Northwest Indiana and Northern Indiana Restaurants
A Five Star Dining Experience
The former owners of Venezia Bar & Grill and Café Venezia, Benito and Hilda Gamba, have combined their efforts into Gamba Ristorante — offering a five-star dining and event experience. Located in Merrillville near shopping and area hotels, the restaurant is housed in an architectural masterpiece, which is hard to miss with its circular design and copper roof. Modeled after upscale restaurants in exotic European locations, the menu offers classic Italian cuisine. The wine room boasts storage space for 1,000 bottles.
A banquet hall holds up to 200 people and looks out onto an open courtyard, which is the perfect location for an intimate wedding reception or special event. Visit gambaristorante.com for more information or call for reservations at (219) 736-5000.
White Hawk Bar & Grill
White Hawk Country Club and River Rock Restaurant are Open to the Public!
The luxurious Bar and Grill at White Hawk is simply stunning! The bar area, renovated in 2012, displays custom stonework and amazingly luxurious rich dark Poplar wood. The fully stocked bar offers an array of beer, wine and liquor. And, for those special celebrations on the course, take a look at the terrific selection of cigars now being offered!
While enjoying the views from the bar and clubhouse, check out the River Rock Restaurant menu. The new menu features Chef Santana’s delicious creations that will keep you coming back for more.
For more information, visit whitehawkcountryclub.com.
Fine dining in an upscale atmosphere
Located inside Innsbrook Country Club, Langford’s Grille (which offers Dining Memberships), is known for its exceptional cuisine and exemplary wine selection. Langford’s Grille is named for leading golf course architect William Langford who planned the golf course located here in 1920. Enjoy U.S.D.A. Prime Angus Certified Beef prepared on the same 1600 degree Southbend Steak Broiler, only found at the finest Chicago steakhouses, that sears the steaks to absolute perfection.
Buddy and Pal’s Place
Your Favorite 19th Hole for Sports & Entertainment
Buddy and Pal’s Place offer the best gathering spot in the Northwest Indiana for sports and entertainment. Stop in for a cold one and enjoy great food in the Crown Point, Winfield and Schererville locations. Visit buddyandpals.com for more information, or to book the party room for your next event at the Crown Point location, offering seating for 100!
Emerald Green Restaurant
Great Italian Food, Outdoor Patio, Full Bar & More!
Enjoy a delicious meal at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond. Relax in the comfort of the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired clubhouse featuring the NEW Emerald Green Restaurant with a top shelf bar, spacious outdoor patio, full service event space and well-stocked pro shop.
Learn more at emeraldgreenatlostmarsh.com.
Great Food, Relaxed Casual Dining In A Scenic Location
After golf at Briar Leaf Golf Club in La Porte, reward your taste buds with the finest in food and drink at Portofino Grill. The only thing better than their golf is the friendly service you’ll enjoy from their staff. Portofino has seating for 150 inside as well as more room on the veranda, perfect for groups! Enjoy steaks, pasta, seafood and more.
Learn more at briarleaf.com/dining.
Dining and Entertainment in South Bend
Golf travel is about more than playing beautiful courses. Once the sun sets, dining and entertainment take center stage.
Dining Excellence at Morris Inn in Notre Dame
Morris Inn offers a distinctive blend of classic elegance and relaxed casual, along with excellent service, great atmosphere, an exceptional wine list and inspired cuisine – uniquely and creatively presented. For fine dining, choose Sorin’s, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner served Tuesday – Saturday only). Besides its beautifully appointed dining room, Sorin’s offers an intimate private room for groups of up to 14 guests in the Quinn Family Room. Serving a fresh selection of seafood, Sorin’s also features selections from the wineries of Notre Dame graduates.
For drinks, light fare and conversation over lunch, dinner or late night, choose Rohr’s, Morris Inn’s newest dining option.
Visit morrisinn.nd.edu to learn more about the dining options at Morris Inn.
Blackthorn Grill and Top Golf Swing Suites
Blackthorn Golf Club Delivers on Top-Rated Food and Indoor Golf
Start your round at Blackthorn Golf Club with a tasty Bloody Mary and Breakfast Burger and end it with an ice-cold beer and any of their delicious lunch options. Their Blackthorn Burger has been rated among the top 100 burgers in a 100 mile radius.
When the weather prevents golf outdoors, bring your group indoors at Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suites in Granger. The location houses six high-tech simulators that can be rented for fun and interactive social gatherings.
Learn more at blackthorntopgolfswingsuite.com.
Spirited South Bend
Cocktails, Snacks and Spirits
Ready to kick back with a drink after your round? Spirited has the laid-back vibe – and an enticing cocktail menu – that you’re likely seeking.
Find out more at spiritedsouthbend.com.
Four Winds Casino South Bend
The Premier Northern Indiana Entertainment Destination
With its massive gaming floor and a variety of restaurants, Four Winds Casino is the best place to enjoy an evening after a day of golf. Dine at Kankakee Grille on site for rustic cuisine, wood-fired pizza and craft beer aplenty.
Plan your evening at fourwindscasino.com/southbend.
Indiana Wineries and Breweries
French Lick Winery and Vintage Cafe
Vintage Café, Italian Menu, Wine Tasting, Distillery, Gift Shop & More!
If you follow our advice to stay and play at French Lick Resort, make sure to visit the French Lick Winery. The winery is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard producing award-winning wines since 1995. It also operates an on-site café, housed within the tasting room, and a gift shop. The café offers fresh, homemade Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
Find out more at www.frenchlickwinery.com.
South Shore Brewery and Winery Trails
In Northwest Indiana
The south shore of Lake Michigan area is home to more than 20 breweries creating a wide variety of ales, stouts and lagers. The most well-known brewery in the area is Three Floyd’s Brewing Co. in Munster, Indiana.
Red or white, sweet or dry; you’ll find a wine to sip and enjoy along the South Shore Winery Trail, with 10 wineries to choose from. There are also two meaderies in the area to try as well as cideries.
Many of the South Shore breweries and wineries offer food selections – ranging from gourmet cheese plates to savory pub classics.
Morris Inn of Notre Dame
Near Warren Golf Course
130 Morris Inn
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Indiana Visitor Information
South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority
Off I-94, Kennedy Avenue South Exit
7770 Corinne Drive
Hammond, IN 46323
South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors Bureau
401 E. Colfax Avenue, Suite 310
South Bend, IN 46617