The Indiana town of Plainfield was founded by Quakers in the 19th century, just outside the state capital of Indianapolis. It sits on the so-called National Road, the first highway to be improved in the United States by the Federal Government. There are lots of interesting restaurants and places to eat, from brewpubs and cake stores to Japanese, Mexican, and Indian outlets. Here are 10 of the best restaurants in the area.
You can find lots of South Asian restaurants serving the same old dishes in Plainfield. Asia Wok, though, has a reputation for offering food that’s a cut above the rest. Located on Stafford Road, just off Quaker Boulevard, Asia Wok has a menu of soups made to order, noodles and rice, stir-fries, and classic Chinese dishes. Those classic dishes include Moo Shu Pork with pancakes and plum sauce, peapods and water-chestnuts, pan-fried tilapia, Peking-style boneless pork ribs in spicy brown sauce, and Mongolian scallops with white rice noodles.
Asia Wok Plainfield, 2012 Stafford Rd, Plainfield, IN +1 317 839 0999
On West Main Street in Plainfield is Flap Jack Pancake House. There are also branches in Indianapolis and nearby Brownsburg, all owned by the same family. Flap Jack is open for breakfast and lunch rather than dinner, so head there early morning to sample the fare. On the breakfast menu are omelets, buttermilk pancakes, French toast with cinnamon apples or ham and Canadian bacon. For lunch, you can grab a burger for lunch with tomatoes and pickles, or choose from a range of paninis, club sandwiches, melts, and croissant sandwiches.
Flap Jack’s Pancake House, 414 W Main St, Plainfield, IN +1 317 838 5140
Stone Creek Dining Company is inside the Metropolis Mall, right in the center of Plainfield. The menu is full of American classics, with signature dishes of pork chop, rack of baby ribs, beer-battered shrimp, New York strip, and filet mignon. You can mix up a few bits and pieces like sirloin steak, mahi mahi, and barbecue chicken to create your own combo platter.