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The Story Inn

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6404 South State Road 135, Nashville, IN 47448
18129882273
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions
Description: 160 year old village turned boutique bed & breakfast featuring unique...
160 year old village turned boutique bed & breakfast featuring unique overnight accommodations in the towns original cottages. The original general store is now the Story Inn Restaurant which serves brunch and dinner featuring seasonal New American cuisine, paired with an award winning wine list. The Story Still, located below the restaurant offers a full bar with a rotating Hoosier micro beer collection. Story offers several unique wedding and event venues, including a 100 year old barn, gardens, and old mill.
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth the trip - great experience, good food

Maybe it's haunted? I wasn't clear from the rambling stories our waitress gave us, but it seems like there is a possibility that the Story Inn is haunted. What was clear was that we had a great time at the Story Inn. Not everyone in our party loved their main courses, but the drive down from Little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam P
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Evansville, IN
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to have a romantic dinner! The food is wonderful, with lots of little touched that made it feel special. The server brought a little pickled beet tartar compliments of the chef, as well as a lemon bar for dessert. I ordered the winter squash and it was the best vegetarian entree I have ever eaten at... More 

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Thank redpepper74
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we went as a couple, and then took our whole extended family back (12 people) for Sunday lunch. Everyone really enjoyed their food, and believe me, we have some picky eaters, or maybe I should say discriminating diners. Ha. The menu had several offerings, from burgers, to clubs, to pulled pork. All were reported as great. I had the... More 

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Thank Cynthia L
ebelj, Owner at The Story Inn, responded to this review

Hello Cynthia, Thank you for your return visit, sharing Story with your family, and for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Jacob Ebel More 

Kokomo, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always high quality and delicious in such a beautiful setting. The drive is a wonderful way to get to see the landscape of the area.

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Thank Leigha B
ebelj, Owner at The Story Inn, responded to this review

Hello Leigha, Thank you for making the drive to dine with us, and for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Jacob Ebel More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it's haunted? I wasn't clear from the rambling stories our waitress gave us, but it seems like there is a possibility that the Story Inn is haunted. What was clear was that we had a great time at the Story Inn. Not everyone in our party loved their main courses, but the drive down from Little Nashville was entertaining,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Adam P
Covington, Kentucky
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find. You could spend an entire day here just walking the grounds and learning about the history of this place. Nice underground bar besides the restaurant. Getting some upgrades in early January, can't wait to see the finished product.

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Thank Ron O
ebelj, Owner at The Story Inn, responded to this review

Hello Ron, Thank you for your kind review, and for visiting us. I'm very sorry you caught us during renovations, and we weren't able to fully accommodate you. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thank you again, Jacob Ebel General Manager | Co-Owner More 

Nashville, Indiana
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The Story Inn' s food and service are always enjoyable. This stop, in Brown County, is not to be missed and one of it's "hidden gems".

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Thank Krakowiswonderful
ebelj, Owner at The Story Inn, responded to this review

Hello Krakowiswonderful, Thank you for your kind review, and return visit. We greatly appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you next time. Happy new year, Jacob Ebel General Manager/Co-Owner More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times because my group of friends and I love the ambiance and the food. It is SO quaint and the food is usually delicious, but the service is very spotty. Sometimes it is good and sometimes the waitress has acted like she was too busy to bother with us and we were just... More 

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Thank Georgeanna2
ebelj, Manager at The Story Inn, responded to this review

Hello Georgeanna2, Thank you for your review, and patronage. We truly value honest feedback such as yours, which allows us to improve and create a better guest experience. Thank you again. Jacob Ebel General Manager More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Not too many places were open Thanksgiving day for this traveler to enjoy so I was a bit apprehensive. No need to have been. The menu was set offering options for turkey, ham or vegetarian lasagna. I opted for the turkey. It was expertly cooked. Very tender and juicy serve with a wonderful cranberry sauce, seasoned mashed potatoes, dressing, and... More 

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Thank Suzanne F
ebelj, Manager at The Story Inn, responded to this review

Hello Suzanne, Thank you for spending your Thanksgiving with us, and for your kind review. We're very happy that you enjoyed your meal, and hope to see you again. Kind regards, Jacob Ebel General Manager More 

Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Excellent dining experience - great food. Worth the extra drive through beautiful Brown County. Food prepared with extra care. I recommend anything they serve.

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Thank Carol K
ebelj, Manager at The Story Inn, responded to this review

Hello Carol, Thank you very much for your kind review and patronage. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Jacob Ebel General Manager More 

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

we attended a wedding here, highly recommended if you're looking for a venue in southern indiana. Or just a place for a weekend getaway... it's gorgeous and has top notch food.

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Thank Christa M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6404 South State Road 135, Nashville, IN 47448
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 18129882273

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

160 year old village turned boutique bed & breakfast featuring unique overnight accommodations in the towns original cottages. The original general store is now the Story Inn Restaurant which serves brunch and dinner featuring seasonal New American cuisine, paired with an award winning wine list. The Story Still, located below the restaurant offers a full bar with a rotating Hoosier micro beer collection. Story offers several unique wedding and event venues, including a 100 year old barn, gardens, and old mill.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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