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“Great Atmosphere & Food”
Review of Stacks Bar & Grill

Stacks Bar & Grill
Ranked #3 of 156 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere & Food”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was my third visit to Stacks Bar & Grill. This time it was with a business party of seven, First time visit for the other six. Each one of them loved everything about the place, especially the food. I didn't want to eat heavy so I ordered the Mediterranean Chicken with Goat Cheese. The chicken was tender and the goat cheese amazing. Other dishes ordered were the Stack Steak, Stuffed Chicken, Blackened Salmon, Cheeseburger, Beef Sandwich, and Grilled Chicken Salad. Everyone was quite satisfied. I didn't have any dessert, but those that did, loved them. Service was polite and attentive, but a bit slow. Highly recommend that you make reservations because they were quite busy, even on a Tuesday evening,

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Lawrence E
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Walkerton, Indiana
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice place for couples”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Because of the reviews we gave Stacks a try. It was nicely located in the downtown area. There are a myriad of places to eat in this area. The area is quaint. I felt safe in the area. The entrance was a little different. You had to go into a building and then look for a door with the restaurant name on it. A little different but not difficult to navigate. I went on a busy Saturday night and the wait was about 20 minutes. The them is that of a Library ie: the Stack. The wait staff was very friendly. The food was very good and it was well priced. I would say this is a trendy place with an average age of 35, but a very good place for all ages. I would guess not great for kids but OK. If you want to try something different than the chain restaurants do give this a try. I think it an above average restaurant with a decent price. Give it a try!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank jreed37
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Fremont, California
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Hard to find, worth the search. What a find!!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were on our way back to Chicago from Holland, Michigan and took a detour to Valparaiso. Always looking for off the beaten path experiences, we found what we were looking for in Stacks. Not even sure how to describe the atmosphere, it was beyond words except to say you were not sure if you're in a library or a speakeasy. We loved the beer flights, the choices on the menu, and the very cool vibe. We are all from California, but if we lived in this town it would be a fave. Worth the detour from the interstate.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank nsnac
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South Bend, Indiana
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Blown Away!”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Looked for a new place to try and saw good reviews of Stacks. Has indoor and outdoor seating with the indoor space walls reminiscent of being in a library. We had a pretzel appetizer, ahi tuna and Osso buco. We enjoyed all tremendously and look forward to our next visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Romanlew
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Chicago area
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A favorite restaurant”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food is so good here! Love the "Stack's sticks" appetizer...yummy breadsticks! Better than I expected. The food is always so delicious! Reservations are recommended. You have a much better chance of getting a table and you'll get a warmer reception when you walk in. Sometimes the owner and some staff can be somewhat rude if you didn't call ahead. We learned. Expect to wait if you don't have a reservation. They are only open for dinner and closed on Mondays. they have outdoor seating available. Several nights a week, they have drink specials, and they have weekly food specials. Highly recommend!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Kamadcourt
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