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Val's Famous Pizza and Grinders

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112 S 11th St, Chesterton, IN 46304-2133
(219) 921-0056
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a party of 7. Waitress was very nice. Double checking our order to make sure everything was correct. Food came out at the same time and everyone had delicious hot food. I had the calzone and it was great . The others had Italian beef sandwiches, bombs and salads. We stayed and talked for an hour afterwards with... More 

Thank 297ceciliaw
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ordered food from Val's to our hotel. The food was awesome, and the prices great. Only drawback is the wait, which we knew in advance because it was forewarned on the delivery flyer. Be sure to order a good hour before you want your food!

Thank Bonnie V
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outside may look a bit rough but that just adds to the ambience. The food is good, pizzas are great. Good appetizers. The pretzel stick are incredibly good. Plenty of TVs to watch a game. Nice bar. Good selection of beers. Good for families or couples looking for a casual meal at a good price.

Thank Richard B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! The kids meals where 2.50 and include drink. The food was great my husband said their meatball grinder was the best he ever had and that is saying a lot for him. I had the bomb stuffed sandwich and the name is fitting.

Thank Alicia C
Hebron, Kentucky
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

It may not look like much from the outside, but this one of the friendliest places we have been to on any of our vacations. Our waiter could not have been any nicer. The food was excellent and it was big! We even hung around for their trivia night. Definitely give this place a try if you are in the... More 

Thank Jonathan K
Titusville, Florida
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Have to admit I was not impressed with the exterior impression. But it was late, we were hungry and it had 'stars" on review. Great waitress and she was willing to recommend items. I had chicken & Broccoli stuffed sandwich. Awesome! Never heard of a stuffed sandwich- it is pizza dough wrapped around different ingredients and baked. So very good.... More 

Thank sunandwater22
Crestwood, Illinois
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Val's is one the best places to have pizza or home cook Italian dinner, there and food is second to none.the owners are a young couple who do a great job of preparing their menu for everyone satisfaction..good place to go for pizza in Chesterton,In.

3 Thank Joseph I
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Pizza here is good, but the Bosco Sticks are amazing. Good place to catch up with friends, or come in on Sunday and watch the game and have some food and beer.

Thank Liz J
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My parents and I came there last Saturday. I had meatball grinder. My parents had ham and cheese sandwiches. It was our first time there.

Thank Dave O
Nokomis, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Always enjoy having lunch at Val's. Their Sicilian Salad is fabulous, as is their Italian Beef and stuffed sandwiches. The bar/restaurant is a little worn out, but the food makes up for the décor.

Thank Pam W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 S 11th St, Chesterton, IN 46304-2133
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: (219) 921-0056

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