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About Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille

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.

1084 Linwood Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:

Lunch & Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 30

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(219) 465-1801

Website:
http://www.industrialrevolutioneatery.com/

Entertainment:
Live acoustic entertainment on Wednesdays

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (8)
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Comfort Food (8)
Casual (7)
Special Occasion (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Live Sports (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Romantic (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

A very reliable place for business group or with family and friends. Staff is courteous and knowledgeable. Great selection of local beers. Great comfort food (meat loaf, pot roast, mac & cheese) plus awesome crafted burgers, brick oven pizza, and a gluten free menu. You can't go wrong, with something for everybody!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place to eat. Great food and great service. We took my niece here to celebrate her birthday. They brought out a

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This was our first time here. One of the best restaurants that we have been to this year. The service was incredible and the food was phenomenal. We will be back very soon.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

According to the email I received from you;

Hi Steve,

We understand that plans can change unexpectedly. We learned from Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille that you weren't seated for your reservation on Sunday for 5.

If you did indeed make your reservation, we’re sorry about the mix up. Please let us know and we’ll clarify with Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille directly.

When you miss a reservation, it can adversely affect the restaurant. So we kindly ask that the next time you need a rain check, please do what you can to cancel the reservation. By canceling, you can help out the restaurant and also open up the table for another diner to have an amazing dining experience. You can easily cancel a reservation online, with our apps, or by calling the restaurant directly.

Kind Regards,
The OpenTable Team

I did not show up for my reservation ( even though I did) so how can I review something that. according to you, did not happen.

One thing I can say is that I will never use open table again!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had an excellent time - the food was good, especially the potato soup. The staff was pleasant and helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was all excellent except the pork shredded nachos were lacking pork and barbecue sauce. We didn’t say anything because our food showed up 5-7 minuets after the delivery of the nachos.

Tags: Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was very good. Food was just ok. Creative burger options but very greasy/high fat content.

Very very loud so if you’re with a group trying to have a conversation, you’ll have to yell to be heard. Otherwise, the ambiance was fun.

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food with some interesting items not found elsewhere. Had the pot roast mac&cheese which is just awesome. Great atmosphere, very good service. Easy to see why this restaurant endures and is always busy

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

nice place, good food, great beer selection

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We try to go there every time we visit valparaiso. It’s fun and comfortable every time. Make reservations on the weekend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was great. Our waitress was friendly. The food came out quickly and tastes fantastic. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The atmospere and decor was great. The food was not. I ordered a 8 oz prime rib medium cook. Woth steamed broccoli and garlic mashed potatoes. My husband ordered fish and chips. The fish was very oily and he could only eat part of it and the wedges were also oily and no flavor. My broccoli was good. The mashed potatoes had no flavor and my prime rib I have personally ever seen a prime rib come out white and have a ham steak texture to it. I ate only a few bites it had no flavor and was just not what I was looking for in a prime rib. It was horrible.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Love this place! Celebrate our industrial revolution the er f big bosses,with food worthy of celebrating too.Great hamburgers,sweet fries,cold beer and blue collar eatery.limited menu but everything prepared with a touch of chef. Took the grandkids and was fascinated by the pictures on the wall and train that ran overhead to the delight of my grandson. Kids menu was greatly appreciated and their portions just right. I am a carpenter and I'm greatly impressed with the interior of this restaurant. My family has a history of steel making and construction and I love the I Beams and working man theme the interior expounds. Every time I'm there the waiters and help supersede good service,always attentive,friendly and helpful despite all the tables they serve. Only concern I have is there is seating close to the open kitchen and the activity and noise of the kithen can be a distraction at times. This place is well worth the 40 minute drive we have to get there. Visit there web site and take a friend to lunch or dinner there,great food,educational tributes to our great past big bosses who developed our country,and fun place to hang out with kids and family.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent service and prompt delivery of food, despite being busy when we ordered. Very attentive staff and management. Food was good with good size portions.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great atmosphere and good food. Booked on Open Table and sat at our table right on time. Busy place so booking ahead is a good idea. Food was creative and tasty. Loved the train and all decor, as well as the mini history info. Server, Amanda, was great!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Service was outstanding. Food was good. Some portions were a little small.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Very good meal and service outstanding! We had a reservation and got seated right away even though the restaurant was crowded.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We arrived 10 minutes early, but they were already for us with our booth for 4. It is a unique setting, with the decor both inside and outside saluting those who work in various industries, both past and present. Great draft beer list, very good service and food. Definitely will go back again when we are out that way.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We have eaten here twice and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I would love to say the same this visit but when you eat your dinner in a hurry while wearing coats...not enjoyable no matter how good food is. Our table was back by the kitchen and the air vents (3) in a row were blowing Arctic air. We asked the waitress and a host to adjust air but no luck :(

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our server Ronnie was awesome! Loved our food and the atmosphere. Also had excellent gluten free options.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Great food with an awesome unique atmosphere!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a great experience at your restaurant. The service was fabulous and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was great! And the service was even better!! Nathan was the bees knees!! We'll definitely be coming back for more!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Had a great evening with my wife, children, and mother for Mother's Day!

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Always start your experience with a reservation. The service was excellent as was the food. we liked the bar environment for eating as it was a little less noisy. The menu and beer selections are top notch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Industrial Revolution has phenomenal food in an energetic atmosphere! With each visit, you learn about a person who in some way did their part to help revolutionize the great U-S-of-A that we live in today!! The beverages come in nice big mugs with handles that make it hard to resist the urge to clank yours with a dinner mate across the table. The burgers are thick and delicious, cooked to your specifications with all the fixings. If you plan on ordering the BBQ chicken nachos, bring a friend whose stomach is a bottomless pit because they come on a huge plate and are scrum-didily-icious! The train that bustles along overhead is neat to see too! The staff is super friendly so if you prefer mean people, steer clear of here 🙂! If I lived closer I would go every dang day! My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Service, cordiality and willingness to please were strengths of the customer service. The food was quite good with ample portions.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Overall was a great experience, first time going there and it was for my girlfriend's birthday she loved it. Will be going back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Casey was our great server throughout the meal. Super friendly and accurate with our orders. She even had a great attitude taking our pictures at the end of our gathering!
Definitely recommend this place as a fun place to enjoy good food with atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Miss marked number of people in open table when we got there we were greeted and they made no hesitation in seating us for 4 instead of 2. Have been there before will go back enjoy the atmosphere and food

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This is a family friendly, patriotic trip to delicious menu choices.
Kids love the train circling the ceiling (most adults, too) and the
servers are professional and helpful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Enjoyed the unique decor, and appreciated the 'hero of the week' theme that highlights a military hero from US history. We ate the mini burger sampler and the chicken pot pie. The burgers were good, but the pot pie was excellent. Even though a little runnier than what I am used to, good portions of chicken and mushrooms in the pie, and most of the sauce was gone by the end. With drinks and no appetizer, two people ate for $30.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 29, 2017

My boyfriend and I love this place. We like to sit in the bar area. On this visit, he had the pot roast dinner and I had the cobb salad with chicken. The pot roast was delicious, as always. In lieu of mashed potatoes, he had several choices of sides and ordered double veggies. My salad was scrumptious, though this time the chicken was a bit tough and dry. Normally, it's cooked perfectly, so I wouldn't hesitate to order it again.

This restaurant has a casual atmosphere and is good for dates, get-togethers with friends and family outings as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Industrial Revolution is a family favorite for special occasions. The ambiance is wonderful as it celebrates steel working and has cleverly named food titles and steel girder structure. The specials are named for inventors and they give a synopsis of their contribution to society. We love the mountain of nachos that have pork, cheddar, BBQ sauce, and sour cream. The burgers are seasoned well and give so many options. My husband and I love the sweet potato fries and my son loves the cheesecake. The service is excellent and they are generous with the portions - sometimes too generous because we eat the appetizer and take home the dinner!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

It's over an hour from home. A couple times a year we drive by a bunch of great places to eat getting here. Love the decor. Friendly, attentive staff. Fun menu. Great food. Outstanding sweet potato fries. Delicious meatloaf. Creative hamburgers. Fried pickles. Good stuff! Kids of all ages love the train.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Waiter was very nice, food was very good had reservations walked in and was seated immediately!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The food in our experience we're very good I would definitely go back there again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Wonderful local joint. Great ambiance. Always a hit with out-of-towners.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Over fried the lake perch. Lake perch is a thin fish and by frying it until the crust is dark brown causes the fish to be dried and taste like card board. The cheesecake and apple pie were overly sweet.

We did like the salmon patties with the bacon and the other appetizers.

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