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Northside Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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100 N Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2426
+1 219-926-9040
06:00 - 15:00
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a tiny 50s diner, so full of atmosphere. When we walked in we saw a counter with stools occupied by some old men reading papers over their cups of coffee; there was a working jukebox, too. Felt like something out of a movie! The restaurant was packed the entire time we were there--a sign of the good food.... More 

Thank trueindigo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local place to stop in for breakfast or lunch! Glad we found it on the way to Chicago. Friendly conversation with regulars was a nice surprise as we're the free freshly baked cookies!

Thank Stacey E
Valparaiso, Indiana
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't get better anywhere. The breakfast skillets are overloaded with ingredients and flavor. The decor is old fashioned just like the prices.

Thank Mark R
Chesterton, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

got my food quick and it was great. service was very good nice view of the trains and the park across the street large parking lot

Thank micshotrods
Valparaiso, Indiana
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are newer to the area and have been looking for a breakfast place that is just real food without all the small portion/high prices fluff that seems to be all over this area. The portions here are not huge, but they are plenty and the prices are really good. The biscuits and gravy is the best I have had... More 

Thank Nixon3
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Food is served up hot and fresh, with a smile. Have never been disappointed going here.

Thank KASK2001
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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454 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had the lobster bisque, which was very good, and a fried perch sandwich that was also tasty. Service was excellent. I liked the tradition diner decor.

Thank trvladdict
Hebron, Kentucky
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Interesting menu of traditional diner food, and some Northside Originals. Old fashioned, small, family diner type atmosphere. Great murals on the inside and outside walls. Stars of the 50s and 60s - see who you can recognize!

Thank Kat K
Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States
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126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were travelling in northern Indiana and stopped in Chesterton to visit my cousin. I looked on Trip Advisor for a recommendation on a place to meet her. Based on the menu and reviews, I chose the Northside Diner. It was a good choice. The decor looks like an old diner and the staff wear vintage looking uniforms too! The... More 

Thank BethWallace
Indianapolis, Indiana
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

How can you beat this diner? We came with our kids and both myself and my friend greatly loved the food ( stellar pancakes ) and huge portions!

Thank IndyTravelDiva99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2426
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: +1 219-926-9040

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