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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Our favorite place to eat

This is our go-to favorite restaurant. We've tried almost every burger on the menu and have so many favorites. The drinks are incredible. The desserts are incredible. Everything is fresh and homemade. The service is excellent and the environment is intimate. It's a great price for the food (My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kerith A
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go-to favorite restaurant. We've tried almost every burger on the menu and have so many favorites. The drinks are incredible. The desserts are incredible. Everything is fresh and homemade. The service is excellent and the environment is intimate. It's a great price for the food (My husband and I often split a burger and fries and start... More 

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Thank Kerith A
Valparaiso, Indiana
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good Burgers and cold beer. Many different and some may not consider normal combinations of ingredients or condiments for the burgers. Worth the trip.

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Thank Mark R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

My son an I went burger was so good. The only ones better then my own. Beer selection was great. We had a great time him an I.

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Thank James B
Chesterton, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Delicious burgers in a cozy setting. I always pick the specialty burger of the day/month, & have never been disappointed. Love the sweet potato tots too. OG sells a nice variety of specialty beers & limited cocktails.

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Thank David E G
Toledo, Ohio
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

It took us way too long to visit this gem in downtown Chesterton. Intimate, attentive service and great food. Impressive lists of beers. Our party enjoyed buffalo fries, jerk chicken sandwich, hamburger and pulled pork. Every thing was delicious and fresh. I highly recommend the Octave Grill and will return. Soon.

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Thank Marie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We stopped in for dinner the other evening and were able to order our favorite burgers and I tried a new beverage at the recommendation of the wait staff. WOW. Friends came in later and it was a most enjoyable dining experience

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Thank Lauren M
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I eat about one or two burgers a year and usually not by choice (cookouts etc) but after visiting this cozy little restaurant I am a fan of burgers :) We ordered the figgy piggy which had bacon, goat cheese, spinach and fig jam on brioche bun. I could not stop eating it! We also shared the cuban....Really good but... More 

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Thank Jillian1983
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We never would have found Octave Grill if the guys at Dagger Mountain Coffee hadn't told us about it. Very small restaurant, with amazing food. Reasonable prices, excellent menu, great for vegetarians(me) and carnivores (spouse) alike. Beer flight was a nice option at $10. Wine by the glass choices were great. Black bean burger was awesome. Cannot wait to return.... More 

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Thank DRobert831
Michigan
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely a hole in the wall place, but don't let that fool you. I love this restaurant! I wish I would have discovered it sooner on my trip to Chesterton. They have a very eclectic menu of burger options. You may think you want to make changes to your order, but don't do it. These folks have crafted... More 

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Thank Nebraskatravler69363
Valparaiso, Indiana
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158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This unassuming storefront restaurant excels at creating delicious hamburgers. The buns have gotten better, too, which really makes the burgers. Salads are fresh and tasty, but not enough for a meal. And if great burgers ere not enough, there is a really good selection of beers! Hungry for a great all-American lunch? Come here!

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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
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?