“Muncie has some awesome food and awesome people running food businesses. Our brewery scene put Muncie on the map for some of the best beer around, and our local restaurants have consistently great options with staff that make you feel welcome and at home.” — Amanda Reninger (Hometown: Largo, FL)


Ask 20 locals about their favorite place to eat—odds are you will get 20 different answers! In Muncie, there are so many unique options that appeal to all sorts of tastes. Below is just a small sampling of local fare.


By Hand & Fork

A family-owned restaurant that feels like a second home. Great for breakfast and lunch.

Chesterfield’s Cafe

Deli-style sandwich shop and bakery; part of Ivy Tech Community College’s Culinary Arts program.

Birddog Cafe

This fun cafe offers unique and delicious breakfast and lunch options. Everything is made from scratch and baked fresh daily.

Red Apple Cafe

One of Muncie’s most friendly breakfast joints, perfect for brunch with friends.

Sea Salt & Cinnamon

Serving premium sweet and savory vegan items.

The Caffeinery

Award-winning specialty coffee shop and small-batch micro roaster.

The Cup

Local coffee shop, located in the heart of Ball State University’s Village.

The Downtown Farmstand

Local farm-to-table interpretations of deli sandwiches, paninis, soups, beer and wine. All organic.


Delaware Country Club – Lunch, dinner, drink specials, and featured selections throughout the year, with perfect views of the golf course.

Ron Lahody’s Trust Your Butcher Steakhouse – High-end steakhouse prepared with in-house meats. Also offers a full bar.

Vera Mae’s Bistro – Upscale fusion cuisine in the heart of downtown. Offering an elegant atmosphere, delicious food, and a full bar.


Amazing Joe’s Grill

Locally-owned, casual dining: steaks, ribs, seafood, pasta, and sandwiches. Open to all ages.

Elm Street Brewing Company

Hand-crafted beers, great food, and a unique setting in a former ice warehouse! Open to all ages.

Roots Burger Bar

Friendly service, great burgers and beers, popcorn available as soon as you sit down, and free ice cream for kids. Open to all ages.

Savage’s Ale House

Sandwiches, wings, burgers, wraps, and more. Local beer, great wine selection. Ages 21+.

The Guardian Brewing Co

Independent craft brewery and bar food. Ages 21+.

Twin Archer Brewpub

Responsibly-sourced food, quality craft beer, comfortable environment. Open to all ages.


Acapulco Restaurant – Family-owned Mexican restaurant, fresh salsas daily (ask about their house guacamole!).

Casa Mexican Grill – Mexican food located downtown, offering drink specials and party rooms for special events.

Dumpling House – Cantonese restaurant serving a variety of authentic Asian cuisine.

Fuji Sushi & Hibachi – Offers authentic Japanese food, including hibachi and sushi.

Legacy Village West African Cuisine – Authentic and fresh West African cuisine.

Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant – Enjoy Mexican food at three different locations.

Sitara Indian Restaurant – Authentic Indian cuisine, including vegetarian and
clay-oven dishes.

Thai Smile – Authentic and fresh Thai food.

Tuppee Tong Thai Restaurant – Made-to-order Thai food.


Big Shots Pub

Full bar and food menu. Competitive pool, dart leagues, and specialty tournaments.

Brothers Bar & Grill

College bar with full food menu. Located in The Village on Ball State’s Campus.

Cheers Tavern

Full bar and menu, including award-winning breakfast, appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

Fickle Peach

Passionately dedicated to great beer and good times. Housed in a former downtown bank.

Heorot Pub and Draught House

64 different types of ale, cider, lager, and mead on draught. 300+ bottles, limited food menu.

Mark III Taproom

Indiana’s oldest LGBTQ nightclub! Full bar and limited food menu.

Timbers Lounge

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with weekday lunch specials. Open 21 hours a day.


BerryWinkle Frozen Yogurt – Serve yourself frozen yogurt and toppings! Specials on Wednesdays.

Charmed Cupcake Co. – Conjuring up cupcakes and other tasty treats in downtown Muncie.

Hunnicutt’s Dairy Bar – Hand-dipped ice cream, milkshakes, slushies, sandwiches, fries, and nachos.

Lowery’s Candies – Providing Muncie with hand-made candies for over 80 years!

Mancino’s Sweet Shop – Specializing in made-to-order ice cream sandwiches on fresh-baked gourmet cookies.

The Island Muncie – A tropical paradise located along the Cardinal Greenway. Open from 5 p.m. to dark all summer long.

Sea Salt & Cinnamon – Serving premium sweet vegan items.

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