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Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille

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1084 Linwood Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (Formerly Industrial Revolution) (Route 30)
+1 219-465-1801
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not only are the nacho's great, the food this very good. Service is excellent and always friendly. The restaurant has great scenery and also a working train that runs above the whole seating area. Great place to come and relax.

1 Thank Karl U
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were too early (because of the time change) to eat where we had planned. Upset, we started home. On the side of the highway we saw industrial revolution and pulled into the lot. What a good choice.The manager greeted us and told us one of his favorite servers Chris, would be our server. So nice to see a manager... More 

Thank Sue C
Valparaiso, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pot Roast Mac and Cheese is outstanding as is their selection of draft beer. However, I got extremely ill after taking a bite of meatloaf that was served to me cold. I have not returned since.

Thank Jeff K
Ken C, General Manager at Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille, responded to this review

Jeff, I am so sorry that you had a bad experience at my restaurant! We always strive to provide a 5-Star experience and, unfortunately, it looks like your experience fell far short of that. Our meatloaf is all pre-cooked and then immediately cooled, sliced, and kept on the cooks line until we receive an order, at which time we thoroughly... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Industrial Revolution for lunch a few days ago with my girlfriend and had Ronnie as our server. I have never experienced someone so friendly as my server at any restaurant before. Extremely courteous. Going to be requesting him as our server every time we go back.

1 Thank Kyle H
Hebron, Indiana
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First-time visit here in December. Food was delicious! Gotta Try the prime rib steak sandwich. Yum! Service was top-notch but the train was broke. :( (derailed) That was the reason that originally brought us to this restaurant. Son was bummed. We said we will be back. About 2 weeks later train was working :) The service was top-notch again and... More 

1 Thank rookies219
Palos Heights, Illinois
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good chili and burgers..super clean..great service..cant wait to go back.....we also had the banana pudding dessert ..that was a disappointment it was rubbery ..no fresh bananas on it.. but the hamburgers were just great

Thank 141cobalt07
Highland, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food and environment. Had good service and a good time. We will be back. Loved the industrial decor. They were busy but plenty of tables.

1 Thank Jeannine H
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Hearty food excellently prepared and deliciously flavored may be the most important reason to visit the Industrial Revolution, but wait -- there's more! The service is friendly and competent, the ambience is warm and fun, and there's a TRAIN running overhead around the dining room. Plus, a big parking lot, free. What more could you ask?!

3 Thank ParadoxTwo
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,131 reviews
548 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

While this place has a clever theme and decor and is very clean, it's always the food that trump's everything else. Burgers & meat loaf are very good here.

1 Thank RickMIusa
Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had marked this imaginatively decorated eatery off of our Valpo dining; list for about two years but are glad that we gave it another try over the holidays. There now seems to be as much attention to detail paid to food preparation and service as to decor. The meatloaf is as good as homemade if not better and the... More 

1 Thank Harriet F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1084 Linwood Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (Formerly Industrial Revolution)
    (Route 30)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-465-1801
Born out of a passion to create a bold, unique and exciting restaurant theme, the Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille fuses the finest handcrafted comfort cuisine with an atmosphere that pays tribute to the American spirit of Innovation and Greatness.We aim to connect with our guests by telling the story of our nation’s inspirational past while serving them delicious classic foods favored by the American worker. This unique environment, which we call Upscale Industrial, is meant to inspire diners with inspirational stories of both famous and ordinary people who have made great contributions building our country as well as the risks taken that best exemplify Greatness.

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