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“GREAT SUMMER BAR”
Review of Matey's Restaurant

Matey's Restaurant
Ranked #102 of 158 Restaurants in Michigan City
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Michigan City's premier destination near the marina, beach, outlet mall and casino boat. Big menu with good variety and great prices -- you'll never leave hungry. Three bars with different atmospheres allows you to barhop without leaving the parking lot. Our service is second to none.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

this is a great place for some good cocktails after leaving the beach.
this is a party type bar. the food is pretty good

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Thank norm r
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

The place has a great location and really could be a hot spot for a better crowd that won't destroy the place. Young people who are just over 21 swarm here to drink on the roof top during the warm months (few of those in Michigan City). The rest rooms are inadequate and smell horrible. Urine everywhere because men use the women's and vice versa. It's like a frat party every night. The owner may be happy making a mediocre profit off the young kids, but there's a slightly more mature crowd that would spend more if the place offered a cleaner decor, less greasy food (seriously, the mid-west needs to get with the program with this fried-food mentality), cleaner bathrooms, quality drink options, a more hip menu down in the main restaurant, and better marketing other than a wet T-shirt contest every weekend. Even though there is a group who will get out there and strut for the drunk guys, most women will stay away because they find this absolutely degrading! This is the type of crap that enables the mentality that all women are is sex objects. Matey can do better than this and make a hoard of MONEY from people who make MORE MONEY! Bring in an expert from Chicago and get this boat ready to sail. I recommend visitors head down to Bartlett's on Rt 12. Different location altogether, but a quality experience and great atmosphere with awesome drinks and an in-season menu that will make you think you're in Chicago! Back to Matey's, if you're a young person looking for a great time where you can puke on your friend's shoe and yell at the babes walking away to their cars (not back to you), go to Matey's. This one's definitely for you and your college friends who just might not graduate!

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1  Thank DonnaPerdue
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Love their lake perch and other seafood, friendly easy atmosphere, good prices, good specials, their buffet on special nights is really good and a good price. Friendly servers and employees.

Thank cplake1943
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We were looking for a place to eat and I had googled family restaurants and this pulled up. We had driven by and the deck looked neat. Well we went inside and there is a sign that you must be 21 to enter the deck upstairs. We had 3 kids with us. We went a little farther in the lower level and you have to be 21 to enter any of it. The outside would be a better place to put the sign.

Thank Andrea T
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Went there for dinner Sat nite called ahead for reservations because we had a party of 26. The service was horrible, slower than ever, no one asked us if we wanted refills, ordered the 2for $22 steak, was to include mushrooms & onions had to ask for them. The other meal was seafood platter and the crab cakes were burnt. Also dessert come w the meal, they brought our bills never even asking if we wanted dessert, when we asked about it, the waitresses were like oh yah you get it with the meal.

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2  Thank Jo T
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