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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 sautéed 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.

1212 W Maumee St
Angola,
IN
US

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.

204 E Albion St
Avilla,
IN
US

Margarita Beach exudes a laid-back atmosphere thanks to its casual decor, full-service bar, and menu filled with familiar Mexican eats. Pair a fruit-flavored margarita or mai tai with chicken nachos or shrimp tacos, or opt for a full feast—specialty dinners include carne asada, Mexican T-bone steaks, and grilled tilapia. Veggie options, as well as fajitas, quesadillas, and burritos packed with a variety of fillings, round out the menu.

6665 State Rd 1
Hamilton,
IN
US

Formerly known as Julie's Family Pizza, Magpie’s invokes four generations of family recipes to craft each of its savory spheres. Soak in the flavors from the ready-made, signature smoky barbecue-chicken pizza, featuring house-made barbecue sauce, chicken, onion, green pepper, and diced pineapple, or follow the spicy klaxon cry of the 5-alarm pizza, spangled with barbecue sauce, pepperoni, jalapeño, pepperocini, and crushed red peppers (9" for $13.28, 12" for $15.90, 17" for $21.60). Diners can careen dangerously roaring appetites into calmer digestive estuaries with a customized pizza outfitted in a variety of toppings, such as spinach, ham, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, anchovies, and chicken (9" for $7.20+, 12" for $9+, 17" for $13.75+). For an extra $4, the friendly staff can convert any pizza to Chicago–style, outfitting pies with a topping of extra crust, a layer of cheese, and a relaxed stance toward Prohibition. Magpie’s rounds out its fresh offerings with an array of crisp salads, tangy wings, meaty subs, and doughy breadsticks.

126 East Albion Street
Avilla,
IN
US