Hoosiers know that we’re surrounded by amazing places to eat. However, some of the more famous spots tend to get a lot more hype than other restaurants (which is great – it keeps outsiders away from our favorite mom and pop places!). There are some pretty famous restaurants in Indiana that we all know are worth the hype. Check them out below.
1. LaSalle Grill - South Bend
LaSalle Grill is a pretty famous spot in South Bend, and for good reason. This upscale dining establishment has an amazing reputation that they've truly earned. If you want to be wined and dined and completely blown away by service, presentation, and cuisine, this is the place to go! Find it at 115 W Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46601.
2. Gamba Ristorante - Merrillville
This inventive Italian restaurant has made quite a name for itself and is absolutely worth the drive. Enjoy twists on classic Italian dishes, new recipes, creative drinks, and a stunning atmosphere in this elegant establishment. Try them at 455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410.
3. Turoni's Pizza and Brewery - Evansville
It's impossible to pinpoint the best pizza in Indiana, but Turoni's in Evansville sure does have a cult-like following. It's understandable why. This historic pizza place and brewery has a consistent, iconic taste, huge selection of toppings, and addictive garlic cheese bread. If you love thin crust pizza, this restaurant is a must try. Find them at 408 N Main St, Evansville, IN 47711.
4. Bluebeard - Indianapolis
This restaurant based in the Fletcher Place district of Indianapolis has created a lot of buzz in the past few years. From their literary decor to their eclectic, ever-changing menu, Bluebeard was exactly the type of place Indianapolis needed. Let your tastebuds try something new and intriguing at this famous restaurant. Find them at 653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203.
5. Uptown Cafe - Bloomington
This renowned cafe in Bloomington serves up some of the most delicious breakfast, cajun, and American dishes imaginable. The real specialty here is their acclaimed breakfast selection, with dishes like creme brulee french toast, shrimp and grits, Indonesian corn fritters, and eggs Maryland. Try it at 102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408.
6. Triple XXX - West Lafayette
People have been making a fuss about Triple XXX since they opened in 1929. This greasy spoon earned its fame when featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and is a Hoosier favorite. Come by here for the best burger and fries of your life, amazing chopped steak and breakfast options, and their world famous homemade root beer. Find them at 26 West & Salisbury, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
7. Joseph Decuis - Roanoke
This first class restaurant provides much of their food from their own farm. It's a great place for a special family dinner or a romantic celebration. From the wagyu beef to the creme brulee, expect to be swept off your feet here. Try it at 191 N Main St, Roanoke, IN 46783.
8. Vera Mae's Bistro - Muncie
This highly rated upscale American restaurant with a French twist is completely worth all the hype. With intrigung, eclectic decor and perfectly plated food, you'll love every minute of dining in this Muncie cafe. Try it at 209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305.
9. Don Quijote - Valparaiso
Many have dubbed this famous restaurant 'Indiana's only Spanish restaurant' - which says a lot! This authentic Spanish cuisine establishment packs major taste. Don't miss out on their paella, tapas, and homemade wine. Find them at 119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
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