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Zel's Great Roast Beef

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1318 E Columbus Dr, East Chicago, IN 46312-2849
+1 219-397-6167
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I was in town for a seminar 5 minutes away. I had the roast beef sandwich and it was tender and juicy and very enjoyable. I am glad that I drove past Subway & McDonalds for this local place.

Thank Michael W
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Good place for good quality meal my family really enjoyed going here for inexpensive meal with the entire family the staff is good people.

Thank Bill J
Hobart, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014

The place is dirty and smells inside the service is poor and the employees are not welcoming. The beef is nothing to write home about and is way over priced for the quality and portion. Fires were good but once again small portion. I will never eat at Zel's again. Go to Pop's or Portillo's same price way better food... More 

Thank Kumi131313
Gary, Indiana
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I've been retired since 1998 and Zel's was one of my favorite places to grab lunch when I worked in the nearby steel mill. The food is very good and the prices are competitive. My wife and I still stop here as it's great place to grab a sandwich when we're in mood and in the neighborhood.

Thank James R
New Lenox, Illinois
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2013

There are not a lot of good options in this area with all the plants. This was a surprisingly good find. Food was great and service was fast. I will recommend for take out only though. Not a lot of places to sit and was very cold inside. But regardless, if you are taking food into the plant you can't... More 

Thank Jerry J
Lowell, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012 via mobile

Zel's has great beef sandwiches...and their fries are always extra crunchy and awesome. Their horseradish sauce is amazing! I have never had any of their other menu items because I love their beef sandwich so much, but my kids like their burgers and hot dogs too.

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed 31 July 2008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Fast food
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 E Columbus Dr, East Chicago, IN 46312-2849
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  East Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 219-397-6167

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?