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771 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5538
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Buffalo Chicken Breast

Best Buffalo Sauce anywhere! Forget about the short skirts. Very close to hotel almost directly across the street?

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Best Buffalo Sauce anywhere! Forget about the short skirts. Very close to hotel almost directly across the street?

Thank MadeInDubai
Merrillville, United States
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Hooters is Hooters. The food is good for that type of restaurant. The serving staff is friendly which gets some guys in trouble. However, be smarter than to take your girl there. Love their wings They have the best of the theme resturants.

Thank Thomas B
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The food was just too good to be a Hooters but how pleasant it was to know that you were at Hooters. The other Chicagoland Hooters should use this locations food service as the standard. Bri provided great service with a smile. Ken came around and made us feel very welcome and invited us to come back. We definitely will... More 

Thank SBM68
Hobart, Indiana
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Recently stopped at Hooters in Merrillville on a Saturday afternoon. Heard they had great burgers and deep fried pickles so, I tried them both. Establishment was busy because of the upcoming Christmas holiday. We were seated in an area that wasn't quiet as noisy as the central dining area. Our greeter was pleasant. Food was ordered and the fries came... More 

Thank Mary M
Chesterton, Indiana
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The title says it all, if you're a hillbilly looking for greasy food, this is your place to park it, otherwise move on down the road to Outback.

Thank JudyPaul2
Bonny Town, Rivers, Nigeria
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Enjoyed the Buffalo wings here, it was very tasty and its also a good place to have a beer and watch football. The reputation of the hostess speaks for itself :)

Thank Oluwafunso A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped here for dinner on a Monday night. It was a bit busy but not too crowded. We were seated right away. Being in the restaurant business myself, I'm not a big complainer because I understand how tough it can be, but our server frankly sucked. She didn't have a smile and barely talked to us... More 

Thank RayRay16
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was the slowest hooters I have ever ate at. Seriously. I came in with 4 friends to eat around 9:30pm on Saturday night. I was thinking we were going to get in and out just by the number of empty table that available. We sat down, led by our waitress. We all ordered drinks and one beer. The beer... More 

Thank Apriliars250
Big Lake, Minnesota
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139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We went here because the one in North Dakota, this one was dirty, worn out, and just bad. Our service was slow and bad, my order was screwed up and we saw no help on the bill. Pass on this place and eat elsewhere.

Thank skidoo44
Oak Island, North Carolina
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Good service and food was good. Like all hooters it's pricey for a wing place. However, guess paying for scenery as well.

Thank nctravelerharley

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 771 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5538
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: 219-794-9464

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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