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Old Chicago

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740 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
+1 219-472-0616
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Hominy, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband & I come here every time we stay in town. The deep dish pizza is great! It is NOT great when you have to take it to go. The big screen tv's in the bar has every sporting event on. There are uncountable choices of beers on tap. Old Chicago a also offers a trivia game you can... More 

Thank Denise P
Brillion, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been here this month from out of state and this is the only place my crew could all agree on. We've stopped in 4 times now. Good service. Great food. Good place to watch a game. Nice beer selection. Zero complaints from anyone.

Thank Alex S
Merrillville, Indiana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Pizza Buffet at lunch time, includes a cookie at the end and salad or soup. Totally worth the price

Thank tracyobrien2017
Gary, Indiana
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been closed for years. It was replaced by Catch 22 which currently is presenting plans to the Town for a new building at this location to open late 2017. Menu and presentation at the "Old" site was inconsistent.

Thank Gerald R
Hobart, Indiana
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great bar area with a huge selection of beers the food is good not great. Stick to the appetizers a lot of choices and better then the entrees. Nice place and atmosphere!

Thank Kumi131313
Elburn, Illinois
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

On a business trip, I ordered pizza as carryout. I ordered the "Chicago 7". The pizza has a perfect crust, not too much bread, fresh ingredients, and cooked perfectly. The atmosphere was inviting (even though this was carryout) and the staff was friendly. Being from the Chicagoland area, I'm not so sure it was to my standard however, in this... More 

Thank auggieson3
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in during a business trip pizza was pretty good and service was excellent. Not much else to say but would definitely stop in again.

Thank mkefoodie
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Our waiter was very efficient, Pizza was very good, came very quick though. Salad & dressing was very good. Drinks were tasty. Enjoy everything. Great service.

Thank fredakarus
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • 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?