Sydney and I had the most amazing few days in Southern Indiana. We visited several small towns, ate delicious food, and enjoyed several fun activities. We are always up for a road trip that involves food!
Obviously, with our love of small towns, we love visiting other small towns and seeing what they have to offer. Southern Indiana has several amazing small towns that are jam packed with food and fun! We were in foodie heaven!
Where To Stay in Southern Indiana
We had a wonderful stay at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel in Jeffersonville, IN. Sydney and I had a suite with a river view looking into downtown Louisville. It was such a beautiful view, especially at night. During the day there was a ton of light. The suite was very clean, open, and airy. We felt more like we were in a condo than a hotel. It was a good thing food was involved, otherwise we might not have wanted to leave this gorgeous suite.
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Southern Indiana Restaurants
Since food and food travel is what we are known for we won’t keep you waiting any longer. We will discuss all the great places to eat in Southern Indiana.
The Exchange Pub + Kitchen
New Albany, IN has such a cute downtown area. It was so fun to walk around and browse all the cute shops and boutiques. We had an amazing lunch at The Exchange Pub + Kitchen in New Albany. Sydney and I fell in love with the atmosphere upon entering. So vibrant and full of life here! We also had some delicious food. Their salads and burgers are beyond amazing. A must stop place if you are ever in Southern Indiana.
Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant
Starlight, IN is a little rural community in Southern, IN. The beautiful countryside was simply breathtaking. Sydney and I both loved driving around this scenic area. It would be amazing here in the fall with all the leaves changing colors!
You most definitely do not want to miss having lunch or dinner at Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant. The home cooking is out of this world. Plan to come here very hungry because there is so much amazing food and scrumptious desserts! When you are finished you can shop their cute market to take home some goodies. Also, there are fun activities and play areas for the little ones here. So much to see, do, and eat! Our absolute favorites were the fried biscuits (yes, fried biscuits) with apple butter and their country fried chicken. So delicious! We even purchased some of their amazing apple butter from the market to bring home with us.
After visiting Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant, we may have to try tweaking our homemade biscuit recipe. It would be fun to see how close we can get it to theirs!
Jeffersonville, IN is home to many good restaurants. Unfortunately, we were not there long enough to sample them all. I guess that means another road trip back to Southern Indiana. What a hardship! Here are some of the great places that we ate at in Jeffersonville.
Portage House in Jeffersonville, IN has a very unique menu. Several specialty items can be found here. They have a rotating seafood option each evening. We had window seats that looked out over the river. The food was delicious and the view was spectacular. The barbecue coleslaw sandwich was wonderful, as were the seasoned fries.
Geraldine’s Kitchen serves an amazing breakfast in downtown Jeffersonville. Chocolate chip pancakes and their french toast really take care of that sweet tooth. So good!
Red Yeti in Jeffersonville is another “do not miss” place to eat. They are right in the heart of this cute little downtown. Check out these delicious street tacos. Wow, they were so delicious!
Southern Indiana Things To Do
Now that we have eaten our way through just a few restaurant offerings that Southern Indiana has to offer, let’s look at all there is to do here.
Derby Dinner Playhouse
In Clarksville, IN you will find the Derby Dinner Playhouse. It is such a fun place to have dinner and watch a live show. If you are into the arts, make sure and get tickets to Derby Dinner Playhouse. They had many very talented actors and actresses! We had such a great evening here.
Huber’s Orchard & Winery
Starlight, IN is home to Huber’s Orchard and Winery. Sydney and I attended a wine tasting and tour here. There is something here for the whole family to have a great time. We enjoyed some delicious wines and had a very educational tour.
We couldn’t leave without a few bottles of our favorite wines, of course! They have the cutest wine shop which houses all of their wines and a store where you can purchase all kinds of home decor items and apparel. They also have a farm market and ice cream shop. All of their ice creams are homemade for the ice cream shop.
Huber’s Orchard & Winery even has a cute restaurant where you can enjoy some food items and wine. We wish you could have smelled the amazing pizzas baking in their wood fired ovens. We had just had lunch and were way to stuffed to eat any pizza, but boy did it smell delicious! I guess this definitely means another trip back to Southern Indiana.
Falls of Ohio State Park
Clarksville, IN is home of the Falls of Ohio State Park/Interpretive Center. What a fun place to visit. You can walk out on the ancient layer of lower fossil beds. It is indescrible how neat this is! Inside they have a really awesome interperative center and small gift shop. This is a great place to visit, especially for children who need to burn off some energy.
Jeffersonville, IN is home to Schimpff’s Confectionery. They have a fun candy making demonstration that young and old alike will enjoy. Plus, there is lots and lots of delicious candy to choose from. This is a chocolate lover’s paradise! We won’t tell you how much chocolate candy we brought home! Shhh!!
There is the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge in Jeffersonville to walk across that is really cool. It takes you over into Louisville, KY. We chose to stay in Jeffersonville, though. Something about it just called our name being such a quaint town. This is such a cute downtown to shop in and just stroll through. It has an old world charm to it.
Our trip ended way too soon! We found so much more that we wanted to do and places we wanted to eat at. We were pleasantly surprised at how much food and fun there is in Southern Indiana. Sydney and I will most certainly be making another trip in the future to hit all the places we couldn’t fit in during this trip.
A huge thank you to Russell Goodwin at Clark-Floyd Counties Convention Tourism Bureau for all the help in planning this fun and memorable trip!
If you haven’t already been to Southern Indiana you really need to plan a trip soon. It is such a great, relaxing getaway!