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Meals can range from grab-and-go options to mouthwatering dining experiences. In Elkhart County, Indiana, you will find both, featuring some of the finest well-crafted cuisines in the midwest. From authentic Amish and Mennonite dishes to upscale takes on midwest classics, it’s all here.

What’s for Dinner?

For a dining experience like none other, you’ll want to dine at Artisan in Elkhart, which takes Midwestern fare to the next level. The steakhouse cooking pairs with a well-curated wine list and craft cocktails. Add a fantastic ambiance and you get a truly memorable experience. Exposed brick, banquettes, and hammered copper make Artisan classic yet approachable.

Goshen may be 4,700 miles from Rome, but it’s the only place in Indiana where you’ll find a certified Neapolitan restaurant. Venturi works hard for the distinction, making the mozzarella daily and importing the flour.

You can wine and dine at The Vine. The Vine offers wines sourced from around the world. Pair them with everything from a light salad, a tender steak, or a delectable pasta dish to round out a memorable afternoon or evening. The kitchen proudly puts its own spin on every traditional meal.

Comfort Foods

For an authentic hometown diner experience, check out the Village Inn in Middlebury. With specials updated daily, this place is the epitome of comfort food. With an unassuming storefront, it blends in to the downtown Middlebury landscape and can be easy to miss. So keep your eyes peeled because everything from the Alaskan fish to the fan-favorite, biscuits-and-gravy makes this place worth seeking out.

Charming decor, a simple menu, and a welcoming atmosphere wait for you at Ruhe152 Bistro in Nappanee. Ruhe is the Amish word for ‘relax,’ and that’s just what you can do here with friends. Order one of their craft burgers and wash it down with one of the beers from their own brewery.

Dessert, Snacks, and More...

Sometimes you want to get back to basics. In that case, check out the South Side Soda Shop in Goshen. For 34 years, this restaurant has delighted visitors with good, home-cooked food. From their Fried Flounder Reuben to their tasty pulled pork, treat your tastebuds to exquisite flavor. If you just want dessert, try the Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie, featuring creamy coconut custard layered with a rich chocolate ganache and topped with whipped cream.

If you’re looking for a place that has something for everyone, pop into The Gateway Mile neighborhood. In the heart of downtown Elkhart, there are over two dozen restaurants and pubs within walking distance, then work off the calories with a stroll down the scenic RiverWalk.

For a quick but belly-warming snack with Amish Country flavor, hit up JoJo’s Pretzels in Shipshewana or Goshen. Family operated, they created the recipe themselves, based on their Amish roots and lifestyle. Pick a favorite dipping sauce, and get your soda flavored!

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction Restaurant serves up home cooking when you’re ready for a break from the endless booths at the flea market. They specialize in Amish and Mennonite food and be sure to grab a slice of pie before you go.

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