Hoosiers know that if there’s one thing Indiana does right, it’s cook good food. From comfort food to ethnic dishes to classic American staples, it’s not hard to find a good restaurant in the Hoosier state. That’s why you should be sure to check out these 8 little food towns now, before they become too popular.
With just over 5,000 residents, Westville is a great little town to visit if you're looking for some awesome Hoosier cuisine. Visit Olga's Pizzeria, where you'll find incredible soups, salads, calzones, and of course, pizza. Or head to Sweet Lou That's Who for incredible sandwiches, burgers, and desserts. Anywhere you go you'll find incredibly executed dishes served with a side of small town charm.
Home to over 6,000 Hoosiers, this awesome food town has variety galore. Enjoy small bites, coffee, and desserts at Gaither's, comfort food and drinks at Curve Inn, quick bites at Rachel's Hi-Way Cafe, the best tenderloin sandwich at Tillie's Icon, and traditional diner cuisine at John's Diner.
Also known as "Heston," this small unincorporated community can be found in La Porte. Standout dining establishments include Doc's Soda Fountain where they have amazing shakes, malts, and BBQ, and the Heston Bar or Supper Club, where you'll find incredible steaks, pub food, and seafood.
This little town houses just over 2,000 Hoosiers and is home to the beloved Hoosier Home Court Cafe, a true small time diner. Here you'll find an amazing tenderloin, incredible biscuits and gravy, and homemade chips, all against a backdrop of basketball memorabilia and small town community charm. Also be sure to check out Suzy's Pizza and The Highway Bar.
This tiny town is home to some great dining establishments. Check out Jefferson Street BBQ for incredible pulled sandwiches and brisket, Converse Big Dipper for amazing ice cream, and Marty's Pub for steak, sandwiches, and fried chicken.
This eclectic small town has just over 1,000 Hoosiers, but plenty of incredible dining options. From pizza and brews at Big Woods to tasty Mexican at Casa Del Sol to classic American fare at Hobnob Corner Restaurant, you'll find your new favorite small town hideaway right here.
Hanover is a tiny town in Jefferson County, close to Madison. This small town has great food options like the hidden gem Smokin' Crowes BBQ, where you'll find a variety of freshly smoked meats and incredible sides. Jendy's Pizzeria is another hidden gem with an amazing lunch buffet.
8. Cambridge City
This little town is full of big food. No. 9 Grill serves up a killer pork chop, along with amazing steaks and seafood. At Lumpy's Restaurant, you'll find incredible comfort foods and Lakeview Restaurant offers an amazing view and delicious tenderloins.
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