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Octave Grill

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137 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2433
+1 219-395-8494
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 11:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ravenna, Ohio
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost didn't go there when passing thru the South Shore area as it looked to be just burger joint, (we're not typically burger fans) but don't let that stop you from stopping here. Really imaginative cookery makes their burgers and salads a real taste treat, American fare with a French twist. A small stylish shop, we counted only 24 seats,... More 

Thank Jxstr
Chesterton, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being that this is such a small space, there's very limited seating. The two times that I've been to Octave, I've been very uncomfortable because they really don't have any seating that's comfortable for someone that's plus sized. The food is okay, I like the concept(s), but I'm just not wowed by any of the burgers. The first time I... More 

Thank Jen W
Valparaiso, Indiana
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If u like burgers, this is your place! Very small, probly holds 25 people. Burgers are fresh and good size. Sides are good but small. U will wait, because of the size, but worth it. Charming, good date place.

1 Thank jzpurdue
Valparaiso, Indiana
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband and I both enjoyed the Basic Burger. The greens, and cheese were tasty. The portion of meat and fries and tots (potatoes) were just right. My husband enjoyed both of the beers he tried. We saved room for he KeyLime Tart made in house and it was very good. My husband hopes to try the Burger special next... More 

Thank Roberta2301
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I drive almost 2 hours to frequent this place. We stumbled upon it and I cannot tell you how amazing it is. It is the tiniest eatery ever. But the most amazing. Bump elbows and love food.

Thank Caitlyn B
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I am from the west and have had many great burgers in cow country but this place has the most unique and artisan excellent burgers I have ever had. Also have the best sweet potato and quite honestly everything I have had here is excellent. It is good for a 2 to 4 person date but not for large groups.

Thank Katherine B
Chesterton, Indiana
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Love Octive Grill, burgers are good, I wish the buns were a bit softer brioche. But creative ingredients and they always have a burger special of the month. Fried pickles are good too. Keep in mind its a small place so you may have a bit of a wait if you are there at lunch or dinner time.

Thank Imafoodie2
Chesterton, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Small dining area felt like we were eating with other people they could use more comfortable seating in booths and larger dining room. If you can get past wooden chairs and not claustrophobic this is for you . Good hamburgers!

Thank Winterbird1087
Huron, Ohio
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Small and quaint restaurant fit for a foodie! Great beer and wine selection too! Awesome burgers, tater tots, sandwiches, entrees, desserts and chalk board specials! You may have to wait but you can visit the winery just down the sidewalk and put you name in! Munja!

Thank Jenifer M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

If I'm ever in the mood for a Burger this is the only place for me. Everything is fresh and The beef is excellent, not your average hamburger joint. Great beers available. Another Chesterton gem!

1 Thank Bryan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: +1 219-395-8494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?