People all over Northwest Indiana have been enjoying the great food and friendly atmosphere at Holly's Restaurant and Pub since 1974. That's when 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.
flavor. And has eye appeal when served. We always are well taken care of from your serves. Neat friendly servers which give us exceptional service. Always willing to please.”
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!
– Patrick T.
“I love the Pretzel Bread roast beef sandwich!”
– Christina P.
“Holly’s has always had THE BEST service across the board. I love that I have leftovers to eat later or the next day. I absolutely love your blue cheese!”
– Jolina P.
“Had chicken strips and chicken enchilada soup... Both were delicious... Good and quick service along with great family environment. Keep it up!”
– Jim F.
“Great family atmosphere”
– John W.
“As always everything was great. All of your hostesses are pleasant and friendly. Your wait staff is exceptional, especially Sarah T. and Kelley. And as usual the food is always very tasty. Have a very Merryress was more than accommodating, food was delicious, and I got to use my 8 dollar off coupon.
Couldn’t have been better”
“Fast & friendly service, as always. I always see someone we know there. Just a great hometown restaurant!”
“I had the bean and ham soup and it was delicious. I then had the chicken club sandwich and it was very tasty! Really enjoyed the popcorn, service and atmosphere. It is always a fun place to be”
"We left extremely satisfied and full,your size of food portions were very filling. We will definitely be back."
"Food was great and the service was great. Love Holly’s"
"We each ordered very different items from the menu---salad, fish fry, and sandwiches---and we were all very impressed with not only the quality of the food but also the quantity---very, very good!"
“Great place, great people, I really
enjoy going to Holly’s!“
“Our party of four had a great time at Holly’s, all of our meals were excellent and although the restaurant was very busy, the service was great. Love the popcorn.”
“Doesn’t matter what time of day or night we are always greeted by smiles and friendly hello’s from all. Always the best servers and great food go hand-in-hand when we visit. And we do that often! ”
"The food is always consistently good! It doesn't matter if I order something I've never had or if I order my old favorites!"
"Holly's is a great family restaurant. Great service, great food, and great choices for everyone! Never disappointed!"
"Holly's is a very nice restaurant and the staff are the best. My granddaughter loves to eat there. She usually picks holly's when asked where she would like to eat. The waitress we had this last time was so attentive. Very impressive."
"Love that we can go in there and every one knows us. Very friendly outgoing staff."
– Terry L.
"It is always a pleasant experience. Good food, great service. Nice friendly atmosphere."
– Gordon Hellmers
"Always have good service. The food is good and always served with a smile by Sarah T. or Kelly. We enjoy getting to see them!"
– Kathy O.
"Love the popcorn and love the friendliness of your wait staff! I always feel welcome there."
– Randy G.
"All of the waitresses that work there are amazing! Haven't had one single grouchy one since we've been going. They are all very cheerful and amazing."
– Matt M.
"The food tastes so good and the staff treats us like family."
– Robert B.
"We love everything about Holly's that's what keeps us coming back."
– Cynthia K.
"Very friendly servers!"
– Marlene S.
"As always, great food and service!! Glad to have this restaurant in my home town."
– Trisha L.
"This was a wonderful meal all around. Great staff, great food, awesome portions. Cant wait to come back!"
– Misty M.
"Our service was excellent: prompt, polite, and friendly Food: Great as always came out hot and as ordered."
– Greg C.
“Can’t think of any improvements. The food is always great. Good place to come with family and friends”
– Ron S.
“Our waitress was waiting on a lot of tables but that didn’t keep her from our attention, great service!”
– Larry M.
“We had Christy as our waitress . She is very good, nice and polite. She is always making sure our drinks are full and she is very quick in getting the food to us. The food there is very, very good. Love the place."
– Ricky J.
"Love the atmosphere, the wait staff, the popcorn, and the food."
– Debbie R.
"I appreciate that the food always comes in a timely manner. You don't have to sit there forever, wondering where your food is! We had a new waitress, but she did a good job."
– Carol J.
"Great food, great service.. Wish we could visit more often."
– Vera D.
"Our waitress was always there when we needed her. Our food was just the right temperature and delicious. We had a great experience."
– Barbara J.
"As always, the food was great. I tried something I never had before and really loved it!"
– Mary S.
“Thanks for the flexibility in scheduling our large to-go order (picked up right at 11:00, when you open). As always, the food was delicious. Holly’s is our go-to place when we have business lunches. I know I can count on good food and correct orders. The staff is always friendly and helpful.”
– Kim B.
“Great service. Our waitress was right on us for everything we would have needed. She was always one step ahead of us. Very nice and friendly.”
– Kurt K.
“Great sandwiches!!! They are all fantastic. Very good service too”
– Jim F.
“We loved all the food from the wings to the brownie sundae! Everything was great for my husbands birthday celebration!”
– James S.
“The waitress was amazing and the amount of and quality of the food was outstanding.”
– Eric R.
"We have always enjoyed the "at home feel" Reliably good food. Waitress pays attention to detail of order and makes sure that it is right."
– John L.
"The family friendly atmosphere is what keeps me coming back. Even when Holly's is busy, your staff has time for every customer. The food is over the top great and prices very comparable. Menu selection is very good."
– Debbie M.
"As always, the food & service were EXCELLENT! THANKS!"
– Mark M.
"Great popcorn instantly at your table when you sit, tons of menu options, cold beer, and fantastic service. I love the quesadillas!"
– Amanda F.
"We have always enjoyed the "at home feel" when we come to Holly's. When discussing where we will eat dinner out, the answer usually always is...HOLLY's!! :) Great service and Food."
– Kathy E.
"The wait staff is always willing to take care of any needs of the guests. Even if you are on a special diet, they will do whatever they can to take care of your individual needs."
– Sue V.
"Holly's is the most friendly and enjoyable place to eat."
– Stephen E.
“We have always had wonderful service and our food is great and you get plenty for your money. Your girls are always friendly and on the ball. We enjoy your restaurant very much.”
– Robert N.
“Always top notch and if something is wrong you guys are quick to make it right!”
– Jason S.
“We always enjoy the friendly atmosphere and it’s great to see a hometown restaurant doing so well.”
– Mike D.
“Always a good experience at Holly’s. Good food, good service, good company.”
– Lynn G.
“the new additions to the new menu are great. and our grandkids really look forward to coming because of the perks you offer them. and yes, the food is great. ”
– Joan D.
“The new perch tacos were excellent ”
– Debbie P.
"New open face menu items are awesome. Especially like the smoochin chicken!"
- Mitch W.
"Nothing to improve! Holly's is awesome! It is so nice to come in and see smiling faces by waitresses that recognize you."
– Kay J.
"The food is always excellent - the staff is always friendly. Hands down, the best popcorn in town!"
– Julie H.
“Excellent food and excellent service! ”
– Mellisa S.
“I always enjoy my visits to Holly’s ! It is a warm and inviting place to go ! The servers are always helpful and we love the yummy popcorn, too!”
– Patricia D.
“Holly’s is a great place. I don’t think I would change a thing!”
– Tina M.
"Servers at Holly's are always very friendly and attentive. Love the popcorn!"
– Randy G.
"We always have a good experience at Holly’s. Of all the restaurants in town we pick yours. The food was so good I cannot think of an improvement. The service was good as well, our server was Angel this time. She was great."
– Diane B.
"Love the improvements you have made. keep up the good work."
– Pat B.
"Always the best in service ‘n food! And always leave there with a smile!"
– Richard G.
“The food is always good, friendly servers and great atmosphere!
Oh and not to mention free popcorn while you wait for your meal!”
– Shari G.
“Our server was
amazing. It is apparent
that she enjoys her job.”
– Pamela A.
“Great Food and Awesome Service,
– Josh W.
“The bar service is always spectacular and the staff is so friendly. I tried a spicy burger recently and it was phenomenal!”
– Zachary C.
“We really enjoy our every visit to Holly’s. It is one of our favorite places to dine.”
– Lesley L.
“I love Holly’s good food, great help, and Mike is the best!”
– Frank H.
“As always, we were treated very well, received excellent service and our server was the best! Always a great dining experience at Holly’s!”
– Cindy K.
“Visiting Holly’s is always like coming home for a relaxing meal with a little pampering thrown in.”
– Gail J.
The service was great and the food was delicious (as always)! You are one of the few places that cooks my burger exactly how I ask! Thanks!”
– Catherine D.
The food is always great, and the service (we had Kelly as a server) was spectacular! We love Holly’s!” – Judy S.
The Staff always has a smile for everyone! Tons of food choices and all are great. Great Place. :)”
– Vickki H.
“Wow. The Rachel roll up is fantastic, definitely getting that again. Simply delicious!”
– Mitch W.
“It’s so nice to be able to come into a friendly place after a busy day to smiles and pleasant greetings. We can always count on that at Holly’s!”
– Sue V.
“We always enjoy our visit! Your waitresses are the best!”
– Linda B.
“Brought a friend of ours who hadn’t been in for about ten years. She was very pleased by the service and food, and will be back.”
– Valerie A.
“Everything was excellent; food, service and atmosphere. Looking forward to the remodel results.”
– Diane B.
“The service is always A-1 and the food is the best. It’s my favorite restaurant.”
– Patricia C.
“Food is always consistent and loved the new summer menus selections.”
– Linda H.
“Kelly and Sarah are the best servers ever! They know how to anticipate our needs and we just Love their smiling faces! So nice to be recognized as a regular customer and be asked how is the family?”
– Thomas R.
“Pleasant server... Used our green envelope on this visit! Got triple points!”
– Tammie E.
“Like the popcorn. Food is good. Staff is excellent.”
– Debbie R.
“We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the good service and the many menu choices. The kids enjoyed the arcade. I liked that I could see them from where I was sitting waiting for my meal. We will be back!”
– Dorothy D.
“Staff is exceptionally kind!”
– Pam H.
“Great Food, Great Friends, Great Time!!!”
– Mitch W.
“The staff is always very friendly and the food is always great. Thank you again Holly’s for a lovely time.”
– Rich K.
“Great food! Excellent service! As always....”
– Kim B.
“We LOVE the new menu! Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better...a new menu & Kelly!! What a great combination!”
– Trish E.
“We love your Monday night wing special. All we have to say is 8 hot and blue with a cold brew. We always have a great time.”
– Mary A.
“Everybody treats us like family. They were really busy, but the service was top notch.”
– Rod B.
“We love the fast friendly service (Kelly is AWESOME) Great food at great prices.”
– Brenda B.
“Margaret was a fantastic server!!! Took care of everything and anything for us!”
– Scott S.
“I have four children, two of them are infants. Staff is always so patient and accommodating. They are knowledgeable about the food that they serve. Always an enjoyable experience. We will always be loyal customers!!!”
– Jennifer C.
“Love Holly’s. It has the best food and servers.”
– Connie C.
“We were treating my niece and her little 7 year-old son, in from CA. I think the highest compliment was when Dylan asked his Mom if there was a Holly’s in CA. He even made up a joke asking what is the best Christmas restaurant, and he said Holly’s!!!!”
– Kathleen I.
“The waitress was very attentive with no delay in refilling or drinks. We brought guests with us from Florida and they were impressed with the food, atmosphere and attention given by the staff.”
– Carol W.
“We liked Sarah and Kelly. They were amazing and just as attentive to the children as they were to the adults. My smothered chicken breast was just a trifle dry but I heard no complaints about the food from anyone else. We will be back. The table was ready when we got there, the staff was tolerant and helpful with our rearranging, and for a party of 35, the food was prompt and hot! Harry said everything was ‘crazy good.’”
– Harry H.
“We love Holly’s!!!”
– Mike H.
“We enjoy the food, great service and the popcorn!”
“We always enjoy our visit! Your waitresses are the best! The food is always good and hot. They put out the food quick. Everything is always top notch!”
“Kelly is a great server. The food is great and is always prepared the way we like it.”
“Server was very friendly. Lots of food to take home.”
“I used to travel between Michigan and Chicago quite a bit. I’ve stopped at this place several times. What I like about it are three things... 1) Just some damn good home cooked food! Everything I’ve had on the menu is tasty and they give you great portions. 2) It is very affordable for what you get. You get big portions! 3) Lastly they have great service. I haven’t had a bad server yet there and the food always comes out quickly. If you are in the Michigan City area and are trying to decide where to go, avoid all the chain restaurants and head to Holly’s!”
– Keith S.
“Consistently good local eatery. Great staff. One of my regular spots.”
– Tobin B.
“Great popcorn instantly at your table when you sit, tons of menu options, cold beer, and fantastic service. I love the quesadillas!”
– Amanda F.
“Very friendly and helpful waitress, food was served in a timely manner and the food was very good.”
- Dale S.
“We always enjoy coming to Holly’s. This time I brought 2 of my friends that hadn’t been there in years, and didn’t remember it being so good. We usually see other friends there too! Food is sooo good and good size portions!"
— Robin C.
“What I like about Holly’s is the service and the food is consistently good.”
- Pam Long
“Great food, friends and atmosphere”
- John Pliske
“As always, the service was great & the food was perfect!"
– Ronald Strauch
“I never get bad service or food. The servers are friendly & willing to please.”
- Toby D.
“A wonderful dining experience as usual.”
- Frank G.
“Love, love, love Hollys. It’s one of the easiest places to take kids, yet it’s a great place to meet adult friends. The servers are wonderful. Kind and friendly. Always willing to go that extra mile.”
- Karen L.
“I really like Holly’s! The food is always great and so is the staff.”.
- Donielle K.
“Love it! It’s my happy place, for me and my belly!”
- Tammy G.
“Your Margaritas are the best in Laporte County, the food is fantastic, the atmosphere very pleasant.”
- Diane B.
“The BBQ Chicken Wings are superb! I love the fact that you can get chips instead of fries... I am so burnt out on fries. Thank you!!!”
“Holly’s is my favorite restaurant. I love the variety of food offered. It is always served hot, fresh and appealing. The staff is the best anywhere. Always friendly, always accommodating, always efficient. Whenever it is my turn to pick where we are going to go eat, I always choose Holly’s and always will!”
“Holly’s has the very best popcorn and my favorite chicken salad in the world! I will always come back for more. Your servers seem to remember me and give me excellent service. I like that... It makes me feel at home. Thank you.”
“We love the popcorn on the table. It is always fresh and delicious. I had the French dip and the au jus was excellent (as always). The waitress was perfect! It is always a wonderful, relaxing meal.”
“I’m never disappointed by your service. Every wait-person I’ve ever had has been exceptional. I can’t wait for the summer menu!”
“Although we live in LaPorte, Holly’s is our favorite restaurant! It is definitely worth the drive. Always great service, food, and atmosphere. The kids LOVE the Kid’s Club - especially the FREE desserts!!”
“The employees seem happy. The place is clean. The staff is friendly. The food is always good, no matter what you get to eat.”
“As usual, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Being regular customers, the waitresses know our needs before we ask. GREAT SERVICE!”
“We always enjoy coming in to eat as the staff is very friendly and welcoming. Our food was excellent and there was plenty of it. The popcorn at the table is wonderful to snack on while waiting for your meal and also just for sitting and talking. Thank you for what you are doing for the community.”
“Everything about the place is good! We always recommend you to everyone we know. If we are in a hurry, your waitresses always accommodate. However, we normally like to enjoy having a few drinks along with our meal. By the way, your Long Island Ice Teas are the best!! We love getting coupons in your newsletter. It kind of makes up for the gas used to come that far. Holly’s is our favorite place to eat!!!”
“Loved the steak fajitas. Steak was so tender and juicy and the onions and peppers were really tasty. Had so much food I had to take half of it home. Even reheated it was as good as when I had it at your restaurant. You have it all at your restaurant - I love going there.”
“We always enjoy our visits to your establishment. You staff is the best in town. They are always very courteous, helpful, informative and prompt. The waitress we had has waited on us on several occasions and is always extremely on top in keeping our beverages coming and bringing extra napkins or whatever we need. We will definitely return often and so will my friends!”
“Our family enjoys going to your establishment; great food and always service with a smile. We never leave hungry.”
“Every Sunday night I get to enjoy Holly’s with friends and your fantastic staff takes care of us like no other place. Add on the great food and it makes for a great night out.”
“The food and service was excellent. As far as needing to improve on something? If it is not broke, don’t fix it!”
“My husband and I share dinners a lot and we told our waitress we were sharing. She brought our salad out in two bowls and brought us extra plates. It made it easier for us to share. We really appreciate it.”
“I come to your restaurant almost every Saturday. The food is always good. Your staff is the best anywhere, very attentive, smiley, and quick to respond to guests’ needs. You are most appealing to all ages as I come with my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thank you!”
“Our server did a great job keeping up with our table! It was crowded and every time we asked or needed anything she was on top of it... A plus for me is fast food. When you have a toddler, dining time is everything and our food was served very quickly!!! Thanks, you guys have become my kids’ favorite restaurant because of the Kid’s Club... My daughter loves earning dollars!!!”
“We love Mo! She is amazingly articulate when serving the public, and she is personable beyond words.”
“The staff was super friendly, but I specially enjoyed being with my kids at a restaurant that allows families to be families, without worrying about having fun family time. The booths are spacious and private... We had a great time! Thank you.”
“With the economy as it is, going out to eat is a treat, so we’re more selective where we want to spend our money. Holly’s NEVER disappoints! The service is outstanding, the waiters/waitresses are always cheerful and quick to please. The food is the best and your REWARD program is more incentive to keep us going back.”
“I would actually like to comment about a recent take out order. I’ve worked in restaurants and know how consuming to go orders can be. Well in this case it was a business who had several orders. From my knowledge everything was correct and you guys even went a step ahead by putting each persons name on the boxes. Great job! Thank you!”
“I had the best hamburger the last visit. We have been coming to Holly’s for over 30 years.”
“The staff is always friendly. They never rush people in and out, and let them enjoy themselves and their friends. The selections on the menu are many and the food is good.”
“We had out-of-town visitors who had never been to Holly’s before. They were impressed and thoroughly pleased with the meals that we received. Thank you for always serving the best.”
“Holly’s is my favorite restaurant. The food is delicious and presented so nicely, but the staff is the reason we come back over and over again. The are so friendly and efficient. They make you feel like you are sitting down to a “family” meal every time you are there. ”
“Angel was our server and she was just awesome!! It’s so rare that we can go someplace and consistently get great food and excellent service. Holly’s is honestly just different from everywhere else! Thanks for always making my family and I feel like we are not just a group of people taking up table space for a hour or so. We always feel like welcome guests.”
- Trish E.
“I love the food and value, especially as a single mom with two kids. I like that they can play games while we’re there, too.”
- Carrie L.
“We tried something different on our last visit and were happy to find that it was as delicious as everything else we’ve had there. The service was great, too, and so was the popcorn.”
- James H.
"Our server was polite, cheerful, and a pleasure, not to mention helpful and on top of things."
- Jean E.
"Everything was great. The restaurant was nice and clean. Our waitress had a smile on her face."
- Diane T.
"Received a carry-out order and it was one of the best meals I have had from Holly's!"
- Ted S.
“We always enjoy going to Holly’s. The atmosphere is welcoming, the food is good and the service is wonderful. It is very relaxing and an enjoyable experience.”
- Iris V.
“Sarah was our server and she was just wonderful!! Very attentive and personable. Besides the fantastic food - she is another great reason we LOVE LOVE LOVE Holly’s!!”
- Trish E.
“My parents (78 years old) have had lunch at Holly’s every Saturday for years with my sister. They have always been treated wonderfully. My father recently passed away. The outpouring of compassion and concern shown to my Mom by your staff was more than we could have expected. So heartwarming. Although we LOVE your food, that’s what will keep Holly’s a special favorite of ours. We always recommend Holly’s for a good meal and a good time.”
- Karen L.
“We always have a great time when visiting Holly’s. The servers treat you as family and talk their way into your heart. You have a great group of people there. Love the Monday special: Wings... Great homemade dressings. Keep up the good work!”
- Cathy K.
“We had a very nice time. The food portions were more than generous and the wait staff was attentive and friendly.”
- Ellen S.
“My husband and I are frequent visitors and now have the rest of the family coming often, too. The food is always delicious and plentiful. The service is fantastic, you never wait for anything and if your server is occupied someone else will offer to assist you. Our last visit we brought our granddaughters and after dismissing our waiter with “We’re finished,” the girls decided at the last minute they wanted dessert. Another server stepped up to plate and took the order and relayed to our server. Great!!!!”
- Jean E.
"I called to reserve a table for a party of 15 and when we arrived (some of us a few minutes early) the table was all set up and ready to go. We had a very efficient and hospitable waitress who did separate checks for us. Offhand, I can't think of anything that needs improving."
- Jeanette C.
"Your food is consistently delicious!"
- Robert B.
"Great service, excellent food, good place to relax and watch a baseball game."
- Rhonda H.
"The food was excellent!! The waitress, Sam, was very good. She anticipated our needs."
"We enjoy gathering around the table with friends - good food and good company. We have always received good service whether we order a lot or a little."
- David S.
"Popcorn was not too salty and very fresh. My sandwich and salad were excellent, as usual. As always, I appreciate the friendliness of the staff."
- Daryl B.
"I love the new menu - it’s exciting and fresh looking. Laid out very nicely. My husband loves the Pot Roast Dinner."
- Linda S.
"As usual we had excellent service and the food was delicious. We’ve been coming to Holly’s for years and of course we’ll be back."
- Kristen N.
"The family atmosphere, excellent food and service, always makes Holly's a weekly choice."
- Frances B.
"Service is friendly and the portions are great"
- John P.
"I had a great sandwich, the karson's crazy chicken sandwich. I love it. I also had the Italian Wedding Soup. It was very good."
- Jim F.
"We just ALWAYS feel welcome when we walk in the door at Holly’s. The food is excellent and the staff is wonderful!"
- Dawn N.
"Holly’s is a great place to eat and meet up with all your Holly’s friends that you have made over the years, including Mr. B. and family and staff."
- Wendell M.
"The food is excellent, the prices are fair, the service is definitely above average. All in all, I don’t really see anything that needs improving!"
- Andrew S.
"The wait staff makes you feel at home."
- Cindy L., Michigan City
"Food was great/our server, Angel, excellent!"
- Bob & Janet K., Crown Point
"Holly’s always has a good vibe."
- Earl E., Michigan City
"The food is GREAT! We’ve been coming here for 15 years, and we love it!"
- Mark B., Hamilton
"The waitress was fabulous and the
food was great as always!"
- Janice S.
"We enjoy the great food, excellent service and
the reasonable prices! We recommend Holly’s
to all our family and friends!!"
- Roxanne D.
"You have a great crew! You just can’t teach the warm
greetings you receive from the staff."
- Donald S.
"My father will turn 81 on Tuesday, and he wants to go to Holly’s to eat on his Birthday. The food is great, and the Rewards Program is a great idea. We really enjoy our discounts!"
- Connie S.
"Holly’s has delicious food & great service. It is one of our favorite places to eat!"
"I love the food. The food is great! The service is excellent! The employees always greet you with a smile. I tell all my friends about Holly’s. It’s my favorite place to eat!"
- Patricia C.
"We came at a very busy time, but our waitress was very prompt in filling our drinks when they were low, and she checked on us while we waited for our food. The food was
worth the wait, it was very good!"
"I love Holly’s. We come here all the time. The atmosphere is wonderful. I love the
food, the prices are reasonable, and we always recommend Holly’s to people!"
- Desereah D.
"The salads are always fresh, the beer is always cold, and the service is always excellent!"
- Liane S.
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