5 Local Spots to Eat

Here at the Spencer County Visitors Bureau, we are sometimes asked the question, “Where is a local, off-the-beaten-path, place to eat?”

There’s a lot to do in our neck of the woods. From exploring the 2,026-acre state park honoring President Lincoln to soaring through the air at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Taste some local flavor to help re-build your energy.

Here are some of the best local food spots you just can’t miss:  

New Boston Tavern is located near Troy, Indiana. This small-town home cooking will leave a lasting impression. The classic cooking methods and great service are worth visiting again and again.

  • Don’t Miss: Tender and juicy pork chops and charcoal grilled chicken, fish, and steaks served Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 
  • Drink Menu: Soft drinks, iced tea, lemonade, and a full-service bar  
  • Atmosphere: A home-town restaurant that makes everyone feel like family.  
  • When to Go: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
  • Trip Advisor Insight: “My wife had the grilled pork chops and I had the grilled pork steak. They were perfection in pork! Wow!! The side salad with house dressing and the German fries were perfect accessories. Don’t miss this hidden gem. The prices are modest and the food is terrific!” – Trip Advisor Lynk11 

Frosty’s Fun Center is located in Santa Claus, Indiana, just minutes from Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. This restaurant offers freshly baked pizza, snacks, sandwiches, ice cream, and more! 

  • Don’t Miss: Delicious specialty pizza, family-friendly prices, and the Dirty Frosty Sundae. 
  • Drink menu: Soft drinks and draft beers 
  • When to Go: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Atmosphere: Frosty’s Fun Center offers family fun for all ages at the arcade, pizzeria, and ice cream parlor. This is a one-stop shop!
  • Trip Advisor Insight: “Great place for family. We all had hamburgers and fries. The burger was made with Angus beef and tasted good. The ice cream was delicious.” – Trip Advisor Annette S 

Angelo’s Pizza is located in Rockport, Indiana. This cozy restaurant is a great place to spend time with friends and family and enjoy a good meal. The famous breadsticks with cheese are sought out near and far. 

  • Don’t Miss: Breadsticks with cheese sauce, The Stromboli, and Al Capone sandwich. 
  • Drink menu: Soft drinks and lemonade 
  • When to Go: Lunch and dinner 
  • Atmosphere: Good people serving great food. Angelo’s Pizza serves a lunch buffet complete with a salad bar, mouth-watering lasagna and spaghetti, fried chicken, and more. In the evening enjoy freshly made pizza, subs, and wings. There is a private dining room for parties with a big screen TV. 
  • Trip Advisor Insight: “You will not find a better pizza for the price. We always stop and get pizza and bread sticks when we head to the drive inn movie at Reo.” – Trip Advisor CCrowe71 

The Rustic Golf Course & Country Club features good home cooking and a great atmosphere. This restaurant is open daily from 5:00 am – 9:00 pm CT. 

  • Don’t Miss: Excellent service and daily specials along with the homemade potato chips and house dipping sauce 
  • Drink menu: Soft drinks, iced tea, and a full-service bar 
  • When to Go: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
  • Atmosphere: Enjoy a game on the big screen or a round of golf at the course right in front of the restaurant.  
  • Trip Advisor Insight: “This is a nice restaurant with great service. We have tried just about every dish and enjoyed each one. The staff is very friendly and makes sure you get exactly what you need.” – Trip Advisor Sherri H 

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari added tons of new food options at Santa’s Merry Marketplace like American Grill, Pizza & Pasta, Asian Cuisine, Polar Expresso, and much more.

  • Don’t Miss: Stop by the new Dippin’ Dots Sundae Shop for tasty new flavors!  
  • Drink menu: Free drinks including water, soft drinks (Pepsi), Gatorade, lemonade, and iced tea.  
  • When to Go: May – October 2019 
  • Atmosphere: Clean and friendly family-owned theme park and water park.
  • Trip Advisor Insight: “For your $$, this is the BEST park for any age, hands down! So clean, so fun, great (affordable) food, FREE drinks and sunscreen! Unbelievable coasters, and the waterpark – OH MY!~ Takes 2 days at least to do everything there.” – Trip Advisor Jtingle2

America’s small towns are home to some serious culinary wonders. And who knows – maybe you’ll fall in love with the towns themselves over a giant plate of something unforgettable.  

There are lots of places to treat your taste buds throughout the area. In fact, it will take several times to try them all!  

Find a full list of area restaurants and menus right here. 

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