Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille

4.4
309 reviews
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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 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 that build this country. By reminding patrons of the achievements of famous American figures, and introducing them to equally important but lesser known heroes, we encourage people to take risks of their own. We want Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille to satisfy your hunger for a quality meal, entertain you, and ultimately inspire you to strive for the opportunities this life has to offer.
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SM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reservation worked. Food selection, beer selection, food and service were excellent. Always an "energetic" ambience.

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RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is always pleasant and checking if anything is needed. Belong to their rewards program and always get at least 10% off the food bill. Manager is super nice and always greets us. Highly recommend eating here.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience every time we stop in!!!

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H
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Hamburgers were prepared as ordered. Great taste, but a little pricey. Service was good.

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RL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever ate at!!!cant wait to go again

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m
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I was there when it just opened, the only difference is the smell of Brewskis is gone. Same lame food at Chicago prices and not a very good selection of traditional American beer, so it will appeal to a younger crowd that doesn't know any better (looking for what's hip or trending) but not good for an older crowd or a family.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the pot roast! Super friendly service! Wonderful decor!

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N
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were in from out of town on New Years Eve and this was both well rated and close to our hotel. Really enjoyed the experience - theming was great (learned some things we didn’t know about arc welding and C. L. Coffin), service was solid and food was really good (meatloaf was excellent and my oldest son loved the stuffed bacon burger). Always a good sign to find a packed parking lot - definitely exceeded expectations and we would happily revisit

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LA
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here 3 times and the four and service are always fantastic.

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DR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyed dinning there whether only with the hubby or with the grandkids. There industrial burger has never failed me and both the garlic fries and sweet potato fries are delicious. Our favorite appetizer, the fried green beans. If only it was a bottomless appetizer, delish delish delish!!!!

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SM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very diverse menu! Lots of options! Good service and cute surroundings

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p
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was unremarkable. The service was very good

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jenn was an awesome server!! She remembered my fiance's birthday and made us feel welcomed! Thank You!!

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, love the industry theme, good menu.

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g
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, better than "bar food" but very heavy and impossible to finish.

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GR
Dallas
78 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Hard to make selection as everything is enticing. We settled on Chicken pot pie Beef stroganoff and salmon. All were delicious. We are not from Valpo area. Wish we had this dining option in our area.

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AH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate my brother's 25th birthday with our family and had a great time! The food was delicious, atmosphere was nice, and our 2 year old loved the train!

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Not happy with my food, probably, my fault. Known for their burgers and i ordered chicken. The rice was spicy, did not go at all with the Italian flavored chicken. They did bring me potato wedges to substitute.

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GW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host, she was amazing. We had to push back.9ur reservation, but she made it work for us. The server was also great. I took my Grandparents there for the first time and they enjoyed it as well!

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TO
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove an hour and a half, and will be back. Probably see you in September, and we'll bring another couple with us. Great dinning experience, for food, service, and surroundings. Thanks.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High energy and my server very helpful and very knowledgeable. Will definitely come back...

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JO
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was decent (but not amazing), and the service was very good. It was just extremely loud thanks in part to a large party nearby and also the way the acoustics work in the room.

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PS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a burger & potatoe wedged with Parmesan cheese and it was great. We would definitely go back. It has a really interesting interior & statues. Well worth the drive.

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MG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really appreciate the gluten free menu!!! Delicious choices to order from while the rest of group can order whatever they want! Thank you!

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TJ
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My parents and I had lunch here. It was my first time but they had dined there before and liked it. My dad loves the pulled pork sandwich. We were disappointed that the overhead train was not running as it still is out of order. A little noisy though the restaurant was not full, but overall it was a good place to eat. We love the décor and history behind the food selections, photos, and theme.

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VP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place never disappoints. My friend and I met for dinner after work. We both ordered the Cobb Salad with chicken. It was delicious, as always. The service is always good here, even when they're extremely busy. Industrial Revolution is one of my favorite restaurants in Valparaiso, for its delicious food, good service and friendly atmosphere. It gets too noisy sometimes, but not enough to keep me away. Great restaurant for most occasions, for adults and families with children.

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PW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recommended this restaurant to several people and look forward to returning soon!

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DP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very cool place to visit and food was delicious will return for sure

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DK
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique food offerings, pub atmosphere, lots of craft beers, great servers

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Too loud! Couldn't hear our conversations! Will choose another restaurant next time when conversation is the purpose of get together.

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MO
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our 2 1/2 year old grandson always enjoys eating here. He loves the train that runs overhead. Unfortunately, the train was not running due to maintenance, but a server came by (not ours) and gave him a train whistle. I thought that was really thoughtful. Our server was excellent. He was attentive and engaging with our grandson, as well. We had a slight hiccup with our appetizer not coming out ahead of our meals, but we felt it was handled very well by the server. I had the Casesar salad, which was huge. The dressing was good and the lettuce crisp. We will definitely be back.

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c
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I ate at the Industrial Revolution last week week. The food was excellent. We had the pretzels as an appetizer. Great! I had the pot roast burger and it was delicious...moist, tender, and flavorful. The garlic fries were also very good. My wife had the grilled chicken sandwich and she loved it. The chicken was very moist, not over cooked as you sometimes get.

We both enjoyed the decor. The trusses and sculptures highlighted both the exterior and interior. The photos also showed our industrial history. They enhanced the theme of the restaurant.

IR had everything we wanted in a restaurant: great food, great service, and a very pleasant atmosphere to enjoy our meal.

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TS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is incredible! Staff, food, environmental and setting. Everything that makes a restaurant great!

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J
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The train was under maintenance. So the kids were disappointed.

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DF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we arrived they had our table ready for us to be seated. The staff was very friendly and our server was friendly and helpful as well as meeting our requests. It was an enjoyable evening with friends.

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AT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

To much cheese on pizza , not enough veggies on pizza .
Brought kids to see the cool train that was not operating, upsetting.
Only 10 tables in use , say us next to kitchen door .

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KW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always 100 % positive. Food is hot and served as ordered. Staff is friendly
Never disappointed!

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GR
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was nice, it was a lively atmosphere. The food looked good. However, we ordered the fish and chips. I was expecting a large plate with fish and basket of fries. The fish was similar to a frozen fish from the freezer section of the grocery store. I think this food option needs to be revamped if it stays on the menu. I should have ordered a burger.

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the theme of this restaurant for this Steel mill area. Nice place, clean, good food and service. Not very busy @ 5 on a Friday but picks up quickly...was busy by the time we left.

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