Be advised, 3 Floyd's just changed chefs. In my opinion the food isn't as good, but if you've never been there before you won't miss the 4 cheese ale dip like I do.
Well, you could always stop by Munster Donut for a sober-up cup of coffee and a couple donuts. It's open 24 hours and on the way to the expressway, so it's perfect for that. Here's a link to a thread with details.
If you come on a Tuesday night, go a little farther down 45th St almost into Highland for Dante's House of Pizza. They just built it where Stones Bones Ribs used to be located. It's the same family that runs the other House of Pizzas and Zuni's House of Pizzas around Northwest Indiana. They always have a really good (and inexpensive) thin-ish crust, but on Tuesday night they have all-you-can-eat Fried Chicken and Pizza. It's a treat that will someday land me in the hospital, I'm sure. Be sure to try the double crust if you like a thicker crust - and though they don't list it on the menu, they'll make your pizza with alfredo or Garlic butter instead of red sauce.
If you head west on Ridge Road, over the border into Lansing, IL, you'll run into Gayety's Chocolate & Ice Cream
. They've been around the area since the 1920's, which I was astounded to find out as I only stumbled into their store for the first time a little over 2 years ago. It's a wonderful little olde fashioned ice cream shoppe. The sundaes are huge and topped with fresh made whipped cream (really
fresh, they scoop it right from the kitchen-aid bowl) that's not over-sweetened, which I like as the ice cream and toppings are sweet enough on their own.
8314 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321
Dante's House of Pizza
1734 45th Ave
Munster, IN 46321
Gayety's Chocolate & Ice Cream
3306 Ridge Road
Lansing, IL 60438