South Shore Posters
This poster commemorates a popular region eatery from the past. There are dozens of restaurants throughout the South Shore that having been serving delicious foods to their customers for generations.
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2014 Champions Experience Promotion

Enter now thru June 6 for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to the Encompass Championship with GOLF NOW! Chicago…more
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Special Discount at Popolano's

Take $5.00 off of $25.00 or $10.00 off of $50.00. Not valid with any other offer and one coupon per table. …more

Restaurants

Restaurants in the South Shore provide a variety of tastes and culinary styles to conquer any appetite and can fit any budget. Whether you are in the mood for ethnic or traditional fare, the South Shore offers a variety of options. The I-65 and U.S. 30 corridor in Merrillville is said to have more restaurants per capita than any other community in the country. You won't find yourself hungry during your stay here in the South Shore.

 

El Taco Real
The Garcia family has been serving delicious authentic Mexican cuisine for 39 years using recipes handed down from generation to generation. El Taco Real's staff makes you feel at home as you feast on Mexican favorites such as fajitas, tacos, tamales, flautas, sopes and more. …

 

 

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54 Main Bistro

  • 54 Main St.
  • Hobart, IN 46342

Come enjoy our ever changing menu created by Chef Scot Hinkel. This 1895 Victorian cottage is filled with local art offering organic wines, craft beers and specialty martinis with a gorgeous deck for … More

Asparagus

  • 7876 Broadway
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 794-0000
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Enjoy a distinctive fine dining experience in an elegant, zen-like environment while savoring nouvelle cuisine featuring the delectable dishes of Thailand and Vietnam with French influences … More

Bakery Cafe, Miller Beach

  • 555 South Lake Street
  • Miller Beach, IN 46403

Miller Bakery Cafe is a casual fine dining favorite featuring a fresh approach to New American cuisine, creative small plates, fresh seafood and the finest grilled meats. Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am … More

Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern

  • 131 E. Dunes Highway
  • Beverly Shores, IN 46301
  • Region: Beverly Shores
  • Phone: (219) 879-3081
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With its tavern-esque ambiance and by-the-shore décor, this eatery and drinkery has something for everyone, including the kids. This one-of-a-kind venue offers outdoor dining and carry out or you can … More

The Annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Award

Bistro 157

  • 157 Lincolnway
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383

One of the first New American restaurants in downtown Valpo, Bistro 157's chefs use local, sustainable ingredients when possible. The dishes fuse international flavors in New American "comfort" and … More

Center for Visual and Performing Arts

  • 1040 Ridge Rd
  • Munster, IN 46321

Region’s finest Champagne Brunch 11am-2pm every Sunday, all-you-can-eat. Reservations suggested, required for holidays. While you’re at the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, enjoy a walk … More

Chick-fil-A at Merrillville

  • 2385 Southlake Mall
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 769-6810
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America's Favorite Quick-Service Restaurant, with freshly-prepared food. Home of the original Chick-fil-A boneless breast of chicken sandwich! Breakfast served Mon-Sat 6:30am-10:30am. Store Hours: … More

Crown Brewing

  • 211 S. East Street
  • Crown Point, IN 46307

Join us at our pub for award winning local beer in historic downtown Crown Point! We have outdoor and family friendly dining available. Everyone is welcome under the Crown.... Don't miss Crown Beer … More

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Uniquely South Shore
Northwest Indiana’s very own candy factory boasts the world’s best gummies! Tour the factory and experience your favorites being made, see the world’s tallest chocolate waterfall and sample some of the best candies around!…more
What began as a local newspaper’s effort to tell the compelling stories of Northwest Indiana men and women who sacrificed during the Civil War has evolved into a large-scale historical preservation effort. The joint partnership of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project seeks to carry forward on hundreds of hours of community service that already have taken place. …more
Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms offers a fun family playground that everyone will enjoy! From the Dairy Adventure and Birthday Barn, to the Cheese Factory and Mooville, Fair Oaks Farms will keep the family entertained, and well-fed, for a full day of education and fun!…more
When a guest visits a hotel, restaurant, bank, or gas station, they rarely meet the manager or owner of the establishment. It's up to the front-line employee to make the customer's visit enjoyable.The R.O.S.E. Awards were created to recognize these "directors of first impression" who consistently work hard to make our lives easier. Guests & managers are able to nominate an employee who consistently "goes the extra mile."…more
Heavy industry carried the South Shore economy for decades. Now, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority tells a story about a community: it’s been built by steel but changing from tourism. Northwest Indiana’s appeal is its devotion to ensure new & already existing businesses succeed. Area leaders have teamed together to revitalize the mill towns and make Northwest Indiana the place people want to live & work. …more
Experience the journey of the Passion of Christ as never before in this interactive trail featuring 40 life-sized bronze statues. Experience the various Stations of the Cross with audio descriptions as you walk the winding pathway.…more
With five different casinos, Northwest Indiana offers much excitement and action along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! With decadent restaurants, world class entertainment and floors (and floors) of slots and table games, your night is just getting started when you test your luck at one of our casinos.…more
A breathtaking adventure awaits at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, home to a plethora of diverse natural resources. The National Park is comprised of more than 15,000 acres of sand dunes, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, prairies, rivers, oak savannas, and woodland forests. It provides visitors with opportunities for bird watching, camping, 45 miles of hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.…more
Pierogi Fest, the pride of Whiting, is an opportunity for the residents to celebrate their heritage while poking a little fun at themselves at the same time. The one of a kind parade and festival have received countrywide recognition having been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.…more
This holiday season, The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will feature 6 animated displays featuring scenes from "A Christmas Story". The displays include: Higbee’s Department Store Window, Flick’s Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It’s a Major Award, Santa’s Mountain at Higbee’s, the Bumpus Hounds, and the Parker Living Room. The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Herald Square Macy’s in New York City. …more
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