Whatever time of day you're out gathering gifts for friends and family on Black Friday, you'll surely want to stop for a bite to eat.
If you're battling the crowds at the crack of dawn to get the hot new toy of the season, perhaps you'll want to enjoy breakfast at the nearest family restaurant or pancake house. Why not break up your lunch buying spree with a meal at a pizza joint, pub, quaint diner or even the mall food court?
And if you've been perusing store goods all day and care to gather with your fellow shopping pals for a full upscale dinner, there are also many great options in every shopping district in the Region to enjoy.
The following restaurant ideas are just a sampling of what's available in the area. Many have various specials of the day or they may even have Black Friday specials. Call the eatery of your choice for more information.
Asparagus, 7876 Broadway, Merrillville. (219) 794-0000 or visit asparagusrestaurant.com
After the hectic day of looking for gifts, why not join loved ones for a relaxing meal featuring Asian fusion cuisine created by chef Tammy Pham. The eatery's menu stars a combination of Vietnamese, Thai and other Asian cuisines.
Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant, 2120 Southlake Mall, Suite 500, Merrillville. (219) 795-WINE (9463) or visit coopershawkwinery.com
Located right in the mall, Cooper's Hawk features everything from their signature wines and cocktails to a diverse menu featuring dishes such as chopped salads, soy ginger salmon, fish and chips, steaks, chicken, burgers and sandwiches and more.
Gayety's, 3306 Ridge Road, Lansing, (708) 418-0062 or 36 U.S. 41, Schererville (219) 322-4041
If your shopping takes you to Lansing's quaint downtown area or the shops in various strip malls along Indianapolis Boulevard, pop into Gayety's for a sweet, filling ice cream sundae or a handful of chocolates.
Theo's, 9144 Indianapolis Boulevard, Highland (219) 838-8000
The menu at Theo's features a variety of steaks, seafood, pasta dishes, chops, assorted appetizers, chicken entrees and more. Theo's also has a Black Friday special on the purchase of gift cards and certificates. Call for more information.
Niko's, 216 South Broad St., Griffith, (219) 934-0400 or visit nikosteakandseafood.com.
Visit for steaks, pasta, seafood, specialty martinis and more.
Have a taste for pizza? Pop in for slice or more at one of the many pizza joints around. Options include Langel's Pizza with locations at 2833 Highway Ave., Highland (219) 923-4900, 1198 E. Summit St., Crown Point (219) 663-8888, and two in Schererville at 342 E. Highway 30 and 2120 U.S. Highway 41. For Schererville locations, call (219) 865-0333 or (219) 322-3040.
Others include House of Pizza, 7008 Indianapolis Boulevard, Hammond; Gelosomo's Pizza, with locations at 13019 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake (219) 374-5300, 1013 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville (219) 322-8383 or 9318 Indianapolis Boulevard, Highland (219) 924-9300; Capri's Pizza, 837 Main St., Schererville (219) 865-9100 or John's Pizzeria at 1209 Sheffield, Dyer (219) 322-8400 or 132 S. Broad, Griffith. (219) 924-3826.
Round the Clock, locations in Schererville, Highland, Hammond, Lansing and Orland Park, Ill. Visit roundtheclock.com for location information and phone numbers.
The popular 24-hour eatery Round the Clock is a good place to visit for whatever meal you desire. Want breakfast for lunch or dinner for breakfast? Enjoy the varied menu of staples and comfort food favorites here.