Great Service. Great Food. New owners have done a wonderful job.

1 Thank Tammy G
Michigan City, Indiana
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

If you are looking for a fun beach atmosphere for drinks and mediocre bar food with friends then Matey's is perfect. If you are looking for good food and good service, I suggest you go elsewhere.

2 Thank Rustymacarthur
Bryan K, Owner at Matey's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Rustymacarthur, We try and give the best service possible with great food. Please stop by again and let us change your mind about Matey's. We have many options to choose from and with a full bar to make any cocktail you would enjoy. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

There are different parts of the restaurant for different people/food. I went upstairs to watch the sunset. It was neat. The food was great. The decor was fun. Drinks were good. The prices were the normal. The service was okay. If your by yourself, this isn't a place to go socialize since the people seemed to stick to themselves. The... More 

Thank Nicole S
Bryan K, Owner at Matey's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to review Matey's. We appreciate your feedback. We have some events coming up that you may want to check out. Our first annual beach bash will be held on August 27th! There will be live music and fireworks! More 

Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great view. Fun environment. There are multiple menus depending on which part of the restaurant you go to. This part was vey unclear. Even when we asked. Server was not very friendly. Food was decent but took a long time. Prices a little high for what you get.

Thank packergirl87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-3236
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Michigan City
  • Phone Number: +1 219-872-9471
Michigan City's premier destination near the marina, beach, outlet mall and casino boat. Big menu with good variety and great prices -- you'll never leave hungry. Three bars with different atmospheres allows you to barhop without leaving the parking lot. Our service is second to none.

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