Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, activities, and events so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill – Fine Cuisine Along the Dunes

A passion for fresh cuisine, fine wine and unforgettable presentation led respected chefs Nicole Bissonette and Gary Sanders to open their third restaurant—Barlett’s Gourmet Grill. Combining incredible dining with neighborhood friendliness, it’s a place where you can dress casually and bring the kids along. Dine with a view of the spectacular Indiana Dunes, order carryout, or opt for “Bartlett’s on the Beach,” a choice that comes in your very own picnic basket, complete with spirits.

The menu is filled with delicious choices. At lunch, choose from a variety of sandwiches, including pecan-dusted fresh whitefish filet and the house special, pulled pork. There are also soups and salads, such as chicken Waldorf or spinach/orange/walnut topped with gorgonzola cheese. The dinner menu offers everything from blue cheese-crusted filet mignon and chicken schnitzel to macaroni and cheese and the Bartlett burger—served on a pretzel roll.

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