Top 10 Outdoor Dining Places

Summer has arrived, and the outdoor dining options are endless.  Indiana's Cool North has many places to choose from; here are ten of our top choices. Looking for other dining ideas?  Check out our Top 15 Unique Eats.


Shipshewana shopping


A Shipshewana shopping excursion is an adventure!  Don’t miss the Davis Mercantile, Yoder’s Department Store, and the many shops downtown that are open year round. You will also want to amble along the Amish back roads watching for shingle shops, indicated by the signs (or shingles) that announce their wares.  If you visit on a Tuesday or Wednesday before September 30, you can also visit the Flea Market, to extend your adventure.  The Blue Gate Theatre has a wide variety of shows for your evening, after the shops close.

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  • 98 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 91 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 12 Minutes to Elkhart County

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