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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Great food

I really enjoy this restaurant. They source all menu items locally, so the menu is short, but the food is excellently prepared. And the choices are interesting and appetizing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Stephanie S
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I really enjoy this restaurant. They source all menu items locally, so the menu is short, but the food is excellently prepared. And the choices are interesting and appetizing.

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Thank Stephanie S
Hammond, Indiana
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We came in to try some of the interesting cocktails and really enjoyed them as well as the apps. that we ordered. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed, very casual. We had the truffle fries (delish, nice serving size), tempura fried pickles (so good), and buffalo chicken dip w/veggies and pita bread (again yummy). There were 2 of us and... More 

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Thank Cherylyn A
Valparaiso, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Fresh food (usually) expertly prepared and plated. Amish Brick Chicken is tender and steaks are flavorful if modestly cut. They also know what to do with pork. What they do not do well is table service. I've waited 20-30 minutes for a salad after I finished an appetizer. And once the salad was taken away, it was another 30 minutes... More 

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Thank instanttraveler2015
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We love the farm to table model, the charming atmosphere, and the friendly service. The food was delicious and the beer menu was full of great local choices. This restaurant is a great example of farm fresh food done right.

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Thank tviering19
Valparaiso, Indiana
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I love sitting outside, right downtown and drinking their delicious martinis. My personal favorite is the Lucille Blooth. Their truffle fries are to die for and I like that their menu changes seasonally. The servers are always nice and accommodating.

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Thank mrslbab
Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My husband and I have been here twice. Both times exceeded our expectations. The farm to table food is fresh as can be, but the real secret is in the preparation. You have to try it to believe it. I've never had a better steak anywhere and each dish is a work of art. Sit at the kitchen bar and... More 

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Thank YIH54
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is interesting restaurant that prides itself with the "Farm to Table" craze. You really enjoy the interesting s'more desert!

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Thank Mary S
Griffith, Indiana, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Had such a yummy fresh meal! Pepper crusted Salmon over potatoes......great wine ...great salad....great appetizer ...and the S'Mores dessert - what a finale!

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Thank Susan L
Indiana Dunes, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

The food was so fresh & delicious! It was our first time here & it was a pleasant surprise. Everything we had was so tasty. It's a must return.

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Thank 889carlak
Valparaiso, IN
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Great service and fresh delicious menu that is seasonal. I'm a bit of a "foodie", and look forward to their changing seasonal menus. I haven't been disappointed yet.

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Thank Gelefish

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?