With an abundance of restaurants specialising in every cuisine from Amish to American and Indian to German; Evansville, Indiana, has an abundance of food haunts to choose from. Known as the ‘River City’ due to its idyllic position on the Ohio River, Evansville is perfect for those looking to try the local salmon, cooked different ways but always fresh and delicious. Here are ten great restaurants in Evansville to try.
Serving authentic German dishes in a relaxed, beer hall-type setting, Gerst Haus attracts those with a hungry belly and a love of good beer. Diners can pick between the 26 draught beers available, choose a bottle of imported beer, or order a giant frozen fishbowl of Gerst amber beer if they’re really serious about drinking. For a truly German dinner experience, start with the Gerst oyster rolls appetizer before tucking into the combination dinner. Consisting of a choice of three of the following dishes: bratwurst, kasseler rippchen, knackwurst, kielbase, beef stroganoff, schnitzel, goulash and sauerbraten, plus a choice of two sides and freshly baked rye bread, this is a meal only to be attempted by the considerably hungry.
Gerst Haus, 2100 W Franklin Street, Evansville, Indiana, USA, +1 812 424 1420
After turning up in Evansville some years ago with just $40 in his pocket but a whole heap of determination, Jimmy Jeng set up his now hugely popular restaurant Jimmy Jeng’s Szechwan. Open for lunch and dinner daily, the delicious dishes have got the crowds coming in their masses. Order a mix of appetizers to start, including spring rolls, spicy calamari and Szechwan dumplings and then tuck into Cantonese chow fun, egg foo-young and Szechwan style beef for a filling and delicious main course.