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

April 14, 2018 Etsuko Causey

New Castle is a city in Henry County, Indiana, 44 miles (71 km) east-northeast of Indianapolis, on the Big Blue River. The city is the county seat of Henry County. New Castle is home to New Castle Fieldhouse, the largest high school gymnasium in the world. The city is surrounded by agricultural land. In the past, it was a manufacturing center for the production of sheet iron and steel, automobiles, caskets, clothing, scales, bridges, pianos, furniture, handles, shovels, lathes, bricks, and flour.
Things to do in New Castle

1. Jack's Donut Shoppe

2410 S 14th St, New Castle, IN 47362-2107 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 765-529-2956
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Jack's Donut Shoppe

Reviewed By kgray_hoosier_hayday - New Castle, Indiana

Short and to the point, Jack's Donuts originated in New Castle several decades ago, and under Lee Marcum's (son of founder) oversight, has expanded to 14 locations from Avon to Bloomington and Muncie with 10 sites in and around Indianapolis. Lee has been seen on Indy TV (e.g. channel 8) touting new and savory creations. Simply put, you owe it to yourself to try one or more of these sweet, if not sinful, delights. If you don't agree Jack's to be among the best doughnuts you've ever tasted, consider checking yourself into the nearest ER because there is likely something seriously wrong with your taste buds. :-)

2. Park Restaurant

1651 S Memorial Dr, New Castle, IN 47362-1213 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 765-591-8100
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Park Restaurant

Reviewed By sharonjxn2 - Muncie, Indiana

Indiana is known for good home cooking. This place serves up a wide variety of Hoosier favorites. On Fridays they offer an all-you-can-eat beer-battered fish special. The dish arrived with four huge fillets, no question of needing more. The large tenderloin is gigantic so I ordered the small one, and it was huge also. I cut it in half and each piece was still larger than the bun. If you decide to get the large tenderloin, it's enough to share with three or four people.
The side salad was fresh and cold, and the other side dishes, green beans and mashed potatoes and gravy were ample and delicious.
The service was great. Our server took time to answer our questions about the history of the restaurant, which opened in Rushville in 1944. Our meal arrived hot and quickly.
They are undergoing an expansion and I can really understand why. The prices are very reasonable. I will definitely go again.

3. Cafe Royal

2004 1/2 S Memorial Dr, New Castle, IN 47362-4900 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 13 +1 765-593-0454
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Cafe Royal

We are the community gathering place. We serve a continental breakfast, full lunch menu, which carries over for dinner. Home cooking and house baked items. Full espresso bar, Fruit smoothies and many specialties. We have been voted best coffee, best soups, best meeting place, best sandwich shoppe by readers choice. Free wifi, have a semi private meeting area with AV capabilities for presentations.

Reviewed By Amy M

Loved the food and desert. They have an awesome fountain Cherry Coke...There areas for ready and visiting. The perfect atmosphere for a business meeting which was why I was there. Very friendly service. Loved the decorGlad to hear you enjoyed our place and liked the atmosphere. We recently moved to a new location. Please come out and check out our new place. 1451 S. memorial Dr.

4. Dairy Queen

2402 S 14th St, New Castle, IN 47362-2107 +1 765-529-5667
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By jenbtaylor - jackson

Brought back fond memories walking up to the little window and placing our ice cream order. A little off the main highway but still had to stand in line! Our ice cream and shakes were great! Nice to slow down the pace for a change.

5. El Chili Poblano's

3015 S 14th St, New Castle, IN 47362-1845 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 765-529-3997
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Reviewed By NLM72 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We've been there several times already and it has never disappointed us. Great place if you like Mexican food. They have two different locations and we have always been at the one on S 14th St. Love the place.

6. Primo

1326 Broad St, New Castle, IN 47362-4203 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Dinner, Lunch +1 765-388-2777
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Primo

Reviewed By Zach T - New Castle, Indiana

This place is a pleasant surprise. Located "uptown" in New Castle, IN...unassuming storefront with some serious punch behind those doors. A very capable kitchen serves up an impressive menu that includes specials, varying weekly. I've dined here on multiple occasions: with spouse, family, friends.

Vibe: High-end décor for a small, formerly booming, manufacturing town. Lots of dark wood, warm light, and a split-level floor plan with the bar perched just a few feet above the main dining room. Impressive from the moment you walk in the door.

Service: Attentive wait staff. Probably won't find a Master Sommelier here, but they know the menu well and they're happy to answer any questions you may have.

Food: Good survey of Italian cuisine amongst menu items (I've had just about everything they offer). The food is done VERY well. The only risotto I've had that was better than Primo's: Venice, Italy...no joke.

Bar: Great cocktail and liquor selection, solid wine list, formidable array of craft bottled beers as well. Only hang-up is the lack of draught beer.

Overall: This place is grossly under appreciated. Whenever I stop in, I walk away more impressed. If you live regionally, get in the car...it's worth the drive. I'd stack this place up against any Italian eatery in Indy.

7. Mancino's Pizza and Grinders

2111 S Memorial Dr, New Castle, IN 47362-1223 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 765-529-8868
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Mancino's Pizza and Grinders

Reviewed By sciroccokid - indiana

As titled the food is always fresh and tastes great. The older gray lady at register never smiles and seems to have a bad day everyday. Will keep returning for grinders as they are awesome but wow the people working there seem really unhappy. Food is 5/5 overall service 3/5 at best. Try any grinder they are wonderful but breadsticks, pizza and other items are all very good.

8. Los Amigos

120 S Memorial Dr, New Castle, IN 47362-4988 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 765-521-4096
Excellent
48%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Los Amigos

Reviewed By JudithP5

I wish I had great things to say about this--our first stop for Mexican in a three-week road trip, but it was just mediocre compared to other places we dined. They are open until 10 p.m., and we pulled into New Castle about 8:30, so our options were limited. The food came quickly--probably too quickly. Amazingly, after 9 p.m., on a Wed. evening, there was a noisy kids' party in the next room. This is a good stop if you want fast food and don't care about relaxing. It is authentic Mexican, and there is a little language issue.

9. Stacks Pancake House and Restaurant

510 S Memorial Dr, New Castle, IN 47362-4910 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations American, Greek, Diner Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 20 +1 765-529-3001
Excellent
43%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Stacks Pancake House and Restaurant

Reviewed By uufrisbee7 - uufrisbee7

Our first visit for breakfast and we enjoyed our meal. The kids ordered the Mickey pancake, which was a cute presentation for an otherwise ordinary dish. My husband ordered a ham and cheese omelet and it was yummy. I ordered an egg breakfast with bacon and hash browns and pancakes. Being gluten-free, I couldn't eat the pancakes but they looked good. Portions were large enough we had some leftovers. Overall, it was a good place to eat and we will return next time we're in town.

10. Early Bird Diner

211 S 15th St, New Castle, IN 47362-3203 Seating Breakfast +1 765-575-3030
Excellent
64%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Early Bird Diner

Reviewed By ColoradoTraveler2go - Landstuhl, Germany

I are here with my elderly father who loves this place. It is convienetly located and the parking is easy. You can even enter through the pack door which makes it easier for those who can't walk very far. The food is predictable but the staff are very polite. The food is primarily comfort good and the servings are ample.

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