During my four years in Evansville, I got to experience the best of what the city has to offer. These Evansville favorites feature a range of cuisines, and there’s still more that I didn’t even get to try.
Tin Man Brewing Co.
The robot-themed Tin Man Brewing Co. started in 2012 and was one of the first small craft breweries in the country to use a mash filter. Their beers consist of Circuit Bohemian Pilsner, Rivet Irish Red Ale, Overlord Imperial IPA, and other such aptly named brews. Their tap room menu consists of sandwiches and other typical bar fare.
Hours: Th: 3 pm – 10 pm; F: 3 pm – 11 pm; Sat: 11 am – 11 pm; Sun: 12 pm – 8 pm
Manna Mediterranean Grill
Manna Mediterranean Grill serves fast, authentic Mediterranean cuisine perfect for the college student on a budget. Dishes include gyros, kebabs, and shawarma. This delicious grill is a locally owned and family-operated by Amjad and Kristi Manna
Hours: M-Sat: 11 am – 9 pm; Sun: 11 am – 3 pm
Gerst Haus has been serving German fare from its authentic beer hall atmosphere in Evansville since 1999. Gerst Haus got its start in Nashville, where the restaurant has been voted the “Best” Reuben sandwich. Signature dishes include wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, and corned beef and cabbage, and the Evansville location features a giant frozen Fishbowl of the brewery’s own Gerst Amber beer, as well as 49 draughts and a large selection of imported beers.
Hours: M-Th: 11 am – 10 pm; F-Sat: 11 am – 11 pm; Sun: 11 am – 9 pm
Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant
A small Jasper, IN chain, Los Bravos has three Evansville locations, North, East, and West, which means that no matter where you are in the city there is a Los Bravos nearby to satisfy your cravings for delicious Mexican cuisine, Margarita Mondays, and brightly colored decorations.
Hours: M-Th: 11 am – 11 pm; F-Sat: 11 am – 11:30 pm; Sun: 11 am – 10 pm
Acropolis Restaurant & Catering
Doros Hadjisavva only intended to be in the Tri-State area for one year, but soon he and his wife Ellada found themselves staying well over a decade and opening the Acropolis Restaurant. The Cyprus native brought delicious traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine to Evansville with his family recipes and fresh ingredients.
Hours: M-Th: 11 am – 9 pm; F-Sat: 11 am – 10 pm; Sun: 11 am – 3 pm
Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
Taj Mahal is one of Evansville’s favorite Indian restaurants. The restaurant serves curries, biryani and other classic dishes, and an incredible homemade cheese-stuffed naan. Their elaborate lunch buffet has a wide variety of foods and flavors to try.
Hours: M-Sat: 11 am – 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 1o pm; Sun: 11 am – 3 pm, 4:30 pm – 9 pm
Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi
Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi is a chic and modern Japanese restaurant featuring a hibachi grill, sushi, and bento boxes. There are two locations, and the two-story downtown location is inside an old bank, so you may be lucky enough to be seated inside the “vault”.
Hours: M-Th: 11 am – 9 pm; F-Sat: 11 am – 10 pm
Downtown: 222 Main St, Evansville, IN 47708
Evansville goes crazy for Crazy Buffet‘s extensive selection of all-you-can-eat Chinese food, sushi, Mongolian barbecue, and other Asian foods at a reasonable price. The restaurant serves over 200 different food items daily.
Hours: Sun-Th: 11 am – 9 pm; F-Sat: 11 am – 10 pm
Angelo’s Italian Restaurant
Angelo’s Italian Restaurant is a traditional Italian restaurant serving all your classic Italian favorites. Located in the middle of downtown on Main Street, this cozy restaurant has an old-school Italian atmosphere and an outdoor patio.
Hours: M-F: 11 am – 9 pm; F: 11 am – 10 pm; Sat: 4 pm – 10 pm
Turoni’s has been an Evansville staple since 1963. You have your choice of two locations: the Pizzeria & Brewery or the Forget-Me-Not-Inn. The brewery features Honey Blonde Ale, Thunder-Bolt Red Ale, and whatever else the thirsty brewers have decided to concoct. Turoni’s freshly made, thin crust pizza and secret sauce have a unique flavor and texture you won’t find anywhere else.
Hours: M-Th: 11 am – 11 pm; F: 11 am – 12 am; Sat: 12 pm – 12 am; Sun: 4 pm – 11pm
Brewery: 408 N Main St, Evansville, IN 47711
Forget-Me-Not-Inn: 4 N Weinbach Ave, Evansville, IN 47711
What’s your favorite restaurant in Evansville? Let me know in the comments!