Although times are uncertain, one thing that will never change is people’s love for good food! Here in Southern Indiana there are several delicious eateries to explore, boasting a wide variety of cuisines. Enjoy sipping on a glass of wine during dinner and choose from a wide selection of culinary options, each with their own unique scenic view of Southern Indiana.
With dozens of eateries to choose from, you are sure to find your new favorite flavors. Here is a list of our must-try Southern Indiana Foodie Favorites for you to enjoy anyway that you prefer.
One of our popular Southern Indiana Foodie Favorites, is The Exchange Pub + Kitchen is a historic downtown New Albany gastropub, that uses locally sourced meats and produce. This is a lovely evening spot to relax, rewind, and enjoy a delicious meal. There is a vast selection of specialty cocktails and craft beers to choose from as well. We recommend sitting outside on their climate-controlled patio and take in the fresh Southern Indiana air while you dine.
While you’re visiting Clark and Floyd Counties: Big Four Bridge and Big Four Station Park
Graze 1885 is a delicious bakehouse, café, and wine bar located in one of Vincennes most historic buildings. Graze is perfect for early risers, as it opens early with fresh baked pastries and coffee. This is also a great light lunch stop, as they offer a select list of specialty sandwiches and salads. Stop by in the afternoon to sample the wine bar and choose from an array of white and red wines.
While you’re visiting Knox County: George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
Hawg N Sauce originally started as a backyard BBQ by one passionate griller. It soon developed into something greater than a hobby and took said griller on a journey competing against the top BBQ competition teams in the nation! For years now, Hawg N Sauce has continued to fine tune their sauce to perfection. This tasty spot is the BEST choice for BBQ, Saturday brunch and a Bloody Mary Bar.
While you’re visiting Posey County: Harmonist Labyrinth
Julian’s Tell Street Café is the perfect spot to grab breakfast before beginning your day of adventure in Southern Indiana. Try the famous “scatter browns,” hash browns loaded with toppings! No matter what you order from the menu, you will be tasting the very best of breakfast in Southern Indiana. This café is a local favorite and will leave you feeling energized and ready to start your day!
While you’re visiting Perry County: Hoosier National Forest
Called one of the most unique breweries in the state of Indiana, you won’t want to miss this Lawrence County establishment. Salt Creek Brewery is located in a restored service garage. What was once the alignment/oil change pit is now home to the brew vessels. The old paint room houses the Keg coolers, and the remaining rooms still have the original walls from the 1940s. When you visit, grab a beer and a burger while you listen to music.
While you’re visiting Lawrence County: Spring Mill State Park
R’Z Café houses an eclectic bunch of foodies who get excited about creating new dishes and building relationships with their guests. Casual in nature, yet big on flavor, R’Z Café is located in the Historic Swinney Printing Building in the heart of Fort Branch, Indiana. This unique café serves up locally sourced food and uses only the finest and freshest ingredients. They also love to put their own twist on old favorites!
While you’re visiting Gibson County: Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge
Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Dubois County is an award-winning German restaurant, serving a full menu of authentic German cuisine. The Schnitzelbank Restaurant has gone through several transformations over the years and has evolved into a destination in itself, giving patrons an opportunity to dine in an “Olde World” ambiance. The spacious bar serves up a full line of imported beers, featuring several beers and schnapps from Germany, as well as a variety of German & Indiana wines.
While you’re visiting Dubois County: Spirit of Jasper Train
The Lodge Restaurant of Loogootee is a local favorite, offering an elegant dining environment in a lodge-like setting. This is a great stop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If stopping in for dinner, we highly recommend ordering one of their mouthwatering steaks.
While you’re visiting Martin County: Martin State Forest
Located in beautiful French Lick, Indiana, the Grant Colonnade Family Restaurant offers a bountiful selection of hearty breakfast foods to jump start any morning. Enjoy made-to-order omelets, breakfast pizza, biscuits and gravy, waffles, and French toast and much more.
While you are visiting Orange County: French Lick Resort
Positioned uniquely on a bluff in Leavenworth, Indiana, the Overlook Restaurant offers a 20-mile panoramic view of the Ohio River. As you enjoy your meal, watch barges churning up and down the river or the sun setting behind the wooded, rolling hills of Southern Indiana. The Overlook Restaurant serves up country classics such as fried chicken, pork chops, chicken pot pie, catfish fillets, and more. You will not want to skip the cobbler for dessert!
While you’re visiting Harrison County: O’Bannon Woods State Park
Due to COVID-19, we highly encourage practicing safe social distancing protocol. Masks are also required when entering a business, restaurant, etc. The required safety measures should allow everyone to have, all while staying safe.