Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Need some ideas for a great restaurant in Northwest Indiana for a romantic dinner with your sweetie? Check out these terrific options, pick your favorite, make your reservation and get ready to impress your special someone with delicious cuisine and wonderful ambiance!

Asparagus, Merrillville

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Asparagus Avocado Crispy Rolls

Experience fine dining at Merrillville's Asparagus in a serenely elegant, Zen-like environment while savoring dishes freshly fashioned from the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and the Americas, all infused with classic French culinary artistry. 

Blockhead Beerworks, Valparaiso

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Blockhead Beerworks menu

If you are looking for great food while also trying new brews, Blockhead Beerworks is where it's at! This restaurant offers an Asian-inspired menu with limited time specials and is constantly adding new and exciting dishes. Their dishes include items like ramen, sushi, fried rice and more. Don't forget to grab a beer or two, or a specialty cocktail!

Byway Brewing, Hammond

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Byway Brewing Hammond

Byway Brewing in Hammond is hosting a special dinner on Valentine's Day, presented by Byway's executive chef and his team. Each course is perfectly paired with beer or wine.

Farmhouse, Fair Oaks

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Farmhouse Restaurant cake

With its many seating options and beautiful fireplace, Farmhouse Restaurant at Fair Oaks Farms is a wonderful place for a scrumptious meal, cocktails and a variety of wines.

Fish Camp, Michigan City

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Fish Camp Michigan City

Head to Bartlett's Fish Camp, located in the historic Michigan City Yacht Club. It offers the region's largest and freshest selection of seafood - including a raw bar. While seafood is a focus, there is something on the menu for everyone.

Freddy's, Hammond

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Freddy's Steakhouse Hammond

Located in Hammond, Freddy's classic steak house serves up quality steaks, amazing seafood, and great service. You will not be disappointed with this hearty meal and warm atmosphere. 

Goblin & the Grocer, Beverly Shores

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Dinner at Goblin and the Grocer

Conveniently located in Beverly Shores near the Indiana Dunes, Goblin & the Grocer is a cozy place to enjoy warm meals and yummy seafood options. Not only is it a restaurant, but they also have a small shopping area with locally made gifts. Check out their facebook for events like live music before you visit!

Lighthouse, Cedar Lake

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Lighthouse Restaurant on Cedar Lake

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Cedar Lake, Lighthouse Restaurant features a large menu with delectable offerings. Surrounded by windows, you can enjoy the scenery of the woods and the water while savoring cuisine that is found nowhere else in the region.

Old Colonial Inn, Kentland

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Old Colonial Inn Kentland

Located in a building formerly known as the Hotel Kentland, Old Colonial Inn serves their dinner selections with an attentive staff. Their menu includes steak, chicken and seafood along with spirits, wine and beer.

Patrick's Grille, Michigan City

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Couples at the bar at Patricks Grille Michigan City

Patrick's, a fine dining restaurant in Michigan City, has a cosmopolitan, yet comfortable ambiance serving delicious steak, seafood, pasta and more.

Pikk's Tavern, Valparaiso

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Pikk's Tavern Valparaiso

Located in downtown Valparaiso, Pikk's Tavern resembles a 1940s Chicago steakhouse with its warm and inviting ambiance. Diners can enjoy a delicious Valentine's Day dinner, topping it off with an amazing chocolate cake with raspberry sauce.

Radius, Valparaiso

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Radius Valparaiso

Located in Valparaiso, Radius is an upscale gourmet restaurant. They specialize in gourmet and fresh prime burgers, but they also have dinner specialties such as their in-house fettuccine alfredo and famous tender baby back ribs.

Teibel's, Schererville

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Teibel's fried perch

Teibel's family owned restaurant in Schererville is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal with your special someone. You can choose to dine in their upscale dining room or go for a more casual approach in their cafe. Try one of their famous dishes like the fried chicken or the lake perch.

Gamba, Merrillville

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Gamba Ristorante

Voted one of the most romantic restaurants in the region, Merrillville's Gamba Ristorante is housed in an architectural masterpiece and features classic Italian cuisine, as well as a huge wine room.

No matter where you live along the South Shore, you're sure to find that perfect restaurant to make this Valentine's Day one you'll remember for a long time. Now that you've picked out where you're having dinner (did you make your reservation yet?), plan the rest of the big day with the perfect gift and a fun activity.


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