Duneland Beach Inn
we went to the Duneland beach inn for a Mardi Gras dinner. We ordered from the special menu and found that the food was deliciously prepared with just the right amount of New Orleans spices. It was served hot and came quickly after our order was taken. The waiter was very competent and looked out for our needs
Unfortunately we were the only people in the restaurant at that time. This restaurant should be full all the time. People are missing a wonderful opportunity if this is not explored
We will definitely return
One of the best places I have been to. Great service. Fantastic Food and the ambiance is very nice.
Everything was terrific. Quaint, classy spot in the woods but near the beach. The entire staff was friendly and welcoming. Food was outstanding. Ribs, filet, pork chop and seafood were all top notch. Kudos to Duneland for doing it right.
Food was not good, tasteless and overcooked. Our server was trying to do a good job, but she hasn't had training. Other than her no one smiled. The management has no clue how to run a restaurant. Much confusion among the staff. It is a shame, the place is darling. We wanted to like it, but couldn't. Might go back when there is new management. Nothing here worth returning for.
My husband and I had dinner and stayed here over Valentine's weekend. It was so sweet and cozy. I'd definitely stay again!
Saw some good reviews and thought this looked like a very unique hideaway to try for dinner. Ambiance and the vibe of the place was really cool. Unfortunately, the food and service could not match it. Granted, it was Valentine Day evening and the staff seemed a little overwhelmed. After waiting awhile to be seated, the server was friendly and attentive. Cocktails , I though, were good. We ordered and appetizer and a salad and neither showed up before the main course did. Not sure if that was the server or the kitchen's fault though the table right next to us had the same problem. That was pretty off putting. My wife and I both had the prime rib, which was tender but certainly not very flavorful. The twice baked potato was very underwhelming as it also was very plain Jane. We also had a chocolate cake dessert which tasted very dry. Overall, the food and the service mistakes were very disappointing and certainly not worth the price that we paid.
I am gonna try and keep this short and sweet. This place has excellent food and just as excellent drinks. They were even willing to make a virgin version of one of their drinks since I am pregnant.
Go check them out. The staff is beyond friendly. Get the Bill's Chicken plate. It was awesome!
Have eaten there regularly, this time it was for Valentine’s Day and they were as expected very busy. Although they were understaffed they did a good job with timing and the food was excellent as usual. We’ll continue to be regulars.
Had never heard of this restaurant before going and have lived in MC my entire life. It was Valentines day and they had spots open, so it was a good excuse to try something new. The location is nice! Bar was a little tight but the dining room was elegant. The service was okay. The server we had was very flighty and minimalistic, which could be some peoples preference. As for the food, we ordered the spinach artichoke dip for the appetizer. The bread was very basic buttered dinner rolls around an ~8oz ramekin of greasy coagulated cheese and artichoke dip. It wasn't great. My SO ordered the salmon and she liked it. Came with very basic wild grain rice and a medley of veggies. I ordered the prime rib that came with a custard-ish baked potato and the same veggie medley. The meat was fine but not over flavorful. The potato was pretty good and the veggies tasted like any other frozen vegetable medley. All this to say, it wasn't bad, but after spending over $100 for a dinner, I expect a higher quality. Valentines day played a part in the prices, I'm sure. But there are plenty of places closer by that, for the price, would offer a better experience. Leeds Public House and Bentwood Tavern to name a couple. Hope I wasn't too rude, but just my honest experience.
Great food and ambiance! Will definitely be back.
Valentines Day 2020
We really liked where the friendly young lady at the front desk seated us..right in front of a fireplace. No one else was seated near us. This is just as important as the food itself! The food was good. Our waiter Sean was sweet.
DBI is the best! Service, food, ambiance-all do great!
1st visit. I would go back. Thank you. Hidden gem. Nice fire.
We always enjoy a meal at Duneland Beach Inn, small warmly decorated, good solid food. Such a comfortable warm environment. Can't wait for the weather to become warm and we can enjoy the beautiful outside area.
Celebrating Christmas with family in this lovely house decorated tastefully for the holidays. Food was very good, but was quite a wait and came out cold. Very disappointed, but still love the ambiance!
Again, outstanding hosts, food and service. Kay and Bill both visited our table to see how our meal was. Nathan and Shel did a great job serving our table, from food service to the perfect selection of wine. All-a-round, a GREAT evening at the Inn.
Thank you for a beautiful Holiday experience.
I was just there for the Thanksgiving menu. Turkey was the only item except for a cauliflower bowl so VERY limited. I want to go and try their regular menu where you have multiple choices.
Came for Sunday brunch. Excellent. Unfortunately we were the only people in the dining room. I know it's off season but locals and weekenders should some support. Would hate to see it "close for the season."
Delicious food in a quiet atmosphere with attentive staff.
This was a wonderful dining experience, service was great and the food was superb.
We had some friends visiting and I wanted to take them to DBI because it is ALWAYS good! The atmosphere is so inviting. We had a drink in the bar which we love because it is intimate and everyone talks to each other. The food was outstanding and the Halloween theme “The Shining” was really fun. The staff dressed up and they even had a drink called “Redrum”! I Most importantly our friends loved it! Highly reccommend!!!
Thank you for the kind words we all strive to provide 200 percent to all our patron family. Glad you enjoyed the Shining theme! worked really hard on that! Looking forward to seeing you all againn soon! Sincerly, Chelle(your mixologist and party planner)
Excellent food, ambience and service. Always enjoy this restaurant!
Through cold, heavy rain, and high winds, we made our way to the Inn for a dinner that was planned in advance and every minute and every bite was worth the trip. Lovely dinner, beautiful dining room. lovely fireplace. Enjoyed every moment.
This is truly a hidden gem...While I didn't stay in the Inn, I was shown comfy rooms for future.
The dining was superb and since it was a chilly night we snuggled right up to the fireplace. A dining feature was $26 for prix fixe for 2! And a lovely setting to boot! Intriguing wine list with separate bar and dining topped off the experience. Quiet spot but energetic in presentations and customer service. Will definitely return when in the area.
Everything was 5 star except for the main course, which was very average, at best. We will try it again but chose the main course carefully.
Please feel free to call and let us know what was unsaisfactory about your visit. We would love to prepare another dish to your liking- our staff always want you to leave with the best experience and your meal is top priority also! Ask for Chelle
Nice Sunday dinner with family. Atmosphere was quiet, relaxed and comfortable. Like being at a family dinner table. Server was on top of things and took nice care of us without overreaching.
Food was superb with nice touches. And yes, there fried chicken is fantastic - recommended.
Great serve and food, special complements to chef and owner, she works very hard.
We are looking forward to returning to Duneland beach in for dinner. It was superb!
Have been dining at DBI for many years. This recent visit was encouraging as both the food quality and service had appeared to be declining. Glad to find that things were much improved. Will definitely be back.
I am very disappointed in DBI. We were given a gift certificate, and it had expired by four months by the time we had the opportunity to use it, so the DBI refused to honor it. They said it was, “Just a little too old.” What does that mean? A year or so ago, we were gifted with a DBI gift certificate, which again expired by the time we were able to use it, but when I called DBI at the time, they said it was not a problem at all, they would gladly honor it. I would very much like to know why they changed their policy and refused to honor it this time, but I have left messages and have yet to get anyone to return my call.
Over the years, we have had family and friends as our guests for dinners at DBI, but if this is their idea of customer relations, we have had our last dinner there. Unfortunately, what should have been a lovely evening became a very frustrating experience.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. One of my favorites in the area.
The Inn was immaculate, the food had a great presentation and was delicious. The service was wonderful. A beautiful hide away.
It through us off where it was located because of the name we thought it was on the beach but it is such a beautiful place. The price shocked me until we saw the portion size and tasted it, it was well worth the price. The atmosphere and food was perfect for our 26th Anniversary night out.
A wonderful neighborhood gem. Food was delicious and service felt like you were visiting long lost friends.
Always an outstanding experience and great food! Been coming here for over 30 years and do not plan to stop!
Fabulous, just the best! Sat outside on that beautiful patio, food was great....service as well.
Staff are well trained and most friendly. Very attentive to dining needs. Wonderful experience!
Waited 90 minutes for our food to be served. The entire restaurant was angry waiting for their food.
Excellent setting near Lake Michigan. Limited but creative menu. Cocktail list is extensive but can be very expensive. Service is very mixed.