Top Choice American in Indianapolis

Tinker Street

Fork into seasonal dishes such as Indiana asparagus with quinoa and garlic chips or a blue-cheese-topped lamb burger. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are plentiful. The industrial-meets-rustic-wood decor is just …
Top Choice Diner in Indiana Dunes

Great Lakes Cafe

This colorful Greek family diner sits right in front of a steel mill, whose workers pile in for the cheap, hearty pancakes, meatloaf, butterfly shrimp, bacon-pecan brownies and whatever else features on the whiteboa…
American in Indianapolis

Gray Brothers Cafeteria

Cafeterias are an Indiana tradition, but most have disappeared – except for Gray Brothers. Enter the time-warped dining room, grab a blue tray and behold a corridor of food that seems to stretch the length of a foot…
American in Fairmount

Grains and Grill

Set in a converted grain storage building, this atmospheric little spot cooks up surprisingly good steaks, burgers and comfort foods such as meatloaf and sweet potato hash. The Hoosier hot plate (pork tenderloin, cr…
American in Indianapolis

Mug 'N' Bun

The mugs are frosted and filled with a wonderful home-brewed root beer. The buns contain burgers, chili dogs and juicy pork tenderloins. And don't forget the fried macaroni-and-cheese wedges. At this vintage drive-i…
American in Indianapolis

Public Greens

The on-site micro-farm raises kale, beets, eggs and other ingredients for the eatery's homey dishes; 100% of profits are then plowed back into the community to feed at-risk children. It's a cafeteria-style set up, w…
American in Amish Country

Village Inn

The Village Inn sells sublime pies, such as the best-selling rhubarb custard. Bonneted women in pastel dresses come in at 4:30am to bake the flaky wares. Arrive before noon, or you'll be looking at crumbs.
Burgers in Ohio River


It's hard to beat a plate of mini burgers and a caramel milkshake while sitting at the counter on a twirly stool. Hinkle’s is an old-school diner in Madison, grilling the goods since 1933.