Dining
Dining
     
There is something to please every taste in dining waiting for you. Muncie offers fine dine for that special day or casual dining for the family.
 
Muncie is part of the I-69 Long Horizons Culinary Trail
 
The Indiana Foodways Alliance is dedicated to the development and promotion of the local food culture of Indiana and small businesses from field to table. Delaware County is very proud of its buried I-69 Long Horizons Culinary Trail locations. For a complete listing of Indiana culinary trails visit indianafoodways.com.
 
Bird's Smokehouse BBQ
9008 S. Walnut St., Muncie
765-378-1900
birdssmokehousebbq.com

Slow-cooked hickory smoked meats are featured in this friendly log cabin just blocks from I-69 (exit 34). Tender pulled pork, ribs, chicken and beef brisket all get smokey on site, and then join signature giant spuds and traditional sides such as green beans and macaroni and cheese.
 
Burkie's
1515 W. Jackson St., Muncie
765-282-4355

Burkies is an old-fashioned drive-up and eat-in-your-car spot with bell-hops in attendance. Their fresh hand-cut fries have won awards, and they go well with the burgers, tenderloins, steak and cheese, chicken, barbeque and coneys on the tray in your window. Open year round.
 
Concannon's Pastry Shop
Voted by The Star Press Readers Poll as Muncie Area's Finest Bakery 2009
620 N. Walnut St., Muncie
765-288-8551

Pies, cakes, cookies and pastries did we mention pies? Concannon's is filled with temptation from the signature chocolate creme filled cake to turnovers and carmel corn. They have been family-owned since 1959 and is a sweet Muncie tradition.

They now have a second Muncie location! Concannon's Bakery Cafe & Coffee Bar, 4801 W. Baker Ln., Muncie 765-288-9820
 
Eva's Breakfast Nook
1617 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie
765-896-9219
 
Their full breakfast menu offers something for everyone but the secret recipe buttermilk pancakes are the feature: they are light, but with perfect texture, slightly sweet and served with butter and confectioners sugar. Many of us don't even need syrup to enjoy these excellent pancakes. There is a full lunch menu as well, but Eva's closes after lunchtime.
 
 
Lowery's Candies
Voted by The Star Press Readers Poll as Muncie Area's Finest Candy 2009
6255 W. Kilgore Ave. (IN 32), Muncie
800-541-3340
Loweryscandies.com

Lowery's fine chocolates are hand-dipped with no fillers. Hoosiers have been enjoying nut rolls, real butter toffee with pecans and those silk wonders, the Dark Secrets, ever since 1941. Open Labor Day to Mother's Day.
 
Minnetrista
Voted by The Star Press Readers Poll as Muncie Area's Finest fruit stand 2009
1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy., Muncie
800-428-5887
Minnetrista.net

Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens, a farmers market and a museum along the historic White River in downtown Muncie. This non-profit was founded by the Ball Brothers, and one exhibit details the history of the Ball Jar. The seasonal farmer's market is open from June through October, and Minnetrista hosts many regional culinary events throughout the year, including cooking demonstrations and a February chocolate celebration.
 
Pete's Duck Inn
Voted by The Star Press Readers Poll as Muncie Area's Finest catering and chicken 2009
721 W. Walnut St., Albany
765-789-8488

We have great food in a laid back friendly atmosphere. We are just a short drive from Muncie, about 10 minutes. We serve beer, wine and liquor. You'll find our food the best and price worth the drive. From nachos to prime rib. We have won Muncie's finest in several categories for the last 6 years. We also have Muncie's finest catering service. Catering for any occasion.
 
Thai Smile
Voted by The Star Press Readers Poll as Muncie Area's Finest Thai food2009
2401 N. Tillotson Ave., Muncie
765-289-8989

Atin Jiamjerarat opened Thai Smile in 2000 near Ball State University with a wide array of Thai cuisine. From hot to mild, residents have especially taken to the curry puffs, filled with chicken and sweet potatoes, the pineapple-tangerine chicken, Mongolian barbeque, and the three-flavored chicken. Spicier fare includes Basil � a dish made with your choice of meat, or the pad kee-mao, one of Atin�s favorites. A selection of beers and wines is available, but no mixed drinks.
 
Vera Mae's Bistro
Voted by The Star Press Readers Poll as Muncie Area's Finest Fine Dining, Wine List and Atmosphere 2009
209 S. Walnut St., Muncie
765-747-4941
veramaes.com

Two historic buildings in downtown Muncie comprise this deep burgundy-walled eatery favored by loyal locals and visiting notables. (David Letterman and Jim Davis, we see you!) owners Kent Shuff and Steve Fennimore change out the menu seasonally, ambitiously infusing the roster of dishes with a sense of we're-not-in-Muncie anymore. Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, May 2008. (Vera Mae's chose as one of five restaurants Worth the Drive from Indianapolis.) The Muncie Visitors Bureau is a partner member of the Indiana Foodways Alliance. For more information on Indiana's culinary trails visit indianafoodways.com.
 
3700 S. Madison St.~ Muncie, Indiana 47302 ~ 765-284-2700 ~ info@visitmuncie.org