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Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille

1084 Linwood Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6556
+1 219-465-1801
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (83 reviews)
“meatloaf” (38 reviews)
“potato wedges” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1084 Linwood Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6556
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41 - 50 of 627 reviews

Reviewed 23 February 2017

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
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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.More

Thank Jeff K
Ken C, General Manager at Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

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...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank rookies219
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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
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....More

3  Thank ParadoxTwo
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
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...More

1  Thank Harriet F
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Martha K
We go out with a group ( about a dozen) of retired teachers each month. Would there be a place to seat us, maybe a bit out of the way? Sometimes noise is a problem in restaurants and we have trouble hearing each other! We love your food, and don't have trouble with just two of us. But it is harder in a group. Thanks!
13 March 2017|
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Response from DarD55 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to call the restaurant for that information.
Steve Laura H
Are you open New Years Day?
29 December 2016|
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Response from Ken C | Property representative |
Yes! We will be open normal hours, from 11am till 10pm - come see us!
Roxana B
I was a guest of a friend at your restaurant today and chose the Buffalo Chicken (grilled) Salad Bowl. It was fantastic! Can you pleaswe give me the Nutritional statistics for this item: i.e., fat, protein, fiber, carbs.
2 September 2015|
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Response from Megan D | Reviewed this property |
Roxana, you can reach them at 1-219-465-1801, I'm sure they would be more than happy to answer any questions you have and thanks for the good review, going to have to try their salad next time 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6556 (Formerly Industrial Revolution)
    (Route 30)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-465-1801
  • E-mail
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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