The 10 Best Restaurants In Greenwood, Indiana
Greenwood Commercial Historic District | © Nyttend/WikiCommons
A suburb of Indianapolis, Greenwood
is a thriving city with a charming historic downtown that has plenty of great dining options. Whether you’re looking for something budget-friendly, family-friendly, or something a little more upscale, we’ve put together a list of our top picks.
Between the Bun – Burgers, Dogs and More
Diner, Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, $$$
If you’re looking to sink your teeth into a mouthwatering, juicy burger, then Between the Bun should be at the top of your list. Their burgers are so delicious that they have won numerous awards. Standout options include their signature burger, The Big Daddy, with two 8oz burgers with cheddar cheese, blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon, spicy Buffalo sauce, and typical burger accoutrements, and The Atomic Dawg, with a lot of spice. You can substitute the beef patty for a grilled turkey, chicken or veggie patty and complement it with plenty of side options. Visit for lunch or dinner Tuesday through Sunday.
Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza
Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, Italian, Mediterranean, $$$
The locally owned Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza offers guests a variety of appetizers such as goat cheese-stuffed peppadew peppers with house-made chili oil, and sandwiches such as the meatball sub and BBQ pork. Of course, their specialty is pizzas though, with a wide range of toppings. The roasted potato pizza topped with skin-on red potatoes, tomato, green onions, cheddar cheese and bacon is one tasty choice. Imbued with international flavors, the pizzas also include options such as The Bollywood, the Thai, and the Mediterranean.
Main St. Grille
Pizzeria, South American, $$$
Ever since Craig Spencer took over ownership of Main St. Grille there have been some great improvements. The patio has been enlarged, comfortable seating added, and wood-fired pizzas have been added to the menu. Mr. Spencer is also a proponent of supporting the community; therefore, you can expect to find fresh ingredients sourced from local purveyors and local craft brews. In additions to the pizzas (try the primavera bursting with veggie goodness) the menu also features starters, soups, salads, sandwiches and house specialties such as the mushroom and Swiss burger served with a choice of one side dish such as Jamaican coleslaw, the grill’s signature side.
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company has two bars and an outside dining space with a section specifically for families, meaning everyone can enjoy this friendly joint. The menu is full of diverse options; start out with some fried pickles for the whole table before tucking into a plate of Claus’ sausage sampler or the Hoosier tenderloin sandwich. Be sure to wash it all down with one of their handcrafted brews which include the tasty Razz-Wheat.
Diner, Restaurant, Mexican
Puerto Vallarta is a friendly Mexican restaurant that features a lively interior space, complete with bold-colored walls, murals, booths and high-backed chairs. The boldness doesn’t stop with the décor, as the recipes offered are full of zesty flavors. Some of the dishes guests rave about include the carne asada tacos, beef fajitas, chimichanga de cameron (shrimp) and steak pineapple fajitas. They also have a host of great cocktails including the ‘Monster Lime Margarita.’
Restaurant, American, $$$
Located in downtown Greenwood, Revery is a wonderful locally owned restaurant with a light-filled interior space featuring a blend of modern furnishings and rustic elements, such as exposed brick walls. The seasonal menu focuses on American-style dishes with highlights such as the veal and mushroom meatloaf with mashed potatoes and butter glazed carrots and the orzo pasta with wild mushrooms, goat cheese cream, English peas and sunflower seed pesto.
Stone Creek Dining Company
Restaurant, American, Fusion, $$$
While it may be a small chain, each of the six Stone Creek Dining Company restaurants is unique in its own way, offering a casually upscale environment. Greenwood’s locale features rustic elements, including natural stone and wood, and a great atmosphere, perfect for savoring the creative dishes on offer. The menu has an emphasis on meat, fish, and seafood recipes; highlights include the vegetarian mushroom and goat cheese strudel with summer squash, sofrito, peas, leeks and vindaloo sauce and the blackened mahi-mahi with Cajun dirty rice, black bean-cucumber salsa, lime cream and guacamole.
Strange Brew Coffee House
Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Healthy, Coffee
Strange Brew Coffee House is located in a nondescript strip-mall setting, but don’t let that put you off. The café is brimming with artistic flair, from colorful walls adorned with art to the eclectic furnishings and comfortable sofas. At this locally owned venue, you’ll find a variety of sweet treats in the form of vegan donuts’ great options include maple, toasted coconut, sesame, cinnamon, and chocolate glazed. Pair one with a locally roasted coffee for a full Strange Brew experience.
Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Contemporary, French, Wine, $$$
If you’re looking for a lovely pairing of cheese and wine, then add Vino Villa to your list of dining destinations in Greenwood. Specializing in both local and international cheeses, this oenophile’s heaven also features an array of great wines. Guests can visit the first floor of this charming locale to buy cheese, bread and wine to take home, or they can get cozy on sofas, armchairs and tables and enjoy the food in-house. The restaurant also serves a regular menu and daily specials that can include tasty choices such as beer cheese soup, corned beef sliders, chicken étouffée with black beans and cornbread, and savory shrimp cheesecake. When it’s warmer, be sure to ask for a seat on the spacious patio.
Restaurant, Fusion, Cajun
Wanting to offer a taste of New Orleans to the folks in the Indianapolis area, owner Joe Vuskovich opened up the casual venue Yats. Today, there are several locations throughout the area with one in Greenwood. A laid-back yet lively eatery, guests order their meals at the counter before taking a seat to prepare to tuck in to bold, flavorful dishes; there are seven to 10 recipes offered each day, so you’ll want to visit more than once. Some of the delicious dishes you may find on the menu include the chili cheese étouffée with crawfish, jambalaya, red beans and sausage, and gumbo.