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8345 West State Road 56, West Baden, Indiana, French Lick, IN 47432
1-812-936-5288
Today
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Homestyle cooking.Breakfast served has long as we got it.Daily lunch...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cute diner, nice folks!

We enjoyed a nice, late breakfast this morning at this cozy diner near French Lick Resort. Breakfast was good, the coffee was terrific, and the staff was engaging and friendly. I would go back and try them out for lunch or dinner as well. Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Pat W
,
Louisville, Kentucky
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great home cooking and well priced. The staff was friendly. This cafe is minutes away from French Lick and across from the West Baden Hotel. Recommend getting off the resort and saving a little cash for a good meal.

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Pendleton, Indiana
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped by on the way out of town after staying at French Lick for the weekend. Quiet little diner. We both got the rowboat special for breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, eggs, choice of breakfast meat, fried potatoes, toast, and a drink for about $8. Everything was delicious! It came out fast and was hot and the order was correct.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice, late breakfast this morning at this cozy diner near French Lick Resort. Breakfast was good, the coffee was terrific, and the staff was engaging and friendly. I would go back and try them out for lunch or dinner as well. Enjoy!

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great place for breakfast. It was a Saturday morning and it was not busy. Mainly a few locals talking about small town things. The food was great. My husband and I both got the special and it was a ton of food! I would go here over the local Denny's anytime.

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indy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

All the dessert our friends and family tried seemed to be out of the box and food was so so .. would not waste our time going there again !!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8345 West State Road 56, West Baden, Indiana, French Lick, IN 47432
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  French Lick
  • Phone Number: 1-812-936-5288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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..
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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