The Top 10 Restaurants In Marion, Indiana

Marion, Indiana post card, circa 1930-1945 | © Tichnor Brother, Publisher/WikiCommons
Marion, Indiana post card, circa 1930-1945 | © Tichnor Brother, Publisher/WikiCommons
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12 July 2017

Marion, Indiana is famous as birthplace of actor James Dean and nicknamed the ‘Home of the Hog,’ a tribute to its place in Harley Davidson history. While you’re exploring here, stop at one of the delicious restaurants too. We list our 10 favorite spots for a bite to eat.

h Street Cafe

Cafe, Diner, American, Coffee
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9th Street Cafe is a budget friendly diner the whole family will enjoy. A little off the beaten track, it may be a bit difficult to find, but it is definitely worth seeking out, especially for its tasty breakfasts. A place to go to enjoy each others’ company, the café even features a sign stating ‘We do not have wifi! Talk to each other. Pretend it’s 1995.’ They clearly have a great sense of humor.

Brooks Upper Crust Pizza

Featuring a family friendly environment, Brooks Upper Crust Pizza is a pizza joint which offers an array of delicious choices all made with the best ingredients. The menu is impressive and specialty pizzas include the Frank’s BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger pizza and the spinach alfredo pizza.

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La Charreada Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegetarian, $$$
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La Charreada Mexican Restaurant is another excellent option if you’re craving those Mexican flavors. The decor is contemporary, with sleek furnishings and clean lines, yet still cheery, and decked out with bright colors. The menu has something for just about every taste, whether you’re looking for meat, poultry, seafood or vegetarian options.

Folkie’s Tavern

Pub, Pub Grub, Beer, American
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Looking for a fun neighborhood joint where everyone knows each other? Then Folkie’s Tavern is the place to go. Established in 1941, this tavern guarantees ‘cold beer, good food and friendly service’; three things that will make your visit an enjoyable one. Located in downtown Marion, Folkie’s offers a menu with many flavorful, hearty pub grub choices.

The Historic Wilson-Vaughan Hostess House

Restaurant, American, Soup
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Built in 1912, The Hostess House is a historic mansion that was originally built for a local banker. It remained a private residence until the 1940s when it was abandoned. Today, it serves as an upmarket venue, hosting cultural events and weddings. The charming restaurant also serves a variety of delicious options for breakfast and lunch.

J&L Breakfast & Steak House

J&L Breakfast & Steak House is a local haunt known for well-priced, hearty food. A homey wood-clad environment, with art and trinkets adorning the walls, greets guests who come to get stuck into real comfort dishes, both sweet and savory. Favorites include the biscuits and sausage gravy, the massive breaded tenderloin sandwich with fries, fluffy pancakes, and French toast.

J&L Breakfast & Steak House, 601 W 38th St, Marion, IN, USA, +1 765 677 8323

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King Gyros

King Gyros has been delighting guests since 1990 with its Mediterranean cuisine, and has proven itself as the place to go for a taste of Greece. Try the Gyro Platter with gyro meat, lettuce, tomato, red onion, banana peppers, Kalamata olives and Greek dressing. You’ll also find sub sandwiches, burgers, pita sandwiches, soups and salads.

King Gyros, 215 S Miller Ave, Marion, IN, USA, +1 765 668 1944

Midwest Coffee Roasting Company

Cafe, Coffee, American, $$$
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Midwest Coffee Roasting Company is a warm and inviting coffee shop offering guests a comfortable environment in which to relax while enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee and some baked goods. Its locale further enhances the homey atmosphere, as it is tucked inside a charming, renovated house.

Yamato Steakhouse

Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, $$$
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If you’re looking for delicious Asian delicacies in Marion, then give Yamato Steakhouse a try. Specializing in a variety of Asian cuisines, including Japanese and Chinese, along with sushi, this restaurant is a friendly place for a group meal or a date-night. The sushi is particularly good: try the classic rolls, specialty rolls, and sashimi. You’ll also find Chinese classics such as General Tso’s chicken, sweet-and-sour chicken, and moo goo gai pan.