Ten Restaurants We Love Right Now

Our vibrant, independent restaurants offer a range of culinary styles:

Fiesta Acapulco

8480 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh

With a variety of fresh salads, as well as lunch and dinner specials, Fiesta Acapulco is a great way to satisfy your southwest cravings any time of day. Family friendly, the restaurant boasts kids’ meals and an indoor playroom. Celebration friendly, a lakeside patio and daily drink specials are available, including 99-cent margaritas.


501 N. Green River Road  •

Echoing the vibe of the Mediterranean, the romance of Acropolis is enduring. Split an order of saganaki (think flaming cheese — oopah!) and feast on Kota Lemonati (chicken in a lemon cream sauce) or Christina’s chicken (a butterflied breast smothered in mushrooms, onions, bits of bacon, and cheese). Finish with baklava for an evening to remember.

Gerst Bavarian Haus

2100 W. Franklin St.  •

Evansville’s German restaurant offers American specialties as well as authentic, traditional German fare. Once the Heldt and Voekler Hardware store, the cozy, tavern-like building is rich with history and serves as the perfect backdrop for the abundant beer selection: 29 varieties on tap and 125 bottled. Resident beer expert and bartender Paul Ankenbrand can help novices navigate the choices.

Golden Buddha

3221 Taylor Ave., Evansville  •  5066 State Road 261, Newburgh

Fresh, made-to-order, Chinese food is ready in just minutes. The restaurant has established its place in Evansville with authentic dishes including crispy, flavorful crab Rangoon, tender-crisp moo goo gai pan, and expertly seasoned Mongolian pork. Both locations offer a thriving 10-minute take-out business.

Knob Hill Tavern

1016 W. Highway 662, Newburgh  •

The 69-year-old Newburgh restaurant is known for its catfish fiddlers – a fiddling catfish welcomes on the neon sign – and also serves a great Greek salad and “kraut balls” (battered, deep-fried sauerkraut and Dijon cream cheese). Choose to sit on the outdoor terrace for a scenic experience.

Kanpai Sushi
and Asian Bistro

4593 Washington Ave.  •

Live music, craft beer tastings — pleasant surprises make each Kanpai visit unique. We can always count on a great atmosphere and excellent food, including more than 30 in-house beers and exclusive varieties of sushi. Try the S.O.B. roll, a spicy-citrus delight that includes tuna, cilantro, onions, jalapeno, spicy mayo, and lime.

Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery

972 S. Hebron Ave.  •

Presentation complements taste at the restaurant where flickering candles create a soft glow at each table. Lorenzo’s offers one of Evansville’s top wine lists, as well as quality lunch specials, such as the mountainous Quiche du Jour, and formal dinners with homemade pastas. Finish up with an award-winning, tempting dessert — coconut cake, chocolate bourbon cake, and a wide variety of delicious cookies. If it’s nice outside, have a seat on the patio and visit with Fletcher the Cat.


408 N. Main St.; 4 N. Weinbach Ave.; 8011 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh  •

Pizza on a thin, crisp, flaky crust, covered with a variety of hearty toppings, and blanketed with gooey mozzarella cheese can only come from one place — Turoni’s. Pair it with “garlic cheez toast” or warm, billowy breadsticks for a one-of-a-kind meal. Wash it all down with a handcrafted brew, such as Vinny’s lager, a light German-styled Pilsner.

DiLegge’s Restaurant

607 N. Main St.  •

DiLegge’s offers flavorful Italian food in an inviting, casual atmosphere. The Italian and American cuisine has been delighting locals for more than 20 years, with secret family recipes from brother and sister owners Dan and Gina DiLegge. Enjoy one of their many great wines while sampling the toasted ravioili, served with meat or marinara sauce, or tangy jalapeno poppers stuffed with cheese. Refill your glass as you move on to timeless baked ziti, a dish that graced the DiLegge’s menu before any other menu in town.

Wolf’s Barbecue

6600 N. First Ave.  •

An Evansville original, the family-owned and operated Wolf’s has been serving up its special brand of barbecue since 1925, from the North Side location it still occupies today. Sample a “deluxe bar-b-q dinner” with a special, spicy-barbecue Wolf’s Bloody Mary. Top it off with a slice of signature coconut or chocolate cream pie.


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