Restaurants in Indiana

Cafeteria-style dining originated in Indiana, and the heart of the state still has a few large-scale cafeterias where meals are Sunday Supper every day. Indianapolis also is famous for skillet-fried chicken, preferably followed by a slice of the official state dessert, Hoosier Cream Pie. In fact, Indiana is an outstanding pie destination. The other specialty that often precedes pie is a crisp-fried pork tenderloin sandwich, which was invented in Huntington and has since become a beloved culinary icon of the lower Midwest.

Indiana’s Best Restaurants

Walls’ Drive In

CANNELTON, IN

Village Inn - Custard Pie
Village Inn

MIDDLEBURY, IN

Gnaw Bone Sorghum Mill - Sorghum Bread
Gnaw Bone Sorghum Mill

NASHVILLE, IN

St. Elmo Steak House - Shrimp Coctkail
St. Elmo Steak House

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

The Rathskeller

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

South Street Smokehouse

LAFAYETTE, IN

Triple XXX Family Restaurant

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN

MCL Cafeteria

RICHMOND, IN

Main Cafe

NEW HARMONY, IN

Nick’s Country Café

HUNTINGTON, IN

The Nook

COLUMBIA CITY, IN

Sunset Family Restaurant

BLOOMFIELD, IN

Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant

BORDEN, IN

The Workingman’s Friend

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Mug ‘N’ Bun Drive-In

SPEEDWAY, IN

Hollyhock Hill - Fried Chicken Dinner
Hollyhock Hill

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Gray Brothers Cafeteria

MOORESVILLE, IN

Thin-crust pizza, piled with ingredients
Turoni’s Newburgh Pizzery & Brewery

NEWBURGH, IN

Thick-crusted pizza is topped with meatballs and mozzarella.
Pangea Kitchen

EVANSVILLE, IN

Maidens Brewery & Pub Purgatory Burger
Damsel Brew Pub

EVANSVILLE, IN

Nellie's Restaurant Fried Chicken Platter
Nellie’s Restaurant

NEWBURGH, IN

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