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740 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5537
+1 219-472-0616
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (63 reviews)
“mac n cheese” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
740 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5537
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is great! Friendly/welcoming staff with awesome food to boot! Going to try to make it back before our business trip is over. Really cool decor. Exposed beams and duct work in the ceiling just adds to the embiance!

Thank Myboysmyworld
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pizza was excellent. Service was good, our server didn't take empty dishes and glasses off the table at all, a minor annoyance. Decent craft beer selection.

Thank tcz155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just left this location after giving it a second chance. Server was clueless when it came to craft beer selection, overcharged for appetizer, pizza came out at the same time as our appetizer and was not hot. Asked for thin crust... see picture. Does this...More

Thank paulak22
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Now maybe it was an off day or something for the staff, but the service was bad. It took them 45 minutes to bring our meals, then after the long wait, they actually brought me the wrong item and did not even offer to replace...More

Thank justy772014
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Cracking little lunch spot on my drive from Chicago to indi- about halfway between the two which worked great. Really well executed food and awesome beer selection. Next time I need someone else to drive so that I can drink my way through your menu!...More

Thank richexeter11
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We were in town for a concert. Checked into our hotel and wanted dinner before the concert. They were very busy but got us in within a reasonable time. Service was excellent and attentive especially for them being as busy as they were. Food was...More

Thank ChrisFuller320252011
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Food and staff was great! Great place to get a good beer or drink and watch the game. Great appetizers and lunch buffet!

Thank brianjA997ZK
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

If you are a garlic lover, you must get their roasted garlic on their pizza! And the variety of beer they have to offer is great! Also you can be a member of their world beer tour and get free prizes for drinking the beers...More

Thank Slamm86
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

We got Calzones they were awesome. To be honest we arrived here after a long day in the car so I don't remember what kinds. They were delicious though and you could easily share. If I lived in the area I'd be a regular.

Thank Irene A
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Food was good but you have to ask for their deep dish pizza cause it is not listed on the menu as a choice my husband got the Chicago thick I got their cod po'boy with a salad instead of French fries and a short...More

Thank Rebecca B H
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Marlo S
November 10, 2015|
Response from Beth L | Reviewed this property |
So sorry...I am not sure if they do deliver. It is always worth the trip to the restaurant, tho. My favorite is the Thai Pizza!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5537
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-472-0616
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