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Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-11pm

Craft Beer • Wines • Cocktails • Live Music

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The Bakery at Strongbow has been a long-time favorite for those who delight in the sublime sweetness of the very best cakes, pastries, cookies, and breads. Our pastry chefs take great pleasure and pride in preparing all of the desserts, breads, and pastries served at Strongbow. One of their greatest enjoyments come from creating a custom dessert for your event. 

Stop in and check out our retail bakery case in the lobby that is full of our delicious desserts.

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Events & Catering

For your next special event, turn to the professionals at Strongbow for the planning, coordination, and attention to detail that will make your event memorable. From bridal and baby showers to weddings to anniversary parties, graduation celebrations, board room meetings, trade expositions and more, Strongbow is the perfect choice for the culinary excellence, classic and comfortable environment, and seamless coordination to ensure that your event runs smoothly. From menu selection to audio/ visual rental equipment and an array of other amenities, Strongbow can accommodate your every event need. We specialize in off-premise events too!

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funfact-05Strongbow serves up an amazing
250,000 pounds of turkey annually.

1940The original owners of Strongbow, owners of a turkey farm, were Dr. Walter Thrun and his wife, Bess. They opened Strongbow Inn in the early 1940’s. Strongbow not only had a dining room, there were also eight cabins for overnight guests and three gas pumps. strongbow1950 copy copyWhen Dr. Thrun passed away in 1951, Caroline Thrun Adams (Chuggie) and her husband, Chuck, remained and ran Strongbow for the next several decades.

In the 1980’s, turkeys disappeared from the property—but never from the menu as the tradition for the best turkey around continued on.

In 1993, Russ Adams and his wife, Nancy, purchased the restaurant from Russ’s parents.

In 2013, Luke purchased Strongbow from Russ and Nancy Adams. Luke is a third-generation, family-owned company that has diversified into various commercial divisions.

Contact Strongbow

Strongbow is committed to providing the best products and friendliest customer service. If you should have any questions about our services or staff please feel free to contact us.

Address: 2405 E US 30 Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Phone: 219-462-5121 / 800-462-5121

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Tues. - Sat. 11am-9pm
Sun. 10am-2pm
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Career Opportunities

Here are the current positions available at Strongbow’s.

  • Bakery Staff
  • Bartender
  • Dishwasher
  • Hostess Staff
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Maintenance Housekeeping
  • Management Staff
  • Server
  • Banquet Server

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