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Cavalier Inn

American, Polish, European
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735 Gostlin St, Hammond, IN 46327-1418
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Polish Food

Old school polish food at its best. Also good lake perch. Old place with original owners. Could use a spruce up, but it's been a staple in the area for years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Ken G
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Old school polish food at its best. Also good lake perch. Old place with original owners. Could use a spruce up, but it's been a staple in the area for years.

Thank Ken G
Hammond, Indiana
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you want real Polish home cooking, try this restaurant. They make their own sauerkraut, Pirogies and polish sausage, all of which are wonderful. They also have a bar at the front of the restaurant. Their menu is small but it gives you a great selection to choose from.

Thank Barbara M
The Villages, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I now live in The Villages, Florida. I worked as server for nine years under Wally and Mary. I have so many many fond memories of Cavalier Inn. We had the best periodis around, besides all the other great dishes. I haven't been to Hammond for many years, but you will always be dear to my heart. I can remember... More 

Thank Ginny H
Lansing, Illinois
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have been here several times over the years.Friendly old school place with very good homemade food. They start you with a relish tray and white bread. This is probably the only polish place that does not serve rye bread! Pierogi , fish , polish sausage and fried chicken all very good.Walk in and seat yourself and do it before... More 

Thank David B
Albuquerque, NM
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170 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We attended a funeral lucheon at the Cavalier Inn. The selection of Polish food (sausage, both fresh and smoked, kraut, pierogis followed by fresh paczki for desert) was awesome as mentioned by other reviewers. All was good but the chicken which was on the greasy side. However, it was in the 90s outside and very hot and sticky inside as... More 

2 Thank Mikejack52
San Antonio, Texas
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

How did Texans and Michiganites (Michiganians? Michiganers?) wind up at a Polish restaurant in Hammond, Indiana eating a "funeral platter"? The answer to this question is ancestry, timing, location, and the wonders of tripadvisor. Returning from a funeral in Wisconsin, we met up with friends here after finding its review on tripadvisor. Both my husband and his friend grew up... More 

1 Thank Deb S
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Love how they always have diffeent variety of beers.........We got treated very well. And the burger, oh lord just try the double bacon burger. DO IT!!! DO IT!!! DONT THINK JUST DO IT!!!! Look at the pic below.

1 Thank ChayoDelReal
Chicago, Illinois
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Food is very good the breaded pork chop was by far the best today I tried the polish platter I couldnt belive how good everything was. my buddy had the fried chicken but the breast was under cooked he had to send it back but the flavor made up for it they quickly fixed the mistake also the decor is... More 

2 Thank tonycuevas
Winter Haven Florida
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Great to come home to! Fabulous pierogi, sausage, and potato pancakes. Decor is tired, but it adds to the nostalgia. Prices are still great! Love this place!

1 Thank Wascooper
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

The breaded pork chops are the best, add applesauce and they're heaven. You are greeted with a bread basket and sides that include cole slaw, bean salad, and cottage cheese. I've eaten here several times n have never been disappointed. Authentic Polish cooking at its best. The decor is very outdated and can make you feel a little uncomfortable at... More 

Thank ChayoDelReal

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 735 Gostlin St, Hammond, IN 46327-1418
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hammond
  • Phone Number: 219-933-9314

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Polish, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children


Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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