Collected by Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
1403 Sagamore Pkwy N, Lafayette, IN 47904, USA
This modest Indian buffet treats every table to fresh steaming naan and chicken kabobs sizzling on a bed of grilled onions, to complement an Indian buffet spread to compete with the best of them. Service is friendly, and a rotating menu means that...
1011 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA
This Belgian-style pub is one of the most unheralded and underrated places to drink and dine in the country. The beers are brilliant. Brugge make the best Abbey Trippel I've ever tried (though I will admit, I have yet to visit Belgium and drink a...
9750 Indiana Pkwy, Munster, IN 46321, USA
My travel partner and I have a thing for brew pubs. Our time on the road has taught us that some of the best food to be found comes out of kitchens like this, while the beers are, of course, second to none. Three Floyd's is one of the kings of the...
2503 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
You can find Indy's best sandwich at this local butcher shop and wine cellar, located in the Fall Creek Place neighborhood. The Batali—an homage to Mario Batali—is filled with various kinds of homemade salami, cheese, spicy giardinara, tomato jam,...
102 N Chauncey Ave D, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
On most nights, you'll find a line out the door of this cozy, bustling sushi joint. Despite no ocean for miles, Maru serves up fresh and inventive sushi that is 'crave-worthy'. A decent selection of beers, other satisfying Korean and Japanese...
410 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
BRU is relatively new in town and is a popular stop for gourmet burgers and a huge, well-curated beer list. If roasted jalapeños, peppercorn-bourbon glaze, and red onion jam sound like great burger toppings, then go no further than BRU Burger Bar...
700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Milwaukee's waterfront used to be pretty bleak. Milwaukee, like a lot of manufacturing-based Midwestern cities, went through a period of urban flight and the downtown waterfront felt the neglect. Over the past 20 years, the area has been reborn,...
Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Drive, Fairlane Plaza, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA
Many hotels strive for excellence, but The Henry, an Autograph Hotel in Dearborn, MI, actually achieves what might be close to the vision of Henry Ford. Located close to both downtown Detroit and The Henry Ford Museum, The Henry is a a Marriott...
4552 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
A tartine (open-faced sandwich) and orange juice at this bakery and cafe will cost you $11.86, but this was no ordinary sandwich. It was a killer slice of miche (the right blend of crispiness and chewiness) topped with roasted ham and gruyère, and...
735 Copeland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
If you're looking for a wholesome, healthy eatery in Pittsburgh, look no further. Eden is filled with raw and vegan dishes to satisfy any yogi or adventurous eater in a casual atmosphere. Everything at Eden is served raw, and because of its vegan...
8606 N Telegraph Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127, USA
If you thought the classic burger, chicken sandwich and shake combo couldn't be improved upon, you were wrong. Moo Cluck Moo opened in Dearborn Heights in 2013 with the simple premise that this classic comfort food can be made better using local,...
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