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Rowboat Cafe

8345 West State Road 56, West Baden, Indiana, French Lick, IN 47432
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Ranked #18 of 23 Restaurants in French Lick
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Homestyle cooking.Breakfast served has long as we got it.Daily lunch special's.Kid's menu,lunch or breakfast.New menu items.Homemade pies:Cookies,cake..10% seniors,but not on daily special..Large rooms,for big groups,party's.Local singer one month..
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English first
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a nice little diner along the way from West Baden to French Lick. Food was pretty good, as diner food goes. Tenderloins were very good. The waitress we had that day seemed to be having an "off" day. We didn't know why. She couldn't seem to remember things. We just hope she's ok.

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French Lick, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My Husband and I have eaten here many times. The Philly Steak sandwich is delicious, we have also had the Salisbury Steak Dinner (best I have ever had)! My husband was impressed because they had "real" mashed potatoes!!! Friendly staff make you feel like family.Decorated in very cozy style. We have also tried the pulled pork mmmmmm and the Breakfast... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I don’t like giving a bad review, I’d rather not relive a bad experience, but this might space you some pain. In short they took our order, could not answer any typical questions about their menu and after an extended period told us that all but one of the nine homemade pies listed on the board were unavailable. All eight... More

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rowdypaddy1, Owner at Rowboat Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry about your leaving,but to having a busy day with private party did run out pie.Which the day person should of took it of the wall.But,we do try to have pie and erase off when out.We,are not perfect and do make mistakes.Sorry,from now on we put up board we have pie till we run out. More

Carbondale, Illinois, United States
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We love diners and visit them wherever we travel. This is one of the best! Clean, decorated in a folksy style, friendly servers, everything you want in a diner. But the food was the exceptional. The day we we there, they had Cactus Chili. Hands down the most delicious chili I've ever tasted. Don't pass up the homemade desserts. We... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

I had fried tenderloin sandwich and it was thin and could have been a little more tender. It was huge. Fries & fried pickles were good. Service good. Quiet rustic atmosphere. They close at 7 during the winter.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The restaurant itself is a little bit of a dive, but it seemed to be clean for as old as it was. The food was excellent! I had chili and grilled cheese and hubby had the taco salad. Good food, great price, and the staff was friendly.

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Jackson, Ohio
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stopped in for breakfast while in town for the Block Bash. Server was really friendly and helpful with the menu. Food was good. I seen where they had a buffet later in the day but we did not get back for that.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

we had a friendly waitress, homey feel, but real slow. It is definitely best value around. Close to hotels.

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Terre Haute, IN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Local coffee shop on main road between French Lick and West Baden. Basic diner menu options including burgers, seafood, meat loaf, BBQ. Ample seating. Average prices, service, portions and food taste. Expecting "home made" cooking but got more 'greasy spoon." Daily specials. "Old timey" decor accents.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Down home diner with "real" fried potatoes for breakfast. The potatoes make or break my breakfasts out. Overall very good breakfast.

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