You probably already know that Crown Point, Indiana, is a fantastic place to live. But what about local eateries? This city, steeped in history, has an abundance of restaurants, guaranteed to satisfy every craving. Make sure you check out one of these dining establishments the next time you’re in this area.
Battista’s Artisan Pizzeria
Found in the heart of Crown Point’s historic downtown square at 220 S. Main St., Battista’s Artisan Pizzeria uses locally sourced ingredients for its handmade pizzas. It serves about a dozen artisan pizzas, including the veggie, which includes bell peppers, onion, zucchini, squash, and arugula. Its Cluck, Cluck, Boom has mozzarella, chicken, basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, balsamic, hot peppers, and arugula. The restaurant boasts an extensive cocktail menu, including the Peas to Meet You with IXA Silver Tequila, Snow Pea syrup, and fresh lime juice. The pizzeria is closed Sunday through Tuesday.
Fahrenheit Two Twelve
The extensive menu at Fahrenheit Two Twelve features items such as its baby back ribs served with your choice of soup or salad and a side dish or the macadamia Tilapia topped with lemon beurre blanc. On Wednesdays, the restaurant offers half-price wine and build-your-own pasta dishes. Choose from a variety of pasta, sauces, vegetables, and meats to create your perfect dish. Pair your meal with a cocktail. Stop in at 10805 Broadway for daily lunch and dinner. If the weather is nice, head outside to the patio to enjoy your meal.
Lucrezia Café and Ristorante
This eatery has three locations in Indiana with its Crown Point establishment located at 302 S. Main St. The restaurant’s name comes from Lucrezia Borgia, who was the wife of a nobleman and a prominent patron of the arts. Visit the Crown Point location for daily lunch and dinner and peruse its extensive seasonal menu of Northern Italian cuisine. It also boasts an outdoor patio where you can enjoy your meal al fresco. Note that you cannot make reservations as the restaurant offers first-come, first-serve seating. However, you can order food online and pick up your order.
One of the restaurant’s specialties is its lamb shank braised with red wine, rosemary, and onions and served with red potatoes and braised red cabbage. If you’re craving pasta, try the three-meat lasagna or Sacchetti, which has ravioli stuffed with Porcini mushrooms and served with spinach and shrimp in a vodka cream sauce.
Main Street Cafe
This charming restaurant is located in historic downtown Crown Point just north of the Old Town Square at 111 N. Main St. It sits in a building constructed in 1896, highlighting much of the area’s historic feel. It opens as early as 5 a.m. Monday through Saturday, so head over to find out why it has one of the best breakfasts in town.
Your entire party will find something on the menu as Main Street Cafe offers more than 300 items. Its breakfast options include biscuits and gravy, pancakes, skillets, and eggs benedict. For lunch or dinner, consider the stuffed tomato with chicken or tuna salad, Greek-style boneless pork chops, or chicken breast Reuben on grilled rye bread. The restaurant also offers daily specials, such as prime rib and Greek-style chicken.
Also found in the historic square, Prime Steakhouse sits at 109 W. Joliet St. and serves a selection of top steak, seafood, and pasta dishes. This fine-dining establishment also has a full bar offering beer, wine, and cocktails. Start your meal with its award-winning crab cakes, and select the 18-ounce strip steak or wild-caught salmon for your entree. It also offers several 10-ounce prime steak burger options as well as lobster ravioli. If you prefer to eat your meal at home, you can order your food online.
Provecho Latin Provisions
Located at 110 S. Main St., Provecho Latin Provisions serves Latin and Spanish dishes in a fine-dining atmosphere. Head over for brunch on the weekends and try the biscuits and chorizo gravy or banana bread French toast served with berries, sweet plantain, toasted coconut, and piloncillo mezcal syrup.
For dinner, order the Arrachera Fajitas, which include wood-fired hangar steak, sauteed onions, peppers, and button mushrooms on corn tortillas with sides of tomatillo salsa, rice, and beans. You can also try the scallops and short ribs that come with poblano grits and sweet plantain. The restaurant accepts online orders, but it is closed on Mondays.
Station 21 American Grill
A family-owned and operated restaurant, Station 21 American Grill is the result of three friends wanting to give back to the community. One of these friends is a firefighter, and all three sought a place to celebrate the little things in life. This spacious venue found just north of the square at 201 N. Main St. opens at 11 a.m. daily and features a menu with American and international flavors to please practically every palate.
Some of the menu’s highlights include the bourbon-glazed salmon topped with mango salsa served with smashed potatoes and vegetables, ahi tuna tacos, and a pulled pork sandwich topped with melted cheddar and slaw. It also offers almost a dozen different burgers, including the 5 Alarm, which includes jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, onion straws, and chipotle mayo. Another popular burger is the Cowboy Burger, which has bacon, cheddar cheese, BBQ ranch sauce, and a jumbo onion ring. All of its burgers are cooked medium-well and served on a brioche bun.
Tavern on Main
Found at 136 S. Main St., Tavern on Main serves high-quality and unique food and drinks, including 18 craft brews on tap plus specialty cocktails. Check out its weekly food and drink specials that run from Sunday through Thursday. Its extensive menu has a variety of creative appetizers, such as crispy cauliflower tossed in a house-made buffalo sauce or Creole crab cakes. For a hearty meal, try the cocoa chili dry-rubbed bone-in pork chops or New England lobster roll.
These are just some of our favorite restaurants that you must try in Crown Point. Did we miss one of your go-to eateries? If so, please let us know. At Steiner Homes, we want to learn more about the area and share this information with everyone, just like we did with some restaurants in Valparaiso and Schererville.