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Smelly Gourmet

19062 S Main St, Metamora, IN 47030-9756
+1 513-314-5693
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
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19062 S Main St, Metamora, IN 47030-9756
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, great food, great owners. The atmosphere is fabulous especially since the deck and outdoor seating added but I loved this place when it was in the tiny corner building across the street too many years ago. Sometimes smelly is even playing guitar on...More

Thank teejenn
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

From the minute we walked in to the warm greeting and complementary popcorn to the “thank you come again” when we finished this place was great! We each had our own panini, WOW! These were huge, very filling and superb flavor. Coupled with the paninis,...More

Thank Denny H
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We didn't stay long enough in Metamora to eat here. Smelly gives you a sample of their popcorn when you come in. He's a very friendly guy and will talk with you about anything. That is, if he's not making paninis. There's a gift shop...More

Thank marjo2634
SmellyHimself, Owner at Smelly Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thanks for review- hope you can stay longer next time!

Reviewed May 13, 2018

Enjoyed a great Panini and sides washed down with old fashioned pineapple soda Great ambiance with lots of interesting wall decorations

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Limited menu. When we were there the menu consisted of two sandwiches--pulled pork and chicken salad. Two soups--potato and chili. According to our group all were excellent. Smelly cooks it up and serves it. Soup and a sandwich was $10. A nice man with a...More

Thank LindaKBT
Reviewed December 2, 2017

I have been to Metamora 5 times and always visit the Smelly Gourmet. The food and coffee is very good and I always get some of Smelly's popcorn to take home. Always a good time at Smellys.

Thank connie0751
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Great coffee. Great popcorn. Great food. Great service. Great people. I will definitely make the drive back from Indianapolis soon!

Thank Adventure807197
Reviewed October 14, 2017

SmellyHimself is the life of Metamora, and we always enjoy his history lessons, given in a Chef's Jacket and Tall Hat. We give Smelly Gourmet a Five Star Tripadvisor rating, and we always recommend. Do read the menu and ask SmellyHimself for a recommendation.

Thank SavantIII_11
SmellyHimself, Owner at Smelly Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Thanks so much for the kind review!

Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

There is something special about good grilled cheese, and you can find it a Smelly’s. They have something like 15 varieties, but really they will make it how you want it on their homemade bread. We went on a hot Friday and Metamora was quiet,...More

Thank Mckenna717
SmellyHimself, Owner at Smelly Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thanks! Hope to see you back again!

Reviewed May 11, 2017

This is where I go to hide from the city life - on a recurring basis. The Banes Suite is a charming studio apartment, and they are amazing hosts <3 The coffee and food is top notch, and the couple who runs it is amazing....More

Thank Divinity R
SmellyHimself, Owner at Smelly Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review. We do our best to make everyone feel as at home as possible. Hope to see you again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $10
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:04 AM - 4:00 PM
10:04 AM - 4:00 PM
10:04 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19062 S Main St, Metamora, IN 47030-9756
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Metamora
  • Phone Number: +1 513-314-5693
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Enter the Smelly Gourmet and you'll probably be greeted by Smelly Himself (aka Steve) with his big white beard and top hat. All your senses will be instantly triggered and you'll know where the "Smelly" in the Smelly Gourmet comes from. First, titillate your taste buds with our European Coffee Bar and a sample of our Family Grown Hull-less popcorn. Step out of the box with one of 12 grilled cheese Panini sandwiches made with our secret recipe bread and homemade Smelly chips served on 1940's fine china. From a classic to a Reuben you're sure to find many you'll love. Roam around the shop and your smell-a-meter will trip with all the yummy bath and body product made by Brenda (aka the Head Stinker). You'll also see many unusual items like "Smellys" Geek Clocks and magnets, hand painted furniture and so much more. Housed in an 1845 Federal Style house you will feel right at home with Smelly and the Head Stinker. The goal is for everyone that enters the door will leave feeling like they had a wonderful experience. Spend the night or weekend in The Banes Suite, our luxury suite for two. Attached to the Smelly Gourmet.
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