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Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille

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1084 Linwood Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6556 (Formerly Industrial Revolution) (Route 30)
+1 219-465-1801
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

My wife and I eat at Industrial Revolution every time she gets hungry for their unique nachos. They are delicious and different than anywhere around. I have enjoyed the Lake Perch, pot roast, and assortment of hamburgers. They always have an interesting assortment of beers from which to choose as well. We usually go for dinner, but I have eaten... More 

1 Thank Roger L
Schererville, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Server was cheerful and decor is interesting. Food was good. Prices average for pub fare. The cook (singular) looked frantic trying to keep up with the lunch crowd, thus the burgers came out a little under cooked. The only other negative about the place is that our table top was a little sticky.

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St. Louis, MO
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

Six of us got together at the Industrial Revolution before Tuesday's NITS Valparaiso University men's basketball game. My 20 year old especially loved the theming and little videos that they had of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the building of Disneyland, etc. I had 1/2 of the spinach salad and 1/2 of a burger, and both were really... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Visited the restaurant and trying to hold a conversation with others is very difficult due to the loud noise....the food was average....service the same....not a place I would return

Thank whis08
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I often forget this is a choice when my family is considering where to go for dinner. It's a good burger in a cool atmosphere. You can't go wrong, it's a good place to stop for dinner!

1 Thank Katy J
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a very unique atmosphere. However, it's loud, the food is mediocre, and there is a musty smell inside.

Thank Dagny L
Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Probably the best hamburger in Valparaiso, Indiana. Nice ambiance, good service and very popular. Good location, easy parking.

1 Thank eottivj
Valparaiso, IN
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

You'll enjoy the atmosphere here even before you enter the restaurant. As you can see from the picture, there are "workmen" everywhere! Life-sized metal statues of workers. Inside you'll find more, but not just them; there is a model train that traverses the dining areas with regularity plus awesome quotes engraved into the walls and televisions with historic films playing... More 

Thank JKJ13
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice variety on the menu and items have home made quality. Many comfort food items. Even the raspberry iced tea tastes freshly made with real berries.

1 Thank cstewart1006
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

This was recommended by someone living in Valpo area. I'm glad I stopped by. Very nice pub feel restaurant and very unique. They have a model train that runs around the restaurant as you eat. Staff was very friendly and the food was fantastic. So much that I returned the following day to try something else on the menu.

1 Thank TheWeez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1084 Linwood Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6556 (Formerly Industrial Revolution)
    (Route 30)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-465-1801
Born out of a passion to create a bold, unique and exciting restaurant theme, the Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille fuses the finest handcrafted comfort cuisine with an atmosphere that pays tribute to the American spirit of Innovation and Greatness.We aim to connect with our guests by telling the story of our nation’s inspirational past while serving them delicious classic foods favored by the American worker. This unique environment, which we call Upscale Industrial, is meant to inspire diners with inspirational stories of both famous and ordinary people who have made great contributions building our country as well as the risks taken that best exemplify Greatness.

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