Safe/interesting coffee/food between Illinois and Indiana?
February 21, 2020 4:28 PM   Subscribe

A friend and I are going to maybe "meet in the middle." I'm in northern-ish Illinois and they're in northern-ish Indiana. A vertical line passes approximately between us through Gary, IN. Does anyone have recommendations for low-key but non-chain food or coffee within a 10-20 mile radius around Gary, IN? Or even a favorite, safe-/clean-feeling, franchise-chain-filled highway oasis?
posted by zeek321 to Travel & Transportation around Gary, IN (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been to two really nice local diners in Pullman. Sadly, I can't remember which they were and would be guessing. But, it's a neat town to explore.
posted by eotvos at 4:49 PM on February 21, 2020

The Three Floyd’s brewpub in Munster is an option.
posted by hwyengr at 4:56 PM on February 21, 2020 [8 favorites]

Are local chains ok? There are some Schoop’s hamburgers around there. I’ve been to the one in Michigan City.
posted by kevinbelt at 5:50 PM on February 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

The Three Floyd’s brewpub in Munster is an option.
Came here to recommend this.

Other options not too far off: Calumet Fisheries is wonderful and historic, but unfortunately doesn't have seating. There's also a brewpub called Flossmoor Station that's enjoyable.
posted by kickingtheground at 5:52 PM on February 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

Ivy’s Bohemia House in Chesterton has good food, interesting drinks, and a cool, funky setting.
posted by Empidonax at 9:17 PM on February 21, 2020

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