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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” (65 reviews)
“mac n cheese” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
740 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5537
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to Old Chicago because a co-worker suggested it, and let me say I was not disappointed. My first visit was take out. I had the Chicago 7 calzone, and it was fabulous. The next night I took some colleges out for dinner. We had...More

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much for pasta if looking for pasta, as the menu states. Pizza was good and so was the wine and waitress Emma very helpful.

Thank Carl W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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

1  Thank fegunn001
Reviewed 4 August 2017 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 20 July 2017 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 19 July 2017 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
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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