At Timbers Steakhouse and Seafood, chefs craft dinners from a menu of surf-and-turf classics paired with all-American eats. Appetizers include traditional pub fare such as cheese fries, garlic mushrooms, and chicken wings in flavors such as buffalo, garlic, and mango habanero. Classic caesar, chef's, and spinach salads pave the way for burgers made from 100% ground sirloin. Pounds of snow-crab legs arrive with a coverlet of melted butter, whereas saut?ed tilapia comes encrusted in a combination of panko and pecans.
Steak is, of course, the main event. Hand-cut rib eyes, filets mignons wrapped in bacon, and thick, unyielding portions of porterhouse that clock in at 20 ounces are dusted in the restaurant?s secret spice blend and charbroiled to order. Chefs also slice off portions of slow-cooked, tender prime rib served with horseradish sauce upon request.
In addition to the regular menu, Wednesday evenings boast a selection of Mexican food such as tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas, and Thursday shows off pasta prowess with Italian favorites. Although most dinners unfold in the spacious lower-story dining room, Timbers also makes the most of its attic. The restaurant's upper-story A-frame loft houses a banquet facility equipped with seating for up to 120, with custom menus, full bar service, DJs, and photographers available.
Bear's Place, a 30-year old institution with new ownership, is planted adjacent to the Indiana University campus and is known for its social atmosphere. This reputation is thanks, in part, to its plethora of events?from Tuesday-night live acoustic shows to late-evening karaoke and other live performances from jazz and blues outfits. The bar also stakes its name on its signature drinks and a range of domestic and local craft beers served alongside specialty burgers and other American comfort foods. Wood-paneled walls, paintings of dogs, and bartenders with beer recipes tattooed on their biceps contribute to the rustic pub atmosphere.
Founded in 1878 and operated by the Freeman family since 1948, the St. James Restaurant serves authentic German and American dishes in a historic building. Don your finest tweed suit and fake mustache and peruse the menu in the dignified ambience of the antique bar and dining room. The homemade chicken noodle or bean soup ($1.99 cup, $2.99 bowl) provides classic, satisfying options for diners who only take nourishment through a curly straw, and the hand-cut prime-rib options ($17.99 for 16 oz. King cut; $15.99 for 12 oz. Knights cut; and $13.99 for 8 oz. Queens cut). St. James also offers bona fide German dinners, including wiener schnitzel ($12.99), after 4 p.m.
Timmy's commercial hickory smoke rotisserie fights criminally bland flavor and sates seasoning-starved citizens by slowly heating up a menu of barbecue meats, pizzas, grinders, and more. Carnivores can lock fingers in a sticky-sweet embrace with a Flintstone-toppling slab of ribs ($8.99 half, $16.99 full) or practice edible fractions on pointed palate-piquing slices of original pizzas such as Timmy's Train Wreck ($11.75)—a tragically delicious collision of pulled pork, banana peppers, bacon, and tomatoes covered with a layer of Timmy's secret sauce. Free up extra time to open presents on Christmas morning or push your Thanksgiving belt to its very last hastily added notch with a pre-purchased ham ($6.99 per pound), whole turkey ($4.99 per pound), or turkey breasts ($4.99 per pound) cleared of cartilage for carving convenience.
Choose from 21 toppings to build your own pizza ($4.95–$11.96, plus $0.75–$1.77 for each topping or half and half), or order a specialty pie such as the gourmet house (onion, meatball, black olives, feta, and assorted cheeses, $6.96–$17.48). Pizza Forum's menu also offers an array of pizza shop classics, the star of which is freshly baked garlic breadsticks ($2.99, five pieces). Chomp through a stromboli (Italian sausage, green peppers, and onions with pizza sauce, topped with blended cheese; $4.39) if you love pizza but suffer from fear of wedges. Or obliterate an iceberg of hunger with ham, pepperoni, and onion missiles fired from a submarine sandwich ($4.39). Beer and wine are also available.
Stop by Sandra D's Garden Cafe in Auburn for flavorful fare and refreshments.
Come prepared to feast at Sandra D's Garden Cafe — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Sandra D's Garden Cafe is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Sandra D's Garden Cafe can seat both large and small groups.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Sandra D's Garden Cafe.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Sandra D's Garden Cafe's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot.
For those who travel by bike, Sandra D's Garden Cafe offers bike racks for diners.
Sandra D's Garden Cafe is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Short on cash? No problem. Sandra D's Garden Cafe happily accepts all major credit cards.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Sandra D's Garden Cafe since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.