There are burger places and then there are burger places that your husband still talk about days later–like Octave Grill in Chesterton, Indiana.
Octave Grill may be the new kid on the block, but with burgers made from 6 ounces of Tallgrass beef, these are good. Real good.
Octave Grill in Chesterton, Indiana
Browse over the menu but don’t forget to check out the chalkboard wall in the back. There’s a large list of changing specials at this Porter County favorite. Octave Grill even has a special monthly burger and unique drink and dessert options.
The boys were super quick to decide! Grilled Cheese for Kid #2 and the Grilled Ham and Cheese Sammy for Kid #1.
But m husband, Jeremy, and I took a bit longer. These aren’t your typical burgers so we had to weigh our options carefully. They even use Indiana cheese from Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana! Fair Oaks Farms Havarti, Swiss, Smoked Gouda, and more. Yum!
Chesterton, Indiana Town Restaurant
I couldn’t decide between The Holy Trinity, a Tallgrass burger stuffed with peppers, onions, celery, and blue cheese and topped with a brushing of lemon aioli or the Fried Cheese Burger. Breaded and fried Fair Oaks Farms Havarti (one of my favorite cheeses) with roasted red peppers, grilled onions, olive tapenade, and lemon aioli.
My husband claimed dibs on the Chanute, grilled crimini mushrooms and bacon topped with habanero Havarti–and blue cheese! I opted for the Fried Cheese burger. It had me at “olive tapenade.”
We switched up our sides. Instead of french fries, my husband opted for the Buffalo Fries–fresh cut fries tossed with buffalo sauce and blue cheese. I had no idea that I even liked blue cheese…but I traded him my sweet potato tots with whole grain mustard for dipping (and you know how much I love sweet potatoes)!
We absolutely loved every single bite we took at Octave Grill in Chesterton, Indiana! Kid #1 proclaimed his Ham and Cheese Sammy the best he’s ever had. That kid loves ham–so that certainly says something!
I switched my husband for a pear hard cider while he took my Bloody Mary. Great drink choices, awesome food, and excellent small Indiana town atmosphere.
Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!
Just don’t forget to tell ’em that little Indiana sent you!
137 South Calumet Road
Chesterton, Indiana 46304
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