Dining Out

Artists Colony Inn and Restaurant

American, Breakfast, Sandwiches, Soup

105 S. Van Buren St.
Nashville, IN
812-988-0600

artistscolonyinn.com

The dining room in this gracious old building is filled with the work of local artists and features a large stone fireplace. Menu items include homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and country fare like chicken potpie, meatloaf, and fried catfish. Lots of vegetarian options. Prices: Breakfast $3.99-$10.99, soups and salads $3.49-$9.89, appetizers $6.80-$9.49, entrées $7.69-$18.25, desserts $4.09-$5.99 Hours: Breakfast daily 7:30-10:30 a.m., lunch/dinner Sun-Th 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes

El Ranchero

Mexican

2100 Liberty Dr.
812-822-2329
3615 W Ind. 46, Ellettsville
812-876-9900
405 E. Franklin St., Spencer
812-829-2106

elrancherofood.com

This Mexican spot's Liberty Drive location boasts a massive dining room with high ceilings and a party atmosphere. There are plenty of booths, too, if you prefer a more intimate meal. Share one of the specialties, like the Marrano Ranchero, featuring grilled pork shoulder with spicy red sauce and a generous helping of avocado. The lengthy menu is full of variations on the standard burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas. Alongside complimentary chips and salsa, you won’t go hungry! Prices: Appetizers and salads $4-$9, entrées $4-$16, steak and seafood $8-$15 Hours: Sun-Th 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar: Beer, wine (Bloomington) Full (Ellettsville and Spencer) Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: No

Hobnob Corner, The

American, Breakfast, Brunch, Sandwiches, Soup

17 W. Main St., Nashville, IN
812-988-4114

hobnobcornerrestaurant.com

Housed in a historic former dry-goods store standing at the corner of Main and Van Buren in downtown Nashville since 1873, The Hobnob serves home-baked goods and classic American fare like long-simmered pot roast, liver and onions, and peach shortcake (when in season). Sandwiches, pasta dishes, and salads also available. Prices: Soups, salads, and sandwiches $4.25-$14.95, entrées $9.95-$21.95, desserts $5.50 Hours: Mon 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m Tu 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed-Th 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (hours vary seasonally; call ahead) Bar: Wine Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., DC Outdoor Seating: No

Nashville House, The

American

15 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN
812-988-4554

browncountyinn.com/content/nashville-house-restaurant

The early-American décor suits this former hotel, which was rebuilt after it burned down in 1927. Homemade fried biscuits and home-baked apple butter are specialties, along with chicken, ham, and turkey. (The biscuits and butter can be purchased at the onsite country store.) Prices: Entrées $13.95-$21.95, desserts $3.50-$4.50 Hours: Daily 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Tu except in October. Reservations recommended; the month of October is first come, first served. Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC Outdoor Seating: No

Out of the Ordinary Restaurant and Hickory Sports Bar

American

61 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN
812-778-9730

Located in and named for an old tavern, this family-owned restaurant specializes in hearty fare that includes barbecued ribs, wild game, pheasant, turkey, smoked pork chops, and pot roast. There are lunch specials, and a piano player performs from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Prices: Entrées $5.95-$18.95, desserts $3.25-$4.50 Hours: Sun-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-midnight Bar: Full Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. Outdoor Seating: No

Story Inn, The

American, Fine Dining

6404 S. Ind. 135
Nashville, IN
812-988-2273 • 800-881-1183

storyinn.com

Homey and quaint, this gem of a restaurant with wood floors and folksy memorabilia on the walls serves fresh food made from local ingredients. On weekends, live chamber music is featured. Prices: Breakfast and lunch $6-$12, dinner appetizers $6-$12, entrées $19-$35 Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Sat 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Sun 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Dinner reservations always required; reservations at other meals required for parties of six or more. Bar: Full Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes

That Sandwich Place

American, Breakfast, Sandwiches

15 S. Van Buren St.‚ Nashville, IN
812-988-2355

The General may have left Assembly Hall, but his memory remains bright at this tiny shrine to all things Bobby in the heart of downtown Nashville that claims the “largest collection of Bobby Knight memorabilia around.” Oh, and they serve food, too — hearty breakfasts like biscuits and gravy and all manner of sandwiches. Good fries! Prices: Breakfast $3.70-$6.95, sandwiches $6.50-$7.05, pie $2.45 Hours: Tu-Sun 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Mon (hours vary seasonally, call ahead) Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC Outdoor Seating: No