Where to Eat in French Lick: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Toi Mattera

French Lick is a town in French Lick Township, Orange County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,807 at the 2010 census. In November 2006, the French Lick Resort Casino, the state's tenth casino in the modern legalized era, opened, drawing national attention to the small town. However, it is best known as the hometown of basketball player Larry Bird.
Things to do in French Lick

1. German Cafe

452 S Maple St, 452 South Maple Street, French Lick, IN 47432-1083 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 812-936-1111
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 377 reviews

German Cafe

Our Restaurant is a family style, casual dining. Our prices range according to what you eat and drink, starting at approx. 8 dollars. We are located in the heart of French Lick, IN.

Reviewed By andi88 - seven valleys, pa

Great authentic German food and beer. Small restaurant. Some of the decor is a bit strange (dolls. etc.) but the service is great and friendly. One of the better meals we had on the trip.

2. French Lick Winery & Vintage Cafe

8145 W Sinclair St, West Baden Springs, IN 47469-8200 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Cafe, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 812-936-2293
Excellent
45%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 218 reviews

French Lick Winery & Vintage Cafe

Reviewed By Alyssa J

My family frequents this winery/café, and we always try different dishes. We have never been disappointed with a single order! All of their pastas are delicious, and the pizza is very good.

Our group is usually made up of varying wine interests, and everyone always finds something that they like!

It is kiddo-friendly, as well, unlike a lot of other wineries!

I highly recommend this place. My only reason for four stars rather than five is that the service can be rather spotty, whether they are busy or not.

3. French Licks Ice Cream and Coffee Bar

469 S Maple St Ste 105, French Lick, IN 47432-1009 Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American +1 812-936-3030
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

French Licks Ice Cream and Coffee Bar

Ice Cream and Coffee Shop next to Bear Hollow Wood Carvers. Ice Cream and Coffee as unique as the art surrounding it.

Reviewed By DTLTA - Chicago, Illinois

Pretty good ice cream with unique flavors. Is it the best that I've ever had? No, but still very good and located inside of the Bear Hollow shop. They also have choices of unique style sodas and coffees for anyone who does not like ice...MoreThanks for your review. We appreciate it.

4. Hoosier Tea and Coffee

8163 IN-56 c, West Baden Springs, IN 47469 +1 812-936-6020
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Carrieparmenter

We stopped in Hoosier Tea and Coffee after hiking in February so hot drinks were exactly what we wanted. I ordered a hot tea and the owner asked if I had ever tried a London Fog. I told him no. So he offered to make me one to try. He said if I didn't like it, he'd make me whatever I wanted. He explained that you brew Earl Grey in steamed milk and sweeten it with vanilla syrup. I told him that I'd like to try it. He asked what flavor of vanilla I wanted and I told him French vanilla. He then joked that he called it a "Normandy" fog then. We laughed at the joke and he thanked us for laughing at his lame jokes. He was a very pleasant host and the tea and coffee were excellent. I asked about buying food and he said they are working on getting some pastries and sandwiches, but don't have anything to eat yet. If you're in town, go check it out for a cute location, friendly service and great drinks!

5. Sinclair's Restaurant

8538 W Baden Ave, French Lick, IN 47432-9389 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 46 - SGD 79 +1 888-936-5579
Excellent
57%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 366 reviews

Sinclair's Restaurant

Timeless in its beauty and stylishness, Sinclair's offers an impressive dinner menu and wine list. This restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or a celebratory dinner for many. Named after Lee W. Sinclair, one of the original owners of West Baden Springs Hotel. Sinclair brought sophistication to Southern Indiana and transformed the hotel into a slice of European elegance in America. Located just off of the West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium.

Reviewed By Jenna D - Bloomington, Indiana

While staying with my significant other for a weekend getaway at West Baden Springs, he made reservations much to my surprise at this lovely restaurant.
Marcia (I apologize if I misspelled her name) served us with a smile and was so sweet and helpful.
We started with the lobster bisque, which was nice and creamy but not too heavy. I love all things seafood, so I myself really enjoyed this bisque. My boyfriend liked it too.
I had Maple Leaf Farms Duck, which had sweet potatoes and other pairings with it that were just right. I've had duck many times, but I have to say this was the best duck I've ever eaten. It was cooked perfectly. I was pleasantly surprised by the pomegranate molasses introduced with the pilaf and sweet potatoes; it truly complimented the entire dish.
My boyfriend had filet mignon, with mashed potatoes. This was a very large side of mashed potatoes; could easily be shared. He loved the bearnaise sauce with the filet. He stated the filet melted in his mouth, as it should.
We had a very nice Moscato wine with dinner. I'm no connoisseur of wines, but I love a good Moscato, and this was excellent.
This restaurant was beautiful, and quiet. Perfect for a romantic date.

6. Miguel's Mexican Restaurant

8345 W State Road 56, West Baden Springs, IN 47469-9655 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 877-492-8616
Excellent
41%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Miguel's Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By curious_diner - Illinois River Valley

Great Mexican restaurant. This was an unexpected treat, since we normally do not find good Mexican food outside of the Chicago area. It was amazing, and very reasonably priced. The staff was friendly and treated us like family. The portions were very generous, as well.

7. Dairy Queen

Hwy 56 & Beechwood, French Lick, IN 47432 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 812-936-4282
Excellent
27%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
4%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 65 reviews

Reviewed By Janice14 - Indianapolis, IN

Staying at the waterpark hotel, and everyone was hungry for some ice cream, so paid a visit here. Was pretty busy, but they put everyone through fairly quickly. It gets a bit congested in the area by the registers though, as people are standing in line to order; people are waiting there, too, for their ice cream orders, plus, there is a door right there, too. A smaller DQ but they did a good job handling the business. They also give a senior discount, but need to ask for it.

8. Hagen's Club House Restaurant

1917 Country Club Dr, French Lick, IN 47432 Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 66 +1 812-936-5550
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 358 reviews

Hagen's Club House Restaurant

Hagen's is clubhouse dining with a panoramic view of our Donald Ross Course. The restaurant is named for legendary golfer Walter Hagen who won the 1924 PGA Championship at the golf course. The menu features soups and salads to steaks and seafood. Guests can also sit at the expansive bar where gangster Al Capone was believed to have carved a message. Just don't sit in the wrong seat!

Reviewed By Kevin T - Campbellsburg, Indiana

Once again good food, son had the new chicken and waffles hot bourbon syrup, the rest of us had burger, breaded tender loin, and prime rib with peppers and onions. The service was out standing sorry I did not get our waitress name, very knowledgeable...MoreGood day Kevin T -- Thank you for your kind words and rating. We are pleased to read that the food and service met your expectations. We look forward to delivering the same great service the next time you are our guest!

9. Papa John's West Baden

8362 W State Road 56, West Baden Springs, IN 47469-9415 Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 812-936-4400
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Papa John's West Baden

Reviewed By LONG3 - Paoli, Indiana

This place has consistently good food and excellent customer service. This is one of the better Papa John's.

10. 1875 Steakhouse

8670 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432-9389 (Formerly 1875 The Steakhouse) Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 66 - SGD 197 +1 888-936-9360
Excellent
58%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 337 reviews

1875 Steakhouse

Named to commemorate May 17, 1875, the date of the first Kentucky Derby, French Lick Springs Hotel's signature restaurant is located adjacent to the main lobby. Bask in an elegant atmosphere with an open kitchen, overlooking our scenic gardens and iconic Pluto Spring gazebo. Serving 100% premium aged Midwest, corn-fed Angus beef, 1875: The Steakhouse offers choice cuts that are aged to be tender and full of flavor.

Reviewed By showstang - Cincinnati, Ohio

Wife and I ate here over a long weekend, and we have dined here on several occasions prior. I can say this place is a very good fine dining establishment. However, tonight was just a little off. Steaks were not the best cut of meat that we are used to here. Service was a little off due to an apparent language barrier. I know it's generally very good, so I will still give it a recommended rating. But next time, I will expect better. The highlight of the evening was a very friendly keyboard player who entertains while dining. He provided a delightful atmosphere with just the right amount of volume, and asked my wife for several selections that he played for her. And at the end of dinner, a patron who could really sing joined in to the entertainment of all in the room. I will still highly recommend this place for a great dinner.

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