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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Northwest Indiana

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Northwest Indiana? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Nisi Greek Taverna restaurant
4.8
4.8 (466)
$31 to $50
Greek
Schererville, IN
About the restaurant
Modern Greek Cuisine. Opened up by Greek Master Chef Pandelis Vouros. Book today!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The service was wonderful. The server helped with beverage and menu items. Overall, a wonderful experience. Will definitely return.
A photo of Farina's Supper Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (920)
$31 to $50
Steak
Michigan City, IN
About the restaurant
Featuring Prime steaks and chops, fresh fish, and seafood. Many of Chef Farina's signature favorites, include Pork Chop Sinatra, Brick Chicken and Joe's Mama's Meatballs. Other Italian favorites like Eggplant and Chicken Parmesan, Mile High Meat Lasagna, and Linguine with Clams will be offered daily. Stop in to experience our global wine list, along with the old school cocktails, which will bring you right back to the Supper Club era!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 16, 2024
A lovely experience—delicious food and wine in a beautiful space!
A photo of Gamba Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1137)
$31 to $50
Italian
Merrillville, IN
About the restaurant
The former owners of the Venezia Bar & Grill and Café Venezia, Benito and Hilda Gamba, have combined their efforts into the Gamba Ristorante. Located in Merrillville, this restaurant is housed in an architectural masterpiece, which is hard to miss with its circular design and copper roof. Modeled after upscale restaurants in exotic European locations, the menu offers classic Italian cuisine. The wine room boasts storage space for 1,000 bottles. A banquet hall holds up to 175 people and looks out onto an open courtyard.
Top review
yjrk
Dined 6 days ago
Gamba's atmosphere, service, and food never disappoint!
A photo of Cafe Farina restaurant
4.6
4.6 (153)
$31 to $50
Italian
Michigan City, IN
About the restaurant
Cafe Farina - casual old-school vintage vibe, serving up authentic Italian-American specialties and classic cocktails shaking to the beat of Italian music streaming through the restaurant. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, both local and imported, Chef Joseph Farina features specialty Italian sandwiches, fresh pasta dishes, imported meats and cheeses, hand-cut steaks, and fresh seafood. Inspired by Chicago’s neighborhood joints and renowned Italian Delis, Cafe Farina is bringing a taste of Italian culture to downtown Michigan City!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
So good! Calamari appetizer was one of our best — lightly breaded, crispy, perfect texture. I enjoyed the spaghetti and meatballs and husband had the Chilean sea bass. Tasty cocktails too!
A photo of Culinary Misfits restaurant
4.6
4.6 (46)
$30 and under
American
Crown Point, IN
About the restaurant
We currently only offering reservations for Brunch Sunday mornings from 10:00-1:45 PM. We are operating on walk ins only for lunch and dinner with a wait list for the dining room, bar, and patio! Our passion for putting the work into our food is the cornerstone of what we do.
Top review
SammiH
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Super friendly staff. Delicious buffet for Father's Day. We will definitely be back.
A photo of kitaro surf & turf & sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (880)
$30 and under
Sushi
Munster, IN
About the restaurant
KITARO Surf & Turf & Sushi is a 4000 sq. ft. restaurant that has seating for 140, large bar, patio dining for 40, and a private dining room that will seat 50. You will find the atmosphere modern and alive with energy. Our expanded bar will offer full service cocktails, fine wine, sake and handcrafted cocktails. We open 7 days a week.
Executive Chef and owner John Kitaro has over 30 years’ experience specializing in preparation of exquisite sushi dishes. He brings to your table not only the best sushi, but also stunning presentations of each dish that comes to your table.
Our new and expanded menu successfully marries extraordinary cuisine in an exquisite setting. Asian Fusion creations, a large selection of top quality steaks, lobster, sushi & much more. We believe that we have created the best of both Modern Asian cuisine and an upscale steakhouse for your dining pleasure.

Top review
CindyMvip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Such great food!! Sushi was amazing! Drinks great too- lavender drop so yummy. Our server was wonderful. The Chicago Bear was awesome! We will be back!
A photo of Goblin & The Grocer restaurant
4.6
4.6 (303)
$30 and under
American
Michigan City, IN
About the restaurant
The Goblin & The Grocer is a restaurant, market & take away built to be an inviting year-around lake retreat & respite. As hosts we are passionate about serving thoughtfully prepared, locally sourced food & drink with a unique combination of service that is knowledgeable, friendly & laid back.
We are proud of our Award Winning Bloody Marys, Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas &
Farm to Table Menu



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Some of best food we have had in years … will definitely be going back … highly recommend
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4426)
$30 and under
American
Merrillville, IN
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
Happy
Dined 3 days ago
It was very noisy and crowded in the wine tasting area. We had a reservation at 7 o’clock and they were spot on. We enjoy sitting in the bar and they were able to accommodate us. We had a wonderful server named Vinny. He was very attentive and friendly. We hope to get him again as our waiter. Vinny was one of our favorite waiters that we’ve had in a while.
A photo of Lighthouse Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1184)
$50 and over
American
Cedar Lake
About the restaurant
Nestled on the shores of cozy Cedar Lake, Lighthouse Restaurant welcomes residents, visitors, and boaters with its beacon of great food, fun, and friends. Surrounded by windows, diners enjoy the scenery of the water while savoring cuisine that is found nowhere else in the region!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Love this restaurant good service and food. Come for our anniversary every year.
A photo of Jack Binion's Steakhouse - Horseshoe Hammond restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2011)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Hammond, IN
About the restaurant
For nearly a decade, our legendary Steak House has been a Chicago favorite with its exquisite service and attention to detail. The Chicago Tribune calls Jack Binion's Steak House "an upscale experience rivaling downtown's finest steakhouses." The reason for the enduring popularity of Jack Binion's Steak House is quite simple - magnificent cuts and house specialties served with impeccable presentation. Each piece is hand selected and trimmed to the exacting standards of certified artisans.

Must be 21 and over to dine

Togo's offered based on business volume. Large party gratuity added for parties of 8 or more, regardless of checks being split. Parties will be limited to splitting checks 4 ways.

Guests are given a 15 minute grace period for reservations.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
This place is Awesome! Staff is top notch! Dawn at the front hostess station A+. Abraham and Jamie on the wait staff are spectacular! Best in the business! View of the lake/ Chicago sky line is impressive. Lobster mac and cheese is the best in the country! Steaks done to perfection!
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