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105 East US Hwy 30, Valparaiso, IN
2194620800
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute Place

I have driven by several times but never stopped. It's a cute little place. The diner was very clean and the service was excellent. I ordered the Hungry Man skillet and they used hash browns--my personal preference and how it should be. Probably the second best skillet to be had locally.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Crown Point, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is a good variety on the menu selection for breakfast and lunch. Food tastes great, and service is outstanding. Good parking available.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have driven by several times but never stopped. It's a cute little place. The diner was very clean and the service was excellent. I ordered the Hungry Man skillet and they used hash browns--my personal preference and how it should be. Probably the second best skillet to be had locally.

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Newton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We have driven past many times but never stopped here or noticed. We were looking for a local place and often look for full parking lots. This one met the criteria but the name never suggested crepes, waffles, or other traditional dishes. We stopped any way. What a pleasant surprise. The place is large, friendly, and full of people even... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great owner, great waitresses, great cooks! What more is there to say? You walk in and you are treated as family. We go all the time for breakfast or lunch. Menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinners with a kid's menu and a senior's menu. My son in law and daughter have to go every time they come to visit!!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Breakfast is very good. Service is great. Prices are great. Viking Chili Bowl is only open for breakfast and lunch. The serve breakfast all during this time, which is great for those of us that decide later in the morning to go out for breakfast. They will even substitute fresh fruit for your hash browns. Most restaurants won't do this.... More 

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Union City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant twice and found it to be just fine; food was good, and our servers were friendly and personable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Food was excellent. Servers were courteous and prompt. We have eaten there many times. The atmosphere is cheerful and interesting. And the prices are comparable to similar places.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

As far as greasy spoons go, this one is the worst we have ever encountered. Bad food, tacky atmosphere, marginally bad service. Don't go here...there are many great breakfast places to go in valpo but this isn't one.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

To be fair, we already had low expectations with this being a greasy-spoon diner but it was worse than that. Food was bad, hostess was hostile, dishware was in poor condition and dirty, and, did I say food was bad? For all you Valpo people who enjoy the nostalgia of having gone here when you were kids, I have news... More 

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La Crosse, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great breakfast fast service and the price is right. Also serves lunch but not dinner. Check out the breakfast you won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 East US Hwy 30, Valparaiso, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 2194620800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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