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Old Chicago

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740 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5537
+1 219-472-0616
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered the Sicilian Pepperoni Roll Mac n Cheese. Absolutely fantastic, don't get to much or too little, just enough, and the flavor is fantastic. Service was great, didn't have to ask for a thing!

Thank Scott P
Gary, Indiana, Usa
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

love the pizza and the lunch buffet does not disappoint ...the service of the waiters and waitress could be better

Thank Candice D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service once again. My girlfriend and I stopped in for lunch before shopping at the mall across the street, will be back again.

Thank James Z
Indianapolis, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Their pizza is really good and their calzones are awesome! The restaurant is nice. They have a really good bar area. A large selection of beer. The waitress and waiters are very tentative. We come here every time we are in town, always great!!!!

Thank Becky W
Corbin, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We ate this Old Chicago because we liked the one in Lexington and they didn't disappoint. Food was very good. The Cubs were playing in the playoffs and we were right outside Chicago so everybody was cheering to the game. Very good atmosphere and great pizza.

Thank Richard G
Dowagiac, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went here with our young daughter. It was noisy because it was full of families eating. The menu is huge and the food is good. The service was good also. Would love to go back.

Thank Kleine
Holland, Michigan
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Adults were thrilled with the extensive beer selection and huge menu while kids were thrilled with their menu that was picture based. They also gave each kid a small ball of pizza dough to play with. Food was great. We would definitely go back.

Thank lindsaylur
Lafayette, Indiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We took a weekend trip to Merrillville and knew we wanted pizza for dinner. It was a Friday so the restaurant was busy, but the wait was considerably less than what was quoted. We were excited to try the pizza and were not disappointed. The ale crust was flavorful and the pizza toppings were fresh. Staff was friendly and the... More 

Thank tweatherford16
Utica, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with some friends. Ordered pizza as well as a few appetizers. Food was great , very fast service. Stuff very friendly. Restaurant layout and atmosphere very nice. Descent Prices .

Thank soc1956
Crown Point, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The personal pizza the Chicago eight is enough for two with an appetizer and a drink the service is on it great bartender Megan what a joy to eat a quiet dinner today

Thank Jaime C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?