Posted in Fun places to go in and near Indianapolis

Great Food

I’ve been wanting to write about a couple of places that have really great food (in my opinion). I’ll only talk about two of the places today and they are both just  South of Indianapolis. One is in Franklin, IN and the other is in Edinburgh, IN.

My family and I love to go eat at some really “Dive” type restaurants but they’re family owned and there’s no denying how great their food is.

Ribs from Hickory Hills These are the best ribs I’ve ever tasted. They come dry with sauce on the side, either mild or hot. I like them dry but my husband likes them saucy. (Each to their own. right?) They come from Hickory Hills Barbecue in Edinburgh, IN. If you ever go shopping at the HUGE outlet mall there, take a short drive North on US31 and you’ll find them. Beware they’re closed on Sunday and Monday and if you want ribs you should call them (812-526-5280)  shortly after they open at 11:00am or they will probably be sold out. Today is Friday, and while my Mom & I were shopping we called and placed our order around 1pm. We got there at 2pm and they had already sold out of them for the day. The actual restaurant is super dinky and really does look sort of like a glorified wood barn. But prices are good and so is the food.

Athen's Gyro

Another place we like to go is in Franklin, In called Athens. Owned and operated by a Greek family, so the food is very authentic. You seat yourself, and they fill up fast Sunday afternoons. The atmosphere is very laid back, jeans and a t-shirt are just fine, or if your in your Sunday best that’s okay too.   They have a small salad bar and full menu of Greek dishes as well as American dishes. My son’s favorite is the spaghetti (all you can eat), my husband’s is the Gyro. I usually mix it up, meaning I rarely get the same thing twice but I think my favorite would be either the Pastichio and the Spanakopita.

No paid advertising here, just my opinion of some great food. Enjoy!!


I'm a wife and Mom. I love baking, crafting, scrap booking, and reading for fun. I work full-time outside of the home and I have one adult son who has high functioning Autism. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and I still love him as much today as I did the day we were married.

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