12 Restaurants Locals Love in Indiana’s Cool North

The locals always know where to find the best restaurants, and we have enlisted their help in making a list of Indiana's Cool North favorites.  So many dining experiences are available  -- from the area's best ribs and international cuisine to decadent desserts and locally crafted beers.  Do you want to dine outdoors, with lovely lakeside views, or in a restaurant's unique atmosphere?  We have all the options here!

Summer Along the South Shore

Summer Along the South Shore


Summer is coming…and there is so much to celebrate in northwest Indiana.

From outdoor concerts and festivals to water sports and beach activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the warm summer months.

Make the best memories this summer as you discover where you can cool off and where you can get the best festival food!

For information on nearby lodging and  Getaway Packages    Request a destination guide for the South Shore.

  • 26 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 41 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 83 Minutes to Elkhart County

Learn More