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Holcomb's One Indiana



There’s nothing better than a great steak.

This is a principle we firmly stand by here at the Holcomb Crew. Eric has spent a lot of time at these amazing steakhouses across Indiana throughout the years — small businesses, and true institutions of our Hoosier history.

Now more than ever we need to support our local restaurants who’ve been hit hard by the pandemic. They’ve adjusted the way they run their business, from increasing their take-out to adjusting their dine-in hours. While it may not be the experience you’re used to, know that your support will help them keep their doors open!

Here are some of Eric’s favorite places he wanted to share with you for this week’s One Indiana list!

We hope they inspire you to chase down a great cut of beef from one of these local steakhouses in the near future. And while you’re visiting, please make sure to continue to follow all local health guidelines.

Check out Eric’s list below!

One Indiana: Steaks

  • The Beef House, Covington – Family owned & operated since 1964, four generations of the Wright family continue to make the Beef House a special place today (the rolls!!). The Beef House has made a couple of appearances on our best food in Indiana lists — it’s just that good.
  • Bonge’s, Perkinsville – Serving Hoosiers since 1934, Bonge’s is a true Indiana classic and one of Indiana’s premier dining destinations. If you haven’t been, you have to add it to your steakhouse bucket list!
  • Broadway Tavern, Madison – Right in the heart of Madison’s “Landmark Historic District,” Broadway Tavern has been feeding hungry Hoosiers for more than 185 years as Indiana’s oldest tavern. It’s a unique part of Indiana history and a great place to get a steak if you’re in Madison!
  • Bynum’s, Martinsville – A great place to grab a steak with friends and family, it’s a must-visit if you’re passing through Martinsville.
  • Haub Steak House, Haubstadt – Housed in a century-old grain warehouse, this steakhouse is one of the most unique restaurants you will ever see. Be sure to stop by to try one of their amazing dry-aged, hand-trimmed steaks and enjoy the antique atmosphere.
  • Joseph Decuis, Roanoke – They are resurrecting the old ways with a ‘Farm to Fork’ experience. Their dinners live up to the ideals of the restaurant’s namesake, who described dining as “the stage for the bonding of family, friends and business associates.”
  • Kelsey’s Steak and Seafood, Valparaiso – Amazing food, better service. Kelsey’s serves award-winning steaks that are “Rarely This Well Done.”
  • Little Zagreb, Bloomington – Feeding hungry college students for 40 years, Janko’s is one of the best places to get a steak in Indiana. They are a Bloomington classic and well worth a visit.
  • The Red Geranium, New Harmony – One of the most charming and romantic restaurants in all of Indiana, you can enjoy a world-class steak while looking out over a panoramic view of a beautiful lake.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis & South Bend – When your steak comes out, don’t touch the plate. It’s heated to 500 degrees! This chain’s locations in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend are great for celebrating a special occasion.
  • Story Inn, Story – Established more than 150 years ago, the Story Inn has been serving delicious steaks to Hoosiers for more than a century. The inn sits on 18 acres of beautiful Indiana countryside that have been home to many weddings and special moments over the last 150 years.
  • St. Elmo’s, Indianapolis – The oldest Indianapolis steakhouse still in its original location, this James Beard Award-winning classic is one of the best. It’s even been named one of America’s 10 Great Classic Restaurants Well Worth A Visit!
  • 1875: The Steakhouse, French Lick – Do you know the famous date this steakhouse was named after? 1875 celebrates the first running of the Kentucky Derby! Come check out one of French Lick’s signature restaurants and one of our state’s best steaks.

Are you hungry yet? We sure are after making this list!

Thanks for reading.

-Your Holcomb Crew