Two Northwest Indiana steakhouses must be grilling up something good because they were ranked among the best in the states by American Towns Media's Best Things Indiana.
The Connecticut-based "hyperlocal" digital media company named Kelsey's Steakhouse in Valparaiso ninth best in Indiana, and Freddy's Steakhouse in Hammond 10th best.
"Kelsey’s Steakhouse in Valparaiso, Indiana, was voted best in the Region five times for its welcoming atmosphere, and it’s easy to see why," author Gabby Davis wrote in the listicle. "When you arrive at Kelsey’s, you will feel an instant warmth for this beautifully remodeled restaurant. It’s warm and inviting, yet casual and relaxed. Kelsey’s has been serving up some of the best steaks in Northwestern Indiana for over 20 years, so stop on in and say hello."
Freddy's, a half-century-old Region institution at 6442 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond's Hessville neighborhood, also got some love in "The 10 Best Steakhouses in Indiana" ranking.
"Freddy’s Steakhouse in Hammond, Indiana, has a been favorite among Hammond residents and Indiana residents for almost half a century," Davis wrote. "They have quality steaks and fresh, baked bread and delicious desserts. It’s Hoosier hospitality at its finest. Each dinner entrée includes a relish tray, tossed salad, soup and bread basket with honey butter. You won’t know where to start first when it comes to eating at Freddy’s."
American Towns ranked Mountain Jacks Steakhouse in Lafayette as Indiana's best steakhouse, which may come as a surprise to carnivores partial to the swanky steakhouses at Northwest Indiana's casinos or all the expense account steakhouses clustered in downtown Indianapolis.