Restaurants, Real Estate & Businesses in Miller Beach

Over 45 years in Miller I’ve seen restaurants and eateries come and go. The same with businesses. No effort here to keep up with the changing scene, but with a drive around one can spot interesting places to chow down. There are some old standbys though that have been around as long as I have been around in Miller, or are old favorites of locals and visitors alike.

Many owners are members of the Miller Business Association which has more up-to-date information hopefully in its directory. Or you can visit Visit Miller Beach's website.


Miller Beach has some old standbys and favorite restaurants that sustain.
  • The Beach Cafe at 903 North Shelby has been around since the late 1930's, first appearing on the 1939 City Directory as "Beach Place" at 905 N. Shelby. It became famous for its perch and still brings nostalgia seekers back to Miller. Check out its website or its Facebook page.
  • Across the street from the Beach Cafe is Flamingo Pizza, a popular watering-hole for locals. See its Facebook page.
  • Around since the 1960s is Miller Pizza in the old B&O RR freight station. Check out its website or Facebook page for its menu, order delivery, or see the restaurant hours. 622 1/2 Lake Street in Miller.
  • Arman's at 5875 Melton Road west of the intersection of Lake Street is another old stand-by around 60 years and a favorite for a working man's lunch of a hot dog, gyro, burgers and chicken. Its website is Facebook. The.Original.Arman's.

Real Estate:

  • Ayers Realtors

    646 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
    Phone: (219) 938-1188
    Fax: (219) 938-1341
    Visit MillerBeach.Com to view listings and virtual tours.

  • Godwin Reality Company

    617 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
    Phone: (219) 916-5507
    Facebook Page

  • Cecil Real Estate, Inc.

    P.O. Box 2796, Gary, IN 46403
    Phone: (219) 938-0786

  • Holly Futrell Prudential Executive Group

    Chesterton, IN
    Phone: 219-916-1495  | On the Web at |

  • Ennis Moore & Associates

    Melody Neagu - 219-588-0744
    2835 Central Ave., Lake Station, IN 46405

A brief and miscellaneous listing of businesses or services that are prospering in Miller Beach:

  • Framing and Gallery

    Lake Street Gallery has a 20 year plus history in Miller Beach providing quality framing and a great collection of art, much of it by local artists. Joyce Davis is very active in the arts community of Northwest Indiana.

  • Gifts, Cards and Unique Items

    Indie Indie Bang Bang - an Accessory and Gift shop on Lake Street.

  • Publishing

    Sand Dune Publishing is a new Miller business: an independent publishing company with a mission to develop writing tools that help strengthen personal relationships through self-expression and sharing.

  • Playgrounds

    A prospering business in Miller Beach, Kidstuff Playsystems has taken over the old Miller Beach Lumber (Broadway Lumber) on Miller Avenue. They design and install quality playground equipment. Check out their website.

  • Building & Construction

    Lee Companies - a long time builder in Miller now specializing in pre-engineered steel buildings.

  • Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

    Humane Society Website. Miller Critters Facebook:

  • Clinical Social Worker:   

    Elaine Spicer, LCSW, "I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and my primary focus is working with families whose children have challenging behaviors. I help parents understand the effects of trauma (grief, loss, medical issues, transitions, divorce, adoption, foster care, multiple school changes, etc.) on the brain and consequently on behavior. I give parents the tools they need to understand their children and learn ways to respond rather than react to negative behavior. I also advocate for children in school when necessary. I have been practicing in the field (working with parents and children) for over 30 years." For an appointment or more information, call 219-512-2642. Visit her Facebook page for more information: Challenging Children ---- Or her website.

  • Craft Beer Brewery

    18th Brewery moved to Miller from Chicago in 2013 and has been very popular for it's craft beers.
    It's right on Lake Street and has been named the #1 New Brewer in Indiana in 2013.

  • A Piano Teacher, Accompanist

    Debbie Niksch is an experienced piano teacher, pianist and accompanist, so Broaden your Horizons and contact her to learn a new skill or expand your talents.
    Take a look at her flyer and contact her. Ages four to adult. Click here for the flyer.

These aren't all the businesses in Miller or even up and down Lake Street.
Email me if you would like your listing here.

Page created years ago and updated September, 2022.

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