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Old Chicago

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” (64 reviews)
“mac n cheese” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
$$ - $$$
740 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5537
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After attending a concert this was the only Restaurant that was open and it was really busy. We waited a long time to order our food and it was just ok when it finally came . We tried the Pizza and being from Chicago we...More

Thank fegunn001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a large thick-crust pizza between four colleagues. The service was quick, the food was tasty (as advertised), and the price was very reasonable.

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 29 June 2017 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 10 June 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 21 May 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 17 May 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 11 April 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 16 March 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
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Marlo S
11 November 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, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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