Teibel’s

All-You-Can-Eat | Chicken Dinner | Seafood
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Sometimes Roadfood can be found in obscure shacks unknown to anyone beyond a five mile radius. But not always. Take, for example, Teibel’s (pronounced Tee’-bls). Teibel’s is a local institution, well-known in the area as the place to celebrate those passages in life that often call for a banquet hall. While not particularly dressy, people arrive looking quite neat and presentable. These are the upstanding citizens of Schererville and beyond.

What draws us to Teibel’s are the chicken and the perch. Opened in 1929 as a 12-seat diner specializing in Grandma Teibel’s Austrian fried chicken recipe, Teibel’s serves the same red-gold crusted chicken recipe today. We think the chicken has more than a passing resemblance to Barberton chicken (whose origins are said to be in Serbia, not far from Grandma Teibel’s Austria). The chicken is lightly-seasoned, the bread-crumb-coated skin pulling away from the flesh in broad chewy sheets.

Lake perch are served in the traditional manner, boned and buttered (butter is optional, but we wouldn’t think of rejecting it). A good pile of these lightly-breaded fillets is served well-buttered indeed, and we’re not complaining. A Northwest Indiana classic!

Meals can begin with an old-fashioned relish tray, if you so desire, and at the end of your meal comes the best part (if you are wise enough to order it): a warm apple dumpling with caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla. Yes, we do love dining in Indiana!

What to Eat
Teibel’s, Teibel’s Fried Chicken
Teibel’s Fried Chicken
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The fried chicken is from an old family recipe, by way of Austria. It's served "family-style," all you want.
Teibel’s, Teibel’s Famous Lake Perch
Teibel’s Famous Lake Perch
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Lake perch and roll; Teibel's earns a visit every time we return home.
Teibel’s, Teibel’s Special Baked
Teibel’s Special Baked
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Teibel's "Special Potato" is topped with a caution-to-the-wind mixture of melted cheese, bacon, and green onions. This we chose after receiving an honest answer from our waitress to our query about the authenticity of the mashed poatoes.
Teibel’s, Fresh Baked Apple Dumpling Ala Mode
Fresh Baked Apple Dumpling Ala Mode
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In our opinion, the fresh-baked apple dumpling with a scoop of ice cream is the best dish in the house.
Teibel’s, Relish Tray
Relish Tray
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You can start your meal with an ordinary salad, but why pass up the relish plate alternative of slaw, cottage cheese, and pickled beets?
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 8pm
Monday11am - 9pm
Tuesday11am - 9pm
Wednesday11am - 9pm
Thursday11am - 9pm
Friday11am - 10pm
Saturday11am - 10pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
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