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Val's Famous Pizza and Grinders

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112 S 11th St, Chesterton, IN 46304-2133
+1 219-921-0056
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mainly Italian food. Good pizza, breadsticks, and great salads. The salads can be ordered individually or as a table salad. Sicilian was great with pepperoni, mushroom, olives etc. served with a great balsamic vinaigrette. Also had a chicken& broccoli stuffed sandwich - really good. Just a little bar with a family section. Not fancy but good place for family dinner,... More 

Thank kayrae6
Chesterton, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Love the stuffed pizza , great place to stop in and try out. Full bar and family area. Nice atmosphere comfy seating.

Thank Winterbird1087
Chesterton, Indiana
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262 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I have reviewed this restaurant before but I think the service has dropped off. Stopped in for lunch and the kitchen staff said sit where you would like. Fifteen minutes later a server from the bar area came through the dining room and said I didn't know you were here. Pizza was good but the sausage is sweet and not... More 

Thank Marie A
Valparaiso, Indiana
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Food here is excellent and inexpensive. Grinders are inexpensive, delicious and generous. My wife had the roast beef grinder with onions and peppers along with a dipping sauce. I had a sausage and pepperoni calzone which was delicious. Both of us had the Sicilian salad which was excellent. It was loaded with black and green olives and cheese. In addition,... More 

Thank d0l0mite
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Val's sandwiches are our favorite just really good the chips are the way to go for your salty carb fans get the bomb you won't be disappointed

Thank Steve G
Fairfield, Ohio
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211 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I try a local pizza in every city we stay, and here we opted for the basic cheese pizza (OK, but nothing to write home about) and their "Award Winning" Stromboli (basically a very stuffed calzone). In a word, DELICIOUS, Flavorful, Tangy, Zesty ... (OK, that's more than one word, but you get the point !!!) Try... More 

1 Thank tominfairfield
Hebron, Indiana, United States
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've been going here since they 1st opened in their old location across the street. I highly recommend their Italian Beef & Pasta Salad, they're both amazing!! Of course Pizza is good too.

Thank Robin Y
Chesterton, Indiana
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262 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The building needs some TLC and you won't be in and out quickly, but Val's has a vast menu and lots of space. Two of us split a salad that was delicious. The garlic cheese bread was brought to the table just minutes before the pizza arrived, but the pizza was delicious. Val's does a great carry-out business. There is... More 

Thank Marie A
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had a party of 7. Waitress was very nice. Double checking our order to make sure everything was correct. Food came out at the same time and everyone had delicious hot food. I had the calzone and it was great . The others had Italian beef sandwiches, bombs and salads. We stayed and talked for an hour afterwards with... More 

2 Thank 297ceciliaw
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ordered food from Val's to our hotel. The food was awesome, and the prices great. Only drawback is the wait, which we knew in advance because it was forewarned on the delivery flyer. Be sure to order a good hour before you want your food!

1 Thank Bonnie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 S 11th St, Chesterton, IN 46304-2133
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: +1 219-921-0056

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