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Octave Grill

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137 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2433
+1 219-395-8494
15:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 11:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So after saying in my last review I'd never go back again we decided tonight that a local burger sounded delicious but it was late and the kids were in no shape to be heading out for dinner. We pulled up the menu, made our decisions and called to place a to-go order and guess what??? She told us in... More 

Thank Amanda S
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called to place a pick-up order and Octave Grill does not accept. was very Disappointed to find out that you must go in person to do so. Was new to Chesterton and going to try this place, but eating in was not on the agenda. Disappointed.

Thank Larry A B
Bloomington, Indiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The short,15 minute wait was worth the delicious meal and great service we received. My husband had the burger with mushrooms, bacon, and spicy Havarti. I had the special with black bean paste, cheddar cheese and nestled in between 2 flour cheese quesadillas! We chose to upgrade the fries to the ones done in bacon grease and garlic, which were... More 

Thank Celestestar
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a small restaurant with a big menu variety. Food was very good. Atmosphere was even better, eclectic and charming. One of the handful of eateries open on Monday.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Schererville, Indiana
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we had to wait for a table for Saturday lunch, the hostess offered to text us when it was ready, and we wandered down the street for a wine tasting first. They texted us and we got a table immediately. My mahi mahi sandwich was perfectly prepared and healthy. My boyfriend had the burger and some red wine, and... More 

Thank tmysliwy
Omaha, USA
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105 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here with our college student son during a recent visit. This is a very small restaurant, and there is nearly always a wait. They don't take reservations. You give them your name and cell phone number, and then walk around until your table is ready. There is a winery a few feet away, a park with gazebo, and... More 

Thank Brewbaker
Ravenna, Ohio
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Almost didn't go there when passing thru the South Shore area as it looked to be just burger joint, (we're not typically burger fans) but don't let that stop you from stopping here. Really imaginative cookery makes their burgers and salads a real taste treat, American fare with a French twist. A small stylish shop, we counted only 24 seats,... More 

Thank Jxstr
Chesterton, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Being that this is such a small space, there's very limited seating. The two times that I've been to Octave, I've been very uncomfortable because they really don't have any seating that's comfortable for someone that's plus sized. The food is okay, I like the concept(s), but I'm just not wowed by any of the burgers. The first time I... More 

Thank Jen W
Valparaiso, Indiana
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

If u like burgers, this is your place! Very small, probly holds 25 people. Burgers are fresh and good size. Sides are good but small. U will wait, because of the size, but worth it. Charming, good date place.

1 Thank jzpurdue
Valparaiso, Indiana
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
12:00 - 11:00
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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4 months ago
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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