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Octave Grill

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137 South Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN 46304
+1 219-395-8494
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small Town Gem!!

Octave is a hidden gem in a quaint small downtown setting. The restaurant is small and only seats 25-30 at a time. However, it is well managed. They'll take your name and text you when your table is available. The focus is on the food not the place. It is primarily a burger place but does have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Porter, IN
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Porter, IN
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Octave is a hidden gem in a quaint small downtown setting. The restaurant is small and only seats 25-30 at a time. However, it is well managed. They'll take your name and text you when your table is available. The focus is on the food not the place. It is primarily a burger place but does have other options. They... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place is great! Everything from the food, service, beer, atmosphere, and price was great. My wife and I both had the best burgers we've ever eaten. They are made with grass fed beef and the combinations they have are crazy good! Beer selection is small, but good. Our service was great. I would recommend getting there early, however, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had heard about Octave Grill from TripAdvisor and after reading the positive reviews, we had to experience it on our own. Simply put, THE MOST UNIQUE AND BEST BURGERS we have ever tasted. They were well cooked with the freshest ingredients, The unique topping combinations were beyond tasty. The service was excellent----friendly and personable. We will definitely be back.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I read the negative reviews and those folks completely missed the boat. I have traveled to many destinations in the U.S. and this is a top rate burger joint that's extremely popular with the locals (which is an indicator of a good place). Octave Grill is hopping because it's great! The noise levels are what you would expect for a... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Website advertised vegetarian food and Trip Advisor had it in vegetarian listings. The only things veggie are black bean burger & portabella burger. We didn't want fake burgers so there was nothing for us to eat. Place was also uncomfortably small and crowded.

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had dessert there on a Friday night, and dinner on Sunday. The food was very good, and reasonably priced. Sunday, I had the pulled pork sandwich with fries, which was good. The fries came "pre-salted", which was fine with me, but might not be with everyone else. My wife thought that the frozen Key Lime pie was outstanding. As... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A small place with an extensive list of burgers, made with grass fed beef, and cooked the way you want. We ordered fried pickles for an appetizer, yum! My burger was called 'hot pants' it even had onion rings on there! A good selection of beers available too. A very nice place that strives to use local ingredients.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This tiny little "hole in the wall" is the best kind of local eatery. The service is wonderful, the menu interesting and diverse, and the drinks menu fabulous.

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Macedonia, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

You can only find it on-line, like traveling thru the area search on best restaurants off I80.....it is #1 and between Hwy 95 and 80/90 in downtown Chesterton IN, a tiny restaurant! The large " as big as your hand burger"....take the first bite of the medium cooked burger; lean over its so juicy and wonderful you ask for a... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

There must be some magic in those burgers. My husband and I both were delighted by the taste! The combinations of cheese and other extras were perfect. The brownie with ice-cream was also worth the calories. Highly recommend this place! Yum!

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Additional Information about Octave Grill

Address: 137 South Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN 46304
Phone Number: +1 219-395-8494
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 South Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: +1 219-395-8494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?