Generally, you will find several local and chain restaurants located close to the exits of:
- I-94 and Hwy. 51-Gary/Miller/Lake Station
- I-94 and Hwy. 249-Portage
- I-94 and Hwy. 20-Burns Harbor/Porter
- I-94 and Hwy. 49-Porter/Chesterton, and,
- I-94 and Hwy. 421-Michigan City.
Within the local communities you will discover additional eateries.
You will find gas stations, restaurants, and convenience stores near the following Indiana Dunes parking areas.
- West Beach
- one seasonal restaurant, one mile south on County Line Road,
- one gas station by Inland Marsh, two miles east on Hwy. 12, and,
- several restaurants and gas stations, 2 1/2 miles west on Hwy. 12 and 2 1/2 - 3 miles southwest on Highways 20 and 51.
- Miller Woods & Paul H. Douglas Center - several stores, restaurants, and gas stations on Lake Street and Hwy. 20.