Good Eats

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. 

*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! 

Back 9 Grill – Pick up a pizza, salad, or sandwich after a round at Christmas Lake Golf Club… or try the weekly specials!

The Chateau – Chicken, steak, and seafood entrees, sandwiches, full salad bar, and more. 

The Chateau Chicken Sandwich

Darlena’s Lincolnland Restaurant – Hearty home-cooking for breakfast and lunch. 

Jimador Bar & Grill – 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! 

Opie’s – House-smoked pulled pork, pizzas, sandwiches, and more.

River City Brew Works – Enjoy pizza, wings, and more with local craft beers. 

The Rustic – Steak, chicken, and other entrée options, pastas, sandwiches, and more. 

The Rustic Golf Course dining family

Santa Claus Brewing Co. – Craft beer, burgers, pizza, wings, steaks, chops, and more.

S&S BBQ & Pizzeria – Housemade BBQ options—including pulled pork and chicken and ribs—plus pizza.

Pizza Party 

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. 

Brothers Grub – Classic and specialty pizzas, sandwiches, salads… available for carryout or delivery. 

Frosty’s Fun Center – Fresh-baked pizzas, plus fun arcade games that all ages will love!  

Young boy sits at a table with a slice of pizza on a plate in front of him and smiles at the camera while another young boy sits next to him in the background and eats pizza.

Hoosier Land Pizza & Wings – Made-to-order pizzas and 20+ wing flavors. 

Jenk’s Pizza – Housemade pizzas and famous strombolis. 

S&S BBQ & Pizzeria – Made-to-order pizza, plus housemade BBQ options.

Quick Bites  

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. 

Scoops Ice Cream – Get burgers, sandwiches, and more to go! 

Stone Ridge Station – Convenience store offers fresh-made deli sandwiches and salads, daily hot lunch specials, Noble Roman’s pizza, and more.  

Sweet P’s Frostbite – Sandwiches, hot dogs, and other fast bites.

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!   

Fat Daddy’s Grill & Chill – Get ice cream in a cone, shake, sundae, and more! 

Frosty’s Fun Center – Try the popular Dirty Sundae! 

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. 

Sweet P’s Frostbite – Soft-serve ice cream, shakes, old-fashioned sodas, and more.

After-Dinner Sips 

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. 

Monkey Hollow Winery

Pepper’s Ridge Winery – More than 20 varieties of wine to choose from, including local favorite Lakeview Peach. Temporarily closed.

River City Brew Works – Try craft beer, local wines, or the house root beer! 

Santa Claus Brewing Co. – Craft beer, rum and tequila slushies, and more.

Chain Favorites 

Sometimes you’re just looking for something familiar. Here’s where to find chain restaurant favorites. 

Denny’s 

Subway – Dale 

Subway – Rockport 

Subway – Santa Claus 

Wendy’s – Dale 

Wendy’s Rockport 

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