About this Business
- American, Contemporary, Sandwiches, Cafe, Steak
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
From Our Editors
When Clem Studebaker constructed his mansion in the late 19th century, its warm stonework, vaulted wood ceilings, and winding staircase gave it an air of easy elegance. Today, the building is a National Historic Landmark and the home of Tippecanoe Place Restaurant, which specializes in American cuisine as timeless as the venue itself. Guests gather beneath gleaming chandeliers to indulge in steaks, seafood, and pasta dishes, some recipes recent additions, and others which have stood the test of time. But the restaurant's raison d'être remains its prime rib: corn-fed beef, coated in herbs and slow roasted all day to ensure tender texture and rich flavor.
That classic cooking adds a tasty touch to year-round events. In the fall, sports fans can stop by for football tailgating parties, whereas the winter sees the mansion decorated for the holidays in true Victorian style. The highlight of the season is undoubtably the eight-foot tall gingerbread house, constructed every year with more than 800 pounds of candy, icing, and bread.