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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Of the 18 rotary-style jails built in the US, there are only 3 still preserved. Ours is not only the first ever built but the only one still operational! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“You need a good dose of local history? This is the place to go! General Lew Wallace was a well-respected Civil War veteran made most famous by his novel, Ben Hur. This museum is the ultimate historical man-cave that flaunts the bravado of Byzantine, Greek and Romanesque architecture as well as many eclectic features such as the stained glass skylight, limestone frieze, artwork and once fish-stocked moat!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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Restaurant
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Restaurant
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“Log cabin lodge next to Sugar Creek with inside and outside dining. Full menu and casual dining. A local favorite.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Laid-back, beach-themed, locally-owned burger joint with a separated full bar. The soup selection and Burger-of-the-Month are hard to beat in town. There are two, outdoor dining decks; downstairs in covered and upstairs in uncovered. Upstairs is especially lovely during the evening; over-looking our quiet, small town. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great place if you want down home country cooking. The biscuits and gravy breakfast is delicious! Next to the courthouse in downtown Crawfordsville. Casual dining and a local favorite. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Authentic Mexican food in a unique setting. Casual dining and a favorite local restaurant.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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Restaurant
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“They get some bad reviews on Yelp, but we have never had a bad meal or bad service here and have been numerous times, more than 20. They are closed on Tuesdays. I recommend a Bento Box or something off of the Hibachi section of the menu.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Adorable, locally-owned cafe and bakery that is fairly new to our little town and quite a gem. Pleasant decor and atmosphere. The staff are incredibly genuine and eager to please. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“We love the food here. It is a little pricey for Italian, but the food is all homemade and tastes fantastic. The owners are from Italy.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Located across the parking lot behind Chase Bank. You enter through a Mexican Grocery, which tends to freak some people out. Stick with it. They have the best traditional tacos-soft corn tortillas, meat, onions and cilantro. Thursday lunch is Taco Day, so they are on special. If I am in or close to Crawfordsville on a Thursday at lunch time, I eat here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
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Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Log cabin lodge next to Sugar Creek with inside and outside dining. Full menu and casual dining. A local favorite.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Laid-back, beach-themed, locally-owned burger joint with a separated full bar. The soup selection and Burger-of-the-Month are hard to beat in town. There are two, outdoor dining decks; downstairs in covered and upstairs in uncovered. Upstairs is especially lovely during the evening; over-looking our quiet, small town. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great place if you want down home country cooking. The biscuits and gravy breakfast is delicious! Next to the courthouse in downtown Crawfordsville. Casual dining and a local favorite. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic Mexican food in a unique setting. Casual dining and a favorite local restaurant.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They get some bad reviews on Yelp, but we have never had a bad meal or bad service here and have been numerous times, more than 20. They are closed on Tuesdays. I recommend a Bento Box or something off of the Hibachi section of the menu.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“We love the food here. It is a little pricey for Italian, but the food is all homemade and tastes fantastic. The owners are from Italy.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Located across the parking lot behind Chase Bank. You enter through a Mexican Grocery, which tends to freak some people out. Stick with it. They have the best traditional tacos-soft corn tortillas, meat, onions and cilantro. Thursday lunch is Taco Day, so they are on special. If I am in or close to Crawfordsville on a Thursday at lunch time, I eat here.”
  • 1 local recommends

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