Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant

BEER AVG
3.72/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

208 Wabash St.
Michigan City, Indiana, 46360
United States

(219) TRY-HOPS | map
shorelinebrewery.com

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Added by zerk on 08-09-2005

BEER STATS
Beers:
30
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
607
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
87
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 87
Reviews by bigkingken:
Photo of bigkingken
4.45/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Driving up to ShoreLine through the streets of Michigan City is a bit of an experience. I came in from the east and was a little perturbed by the terrible condition of the roads, the lack of any real sort of town and the giant nuclear power plant looming just hundreds of yards away. Luckily, any fears were quickly abated by one awesome experience.

I really like the feel of ShoreLine. The interior is clean, crisp, made mostly of wood and not overly decorated. The bar is long and comfortable. There are a few televisions hanging in the corners - not enough to make it a viable option during football weekends or March Madness, but enough to see the big game. It's an old, stand-alone red brick building that has been reclaimed to make any kind of diner feel at home, which I appreciate.

Whatever "it" factor that the location lacks (and it does slightly), it is more than made up for by the beer and the food. The menu features a decent mix of pub entrees like fish and chips or pasta and sandwiches and burgers. But these aren't your normal deli sandwiches. Pulled pork, Cajun shrimp, crap cakes, falafel and avocado aioli are just a few of the things you can find featured on their creations. I had a Cajun shrimp wrap that wasn't overly spicy and definitely hit the spot. My favorite part of the experience, though, was the house-made vegetable chips. Besides the typical russet potatoes, they're slicing up yams and beets and frying them to perfection themselves. Yum!

The beer is also top quality with plenty of selections to choose from. From lighter lagers and English pale ales to imperial scotch ales and whopping 15% honey oatmeal stouts, none of their selections are light on flavor. The one detraction, in my opinion, was their IPA, which was a little bitter up front without much floral complexity as a payoff. But past that, all the beers were very good, with special recognition of their Big Bella heavy Scotch Ale, which was superb.

I was in a little past lunch time, so there wasn't a big crowd, but the girl behind the bar was pretty attentive. She had no problem helping me choose between dishes and took an active interest in which beers I was enjoying. All in all, a great find.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mzahn95
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mxsluis
3.89/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Phoneguy
4.25/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MidwestBA
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of cd34
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.1/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1.75

Not the prettiest place or in the prettiest neighborhood. The wood paneled walls might be going for an old lake cottage or dive bar feel but it wasn't really my thing. Food took forever to come out and when it did it was pretty mediocre, with my limp fries being the most obvious mistake. Beer was decent however with a nice but not overly exciting selection. Service was fine; I would've liked an apology for just how long the food took though. Price for one of the bottles I bought to go was higher than that listed on the menu which always annoys me, especially when it's a menu they clearly have to print up relatively often.

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Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of mechanicJON
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Love this place great beer, food, and feel. Plus it's in my home town so it's close

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Photo of pollocktown4
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of B1G
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great little "gem". I love their BA beers that you can purchase to go. Hopefully they stay relatively under the radar so I can continue to stop by EVERY time i'm nearby to buy some BA bottles and enjoy a great meal and a beer.

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Photo of Duff27
2.99/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of jeffrotell
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of msmith6078
3.85/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of JustinSparks
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Bung
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

The requisite interesting old building.
Large enough draft selection, more regulars but a few seasonals/one offs.
Vintage bottles are a tad high, but the market bears it I guess. I still bought the last 2011 Lost Sailor.
Food was excellent. The place was packed on a non-football Sunday afternoon, looked like mostly with people for meals.

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Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of rw1992
4.33/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of alistairbench
3.81/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Good beer and good food selection. Perhaps a tad pricey for Michigan City.

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Photo of redleg411
3.65/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of HabaJohn
4.29/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Seeker_11
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant in Michigan City, IN
3.72 out of 5 based on 607 ratings.
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