Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana
Posted on April 17, 2017 by Indiana's Cool North
History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, activities, and events so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.
Amish Acres – Fun family-style dining
Dine under hand-hewn timbers and fill up on hearty Amish fare at this restaurant, located in the heart of Amish Acres, a complex that features shops, a theater, and living history activities that detail Amish culture. The restaurant itself is housed in a barn originally raised in 1870 and reconstructed in 1977. The food is as bountiful as it is authentic, featuring recipes in the Amish tradition.
Get a taste of the true Amish experience at a Threshers Dinner, a feast reminiscent of the hearty fare cooked for Amish men who worked the fields on threshing day prepared in wood-fired stoves and ovens. The dinners feature such delights as smoked ham, roasted chicken, beef and noodles, sage dressing, homemade breads with churned butter, and a host of pie choices, such as shoo-fly, apple dumpling and chocolate cream. Order off the menu for a family-style chicken dinner with all the trimmings, or lunches that include sandwiches or shepherd’s pie.