Rockport Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Rockport

April 14, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Rockport is a city in Ohio Township, Spencer County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. The population was 2,270 at the 2010 census. Once the largest community in Spencer County, the city has recently been surpassed by the town of Santa Claus. The city is the county seat of Spencer County. At 37°53'1" north, Rockport is also the southernmost city in the state, located slightly south of Evansville, Cannelton, or Mount Vernon (the westernmost city).
Things to do in Rockport

1. Colby's

202 W 3rd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4123 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 270-685-4239
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Colby's

Reviewed By Rde1911

Colby’s is a very established eatery in Owensboro. Great chicken tenders and the hot bacon dressing is great. This is a very lively place to eat but noisy if you want to talk in private. Just don’t talk but eat good food.

2. Rolling Pin Pastry Shop

1129 E 18th St, Owensboro, KY 42303-1076 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 270-683-8363
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 148 reviews

Rolling Pin Pastry Shop

Http://www.rollingpinpastryshop.com/

Reviewed By MichaelSmith1981 - Nashville, Tennessee

This was a little out of my way as i was staying downtown for the weekend, but anyone i asked about donuts said go to this place. Well i am glad i did. These donuts were so good, glad i ventured out of downtown again for another great find.

3. The Rustic

1375 South State Road 45, Rockport, IN 47635 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 812-649-9258
Excellent
55%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
15%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

The Rustic

Reviewed By Oxman1978 - Bolingbrook, Illinois

Came to dinner with my cousin. Cozy dining room where everyone knows everyone. Our service was delightful.
My steak was tender and served exactly ad I ordered it. Dinner salad was fresh and delicious. I encourage patronage of privately owned places.
Stop in it is good.

4. The Creme Coffee House

109 E 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4109 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 270-683-7787
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

The Creme Coffee House

Reviewed By Isoruku - United States

What a pleasant surprise! After spending a dreary night in dreary Owensboro, I wanted a decent cappuccino on my way out of town. And I very nearly skipped The Creme Coffee House, and am so glad that I overruled myself and stepped inside. Visually, it's delightful, with a funky, friendly atmosphere and--big bonus--an oasis out the back that offers privacy and a shady outdoor ambiance. But what about the coffee? My cappuccino was very good - not one of my all-time best, but really much better than I was expecting, with a balanced flavor and crafted foam. The Creme definitely deserves your business.

5. Lospanchos

715 N 5th St, Rockport, IN 47635-1138 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Mexican +1 812-649-4137
Excellent
44%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Lospanchos

Reviewed By ArkansasEagle - Midway, Arkansas

I was in Rockport overnight and checked Trip Advisor for a place to eat (VERY few options in Rockport). I wish I would not chosen to eat here.

The only thing I liked (being a Train aficionado) was the Caboose that is attached to the restaurant-although once I was inside I saw how it was attached-with insulation hanging out and visibly dirty areas around it. That should have told me that this would not be a pleasurable experience.

The service was slow especially considering there were only 2-3 tables occupied while I was there. I ordered Shrimp Fajitas and the appearance was okay but they did not bring the tortillas for a few minutes!

I have never stated this in a review before-I was feeling sick to my stomach within 10 minutes of leaving the restaurant!

I can not recommend this establishment- the food was not good and it was DIRTY!

Do yourself a favor-take a picture of the Caboose from outside as you are driving by to find a better place to eat!

6. Fetta Specialty Pizza

118 Saint Ann St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4144 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 270-926-0005
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Fetta Specialty Pizza

Reviewed By goodmel - Morgantown, Kentucky

Fetta is a must try in Owensboro. The pizza was delicious. I absolutely recommend the mashed potato pizza. It was surprisingly very good. What stood out most though was the service. We visited on a very busy Friday night and service was very quick. I’ve never been anywhere where the staff was so attentive and friendly. Treated everyone like long lost friends. They alone are a good reason to try this place out. I will definitely be adding Fetta to my list of must try agains.

7. Dalisha's Desserts

1010 Allen St Ste 200, Owensboro, KY 42303-3025 Takeout, Seating Cafe, Soups Lunch +1 270-663-1258
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Dalisha's Desserts

Reviewed By 2010RAV - Owensboro, Kentucky

I had NEVER heard of this hidden gem until someone brought some cookies to work. I paid a visit on Valentine's Day of this year after finally figuring out where it is located. Obviously EVERYONE else knows how to find this place! Absolutely some of the best sweets ever!. I am going to try to order a cake from here for my wife's birthday. I can hardly wait.

8. Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301-2689 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 4 - SGD 24 +1 270-684-8143
Excellent
55%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 631 reviews

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

Reviewed By mrskillz - Saint Louis, Missouri

This is a large restaurant with appealing decor. Service was efficient and friendly. I tried the buffet, which had a marginal salad bar, soups, entree and sides and desserts. The entree and sides portion heavily favored beans and vegetables and pork and mutton. The meat was available as ribs for the pork, as well as pulled and sliced for both pork and mutton. My first time trying mutton and it was similar to pot roast in texture and flavor. The pork was over cooked. My biggest issue was it was not apparent the meat was smoked: no smoke taste, no smoke ring. It is possible that is how barbecue is done in Kentucky; it was my first time trying it.

9. Diane's Bakery Delights

2710 Hwy 60 E, Owensboro, KY 42303 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 270-684-1108
Excellent
79%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Diane's Bakery Delights

Reviewed By Scott P - Shanghai, China

Some of the best donuts in town -- but don't forget to pickup an Apple Fritter and chase it down with some of Diane's coffee... A really great place to make breakfast a memorable event while in or passing through Owensboro...

10. Brick Oven Pizza Rockport

701 N 5th St, Rockport, IN 47635-1138 Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 812-649-9994
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Brick Oven Pizza Rockport

Reviewed By illinifaninky - Wilmore, Kentucky

After a day in Owensboro, I went back to my hotel and realized that the city I was staying had very few restaurants, so I went here. The pizza itself was very tasty, but for one pizza it was over $25 not what I was expecting, but this is about pizza and that was excellent.

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