All Decked Out

The Landing General Manager Sean Swank says he doesn’t have to go outside to know when the sun is setting. When customers stray to one of the riverside restaurant’s several decks to catch a glimpse of the sun falling below the banks of the Ohio River, it’s a signal to him that the night has just begun.

Opened in August 2020 by local restauranter Richie Patel in the remodeled Edgewater Grille location in Newburgh, Indiana, The Landing is the place to kick back, grab a drink, enjoy a meal, and take in the picturesque views of the quaint river town (The Edgewater Grille operated in the location for 22 years, closing in February 2020).

“We did not expect the business that we got,” says Swank. “When we opened for the first two months, it felt like we were on a two-hour wait any time of day until the weather started to cool off, because everybody was hungry to sit outside, and we were able to provide that.”

The Landing has five outdoor decks overlooking the Ohio River and seats about half of the restaurant’s total capacity. Live music is played from the lowest outdoor deck with available seating several nights a week during summer, weather permitting.

Featuring a gastropub menu with a seafood selection, The Landing has dishes for both upscale and casual dining. For a classic pub meal, try the brisket nachos with beer cheese, diced tomatoes, onion crisps, and a barbecue drizzle, or dig into the blackened mahi-mahi entrée topped with a pineapple pico de gallo. Is the water calling your name? Stick your fork into the creamy white cheddar lobster mac and cheese topped with crumbled bacon and toasted breadcrumbs.

“How close we are to the water is what people are looking for when they come here,” says Swank. “We’ve definitely been growing our menu substantially.”

The Landing is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Brunch is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The second level of the restaurant can be rented for private events by calling the front desk at 812-518-1200.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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