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Octave Grill

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137 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2433
+1 219-395-8494
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri 15:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I both enjoyed the Basic Burger. The greens, and cheese were tasty. The portion of meat and fries and tots (potatoes) were just right. My husband enjoyed both of the beers he tried. We saved room for he KeyLime Tart made in house and it was very good. My husband hopes to try the Burger special next... More 

Thank Roberta2301
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I drive almost 2 hours to frequent this place. We stumbled upon it and I cannot tell you how amazing it is. It is the tiniest eatery ever. But the most amazing. Bump elbows and love food.

Thank Caitlyn B
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am from the west and have had many great burgers in cow country but this place has the most unique and artisan excellent burgers I have ever had. Also have the best sweet potato and quite honestly everything I have had here is excellent. It is good for a 2 to 4 person date but not for large groups.

Thank Katherine B
Chesterton, Indiana
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love Octive Grill, burgers are good, I wish the buns were a bit softer brioche. But creative ingredients and they always have a burger special of the month. Fried pickles are good too. Keep in mind its a small place so you may have a bit of a wait if you are there at lunch or dinner time.

Thank Imafoodie2
Chesterton, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Small dining area felt like we were eating with other people they could use more comfortable seating in booths and larger dining room. If you can get past wooden chairs and not claustrophobic this is for you . Good hamburgers!

Thank Winterbird1087
Huron, Ohio
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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Small and quaint restaurant fit for a foodie! Great beer and wine selection too! Awesome burgers, tater tots, sandwiches, entrees, desserts and chalk board specials! You may have to wait but you can visit the winery just down the sidewalk and put you name in! Munja!

Thank Jenifer M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

If I'm ever in the mood for a Burger this is the only place for me. Everything is fresh and The beef is excellent, not your average hamburger joint. Great beers available. Another Chesterton gem!

1 Thank Bryan C
Chicago, Illinois
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499 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

After a morning hike among the dunes, we headed into Chesterton for lunch on a Saturday. We were attracted to the cute space, and decided to eat here based on the "cuteness factor," as we call it. We entered the small space around 1:30 and found only a few tables available. A friendly waitress greeted us and offered us a... More 

1 Thank Babu2773
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for a good meal after a long drive. The burgers here are gourmet. Had the hot pants and buffalo fries. Really hit the spot with a nice selection of beers to go along. The only reason I didn't give a 5, is the quarters are tight. If you were more than 2 it was a 15-20 minute wait for... More 

Thank Pmk2d
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

brought my great nephew to Octave He chose a hamburger with all the extras, which was so overwhelming, that he ate it with fork and knife in the polite European fashion. I had the Cajun Mahi filet cooked to order with tater tots. Delicious.

1 Thank Anne K

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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
US$8 - US$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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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?