Dining June 13, 2017
10 Legendary Family-Owned Restaurants In Indiana You Have To Try
Looking for great food? Then you’ve come to the right state.
Hoosiers know we have some of the best restaurants in the country, but what makes many of our places extra special is that they are locally owned. Family-owned businesses are staples across our state and these 10 delicious family-owned restaurants are no exception.
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1. Bruno's Pizza and Big O's Sports Room - West Lafayette
If you grew up near West Lafayette, chances are you grew up eating at Bruno's. Though the location changed, the recipes and family traditions have remained the same since 1955. Try some of the iconic Bruno dough and pizzas at 212 Brown St
West Lafayette, Indiana.
2. Santorini Greek Kitchen - Indianapolis
Santorini's is a family-owned restaurant well known for their incredible Greek food and outstanding service. This entertaining restaurant offers flavorful food, belly dancing and other entertainment, and amazing service and hospitality. Whatever you do, be sure to save room for a slice of baklava! Find it at 1417 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203.
3. Rocco's Restaurant - South Bend
Rocco's in South Bend is pretty famous for their fantastic pizza. This family-owned business has created quite a name for itself and has been serving up some of the best pizza in the country since 1951. Try their handmade pizza and pasta sauces at 537 N Saint Louis Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617.
4. Dilegge's - Evansville
Experience the greatest Italian-style comfort food at Dilegge's family-owned restaurant in Evansville. This little mom and pop shop has been around for decades and has a killer red sauce that goes great on any pasta dish. Try their pesto pasta, eggplant parm, or spicy vegetable pasta at 607 N Main St
Evansville, IN 47711.
5. Brazil Family Restaurant - Brazil
Brazil Family Restaurant was reopened in 2003 and is an incredible local staple. This restaurant provides a lot of support to the community and also cooks up a mean breaded tenderloin. Check it out at 903 W Jackson St, Brazil, Indiana 47834.
6. Powers Hamburgers - Fort Wayne
This family owned greasy spoon hamburger shop has been serving up juicy sliders since 1940. This iconic Fort Wayne restaurant has amazing chili, great milkshakes and pies, and of course, outstanding sliders. Try them at 1402 S Harrison St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
7. Duneland Pizza - Chesterton
Duneland Pizza is a family owned pizza restaurant that has been offering casual dining since 1972. They offer over 25 different pizza toppings, and also offer deep dish, thick, or thin crust pizzas. Their menu also boasts an array of salads, appetizers, and sandwiches. Find this small town joint at 520 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
8. The Lemon Drop - Anderson
The Lemon Drop is a retro diner featuring a jukebox and a train that runs around the space. They're well known for their mouth watering onion burgers, fries, and onion rings. Check it out at 1701 Mounds Rd, Anderson, IN 46016.
9. Rip's Family BBQ - Connersville
This tiny, hole in the wall joint offers incredible BBQ. You'll be pleasantly surprised by their amazing pulled pork, brisket sandwich, and awesome mac and cheese. Give them a try at 302 W 5th St, Connersville, Indiana.
10. Key West Shrimp House - Madison
Seafood lovers will delight in this little family owned seafood establishment. Key West Shrimp House is well known for their coconut and fried shrimp and frogs legs. Be sure to also try the hush puppies and Bourbon bread pudding! Find it at 117 Ferry St, Madison, IN 47250.
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