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Van's Restaurant

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270 64, Marengo, IN 47140
+1 812-365-2645
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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in after a morning at the cave and there was only us and one other table. I had grilled cheese and veggie soup, and my son had a BLT with fries. It was fantastic. Simple inexpensive place to eat when in the area, and hopefully can go back again.

Thank eearly
Chicago Suburbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A family diner sort-of place. Small, maybe 10 tables. 1 waitress. I had a BLT w fries and it was decent. Bacon was a little too chewy for me, but it was ok. Kids all got French toast or pancakes and really enjoyed. Hubby liked his burger. The homemade cherry cobbler was delish.

Thank ChicagoBurbMama
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stopped here after visiting the Marengo Cave. It is a small diner with home cooked food choices. I especially loved the pickled beets! Everything we had was very good.

Thank Brenda L
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We had just spent the morning touring the Marengo cave and our guide recommended Van's. It's a great local place with a menu that has something for everyone. The staff was super friendly!! Don't wait to order the pie like I did, it's made fresh everyday and when it's gone it's gone. We have to make another trip in Autumn... More 

1 Thank Chris A
Georgetown, Indiana
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I can't pass up chicken. I have gone to Arizona, Louisiana,Tennessee, Georgia,and both Carolina's for chicken and found some of the best just down the road in Indiana by mistake/surprise! It's broasted to PERFECTION! A little place called Vans. I would put it up against all the the great chicken places. Breaded just right, the crispiest and juiciest I have... More 

1 Thank Steve W
Richmond, Kentucky
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great place to eat. Small dining area but the food is what you think of when you visit Grandma on the farm. They have your fried chicken or you can have roast beef. Fish is also available. Lots of veggies.

Thank 118earll
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My family ate here after the cave tour. We did not leave any food on our plates! The server was very nice and the food was good. It seemed to be a popular place with folks who live in the area. Bought the absolute best coconut cream pie to take home!

Thank Karen C
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is a great place to eat right next to Marengo Caves. If you have a large group, recommend calling before your date so that they can have a staff to support your needs, we did. Ms. Donna stayed later than her normal shift to ensure that we were cared for during our late afternoon lunch. The food was awesome,... More 

Thank ErikaSKI
Evansville, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant by a friend. We stopped by after a morning at the cave. The broasted chicken was delicious. Some of the best I've had. Service was prompt and courteous. Only issue was that the side items were not warm, especially the potatoes. We'll come back again for the chicken.

Thank basketkathy
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2016

When we were there they were out of a lot of the items on their menu. Good broasted chicken but otherwise the food is not so good or non-existent.

Thank Deb P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 64, Marengo, IN 47140
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Marengo
  • Phone Number: +1 812-365-2645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?