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419 N Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2431
+1 219-926-3500
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Dyer, Indiana
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is not fancy food but it is friendly with great service and food like there was in old drive-in restaurants. Hot dogs, hamburgers, great root beer, etc. Great for kids or for anyone to get a quick lunch.

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Thank willie35
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Been stopping here for a frosty cold mug of root beer after hiking or beaching at the dunes since I was a kid in high school in the 70's.

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Thank John K
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We passed by this place often and finally stopped in last month. Huge selection of ice cream and shake flavors. Very friendly staff and quick courteous service. We will now stop in every time we are in the area.

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Thank DJBrooklyn
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The Port is a throw-back root beer stand with good food but you go there for the experience. There are not many opportunities to have the waitress come to your car ... then bring a "dog" and a mug of beer and hang the tray on your car window. Our you can even try a Green River, for those who... More 

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Thank billnlindamorgan
Chesterton, Indiana
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Car-hops, jute boxes, malted milk shakes, chilly dogs, green rivers, and root beer. OMG! I must be dreaming! Fantastic place. Bring the kids to see what 'cruising' was all about!

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Thank Virgil1944
Indianapolis, Indiana
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We have visited here often while traveling to the Indiana Sand Dunes. Every time the food is delicious and my favorite is the fish and chips. My son enjoys the burgers and crinkle cut fries.

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Thank IndyTravelDiva99
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is not a place you go for fantastic gourmet food- it's a place you go for the experience. It's an old-fashioned 1950's place that serves good burgers, chili cheese dogs, BBQ pork etc. The best things are the beverages- homemade root beer, fresh fruit milkshakes etc. Sadly, it is up for sale so this may be The Port's final... More 

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Thank Connie M
Holland, Michigan
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for ice cream on a Sunday afternoon. We love our drive in in our home town, so we decided to check the Port out. Hadn't been to the town or the place before. The waitress suggested we go inside, since it was cooler. Bad idea. It smelt strongly of grease and all 50+ years the place has been open.... More 

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Thank musical_lifeblood
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

If you like inept highschool girls serving you sub-standard food cooked by highschool kids then this is the place for you. I went here in the early 70's when I was a kid. It's still a place just for kids. Enough said.

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Thank Vonzant S
Valparaiso, IN
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Port Drive In is a classic root beer stand where you can roll down the window of your car, place your order, and enjoy a young lady serve you with a tray hooked to your window. She may even be wearing roller skates! The root beer is freshly made and tastes great! The food is typical fare for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 N Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-2431
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: +1 219-926-3500

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?