- Marcelina Morfin
Noblesville, Indiana, is a charming city located just north of Indianapolis, brimming with cultural activities and sites. Take a stroll around the picturesque square and pop into some unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. From family-run establishments serving home-style American recipes to international delicacies, there is something for every palate.
Established by a brother and sister duo, Courtney’s Kitchen is a true family affair, with everyone from grandparents to parents to cousins and friends helping out. Open Tuesday through Sunday, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served on specific days, the warm and comforting environment extends to the food as well, with an array of home style cooking. If you’re looking for a big breakfast to get you through the day, try the Big Courtney Breakfast with three eggs, ham plus bacon or sausage, two pancakes, hash browns or home fries and one biscuit, and gravy or toast. For lunch or dinner, the menu features appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, family favorites, and lighter fare. Everyone is sure to find something to sate their hunger.
Courtney’s Kitchen, 654 Logan St, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 773 2234
Open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, Ginger’s Café is a charming café doing comfort food the way it should be done. Hearty dishes with familiar flavors will take you back to your childhood, and the friendly staff are great. An eclectic environment with mismatched furnishings, adding that homey touch, diners can expect to find such tasty dishes as sweet cream pancakes, plain or with a choice of blueberries, cranberries, chocolate chips, or pecans, and the meat lover’s omelet for breakfast. For lunch, you’ll find choices such as the award winning spinach melt with creamy provolone cheese and the Sloppy Joe. The café also offers a daily specials, past options have included chicken Alfredo and meatloaf.
Ginger’s Café, 1804 E Conner St, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 773 0303
If you’re looking for a fine dining experience without the pretentiousness, then you will definitely want to add Hamilton Restaurant to your list of dining options. This gem of a restaurant is located in Noblesville Square and is owned by the chef, meaning that you are sure to have an exceptional dining experience from the service to the meal itself. A relaxing, quiet space,guests can savor various recipes, with some popular choices being the seafood stew, bacon-wrapped pork loin, and crab cakes. Hamilton also serves mouthwatering desserts, with the Hummingbird cake being a particular favorite among past diners. Hamilton serves lunch weekdays and dinner Wednesday through Saturday.
Hamilton Restaurant, 933 Conner St, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 770 4545
Harbour Town Diner
A locally owned and operated venue established in 2015, Harbour Town Diner is a family run restaurant specializing in both comforting American dishes and Venezuelan delicacies. Carlos and Maria Prado, along with their son Francisco Guzman, have created an inviting space enhanced by warm woods and golden yellow walls, a perfect space for sampling the home style recipes. The regular menu features mainstay dishes such as biscuits and gravy served with two eggs and potatoes and the decadent butter burger, which is an Angus beef patty stuffed with butter and cheese. The daily specials menu offers Venezuelan delights such as arepas with shredded beef and cheese, fried plantains and pabellon criollo, or shredded beef with white rice and black beans, all topped with bell peppers. This diner is open every day except for Monday.
Harbour Town Diner, 5855 E 211th St, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 804 2578
Kobayashi Sushi & Asian Kitchen
Family friendly Kobayashi Sushi and Asian Kitchen is owned and operated by Chef Jet Lin and Lisa, his wife. As the name suggests, their specialty is all things Asian, from sushi to Thai to Chinese. The menu is large but not overwhelming, with plenty of choices to entice just about any palate, from seafood and meat lovers to vegetarians. House specialties include as the eponymous Kobayashi roll with spicy tuna and avocado on the inside and topped with seared tuna and ponzu sauce. If you’re craving something other than sushi, then try stir-fried veggies, ramen, or the pepper steak. Kobayashi is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Kobayashi Sushi & Asian Kitchen, 2295 Greenfield Ave, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 774 8188
Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano
Located in downtown Noblesville, Matteo’s specializes in comforting, authentic Italian cuisine. Opened in 2004 by Italy native Matteo DiRosa and Emily Herner, the eponymous restaurant is a warm, inviting space, complete with a tin ceiling, rich orange-colored walls, and soft tunes, making it a wonderful place for a relaxing night out with friends and family or that special someone. The menu features tantalizing options such as the filet mignon baked in puff pastry and served with a flavorful sauce of garlic, roasted pine nuts, and gorgonzola, the pollo amore, or chicken breast sautéed in marsala wine with garlic, mushrooms, and cream and then topped with prosciutto and mozzarella and served on a bed of rice pilaf, and ricotta and spinach ravioli in a creamy tomato sauce. Complement the meal with something from the wine list. Matteo’s is open for lunch weekdays and dinner nightly.
Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano, 40 N 9th St, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 774 9771
For a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, El Palenque is the place to go in Noblesville. A spacious yet cozy space adorned with buttery yellow and turquoise walls, comfy booths, and counter seating awaits guests who are looking to enjoy a relaxing meal with family and friends. You’ll find a variety of dishes on the menu, from appetizers to combination plates to specialties and much more, with something to suit every taste. For a meat-free option, try the mushroom quesadilla served with rice and beans, while the fajitas Cozumel with chicken, Mexican sausage, pineapple, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes plus all the typical sides will appeal to the meat lovers. Wash it all down with a refreshing margarita. El Palenque is open daily.
El Palenque, 2313 Conner St, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 770 1972
Open seven days a week, Rosie’s Place is a charming café that appeals to the brunch crowd with its delicious breakfast and lunch recipes. Rosie’s opened in 2010 on The Square with another location following in Zionsville in 2014, it offers homestyle fare, including mouthwatering baked goods from the bakery, such as gooey butter cake. Making everything from scratch using only the best ingredients, the seasonal menus feature an array of goodies, including buttermilk pancakes, chile verde benny, grilled jalapeño corn bread topped with mojo pork loin, poached eggs, black beans, pepper jack cheese, hollandaise, and green salsa, and comforting oatmeal. On the lunch menu, you’ll find salads, sandwiches, and side dishes.
Rosie’s Place, 68 N 9th St, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 770 3322
Sunrise Café at Uptown
Another excellent brunch option serving guests Monday through Sunday, Sunrise Café at Uptown opens up bright and early at 6am and closes at 2pm. A classic diner interior, albeit with an eclectic twist, complete with booths, counter seats, blue and white checkered floors, unique light fixtures, and sunny-yellow walls, greets guests the moment they walk in, making it a delightful spot in which to feast upon homestyle recipes. For breakfast, try the Cowboy Benedict, which finds a homemade biscuit topped with sausage patties, poached eggs, and sausage gravy, and for lunch, you can’t go wrong with the double bacon cheeseburger. Sunrise Café also offers a variety of treats for those with a sweet tooth.
Sunrise Café @ Uptown, 809 Conner St, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 214 7553
Urban Pastries is sure to delight those visitors with a sweet tooth but this bakery offers an array of both sweet and savory options, ensuring something to satisfy every guest’s craving. For something sweet, this friendly bake/coffee shop offers tantalizing choices such as fruit sticks and twists, croissants (plain and chocolate), turnovers, and bear claws. The savory side of the menu includes pastries stuffed with goodness like mushrooms, spinach, potatoes, cheese, olive and cheese, and pizza flavors. You can visit Urban Pastries daily.
Urban Pastries, 14741 Hazel Dell Xing, Noblesville, IN, USA +1 317 647 8843