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2405 E US 30 Valparaiso, Valparaiso, IN 46383
219-462-5121
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Refined Comfort Food.We are closed on Monday. Restaurant hours are...
Refined Comfort Food.We are closed on Monday. Restaurant hours are Tuesday- Sunday 11am to 9pm and Sunday we are open for Brunch from 10am to 2pm. Bow Bar hours: Tuesday -Saturday 11am to 11pm. Featuring live music every Friday from 8pm to 11pm in the Bow Bar.
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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
sad it's closing

i have to disagree with a number of people who so strongly complained about their meal at strongbow. i was just there and the meal was good and the service was outstanding! i think it's sad that an institution like strongbow, which lasted 75 years, will now close. when it was bought by luke oil i... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Chicago area
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Chicago area
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

i have to disagree with a number of people who so strongly complained about their meal at strongbow. i was just there and the meal was good and the service was outstanding! i think it's sad that an institution like strongbow, which lasted 75 years, will now close. when it was bought by luke oil i found that to be... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

New ownership has ruined what had been a unique and high quality restaurant. Terrible hard wooden seat chairs and bar stools in the 'lounge'. Awful. Soiled and greasy carpeting in dining room. Un-infomed servers. Complete collapse of a formerly great restaurant.

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Chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is not the wonderful Strongbow turkey you remember. New ownership attempting to keep it open a few more weeks, they may as well close today. The food was horrible! And I am a long time lover of the old Strongbow turkey, no one cooked it so well, including grandma. I had a turkey pot pie which consisted of a... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's not possible for 1 company to own the corner of NW In and do a good job. Don't you have enough money?

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unfortunately Strongbow's is closing in April. Their bakery was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. We had several Christmas parties and it was always very cheery. When they changed hands things kind of went downhill.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Strongbow used to be a very good restaurant, but just like it did with its takeover of County Line Orchard, Luke Oil lost what made Strongbow great. So sad to see yet another independently owned business get taken over by a corporation and ruined for profits.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Best place to have a turkey meal with all of the trimmings....they have an outstanding bakery with all of the desserts and breads

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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

the food is exceptionally -- BLAND and BLAH...like eating cardboard. Turkey pie was mostly gravy and peas....coffee was cold, and almosphere...cold...not recommended.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Strongbow's has recently changed owners. It is a great place to eat if you love turkey. I can only take turkey about 3 times per year. It is now geared more toward buffet eating which never appealed to me. You either love Strongbow's or hate it.

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Griffith, Indiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was here for a private function. Dinner was served as a buffet, and it was a tad disconcerting to have over 100 people deciding at once whether to get just their salads or go for the whole meal in one shot. The food was good, although I was not made aware by the carver on the buffet that I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2405 E US 30 Valparaiso, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 219-462-5121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Refined Comfort Food.We are closed on Monday. Restaurant hours are Tuesday- Sunday 11am to 9pm and Sunday we are open for Brunch from 10am to 2pm. Bow Bar hours: Tuesday -Saturday 11am to 11pm. Featuring live music every Friday from 8pm to 11pm in the Bow Bar.

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