Indiana Nature October 07, 2016
There’s A Southern Comfort Food Trail In Indiana And It’s Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of
Indiana is well-known for some amazing culinary creations, like the Hoosier tenderloin, sugar cream pie, and of course, our square donuts. But, did you know that Indiana actually has some pretty incredible southern comfort food? And not only do we have amazing restaurants, there’s actually a southern comfort food trail in Indiana you can follow!
(Route in total is 340 miles)
1. The Schnitzelbank Restaurant - Jasper
Start off your tour at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant where comfort food meets German hospitality. Indulge in potato pancakes, sauerkraut balls, their speciality wurst platter, German chocolate pie, and strudel!
393 3rd Ave, Jasper, IN 47546
2. 1875 Steakhouse - French Lick
This elegant steakhouse offers southern Indiana comfort food to boot. From their tangy lobster mac-n-cheese to their huge steaks and Kobe burgers, you'll find your new favorite restaurant here. Be sure to save room for dessert, like their extraordinary Kentucky Bourbon chocolate chip pie.
8670 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432
3. 33 Brick Street - French Lick
You'll stick around French Lick for our next stop, this casual steak and burger sports-themed restaurant, 33 Brick Street. Here you can savor southern Indiana classics like the Hoosier tenderloin, southwest burger (and other themed burgers), fried pickles, and homemade chips.
480 S Maple St, French Lick, IN 47432
4. Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant - Borden
Next, we'll head over to Borden for some of the best homemade food you'll ever experience. The Joe Huber farm restaurant offers farm fresh foods, like country ham, southern fried chicken, real mashed potatoes, sourdough biscuits, and homemade apple butter. You'll fall in love with this traditional southern fare.
2421 Engle Rd, Borden, IN 47106
5. Huber's Orchard and Winery - Starlight
Next, we'll stop for a drink or two at Huber's Orchard and Winery where you can sample some of the best southern wines and ciders in Indiana. Enjoy a light cheese or fruit plate and explore their local ice creamery and farmer's market.
19816 Huber Rd, Starlight, IN 47106
6. Schimpff’s Confectionery - Jeffersonville
A southern Indiana comfort food tour simply wouldn't be complete without a visit to Schimpff's. Enjoy their famous homemade Red Hots, bourbon balls, or taffy, and be sure to indulge in their old fashioned soda fountain.
347 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
7. New Albanian Brewing Company - New Albany
Next, we'll head over to this small New Albany based brewing company for some of the best pizza and beer you've ever had. Sample different beers while you're here to find your new favorite.
3312 Plaza Dr, New Albany, IN 47150
8. Bryant's Blueberries - New Salisbury
All that pizza does make you crave something sweet. Perhaps a freshly made blueberry pie from Bryant's Blueberries? Tucked away amongst acres of blueberries, this family-run local legend has some of the best berries that you've ever tasted.
6900 Oak Park Rd NE, New Salisbury, Indiana
9. Tell City Pretzels - Tell City
This small town pretzel company has been producing homemade, crunchy, twisted pretzels since 1858! You absolutely have to experience this salty, crunch goodness along your trip.
1315 Washington St, Tell City, Indiana
10. Cafe Arazu - Newburgh
This unexpected stop features amazing Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of Newburgh. This quaint restaurant has outdoor seating offering an amazing view of the river, and food that will blow your mind. Try the portobello goat cheese wrap or the Latin Style pork for a real treat.
17 W Jennings Pl, Newburgh, IN 47630
11. Gerst Bavarian Haus - Evansville
The famous Gerst Haus in Evansville is next on the southern Indiana comfort food trip, with authentic German comfort food in a restaurant that's been established since 1890. From schnitzels to sausages to goulash to red cabbage, you'll feel right at home in this Evansville staple.
2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712
12. Madeleine's Fusion Restaurant - Evansville
This upscale fusion restaurant offers a variety of cuisine, from fresh seafood and salads to perfectly prepared duck, chicken, beef, lamb, and pork selections. This creative restaurant will satisfy all of your comfort food needs.
423 SE 2nd St, Evansville, IN 47713
13. The Red Geranium - New Harmony
The last stop on our comfort food trip is The Red Geranium in historic and charming New Harmony. This restaurants has a fantastic brunch selection and great lunch and dinner options like rainbow tortellini, shrimp bisque, filet mignon, and their bourbon glazed bread budding. It's the perfect way to end your southern comfort food tour.
504 N St, New Harmony, IN 47631
Have you ever taken this comfort food trail tour before? For an amazing 3 day restaurant road trip through Indiana, check out
this amazing guide, complete with a Google map and directions.