Bird’s Lounge

3830 Main St
East Chicago, 46312
Reviews:
Some of the best pizza you can have that's homemade. I love just pepperoni pizza but the sausage ain't bad either. But if you don't like crumbled sausage too bad it's just always been that way. Your topping choices are cheese, pepperoni, and sausage. But just try it nice little hole in the wall if you ain't from the Harborside.

(219) 397-4670

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Donut Shop

701 E Chicago Ave
East Chicago, 46312
Reviews:
If you love giant apple fritters, flaky croissants and delicate cinnamon buns than this is the spot you have been looking for. Been around forever.

(219) 397-6202

Donuts

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KFC

4301 Indianapolis Boulevard
East Chicago, 46312
Reviews:
Not every KFC is the same..I like this one. For some strange reason it reminds me of being a country bumpkin when I'm in there. Maybe I just day dream alot when I went. ANywho...it's clean, no loud mouths and same prices. Rarely they ask your area code and that might make you pay less or more for tax.

(219) 397-5100

Fast Food, Chicken Wings

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Dairy Queen

1419 E Columbus Dr
East Chicago, 46312
Reviews:
It was on a hot summa summa summa day. I was in need of ice cream. So I drove to DQ and to my surprise there were no cars waiting at the drive-up. The only reason why I'm giving this place 5 starts is because of the super friendly staff. The guy at the window was very nice and even though someone messed up an item they made sure to correct it before I drove off. That is good customer service. Most people would've let me drive off.

(219) 398-9141

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Desserts

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Zel’s Roastbeef

1318 E Columbus Dr
East Chicago, 46312
Reviews:
The chili cheese dogs, polish dogs and shakes are to DIE for!! I grew up, eating here, walking here at lunchtime (Washington High School). I'm sooooo glad they're still in business. A little pricey, but well worth the taste. I wish they'd expand to Columbus, Ohio.
My favorite Roast Beef Hogie, great shakes and chili cheeses fries that will eventually kill you.
I have family in East Chicago and every time we go and visit my parents would take us to Zel's. I grew up with this stuff. Although I live in Chicago and we don't have very much family in E.C. I still need a fix every now and then. Every time I visit I ask them why they don't open a Zel's up in Chicago. They would knock all of the other beef places out of the water. I get my roast beefs extra juicy and with lots of pickles and peppers. They're magic in my tummy, those beefs, they are! Oh, and don't forget to get a pineapple malt. MMMMMMM!!! The customer service is hit or miss at the E.C. location, but they do have some really sweet ladies working behind the counter. I hope this place never closes.

(219) 397-6167

Sandwiches

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El Michoacano

2003 Broadway St
East Chicago, 46312
Reviews:
Michos has become a weekly tradition since I started working at ArcelorMittal in July. Hands down the best Mexican restaurant ever/best value food ever. I get a chicken quesadilla with a side of sour cream once a week and don't think I will ever get sick of it. How can you beat free chips/salsa and the best quesadilla ever for $2.69 .... not possible.
That's right, Woohoo! As good as it gets. There is nowhere else in the region where you can get better Mexican food. Absolutely NOWHERE. Must haves: Mole, carne asada, milanesa, menudo, flautas, chiles rellenos, and my all time favorite for breakfast...huevos rancheros. Never had better Mexican food in my life rather than when El Patio was open in E.C. (And my grandmother's cooking).
Had the taco dinner, ordered one chicken, one steak, and one pork. First off, I'm stuffed! The tacos were huge. All of the tacos were good, but the pork was awesome. Tender, flavorful.... And the home made salsa was great. For $8, I'm stuffed and happy. Will be back again for lunch! The pork tacos are awesome! Ordered taco dinner, I'm stuffed, tacos are huge!

(219) 397-0251

Mexican

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Columbus Drive Gyros

502 W Columbus Dr
East Chicago, 46312
Reviews:
Great fast food joint! Burgers and dogs are good.
Great food + great friendly service = great resturaunt!!!!
I've been going there since they first opened and will continue to go excellent food!

(219) 397-4976

Burgers, Sandwiches, Fast Food

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Heritage Buffet

777 Ameristar Blvd
East Chicago, 46312
Reviews:
This is my second time visiting this place. I absolutely love it! Great food, soul theme and worth it every time! My eyes got big coming in. Only posting pictures of the fondue. The other plates didn't make it.
I absolutely love this place! The crab is so juicy and good. There is a large variety of different foods--but I just go for the crab. I called today. .... no more ayce!
I was staying at the Ameristar Hotel for a two week period and frequented the Heritage buffet frequently, seeing as though it's one of the better restaurants in the casino. I came both during the week and weekends, breakfast and dinner. Unlike with other reviews, we never experienced any kind of line (but we might just have good luck). My boyfriend is vegetarian and aside from the Friday Seafood Buffet, he had pretty good luck..especially with the Chinese food station. I, on the other hand, had a hard time finding something I really loved. While they did have a good amount of choices, I only could find one option I really actually enjoyed most nights. Highlights: The root beer float station was a very cute and original idea. For desserts they had fondue and a ton of choices from fruit to different types of cakes and pie, which we really liked. Avoid: Basically all of the egg options at the brunch, they were a miss most of the time and were almost never warm and the ribs during dinner service were practically bone.

(219) 378-5471

Buffets

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Euclid Tavern

3902 Euclid Ave
East Chicago, 46312
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Euclid Tap/Tavern is one of those neighborhood bars in the Harbor I drove by often when I was younger and swore I would visit one day when I was old enough. Last summer I finally stopped in and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The interior is dark and sort of dated but that's part of its charm. My friend that I went with was hesitant to go in cause of assumptions regarding the bar's clientele but on that night (and each night I've visited) the crowd was older and full of regulars. They have reasonably priced drinks and cheap, good bar food. The last time I went they even had some Goose Island selections, which was a pleasant surprise. Along with a pool table the bar has a Touch Tunes jukebox, which is great if you like controlling the music from your seat like I do.

(219) 398-2232

Bars

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China Cook

1605 E Columbus Dr
East Chicago, 46312
Reviews:
Excellent spot for Chinese food in EC. They have your standard fast food Chinese with delivery and a modest dining area. Okay, the dining area is not much at all and I've never seen anyone actually consume their meal on site. Aside from that, their "lunch special box" during the week is cheap at 5.99 and offers generous portions.

(219) 378-1798

Chinese

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