10 Evansville Area Restaurants OVC Tourney Fans Must Try
Hi! If you're here from out of town to enjoy all the action of the Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament, welcome to Evansville! I think you'll find we have a variety of great options to choose from when you're looking for something to do in between games, including countless great, local restaurants I promise won't disappoint your taste buds no matter what type of cuisine you're looking for.
Whittling the list down to 10 was really hard, as we have far, FAR more great places to eat than just these 10, so I went with 10 of my favorites. The problem you'll have is deciding which ones to try (good luck with that).
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Imagine if your favorite pizza place could whip up a pizza as quickly as your favorite sandwich shop whips up your favorite sub. Imagine no more! That's exactly what Azzip Pizza does, and it's delicious! Plus, they offer a wide variety of toppings and custom creations you won't find at most pizza places.
If it's home cooked country food you're looking for, The Log Inn is where you need to be. Located a few miles north of the Evansville city limits, The Log Inn has been around longer than most of us in the area have been born and serves some of the best fried chicken to ever grace your mouth.
Nellie's a relatively new place in Newburgh, Indiana, a couple miles east of Evansville, but totally worth the drive. Especially for breakfast where they serve up traditional favorites like pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage, along with a few international twists.
Love seafood? Then you need to get to Tin Fish in Newburgh. They recently relocated to a beautiful new space on the corner of State Street and Sharon Road, and serve up fresh seafood served either grilled or fried. If you have a hard time picking one thing from the menu, try my favorite, the Mahi Mahi burrito. Yum!
Kanpai is small restaurant putting out huge Asian flavors. Their sushi is some of the best in town, putting their own special twists on traditional favorites. If sushi isn't your thing, they offer a wide variety of meat and veggie entrée's fusing together styles from Thailand, Korea, and Japan.
We love our barbecue here in Southern Indiana and one of the best places to get it is Hawg 'N Sauce BBQ and Grill in Mt. Vernon, about 10 miles west of Evansville. Beef, pork, chicken, if it can be smoked and barbecued, they have it. Try the Chip-A-Hawg from the Appetizer menu. Homemade potato chips smothered with BBQ pulled pork, cheddar jack cheese blend, sour cream, chives and bacon. A half order is a meal by itself.
Like The Log Inn, the Hilltop Inn at the intersection of Maryland Street and Harmony Way, has been in business longer than everyone in town has been alive. Famous for it's Brain Sandwiches (don't knock it until you've tried it), they offer a full menu of home cooked favorites like burgers, pork tenderloin sandwiches, fried chicken, and more.
Good, old fashioned Southern cooking at it's finest. Located in Henderson, Kentucky, just a short drive across the Ohio River from downtown Evansville, Hometown Roots puts a gourmet spin on classic on southern favorites like meatloaf and pork chops. Be sure to take a look at their Mac-n-Cheese menu which features a few delicious mix-ins to everyone's favorite comfort food.
The name says it all. Donut Bank is THE place to go in Evansville when you want to start your day with a cup of coffee and a delicious pastry. Plus, the have several locations all over town so it's likely you're close to one right now.
Located just a few blocks from The Ford Center on the Main Street Walkway, Piece of Cake Bakery is another great spot for getting your sugar fix. Whether it's a breakfast pastry and coffee first thing in the morning before you head to the games, or a cupcake, slice of pie, or piece of cake after lunch, your sweet tooth will thank you for stopping in.