Billy Jack's Cafe & Grill

Food with Flair

Celebrating 18 years of pleasing customers old and new, Billy Jack’s offers a truly unique dining experience in a completely casual atmosphere.

Specializing in a unique combination of Southwestern and Mediterranean, Billy Jack’s prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients available. Whether it’s our imported cheeses and olive oils, pastas from Chicago’s Pasta Factory or produce and fresh fish brought in daily from Chicago’s South Water marketplace, we hope you will leave with a smile and return with a friend.

All of our soups, sauces and dressings are 100% homemade, allowing you to complement the wonderful taste of our steaks, seafood, pasta, chicken, gourmet sandwiches and huge burgers.


Bistro 157


Voted the Best Restaurant for Business and Best Caterer for Business Events in Northwest Indiana by the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, Bistro 157's Chef Nicole Bissonette brings her passion for food and flawless culinary skills straight to your table.  Trained at the world famous culinary arts school, Le Cordon Bleu in France, Chef Bissonette has cooked-up a mouth-watering French and Asian inspired menu.  Her knack for fusing flavors brings the mouth watering cuisine to the top of the food chain.  The American twist on French and Asian inspired dishes makes Bistro 157 a truly imaginative experience.


Don Quijote

Located in downtown Valparaiso, discover the distinctive cuisine of the regions of Spain, with an excellent introduction to the rich and varied flavors and aromas of Iberian cooking.

Proprietor Carlos Rivero’s authentic Spanish cuisine, lively and friendly atmosphere, and conviviality with his return customers make this downtown Valparaiso restaurant a destination for Chicagoans and Michigan residents alike.


El Salto Mexican Restaurant


Specializing in Autentica Mexicana—giving you a taste of Mexico without leaving the city, our professional cooks have more than 15 years of experience and the food is always made to order with only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy sumptuous dishes every time, whether you want a quick lunch or leisurely dinner. A friendly staff and comfortable family atmosphere will make you feel at home away from home. From fresh guacamole dip to tasty fajitas, the tastes and prices satisfy everyone's needs.


Greek's Pizzeria

Greek’s Pizzeria has proudly served the finest pizzas and sandwiches in the Valparaiso area for forty years.

Owners Mike and Kim Karamesines offer only the freshest ingredients for their hand-tossed traditional and gourmet pizzas. New taste classics such as The Calabriese, The Texas Barbecue, The Vegetable, and The Bruschetta are but a sampling of their gourmet menu. Greek’s also has a mouthwatering selection of sandwiches to choose from. The Italian Beef, served best with a side of warm au jus and pepperoncini peppers, and the one and only Chickenboli. Greek’s own homemade exclusive secret recipe “Boli” sauce is what makes this sandwich!


Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille

Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille
Saluting America’s Greatness

Return to a time when handcrafted food was made with the finest ingredients, service was at its best, and life was just simpler.

A family-friendly restaurant showcasing the heart of America’s industrial roots through its menu handcrafted of America’s finest ingredients, its early-American atmosphere and its classic service.

Featured on the restaurant’s rooftop, you’ll find statues depicting Charles Ebbets’ iconic 1932 photo,  “Lunchtime on Top of a Skyscraper.”  The statues, created by artist Sergio Furnari,  depict ironworkers taking a lunch break while seated on  a beam during construction of the Rockefeller Center in New York City.  The statues were temporarily displayed at the site of Ground Zero as a tribute to the workers involved in the recovery efforts following September 11.




It’s easy to understand why Mediterranean cuisine is so popular – one visit to Meditrina Market Café in downtown Valparaiso will awaken your taste buds to such a variety of wonderful flavors and textures, you will want to try everything on the menu. And because traditional Mediterranean meals are meant to be shared, the small plates are perfect for giving you and your dining companions a meal to remember and a reason to return.

Don’t forget – this lean, fresh cuisine adds to health as well as happiness, and we look forward to serving you.   We will even put together a special ordered dish you want to create.

To enhance your meal, we invite you to select one of our wines. From California to Lebanon, there is a perfect pairing for anything on the menu, whatever your palate desires, whether easy-to-drink or spicy and complex.




Pop into Pestos for luscious dishes and a great waitstaff. The cuisine is both rustic and contemporary Italian, with a mouthwatering palette of fresh flavors. Pesto’s is family-friendly and inviting to couples as well. The atmosphere is relaxed, yet romantic.

Appetizers range from hand-breaded calamari to their award-winning bruschetta. Signature dishes are the vodka chicken with vodka cream sauce; veal Toscana baked with provolone cheese; Tuscan filet with Gorgonzola cheese; and crab-crusted sea bass in a lemon dill cream sauce. Check the seasonal menus for specials, like the prosciutto-wrapped shrimp skewers on a bed of cheese-filled sacchettini. But if you’re just in the mood for a sandwich or pizza, you’ll find a variety of those, too.


Sage Restaurant

sages-wrkg-artSage restaurant is a fresh approach to your culinary experience with local fresh ingredients setting the standard for our restaurant. Guests will find the fusion of American-Italian cuisine familiar but modern. Sage restaurant is set to target those whom will enjoy the stylish, chic, modern atmosphere. The bar is set for all to follow.

Sage restaurant is comforting and friendly, casual but refined. Her contemporary American-Italian cuisine changes with the seasons and supports local farmers. She is consistent and fresh and constantly elevating the status quo. Sage Restaurant is Chesterton, Indiana's newest destination of choice when it comes to fine dinning for American Italian cuisine. Fresh, hand-made pasta and locally bought produce make this Northwest Indiana restaurant truly something special.


Sunrise Family Restaurant


Sunrise Family Restaurant has cleared the air and is clearly the place to go for some of the best home-style meals in town.  Recently made smoke-free, this cozy eatery is welcoming old fans back and beckoning new folks to discover its delicious offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  We want to make you feel like family and keep you around a long time, so no more smoking on the premises, and many of our menu choices include a small fresh fruit plate on the side.  

The coffee is always hot and fresh, and we serve it up with genuine half & half for a comfort kick. Couples, families, Vegans, kids - - our menu and our atmosphere, not to mention our very reasonable prices, will cater to your needs.  And if catering is what you are looking for, we can help you with your event of up to 30 people – just give us a call.  Our wait staff looks forward to serving you with warmth and efficiency, whether it be dining for two, or a family taking advantage of our special kid-friendly meals.