Eating Like a Local

A huge part of any travel experience is getting to know local traditions, history and culture. Lucky for you, one can get in touch with all three aspects of these just by eating. We’ve compiled a list of some well-known local restaurants that are sure to make you feel like a native Knox County resident during your time with us!


Fudge, chocolate, donuts and more, there are multiple “must try’s” while you’re visiting.

Melon Patch – Specialty

Charlie’s Caramel Corn & Candy Shop – Desserts/Specialty

Jenna’s Bakehouse – Desserts

Fossmeyer’s – Breakfast

Swirls – Desserts

Graze 1885 – Breakfast

Pea-Fections – Desserts/Specialty


If you’re looking for a lunch or dinner spot, any of these Knox County favorites will have you feeling like a local in no time.

The Melon Patch – All American

Dogwood Barbeque – All American

Dragon 2000 – Asian

Bill Bobe’s Pizzeria – Italian

Byron Bobe’s Pizza House – Italian

Nicole’s – All American

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom – All American

Procopio’s Pizza & Pasta – Italian

El Corral – Mexican

La Fiesta (2 locations) – Mexican

Graze 1885 – Specialty

Pea-Fections – Specialty

Cafe Moonlight – Steaks & Seafood

Gilbert’s Restaurant & Pub – Steak & Seafood

Montana Mikes – Steak & Seafood


Don’t forget to fuel up when you’re hitting the road, or wind down if you’re spending the weekend with some delicious drinks from these local eateries.

I’Mpressed Coffee – Coffee

Graze 1885 – Coffee/Specialty

Vincennes Brewing Company – Bar

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom – Bar/All American

Montana Mike’s Steakhouse – Bar/Steak & Seafood

Gilbert’s Restaurant & Pub – Bar/Steak & Seafood

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