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Valley Kitchen & Bar

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55 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5656
219-531-8888
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not inexpensive but very good

Valley is very easy to find, on the east side of the Valparaiso courthouse square. We arrived about 6 pm on a Friday night, and shortly thereafter the place became very busy. I would suggest reservations. The food portions were very large and very good - you get what you pay for! We both had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
William N
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South Bend, Indiana
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  • Reservations
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South Bend, Indiana
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Valley is very easy to find, on the east side of the Valparaiso courthouse square. We arrived about 6 pm on a Friday night, and shortly thereafter the place became very busy. I would suggest reservations. The food portions were very large and very good - you get what you pay for! We both had the country pork chop, which... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Farm to table, everything is locally bought and fresh. Somewhat pricey, but the taste makes it worth every penny. Very small menu, but everything has so much flavor and tastes great, even food I typically wouldn't eat. Many beers from local breweries as well.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Its a really nice place for a meal... only down side is the menu is very small and when it changes it's usually just an ingredient or two... Beer selection is pretty good...

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I go to this establishment regularly for microbrew mondays to grab a drink and appetizer. I am always impressed with the food and their well-selected drink options! I also meet friends and family there for dinner occasionally. The chef always has some amazing options prepared!

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We went early on a Tuesday night. My wife had the ribeye and I had the Amish chicken. The food was good and fresh. A bit overpriced for my tastes. The service was very good and we have no real complaints. Nic little storefront restaurant.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bistro 157 was our favorite restaurant in Valparaiso, but they're gone now and Valley became our new favorite almost as soon as they opened. If farm-to-table appeals to you, all the better, but it would still be our favorite in Valparaiso. The menu is a little thin, but they offer quite a bit more now than they did when they... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love going to eat out while feeling like I'm eating in. Fresh, delicious food and their menu changes often enough that I look forward to something new regularly, while wishing some of my favorites back! If you like truly quality, fresh food while supporting local business/farms, this is the best of all worlds!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This place is rated very well on Tripadvisor so I thought I would give it a shot. The restaurant is right off the main street in what looks like a store front. Like it's name it is a bar theme with not a lot of seating. I can early and was seated quickly. I did see people waiting but the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The menu is small but they do good work here. Each dish shows some imagination and thoughtful composition. The menu warns the diner that since each dish is made to order, there can be a wait at busy times. This was our experience. However, our orders of “Charred Sweet Corn Linguine” with fresh shrimp, and the Crispy Perch were worth... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

After four trips to Valley in my year of living in Valpo, I am convinced that this is one of the best restaurants in the area. The emphasis on local sourcing and seasonally appropriate food is wonderful. Just last week, a friend and I were there for a spontaneous dinner together. The server, although young, was knowledgeable and helpful. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5656
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 219-531-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?