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Cow Palace

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318 N Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN 46176-1312
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Shelbyville, Indiana
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great tenderloin, turtle sundae, and ranch dressing. Try the potato wedges for a nice change from French fries.

Thank Npmom68
Shelbyville, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The only place in town that I know of that offer hand made malts. They're the best, reminds me of the days when I was a kid.

Thank mjvjindy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turtle sundae and brewed ice tea today...favorites of mine...have had BLT'S or tenderloins on other visits and love them as well. Local diner atmosphere.

Thank bocatamra
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband likes breaded pork tenderloin, so when we are on the way up toward Indy, we usually stop. This is a great local place with burgers and fries, great Ice cream and shakes. This is friendly service for a nice stop off the interstate instead of the same old burgers at a chain like McDonalds. Looked like the breakfast... More 

Thank Annette D
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, soups, sandwiches, limited dinners, but great ice cream, sundaes, sodas, milkshakes, and ice cream treats. Eat in or carry out!

Thank MzKatz
Dublin, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought we would try this place since they were number 1 on trip advisor and not a chain restaurant. From the name of the place , one would think that the burgers would be something special and the ice cream homemade, but we were disappointed. The cow palace hamburger meat was on par with McDonalds. The milkshake was good.....but it's... More 

Thank 1947linda2010
Mill Spring, North Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we were looking for home town restaurant instead of fast food traveling.. had the pork tenderloin sandwich very tasty , for the southern folks they did have sweet tea but needed a little help but it was sweet. ice cream parlor in front for the sweet tooth. looked to be a local favorite. very friendly service good for family eats.... More 

Thank BenandJune
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Very good ice cream! I had a Cookies 'N' Creme malt and my girlfriend had a peanut butter sundae. I would recommend this place over any other average ice cream shop such as Dairy Queen. Apparently they also have a dining section where you can order a meal. We did not do this but we plan to the next time... More 

Thank Braden R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Great food & fast, friendly service! We go here a lot. They have great home-made milkshakes and ice cream too!

Thank Maryann80
Northwest Indiana
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212 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We were looking for a place to stop for dinner while traveling and trip advisor led us here. Glad we stopped. Quaint local eatery with food choices that remind me of a hometown diner. Burgers and sandwiches were quite good with old fashioned fries and cole slaw on the side. Didn't try the shakes but they looked good on other... More 

Thank Cubfans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 N Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN 46176-1312
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: 317-392-4889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?