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Old Chicago

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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740 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5537
+1 219-472-0616
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and staff was great! Great place to get a good beer or drink and watch the game. Great appetizers and lunch buffet!

Thank brianjA997ZK
Merrillville, Indiana
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a garlic lover, you must get their roasted garlic on their pizza! And the variety of beer they have to offer is great! Also you can be a member of their world beer tour and get free prizes for drinking the beers in the mini-tours&your name on the plaque if you drink all 110 beers! Obviously you... More 

Thank Slamm86
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We got Calzones they were awesome. To be honest we arrived here after a long day in the car so I don't remember what kinds. They were delicious though and you could easily share. If I lived in the area I'd be a regular.

Thank Irene A
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Food was good but you have to ask for their deep dish pizza cause it is not listed on the menu as a choice my husband got the Chicago thick I got their cod po'boy with a salad instead of French fries and a short order of BBQ boneless wings everything was great and we took food home I would... More 

Thank Rebecca B H
Hominy, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My husband & I come here every time we stay in town. The deep dish pizza is great! It is NOT great when you have to take it to go. The big screen tv's in the bar has every sporting event on. There are uncountable choices of beers on tap. Old Chicago a also offers a trivia game you can... More 

Thank Denise P
Brillion, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Had been here this month from out of state and this is the only place my crew could all agree on. We've stopped in 4 times now. Good service. Great food. Good place to watch a game. Nice beer selection. Zero complaints from anyone.

Thank Alex S
Merrillville, Indiana
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great Pizza Buffet at lunch time, includes a cookie at the end and salad or soup. Totally worth the price

Thank tracyobrien2017
Gary, Indiana
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This restaurant has been closed for years. It was replaced by Catch 22 which currently is presenting plans to the Town for a new building at this location to open late 2017. Menu and presentation at the "Old" site was inconsistent.

Thank Gerald R
Hobart, Indiana
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great bar area with a huge selection of beers the food is good not great. Stick to the appetizers a lot of choices and better then the entrees. Nice place and atmosphere!

Thank Kumi131313
Elburn, Illinois
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

On a business trip, I ordered pizza as carryout. I ordered the "Chicago 7". The pizza has a perfect crust, not too much bread, fresh ingredients, and cooked perfectly. The atmosphere was inviting (even though this was carryout) and the staff was friendly. Being from the Chicagoland area, I'm not so sure it was to my standard however, in this... More 

Thank auggieson3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 E 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410-5537
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-472-0616

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