There’s so much to do in Santa Claus, Indiana, and at sites throughout Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home. There’s also so much to eat! So, when you’re ready to refuel amidst all the fun, here’s where to go to find the best eats in the area.
*Check online or call ahead to ask about any restrictions or temporary closures. Find general hours of operation for local restaurants here.
Sit and Savor
Looking for a place to sit and linger over your meal for a bit? From breakfast to dinner, these are the restaurants where you can spend a little time enjoying the food and your company!
Darlena’s Lincolnland Restaurant – Hearty home-cooking for breakfast and lunch.
Los Dos Charros – Offering a full menu of Mexican classics.
Los Panchos – Eat Mexican favorites in a genuine train caboose!
New Boston Tavern – Home of the famous pork chop… and more!
On the Rocks – BBQ, wings, pizza, sandwiches… and live entertainment on the weekends!
River City Brew Works – Enjoy pizza, wings, and more with local craft beers.
St. Nick’s Restaurant – All-you-can-eat buffets and American favorites. Closed through December 2021.
The Chateau – Chicken, steak, and seafood entrees, sandwiches, full salad bar, and more.
The Rustic – Steak, chicken, and other entrée options, pastas, sandwiches, and more.
If you’re traveling with a crowd (especially if that crowd includes kids), you can’t go wrong with pizza. And you’ll find as many options in this area as there are toppings for your pie!
Angelo’s Pizza – Buffet, salad bar, famous breadsticks, daily specials, and more.
Brick Oven Pizza – Try the buffet for a taste of everything!
Brothers Grub – Classic and specialty pizzas, sandwiches, salads… available for carryout or delivery.
Frosty’s Fun Center – Fresh-baked pizzas, plus a full arcade! Restaurant is currently carry-out only; arcade is open.
Hoosier Land Pizza & Wings – Made-to-order pizzas and 20+ wing flavors.
Jenk’s Pizza – Housemade pizzas and famous strombolis.
If your schedule is so jam-packed with fun that you can barely spare a minute to eat, here’s where to get good food on the go.
Fat Daddy’s Grill & Chill – Walk up or drive through for burgers, sandwiches, and specials.
S&S BBQ & Annie’s Ice Cream – Pulled meats, ribs, and specials served to go!
Scoops Ice Cream – Get burgers, sandwiches, and more to go!
Stone Ridge Station – Convenience store offers made-to-order and ready-made options.
The 19th Hole – Pick up a pizza, salad, or sandwich after a round at Christmas Lake Golf Course.
Ice Cream & Other Sweet Treats
You’re on vacation, so you deserve to indulge. Ice cream, cookies, fudge, candies of all kinds… whatever your sugar craving, you’ll find it here!
Brick Oven Pizza – Finish off a pizza feast with a serving of ice cream.
Fat Daddy’s Grill & Chill – Get ice cream in a cone, shake, sundae, and more!
Frosty’s Fun Center – Try the popular Dirty Sundae!
S&S BBQ & Annie’s Ice Cream – Ice cream and shakes available in lots of unique flavors.
Santa Claus Christmas Store – Enjoy giant cookies, fudge in lots of flavors, and a variety of chocolates.
Santa’s Candy Castle – Choose from classic and hard-to-find candies, frozen hot chocolate, 35 cocoa flavors, chocolates, and more.
Scoops Ice Cream – A shake or cone is the perfect finish to any meal.
Are you a craft beer connoisseur? A fruit wine enthusiast? A lover of unique spirits? Head to these local spots to savor some of the area’s best flavors!
Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery – Lots of wines to choose from… plus, “Monkey Shine,” limoncello, and more.
Pepper’s Ridge Winery – More than 20 varieties of wine to choose from, including local favorite Lakeview Peach.
River City Brew Works – Try craft beer, local wines, or the house root beer!
Sometimes you’re just looking for something familiar. Here’s where to find chain restaurant favorites.