Food

A Hamburger

Classics and Variety

Evansville is a melting pot of flavors featuring classic american dishes like burgers as well as offering cuisine menus from around the world.

Restaurants

Acropolis
The sumptuous flavors of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine are centered on time-honored family recipes prepared with the freshest ingredients. Doros and Ellada Hadjisavva, of Acropolis, want to invite you to experience the variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts at the Acropolis. Their menu encompasses not only traditional Greek dishes like Kota Lemonati (Lemon Chicken), Gyros and Lamb, but American classics like Rib-Eye Steak, Roasted Chicken and Hamburgers.
Arazu on Main
Arazu restaurants invite you to sit back, enjoy a glass of wine, and indulge in the lost art of conversation. Through food, we discover that we are more alike than we are different. A good meal holds the unique power to unify different cultures, faiths, and ethnicities. After all, sharing food is one of the world's oldest traditions.
Big Bang Mongolian
Mongolian Grill is a style of stir-fry which allows diners to pick their own ingredients and sauce, assembling a dish which is customized to their tastes. Mongolian Grill is prepared on a very large and extremely hot griddle. Diners pick out the vegetables and meats they want, along with a sauce, and the cook tosses the ingredients on the griddle and fries them. Many people like Mongolian Grill because they enjoy having control over the content of their plates. This is especially true for people who are picky, as it allows them to create a custom dish which caters to their desires. Mongolian Grill can also be fun, as diners typically watch the cook at work, and it can be exciting to think about the best pairing of vegetables and meats.
Bru Burger
An Indy favorite from Mass Ave is now open in Evansville, but it has a whole new look than other locations—it is inside a completely renovated Greyhound Bus Station building that stood empty for a decade. Now it is alive and sure to be a downtown destination. Burgers are famous with salads and appetizers. All are freshly made on site daily. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. This is so much more than a burger place!
Comfort
Fueled by long-time local favorite for home style dining, the Cross-Eyed Cricket, this new restaurant delivers beloved comfort flavors dressed with a refined flare to the Main Street community. COMFORT by the Cross-Eyed Cricket serves up craveable food and drink options in a unique, family atmosphere housed inside a completely revived historic building in Downtown Evansville.
Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar
Commonwealth Kitchen and Bar, or CKB, is a unique gastropub located in Henderson, KY. Walking into CKB, one is greeted with the warmth of exposed brick, an extensive bourbon, wine, and craft beer selection, and a casual meets refined atmosphere that has yet to be rivaled in the area. Anyone who has had a chance to try their buffalo chicken egg rolls or their famous Brussel sprouts is bound to be back for more.
Cork ‘N Cleaver
An Evansville restaurant for over 30 years, the Cork ‘N Cleaver offers steaks, seafood, and an award winning salad bar in a casual southwest themed style. For a romantic dinner or a business lunch, the Cork fits the occasion. Locally owned and operated, they are open for dinner every night, with lunch served Monday through Friday only.
Dapper Pig
The Dapper Pig is a local restaurant that offers delicious dishes made with a farm-to-table philosophy driving their creative energy. Their dishes feature the best ingredients from around the area, prepared right here in the historic district of Evansville, Indiana. The owner of Dapper Pig maintains active ties in the community and is both the president and founder of the Franklin Street Events Association. Alongside their sister restaurant, the Lamasco Bar and Grill, they’ve earned an array of awards from a variety of sources for their superior level of food and service. In addition to their local presence, they also have an impressive online presence on their websites and social media accounts.
DiLegge’s
DiLegge’s Restaurant is a little bit of Italy on North Main St. in Evansville, IN. Featuring both Italian and American Cuisine, DiLegge’s is family owned and operated, by Dan DiLegge and his sister Gina and celebrating 30 years in business in 2016! DiLegge’s features a full bar and indoor seating for 80, with an outdoor patio seating up to 25 people. All of the Italian recipes featured at DiLegge’s are from old family recipes, handed down from generation-to-generation, and lovingly preserved by Dan and Gina. Dilegge’s was the first Italian restaurant to feature “baked ziti” and Fettuccine Alfredo, and both remain a fan favorites and signature dishes today.
Edgewater Grille
The Edgewater Grille is nestled high on the banks of the Ohio River in the heart of historic downtown Newburgh, Indiana. Our spacious dining rooms are open year round, providing panoramic views of the riverscape that will take your breath away. We provide the perfect setting for intimate candlelit dinners, yet we can accommodate groups of up to 200 people for anything from birthdays and wedding showers to receptions and office parties.
The Farmer and the Frenchman
Our signature vineyard-to-table cuisine is based on the natural link to our vineyard. Looking as a model to the historic European wineries and wine growing regions, there is an intrinsic link and original “locavore” focus where virtually all food is produced and consumed locally. Our food is designed to complement our wines and provide the natural linkage between food and wine. Our menu offerings are seasonal and reflect the availability of our farming partners’ agricultural products.
Franklin Street Pizza Factory
A brick oven pizza restaurant with something for everyone! Enjoy the night life on Evansville’s Franklin Street after you eat at FPF!
G.D. Ritzy’s
Grilled hamburgers, grilled chicken, new chicken strips, kids meals, hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ultra-thin shoestring-style French fries, old-fashioned ice cream and milk shakes. Voted 2003 Best Hamburger in Evansville.
Gerst Haus
Since 1999 the Gerst Haus has been an Evansville favorite, providing the best in German food in an authentic beer hall atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety of German and American food. Our signature dishes include our fresh wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, and corned beef and cabbage. We feature giant frozen Fishbowls of our own Gerst Amber beer, as well as 49 draughts and a large selection of imported beers. Our goal is to provide good food, good drink, and good service. We pride ourselves on a fun and authentic German atmosphere, and invite you to come and enjoy a meal with us.
Kanpai
Offering Evansville a diverse selection of Asian entrees and sushi, award-winning chef and owner Jason Munoz, invites you to experience the unique flavors of Kanpai’s cuisine and craft beer.
Kiplee’s
We enjoy taking great care of our customers and carrying on the 50-year tradition of a comfortable place for guests to get a satisfying meal and beverage at a fair price. Since 1989 KIPPLEE’s has been serving up a variety of sandwiches and pizza, not to mention 15 different appetizers to get you started.
Kite and Key
If you’re hungry and tired of the usual spot when you and your family are looking for breakfast or lunch, you’ll find something for everyone at Kite & Key Café on Franklin. For breakfast, choose from menu items such as corned beef hash, fried German potatoes, eggs, pancakes, waffles, and crepes. At lunch, check out our tasty hot sandwiches, wraps, salads, and daily soup specials. Sit down with the family or take it to go, but don’t forget to grab freshly baked cake, pie or cookie from our bakery before you leave.
Lincoln Garden (0.2 miles from campus)
Lincoln Garden offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to Evansville, IN. Lincoln Garden is a cornerstone in the Evansville community and has been recognized for its outstanding Asian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Asian restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. It’s a quick walk across Weinbach Ave. for delicious Chinese!
Log Inn
Twelve miles north of Evansville and one mile east of US Hwy 41, the Log Inn was built in 1825 as a Noon Day Stage Coach Stop and Trading Post. We have been officially recognized as the oldest restaurant in Indiana. While visiting the Log Inn, you can dine in the same original log room that Abraham Lincoln visited in 1844. Known for their family style meals, it’s best to visit this restaurant with 3 or more people.
Los Bravos
Evansville’s most recognized traditional Mexican restaurant. Los Bravos has a wide variety of Mexican dishes and desserts.
Manna Mediterranean Grill
Here at the Manna Mediterranean Grill, we prepare fresh, flavorful and fast meals inspired from the regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. This region is known all over the world for their culinary style using fresh lemons, exotic spices and pure olive oil. The careful selection of fresh vegetables, grains, legumes and meats infused with the spices and culinary style of the Mediterranean makes these entrees mouth-watering and memorable.
Pangea
The new Pangea Kitchen offers around-the-world dining based on authentic flavors and approaches to cooking. Founded in 2016, we feature gourmet house-made foods served up quickly by our friendly staff. See us for certified Neapolitan pizzas, a wide variety of dining choices, and our Asian specials. Change your conceptions, shift your expectations, and expand your traditions. Come together at Pangea Kitchen.
The Pie Pan
The Pie Pan Restaurant & Bakery has been a staple in Evansville for 40 years. The Pie Pan Restaurant & Bakery is open seven days a week and serves a variety of delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees. In addition, Pie Pan offers 27 different flavors of award winning pies, serving up 14 flavors daily, along with other mouth-watering desserts like cakes, Danishes , muffins, and cinnamon rolls. No matter how you slice it, it’s clear that Evansville Living magazine readers love the Pie Pan Restaurant & Bakery! Evansville Living’s Readers’ Choice has once again voted Pie Pan Restaurant and Bakery as “Best Restaurant for Dessert.” Stop by today and check out the Pie Pan Restaurant & Bakery! See why the readers of Evansville Living always chose the Pie Pan Restaurant & Bakery for dessert.
Sauced
Located in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Sauced is an Italian American restaurant in a unique historic neighborhood setting featuring signature cocktails, gourmet menu, and seasonal al fresco dining.
Shyler’s Barbeque
At Shyler's BBQ, every day, we fire up the great smoked meat classics that make Shyler's "Evansville's #1 BBQ restaurant". The brisket, ribs and other meats are slow smoked to give each visitor the delicious, moist, fall off the bone flavor area BBQ lovers have come to expect. Updated versions of classic southern sides and some original favorites round out the menu. Of course, what is BBQ without a cold beer? We have a great selection of ice cold beer and wine ready for your drinking pleasure.
The Slice
The Slice is a favorite hangout among UE students. Located 0.2 miles from campus, many students walk over to The Slice to grab a slice of pizza with friends. The slice offers traditional and untraditional flavors that can be ordered by-the-slice.
Spudz ‘N Stuff
We search far and wide for the finest spices and meats that this fine country has to offer. The potatoes are picked and each one inspected for perfection. We use fully authentic Amoroso rolls shipped in from the bakeries in Philadelphia. Our cheese comes from the happiest cows on Earth made fresh, and contains no fillers. When you combine all this with our awesome employees it makes for one unforgettable spud!
Turoni’s (0.5 miles from campus)
Turoni's pizza has been made in Evansville for over three decades, yet never before has the recipe been reproduced by commercial establishments because of the difficulties involved in preparation. Turoni's has been able to overcome these difficulties to share with you a freshly made pizza crust that is crisp and light enough to hold our secret sauce, gobs of gooey mozzarella cheese, and your favorite ingredients (including a few exotic ones) to make what we call "Our Specialty", Turoni's thin crust pizza. This flavor and texture makes Turoni's pizza very unique. Located a half mile from campus.
Walton’s International Comfort Food
Walton’s is a favorite dining spot for many on Haynie’s Corner. Walton’s features brick oven baked pizza, barbeque, sandwiches, and Asian Pho rice bowls. Outdoor seating is available, and they serve a special breakfast menu on Saturdays and Sundays.
Western Ribeye and Ribs
In local polls, they consistently rank at the top for best steak selection, fresh salad bar with impressive array of choices, as well as the tastiest lunch specials available in Evansville, IN. In addition to our outstanding menu items, wine list, and cocktail choices, Western Ribeye & Ribs is also noted for impeccable service. If you’re interested in a memorable small group dining experience or reserving our private dining room, look no further than Western Ribeye in Evansville, IN.

Coffee Shops

Donut Bank Bakery
Now in their third generation of providing the Tri-State with the most delicious and highest quality cakes, bagels, donuts, and cookies around, all served with friendly smiles and unmatched customer service. So, call them old-fashioned about some things, like keeping every one of their bakeries meticulously clean. They come by it naturally.
Honey + Moon Coffee Co. (0.3 miles from campus)
Venture of campus for a few minutes for a cup of Joe or a sweet treat. Honey + Moon Coffee Co. is a favorite among UE students and community members. Nestled nearby on Weinbach Avenue, relax in the quaint atmosphere while enjoying an artisan drink or treat.
Lucid Coffee Bar
Step into a little piece of Newburgh’s history when you visit Lucid Coffee Bar, located in The Refinery (formerly the Old Country Store). The Old Country Store, built in 1855, has been a landmark for generations, and now it serves as a charming coffee, ice cream, and gift shop.
Penny Lane Coffeehouse
Penny Lane has always offered an eclectic atmosphere that can appeal to any coffeehouse goer, from young to old, business people to hippies, moms and daughters, or a student looking for a warm, friendly place to study. They have won numerous local awards for best coffee and they serve as one of the most finely pulled espressos in town. Whether it’s a vegan or organic pastry or sausage breakfast sandwich, there’s something on the menu for every lifestyle and taste.
Proper Coffee
With two locations (one in Eastland Mall), Proper Coffee offers Artisan Cronuts, Gourmet Cookies, Macaroons, Muffins, Muffins, Whole Bean Bags of Coffee, Espresso, Lattes, Cortados, Cappuccinos, regular coffee hot and cold, Chai Tea, Grab and Go Salads, Soups, Sandwiches, all prepared offsite, fresh pressed onsite as well as bottled juices, teas and water, fountain and bottled soft drinks.
River City Mercantile
River City opened in 2016 with a vision of providing a place for local makers to showcase their high quality, handmade goods in a relaxed social setting. Our shop is a unique blend of amazing coffee as well as one of a kind gifts from our local makers. River City has products from over 50 makers including 6th Street Soapery, Smith and Hide Leather Goods, and Timberview Flower Farm. River City is a one of a kind gift shop and was named the Evansville Reader’s Choice Best Gift Shop—Platinum and Evansville Living’s Best of Gift shop. Located just off the corner of 3rd and Main.
River Kitty Cat Café
Visit this coffee shop with an interesting purrr-spective. Evansville’s first and only coffee shop with an exciting and fun combination of coffee shop delicacies and adoptable kitties. River Kitty Cat Café is purr-fect for cat-lovers and coffee-lovers alike.
Sunshine Juice Co.
Sunshine Juice Co. provides healthy, organic, GMO-free juice, and cleanses made fresh daily. Stop in at our eastside Evansville location for healthy meal options, smoothies, and more. We look forward to serving you the freshest juice in the Tri-State!
Wired Coffee House and Venue
At Wired, they’re dedicated to building community around specialty coffee, local music, and art in the downtown Evansville area.

Ice Cream Shops

G.D. Ritzy’s
Grilled hamburgers, grilled chicken, new chicken strips, kids meals, hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ultra-thin shoestring-style fries, old-fashioned ice cream and milkshakes. Voted 2003 Best Hamburger in Evansville.
Jeanne’s Gelato (0.3 miles from campus)
Experience the authentic “Flavors of Italy” just off UE’s campus. Relax as you smell the fresh baked waffle cones and indulge in Jeanne’s award winning gelato. Satisfy your hunger with a Panini or a selection of soup and salad. Complete your visit by enjoying Italian coffees, Italian sodas, Gelazzies (shakes and smothies), and more. A variety of bakery items are available daily.
Lic’s
Lic’s, abbreviated for Lloyd’s Ice Cream Shoppes, was established in 1950 in Evansville, IN where super premium ice cream was made in the back room of one small retail store which has since grown to 8 different locations. Lic’s believes their customers can taste the difference between frozen, packaged food and fresh, original recipe food. A tremendous amount of preparation goes into serving the tastiest ice cream and deli food in town.
Milk and Sugar
Milk and Sugar is one of Franklin Streets many treasures. With 50 flavors to anticipate, 16 will be offered at any given time. Zanzibar chocolate, a decadently black mixture resembling frozen brownie batter and first place trophy winner at the World Dairy Expo, along with the award winning Old Fashioned Vanilla will always be available. The other 14 flavors will be on rotation. One or two dairy-free options will be available at all times as well with creamy flavors made with soy milk and fruity Italian ices. While you’re there, pop into Sweet Peony, the attached gift shop.

Health Food Stores

Adele’s Naturally
When you choose Adele's Naturally, you'll find a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and supplements that will aid your health and well-being. We have the knowledge to guide you through the process of choosing the products that are right for your needs. Adele's Naturally is a locally owned and operated business based right here in Evansville, IN.
Elbert’s Natural Food Market
Elbert’s has been bringing the best selection of natural and organic goods to the Evansville area for over 11 years. As an independent natural good market, we have the freedom to carry only the best natural products, as well as many high quality local goods from farmers in our own area. We strive to make it easy to find the healthy clean food that you want instead of burying it alongside low quality junk.
The Fresh Market
Over the past 30 years we’ve made it our goal to set ourselves apart from the rest. Our founders wanted to create a space that focused on the value of supporting local growers and charities, while offering the freshest and most delicious foods possible. By providing our customers with a warm and inviting shopping experience, The Fresh Market is more than just a store – it is part of a community.
Fresh Thyme
Evansville’s newest health food store is located on an up-and-coming strip on Burkhardt Rd. 25% of our store’s floor space is dedicated to fresh produce—inviting you to discover bountiful fruits and veggies at unbeatable prices. We take the “Fresh” part of our name very seriously. We stock over 300 private label items—ranging from fresh fruit juices and coffee to your favorite snack items, sauces, and even hand-made soaps. If you see Fresh Thyme on the label, you know you’ll be getting high quality at the lowest costs.
Paradise Organics
Paradise Organics offers a wide variety of healthy options for those in the tri-state area, specifically those living in Newburgh.

Office Phone:
800-423-8633

Office Email:
uerelations@evansville.edu

Office Location:
1800 Lincoln Ave. Evansville Indiana 47722