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…
Top Choice Deli in South Bend

Oh Mamma's on the Avenue

This cute little grocery store and deli features toasted sandwiches, heaps of cheeses from the region (including awesome housemade goat's milk cheese), fresh-baked bread, cannoli and gelato. Staff are super-friendly…
Italian in South Bend


Rocco's is a South Bend institution, ladling marinara sauce since 1951. After football games, lines of Notre Dame alums craving pizza, pasta and other Italian family fare run down the block. The place has a 1970s vi…
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.
Italian in Indiana Dunes


This is a homey favorite for Italian staples – fettuccine alfredo, veal marsala, linguine with scallops – in Chesterton.