About Fiddlehead Restaurant and Bar

Thank you for considering our restaurant and bar to satisfy your appetite. You are welcome here.

My name is Aaron O’Reilly and I’m the founder, proprietor, and your host at Fiddlehead. As an owner operated business, the quality of of our food, the cleanliness of our facilities and the friendliness of our staff are all vitally important to me.

After gaining invaluable experience working in and managing one of the finest restaurants in Northwest, Indiana for many years, Fiddlehead’s shingle and “Open For Business” signs were hung on Memorial Day 2015 giving me the opportunity to express my vision and creativity for a new kind of establishment to serve the patrons of Northwest Indiana and those visiting.

 Read Our Reviews Below

Must Eat Here!

The food is spectacular. The serve is top notch and the atmosphere is inviting. Price is midrange. Local brewed beers. The waitress was extremely helpful in advice for what to order.

CG – Oceola, Indiana

Gluten Free Entrees in Michigan City

I went to this establishment with my parents to see how the gluten free menu was, as I have two kids with Celiac. I was very impressed with their menu and we all enjoyed our meals and server so much. I went back two days later with a large group of ladies and everyone enjoyed it. I will be back with my kids soon, love that they use all grass fed beef and grow some of their own seasonings! Nice bar, cute place, easy parking.
MR – Warrenville, Illinois

Best Dining Experience in Michigan City

My wife and I took my mom to dinner at Fiddlehead tonight after going to mass at St. Mary’s. Two of my sisters had taken my mom there a few times for lunch and told me she liked the place so I thought it would be a safe bet. It has pretty good reviews to TA and I put a lot of stock in that too.

We arrived and were warmly greeted by the hostess and ushered to our table immediately. A busser arrived within 30 seconds and poured water for us and advised us that Amanda would be right with us and she was. She took our drink orders and because they were out of the vodka I ordered there was a bit of a hold up but another vodka was substituted and we got our drinks in a timely manner after that.

Amanda returned to take our food orders and when she came around for mine I asked her for a recommendation on the Spaghetti and Meatballs which I was surprised to see on the menu. Amanda heartily recommended the dish. While waiting for our entrees Nancy and I enjoyed a beet and goat cheese salad which was cold, fresh, crispy and very tasty. The entrees arrived a short time later and were served hot and tasty. We were very impressed.

To conclude, I’m usually a bit depressed and disappointed on visits to my hometown when it comes to dining out. This is the best dining experience I’ve had in Michigan City in a long, long time. As a guy who has been managing full service restaurants for 40 years I can be very critical and pretty jaded. The owner of this place seems to know what he’s doing. I’ll be back and recommend it to others.

MM – Michigan City, Indiana

Service Was Great!

We were a group of 10. Cassie, our server was fantastic, anticipating our needs and accommodating our requests. The food was delicious too. We visit the area for an annual girls weekend. We’ll be back.

GM – Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Best Burger I've Ever Had

I ordered the Hipster, daughter ordered the kids mac and cheese, son and my girlfriend ordered burgers. The mac and cheese was very good. The hipster sandwich was very good and the couple bites of cheeseburger I got to try were the best I’ve ever had. When my girlfriend cut her burger in half I knew immediately I had to try it, it looked perfectly medium to medium rare. As a self proclaimed Bürgermeister I highly recommend the burgers. Too bad they are almost 3 hours away from home. This will be a regular stop if it fits in our travel plans.
Nice beer selection. Good cocktails too. Great desserts too, we tried the key lime pie and another one (I forgot what).

They have pierogis as an appetizer! We didn’t try them but definitely want to. We saw another table eating the German pretzel and it looked delicious.

XR – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sitting Outside Was Beautiful

Our family of four particular adults were very pleased when our waitress conveyed all of our requests and our delicious food came out just right. We sat outside on a beautiful Sunday evening and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

KP – Bloomington, Indiana

Lobster and Bluegill - Yum!

Great Lobster Roll’s Truffle/Fries, and bluegill out of this world, will be back wished we could eat here more often.

KJ – Stevensville, Michigan

Gluten Free - Awesome!

3/5 of us have to be GF. They have one of the best GF menus. We are from just north of Indy and visit Chicago regularly. However, this fun place in Michigan City, IN has a VERY impressive GF restaurant. We went twice over Thanksgiving weekend!
Thanks Fiddlehead!!!

JC – Tipton, Indiana


Fiddlehead Restaurant

422 Franklin Street

Michigan City, Indiana