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Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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1084 Linwood Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (Formerly Industrial Revolution) (Route 30)
+1 219-465-1801
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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1,026 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Harriet F
Darien, Connecticut
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132 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here first time for business lunch and really enjoyed their nice foods, great ambient and friendly services. Will come back.

1 Thank 3millionmiletraveler
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Impressive looking place inside and out. We visited for cocktails and dinner. Staff was not friendly. Bartender challenged our requests we made. We were going to dine but just never felt like we were all that welcome.......so we left and ate elsewhere. It really is nice to be acknowledged that a business is glad you are patronizing their establishment.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chesterton, Indiana
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great food. Hamburgers are awesome. Mac and cheese is to die for. Only down side is its very load and difficult to talk. The high ceilings make everything echo

Thank AnnFross
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The food is awesome. Also, they have a great selection of beer and wine. Go there ince a month.

1 Thank Rodney B
La Porte. IN
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We had eaten here once before and liked it, so we had lunch here today. There's so much to look at on the walls--all industry related. There's even a toy train on a track above our heads. My husband had the classic burger and thick fries. Very good. I had a Cobb salad. A large portion, so I will finish... More 

1 Thank SandyT101
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I have driven past this place many times. We finally stopped in. To state that we were pleasantly surprised is to understate the case by an enormous margin. What a fine place! Ambiance - interesting, pro-America, clean from top to bottom . . . everywhere. Restrooms - clean bordering on obsesive! Tables, chairs, and floors - clean... More 

2 Thank Jim D
Chicago, Illinois
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410 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We really enjoyed coming here. Great decor. Loved the train going around over your head. Great bar area. Every age will love being here. Food was excellent. I love pot roast and theirs is maybe the best I ever had at a restaurant. My wife makes the best by the way. I thought it was pricey for Valpo In. was... More 

1 Thank john b

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?