Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

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.


Remember that hometown restaurant where everyone seemed to know everyone else, and strangers were greeted like family members? You’ll find it at Granny’s—a family-owned and operated eatery in downtown Plymouth. Nothing fancy, just honest, homemade food served with small-town charm.

The menu is amazing, with a host of sandwiches that include everything from Stromboli to Monterey chicken, plus baked chicken wings served with your choice of six sauces. Then there are filling entrées such as chicken Parmesan, or their unique cheeseburger pasta. Many of the recipes have a Southwestern spin, including burritos and bountiful salads. But the specialty diners rave most about is Harold’s Pizzeria Cracker Crust pizza.

Save room for one (or more!) of Granny’s delicious cookies for dessert. Choose from chocolate chip, Mississippi mud, cranberry-nut, maple sugar, or walnut pie flavors. They’re all scrumptious.

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