Where to Eat in Decatur: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Esmeralda Fenner

Decatur is a city in Root and Washington townships, Adams County, Indiana, United States. It is the county seat of Adams County. Decatur is home to Adams Memorial Hospital, which was designated as one of the "Top 100" Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. The population of Decatur was 9,405 at the 2010 census.

1. Back 40 Junction Restaurant

1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 260-724-3355
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 257 reviews

Back 40 Junction Restaurant

Reviewed By mimidiner - Big Rapids, Michigan

Prime rib was good. Salad bar very fresh. Sides were just OK. Desserts were just OK. Pies were not homemade crusts & way too much artificial whip cream. Wait staff were super friendly & attentive. Artifacts & giant mural were very interesting.Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

2. The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop

168 S 2nd St, Decatur, IN 46733-1665
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop

Reviewed By heatheranne1234 - Decatur, Indiana

27 flavors of fun. We love this place! Highly recommended. Locally owned and operated. We love to support local.

3. The Java Bean Cafe

151 N 2nd St, Decatur, IN 46733-1608 Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations Breakfast +1 260-728-4000
Excellent
58%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

The Java Bean Cafe

The Java Bean Café opened for business on October 17, 2008 with the mission of providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere for people to relax, enjoy a tasty cup of coffee and wonderful food. We offer a light breakfast, daily lunch specials and a wide variety of coffee, lattes and espresso made by our skilled baristas. There’s free Wi-Fi so feel free to bring your laptop and sit a while, we don’t mind.

Reviewed By BobbieB853 - Wallingford, Connecticut, United States

This is a local coffee/hangout place in a small town. That said, the coffee was an 8 out of 10 and the oatmeal was the best I ever had (and I'm an experienced oatmeal taster.) breakfast sandwiches and pastries are also available.

4. Galley Restaurant

622 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1258 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 260-724-8181
Excellent
47%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

Galley Restaurant

Reviewed By sdcglre - Detroit, Michigan

I visited just about half an hour before closing. The server was friendly and attentive. I ordered the NY strip steak with sweet potato fries and the salad bar. There were many items on the salad bar and I very much enjoyed the thick, creamy, delightful ranch dressing. The steak was thick and tender. The light seasonings brought out the natural flavor of the steak and it was delicious! The sweet potato fries were served with maple syrup. I found that to be a unique and tasty dip for the fries. By accident, I dipped a piece of steak and found that to be quite pleasurable to my palate! Prices were quite reasonable.

5. West End Restaurant

702 W Monroe St, Decatur, IN 46733-1628 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 260-724-2938
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

West End Restaurant

Reviewed By KarlWSchm - The Villages, Florida

Busy as heck. We sat at the counter (which was dirty), and no one even acknowledged us for well over 5 minutes. Had to flag down a server walking by. I ordered the grilled tenderloin daily special. It included mac 'n cheese, green beans, a dinner roll, and sherbet. The roll and sherbet were served, first, well ahead of time. Strange. My wife had the hamburger and fries. The unsweetened iced tea was decent. They were obviously stressed out with the volume of business. While the food was acceptable, the service was lacking. It'll be a while, before we give them another chance.

6. Indiana Pancake House

644 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-3117 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 260-724-7181
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Indiana Pancake House

Reviewed By Vickie G

Their menu has about anything you would think of in a Midwest small town restaurant. But the fun part is the serving sizes. You can get breakfast at any time and you always get one more egg than you order? Their sides of fruit ar fresh and delicious. The taco salad is plentiful and delicious. Their pancakes have a very slight sweet taste and they are light and yummy. Their beef Manhatten fills the entire large plate it is served on. Servers are extra friendly and efficient. Never disappointed here.

7. Corner Cafe

105 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1409 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 260-223-0244
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Corner Cafe

Reviewed By gmwnmw - Berne, Indiana

It's not a regular restaurant. It's not your typical small town diner. It has its own little niche along US 27 in Decatur. Friendly service, clean facilities, scrumptious food. We enjoyed the Malibu Chicken and Fish Tacos. Both were great. The Malibu probably a bit more filling than the tacos, but guess that makes sense. The home made soup board led us to substitute that instead of the home cut fries. (Saving for another visit!) Cream of Asparagus was available; We ordered and did not regret! Buttermilk pie was splendid. all home made on the spot. You can't go wrong!

8. Angel's Bakery

703 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1119 Cafe, Soups +1 260-301-9257
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Angel's Bakery

Reviewed By Bob A

Stopped here while visiting Decatur to have our RV worked on. RV service person recommended this restaurant. This is easy to find on the main street thru Decatur. The sandwiches are fantastic and their bakery products - well you can forget being healthy - LOL

9. Niblick's Downtown Bistro

208 W Monroe St, Decatur, IN 46733-1607 Seating, Takeout Soups Breakfast, Lunch +1 260-223-8466
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Niblick's Downtown Bistro

Reviewed By Sherri A

I stopped in after an appointment and was pleasantly surprised at the hometown atmosphere I encountered. The food was delicious and it was evident it had been prepared expressly for the person ordering. Fresh food, clean establishment. Bookstore attached.

10. El Camino Real

Us 27, Decatur, IN 46733 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 260-728-4008
Excellent
52%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

El Camino Real

Reviewed By Senior-Travel-Guy - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We found this restaurant rated highly online---and we agree. Don't let its crummy strip mall setting fool you: this restaurant is the real deal. Service was fast, the food was fabulous, and the prices reasonable. I loved my burrito/fajita; one of the best Mexican dishes I've ever eaten. My wife complained to the waiter that her fajita lacked the promised mushrooms; a few minutes later they brought her a whole new one, which she absolutely adored. If you are ever near Decatur, Indiana and have a hunkering for Mexican, this is the place for you. By the way, we were there on a Friday night, and the place was packed with locals.

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