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“Out of the way--but just what we were looking for” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rock Run Cafe and Bakery

Rock Run Cafe and Bakery
8050 S Coxville Rd, Rosedale, IN 47874-7007
765-548-9282
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Rosedale
Cuisines: American
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Evansville, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Out of the way--but just what we were looking for”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We were out looking at covered bridges and had seen this place advertised in our Parke County Guide. The people were very nice. Interesting building and decor. Used to be owned by an actor that played in cowboy movies. They had a large selection of pies, cookies, and ice cream for dessert.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Champaign Co, IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Worth a Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

We spent a day at the Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County and decided early in the day to stop at the Rock Run Cafe for dinner on the way home. We were there on a Friday night and were rather surprised it wasn't busy at all. We immediately were seated in a booth in the front room. The menu has a good variety items from pasta to standard American fare to sandwiches and pizza. They seem to be well-known for their brick oven pizza. I ended up getting the pork tenderloin sandwich with a side of rosemary potatoes, and my wife had chicken parmesan. My sandwich was pretty typical, a breaded pork tenderloin on a bun with pickle, lettuce and other additions. It was good, but nothing exceptional. The rosemary potatoes, chunks of red potatoes roasted with rosemary and olive oil were very good, though a bit heavy on the oil. It was something different from the typical french fries. My wife really liked her chicken parmesan and rated it excellent. I had iced tea with my dinner. It was obviously instant and not that great as far as iced tea goes.

The decor is really rustic with antiques and that old town feel. On the other hand, there are computer monitors on in each both (there is free Wifi), and after awhile the changing screen is a little distracting.There is plenty of outdoor seating when the weather is warm.
The Rock Run has a web site where you can get more information and directions.

We'll be stopping there again when we are in the area, as I would really like to try their brick oven pizza.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Homewood, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path, but worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Found this great place on our trip down to the covered bridge festival in Parke County Indiana. Unique place that has it all! Coffee bar, bakery, ice cream parlor, and great food. We dined on a pizza prepared in the brick oven in the upstairs diningroom (a old barn that was taken down and reassembled on sight). A theater size movie screen playing movies while you dine. You feel like you're going back in time when you walk through the doors with all the 'history' diplayed through out the building yet it's WiFi ready with terminals at some tables incase you didn't bring your laptop.Then to be sitting in a 150 year old barn amongst all the antiques enjoying state of the art audio and video!
There is a covered bridge across the street from the restaurant that you can still drive your car through. We decided that this was one of the high lights of our trip. Looking forward to going back. Dinner, desert, movie, AND a covered bridge.......this place has it all!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Unique spot - staff was engaging - food was tolerable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Should stop here for the history, unique decor and setting. Covered bridge near by you can still drive through. Food was OK, nothing to write home about. Worth a stop.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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