20 Places to Eat or Drink in Boone County

Jennifer Rubenstein

While there are WAY more than 20, we thought we’d at least get you started. Here are some hidden gems and townie favorites for you to explore.

1. Moontown Brewing Company

Located in the former Whitestown High School gym, this renovated space brings quality craft beer and an ever-changing menu from their backyard garden. Eating local and in season is a passion here along with brewing the “dankest” beer on the planet.

2. Grace Truck

Grace Truck is a family-owned Boone County Food Truck focusing on thoughtful food. Grace Truck provides a clean eating option to Boone County including options that can accommodate vegans and those that are gluten-free while supporting local farms and businesses. Find them around town for your next meal.

3. Fundae’s Ice Cream & Sweets

Who doesn’t love ice cream?! It’s an evening staple in my house. With fun names like Exhausted Parent and Fat Elvis, this is a fun stop for anyone. Even better, many of their staff speak ASL.

4. Jawbone BBq

Sometimes the best BBQ joints are a little off the beaten path and this one is no exception. Jawbone brings big flavor and quality meat to the heart of downtown Advance.

5. Titus Bakery

A true hometown favorite. You’re going to want to trust me and get yourself a pershing. Before you leave, grab a photo outside against their art-inspired wall.

6. Cobblestone

Located on Zionsville’s fabled brick street, here you’ll find delectable dishes for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Kick back with friends and enjoy a specialty cocktail on their brick patio.

7. Auberge

Located within the Brick Street Inn you’ll find traditional and contemporary French fare skillfully prepared in a causal yet refined and elegant setting.

8. 1830 chophouse

Newly opened, this locally owned steakhouse is located on The Square in Lebanon. Here you’ll find quality meat done right for all your carnivorous needs.

9. Backroads bbq

Offering a unique twist on Texas-style BBQ, here you’ll find southern comfort food made with time and attention. Slow down and enjoy the view of the backroad.

10. JC Cocina

Food truck JC Cocina provides guests with authentic American, Italian, and Spanish cuisines at a fast pace. I recommend the tacos!

11. LA Cafe

A Whitestown staple, LA Café is a great spot for a casual lunch and date night. Enjoy their outdoor seating, located right off the Big 4 Trail.

12. Noah Grants 

Located in Zionsville’s Carter Building, Noah Grants is a seafood destination (that’s right, a seafood destination in the Midwest!) Enjoy oysters, sushi, and raw-fare along with quality cocktails for a memorable evening out.

13. My Sugar Pie

How sweet it is to have an entire shop devoted to pie. Another gem on the Zionsville Brick Street, grab a slice to go or go crazy and take home the whole pie!

14. Roasted in the Village

Zionsville’s own locally-owned coffee joint is one to not miss. Get your caffeine jolt with specially prepared coffee and tea beverages in an adorable little spot on the Brick Street.

15. Salty Cowboy

Here you’ll find tacos, burgers & BBQ, plus tequila cocktails & beer, served in a cozy cottage with outdoor seating.

16. Klooz Brewz

Soon to be opened on The Square is Klooz Brewz, a locally owned craft brewery, and family-friendly restaurant. You’ll want to keep this one on notice!

17. The Friendly Tavern

A townie favorite for serving pub food. This is a grown-up friendly restaurant serving American fare.

18. Books and Brews

Grab a beer, play a game, and keep the kids occupied? This unicorn is made possible at Books and Brews in Zionsville. It’s a family-friendly joint that is great for a weekend afternoon.

19. Rosie’s Place

A must-go for brunch lovers alike! Rosie’s serves a variety of comfort-food inspired dishes along with an exhausting, but delicious spread of baked goods.

20. Alchemy Spirit House

New to Zionsville, here you’ll enjoy minimalist décor and laboratory vibes while sipping on quality, small-batch spirits.