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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
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Highland, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I took my family there for dinner. It was amazing! You have to go with an open mind to try new things. The menu is creative with so many variations of hamburgers and sandwiches. The goat cheese fondue was amazing. I also enjoyed the walleye sandwich. The burgers are grass fed beef. It is a small, quaint restaurant. I would... More 

Thank KimPeery
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband is an extreme burger lover and said this place was in his top 5. I agree it was a good one! Perfectly cooked. I also liked the sweet potato tots. Even though it was a sat night, we didn't have to wait too long. Just go and enjoy!

Thank anono99
Chesterton, Indiana
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Octave Grill brings new and unusual taste combinations to burgers. A hidden gem in downtown Chesterton, this tiny restaurant brings the freshest ingredients to make signature gourmet burgers. The only reason I did not rate 5 stars is that it is VERY small with only a few small tables. The wait to get seated on summer weekends can become considerable.... More 

Thank Les324
Chesterton, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Octave Grill in Chesterton, IN has excellent food, but the space is small and can be noisy when it is packed with people.

Thank JEM422
chesterton, IN
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

we have had almost everything on the menu and have loved or liked them all. the only problem, in the summer the wait can be quite long because it is so small. so if possible go during the other 3 seasons if you live nearby.

Thank firebug1087
Chesterton, Indiana
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Octave Grill is a TINY place, so that guarantees a wait. All will be forgiven once inside. Great service. Amazing, unique, quality burgers. The flavors are fantastic and a satisfying meal. Would not bring my kids for dinner or a large crowd. There's just enough elbow room to bring the food to your mouth, but that's all that matters.

Thank Theresa R
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2016

You have to visit the Octave Grill for some great food! This is a very small restaurant on the main street in downtown Chesterton, IN. On Sundays, they open at noon (Central Standard Time), and by 12:30 they are full. They will take your name and mobile number and text you when a table becomes available. The wait staff are... More 

Thank Ddrw
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016

We went for the Founders Tapas Takeover and had a great time! I can't speak to their regular menu, but the tapas were all very tasty, and the wait staff and the chef were more than willing to adapt the dishes to be vegetarian friendly for me. The restaurant is quite small, so you are a little on top of... More 

Thank Grace C
Chesterton, Indiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Who knew there was such a thing as a Lavender Gin and Tonic! Well, Octave knows, knows how to make it and let me tell you, it's amazing! The food is soooo good at Octave and I just love how cozy and inviting the space is.

Thank LeelieRegine
Valparaiso, Indiana
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

I've been to Octave Grill several times and I would consider it one of the top burgers in the area. I consistently go to the Figgy Piggy with the bacon and fig jam sweet and savory as my top burger there. Tonight I tried the Hamburgeusa (hamburger in Spanish) which includes bacon, guac, and pepper cheese. Amazing! A side of... More 

Thank Jon N

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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
Local cuisine, 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
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?