Breakfast is an important meal, but a good, hearty lunch is what powers you through the rest of your day! Whether you’re out running errands and need a quick bite or you’re looking for a great spot to spend your lunch break, Indiana has some delicious lunch options. Here are the 10 best!
One of the most delicious spots in Kokomo to grab lunch is the Main Street Café, located in downtown Kokomo. Local resident Sandra Young is the genius behind Main Street Café’s menu and bringing back the art of customer service. She is the driving force behind Main Street Café, and it’s easy to see why it’s become a popular lunch favorite among the locals and visitors alike. The food is clean, delicious, and gluten free. Try the outstanding grilled triple cheese crunch or the Elwood, or one of Main Street Café’s delicious wraps.
Artie’s Tenderloin on Main Street is one of those classic hole-in-the wall joints. Artie’s also has some of the best tenderloin in Kokomo and has been referred to as “Hoosier Heaven!” The interior of Artie’s is reminiscent of a 1950s diner and it feels as though you’ve gone back in time a bit. Have your tenderloin with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy, or a delicious helping of crispy French fries.
Home of the Shmashburger! Come to T-Berry’s Diner in northern La Porte, Indiana, and try one of their legendary Shmashburgers. Another great lunch selection? T-Berry’s homemade chicken and noodles, made from scratch! T-Berry’s found its start in 2014 when brothers David and Dan Thornberry found their calling making some of the best burgers in Indiana! The prices are affordable and the portions quite generous.
Tyler’s Tender is the best place to take your family for a lunch date. Good food, great service, an interactive model train and a ride on train…what could be better? The food of course! Try a delicious side car starter or one of their scrumptious dining car entrees, such as the Pot Roast Melt. Another great selection is the veggie burger served with your choice of toppings! No matter what you choose, Tyler’s Tender is a great place for the whole family to enjoy a delicious lunch!
The Metro Diner is about creating dishes from scratch, providing an award-winning presentation, and extraordinary culinary techniques. Not only that, the Metro Diner is so popular and a favorite among Indiana residents that it even got a visit from Guy Fieri, of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives!” The Metro Diner got its start in 1938, and underwent revival in 1992. It’s known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and amazing food. The meatloaf plate is a popular favorite, as is the homemade chicken pot pie.
Located in historic Fort Harrison of Indianapolis, Indiana, is Café Audrey at the Fort. Breakfast and lunch are served all day, and there are a variety of delicious and scrumptious selections to choose from for lunch! You can also choose gluten free bread. Try the tasty five-cheese melt sandwich or the Reuben-esque sandwich. Café Audrey’s also has a delicious selection of sides such Audrey’s own harvest slaw, sweet potato fries, or a fresh fruit cup!
Le Peep has been going strong for the last 45 years and has a variety of locations throughout the U.S., including one in northern Valparaiso, Indiana. The food is fresh and prepared daily, and their lunch menu has a variety of yummy selections to choose from. Try the ham and asparagus crepe, or a delicious sandwich board, which comes with your choice of soup, salad, fresh fruit or waffle fries. The waffle fries are highly recommended! They also have a small selection of smoothies and espressos and coffee if you feel the need for a lunch time caffeine pick me up.
The Downtowner Restaurant located in Lafayette’s Market Square Shopping Center is known for their breakfast and lunch specials. A Lafayette tradition since 1951, The Downtowner is a favorite among locals and visitors alike! Try a childhood favorite like the Sloppy Joe or a classic Reuben sandwich, or the Downtowner’s infamous Downtowner burger. If you are in the mood for soup, try their delicious beef vegetable soup. The baskets are also a recommended favorite!
The Tastee Top Grill in Cedar Lake, Indiana, has only been open for the last seven years, but they are already making a name for themselves as one of the best lunch spots in Indiana! Open daily with carry out, dine and drive through services, the Tastee Top Grill has delicious lunch options to choose from, including a few Mexican dishes! You can also order a frozen vanilla latte or a delicious peach smoothie.
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If you should happen to find yourself craving a delicious hot dog or bowl of soup for lunch, come to the Chicago Doghouse in northern Warsaw, Indiana. Everything is made to order, and the business is locally owned and operated. This is the place where the owners and wait staff make a point of knowing each and every customer’s name. Owner Dennis Kostro is a retired policeman from Chicago, and prides himself on making the most authentic Chicago dogs using the infamous Chicago Red Hots. The quality of the food and the excellent customer service is the reason customers keep coming back!