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Octave Grill

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137 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2433
+1 219-395-8494
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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481 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a morning hike among the dunes, we headed into Chesterton for lunch on a Saturday. We were attracted to the cute space, and decided to eat here based on the "cuteness factor," as we call it. We entered the small space around 1:30 and found only a few tables available. A friendly waitress greeted us and offered us a... More 

Thank Babu2773
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a good meal after a long drive. The burgers here are gourmet. Had the hot pants and buffalo fries. Really hit the spot with a nice selection of beers to go along. The only reason I didn't give a 5, is the quarters are tight. If you were more than 2 it was a 15-20 minute wait for... More 

Thank Pmk2d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

brought my great nephew to Octave He chose a hamburger with all the extras, which was so overwhelming, that he ate it with fork and knife in the polite European fashion. I had the Cajun Mahi filet cooked to order with tater tots. Delicious.

1 Thank Anne K
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Visited here this past Saturday around 5:30-6:00. Based on reviews, I was prepared to wait on a table but they were able to get us right in. The perch cakes were good. My husband got the Swine Mountain and loved it. I got the Basic Burger no cheese and it was pretty darn delicious. I would definitely recommend based on... More 

Thank saraw0418
Streator, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area looking for a burger and found this small place we love to try new places and glad we found this one!! The burgers and tator tots are so amazing! The inside is small ( try lunch time we didn't even have to wait) but very much worth it!!! I would def return again!!!

Thank Wendydes77
Chesterton, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Awesome burgers. Best in the area. Very small.... Well worth the wait ..... You may want to Try lunch....easier to get in.

1 Thank AnnFross
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Low key atmosphere, high end delicious food. Fries were hand cut potatoes like mom made. Burger tasted like steak on a bunch. Tea was just right and service was on point. Loved the details and simplicity of tableware. Kid friendly, my 8 year old liked it and he is a tough sell. Photo says it all, barely a crumb left!

Thank Melissa J
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We took our son and granddaughter to Chesterton, IN for the weekend festival. We decided to go the Octave Grill for lunch. It is a small place, seating only about 32 people, and it was full. They took our number and then texted us when a table opened up (about 30 minutes or so wait). We had some appetizers and... More 

Thank Ddrw
Southeastern Wisconsin
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Decided to try this based on TripAdvisor reviews and I was not disappointed. The menu was innovative and it was hard to decide. My burger was delicious and it was so big that I got two meals out of it. Nice variety of microbrew beers.

Thank emholly
Prairie Home, Missouri
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

If you love burgers and beer, this is the place for you. We had to wait about 40 minutes, but their wait system makes it convenient to put yourself on the wait list and walk to another store to kill time. The place was packed but very enjoyable. It seats just 24 patrons, so not a place for a large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $14
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: +1 219-395-8494

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?