Restaurant Guide–Indiana

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Indiana **** (Information updated to Feb. 2023 or date indicated)

Carmel–Sichuan Chinese-1329 S. Rangeline Rd. (Chinese) Ask for Chinese menu

Fishers–India Sizzling-11301 Village Square Ln. (Indian) Closed Mon. North Indian

Fort Wayne–Mahnin Asian-2701 S. Calhoun St. (Burmese) Closed Tue. Everything is good, if you ask for hot it is Asian hot-Menu is Thai, you have to ask for Burmese (this rest. was featured in an AP article 9-25-12).

Goshen–Venturi-123 E. Lincoln Ave. (Pizza) Closed Tue & Wed.  Has authentic Neapolitan style pizza.

Greensburg–Stories Rest.-109 E. Main St. (American) Closed Sun & Mon. Famous for pork tenderloin and pies (coconut cream is good).

Huntington–Nick’s Kitchen–506 N. Jefferson St. (American) Open daily (breakfast & lunch only Sun-Tue).  The Sterns recommended this for pork tenderloin and pies (particularly the fruit pies)

Indianapolis–Saffron Cafe-62 Fort Wayne Ave. (Moroccan) Have tajines-not sure what else (Temporarily closed 2-17-23)

Lawrence–Heidelberg Haus-7625 Pendleton Pike (German) Good reviews-say it’s authentic- bakery is especially good

Montgomery–Gasthof Amish-6747 E. Gasthof Village Rd. (Amish)

Morristown–Kopper Kettle Inn-135 W. Main St. (American) Closed Sun evening & Mon.  The Sterns recommended this for an “Ultimate fried chicken dinner.”

Peru–Dutch Cafe-6665 US 31 S. (Amish) Open daily 6 am to 2 pm. Readers say it is great home cooked food-especially like breakfast

Schererville–Teibel’s-1775 US 41 (American) Closed Mon.  The Sterns say this is an excellent place to get a formal dinner featuring Great Lakes fish (especially featuring the perch).

South Bend–Cambodian Thai-235 S. Michigan St. (Thai) Closed Sun. Red & green Thai curries are recommended. Has a few Cambodian dishes and Cambodian eggrolls.


  • This is an Abbreviated List with a limited number of restaurants
  • Base information came primarily from Urbanspoon Dec. 2013 to Dec. 2014

Jane & Michael Stern, “500 Things to Eat Before It’s Too Late”

This work by the Sterns, published in 2009, focuses on individual dishes and “the Very Best Places to Eat Them.” Although the list is dated by more than a decade, it is worth taking a look at the choices which include the following in Indiana (partial list and edited for places that have closed–Bold for No. 1 recommendation in the U.S.)::

  • Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island Wiener Stand, Ft. Wayne–Coney Island
  • Kopper Kettle, Morristown–Fried Chicken
  • Nick’s, Huntington–Tenderloin & Fruit Pies
  • Teibel’s, ScherervilleBoned & Buttered Perch


Jane & Michael Stern, “500 Things to Eat Before It’s Too Late,” 2009, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcort. (former web site which I used for preliminary research)

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