One of the most fun parts about exploring Indiana’s old roads is lunchtime. Chain restaurants cluster at Interstate exits and in the suburbs. But following the old highways, which lead through towns instead of around them, you can still find the small mom-and-pop places. I love to stop at a local restaurant for a burger or a tenderloin.
This joint is on the Michigan Road, on 6th Street in Logansport. I’d driven by dozens of times, but it seemed always to be closed for the day, even at three o’clock in the afternoon. Then one day I found it open while I was in town with my partner on the Historic Michigan Road Byway project. We stopped in for mighty fine bacon cheeseburgers – and closed the place, at the terribly late hour of 1 p.m. Turns out they cater to an early crowd, opening at 4 a.m. and closing as soon as the noon hour ends.
Over the summer I found a great root beer stand on Old US 50 in Washington, Indiana. Check it out!