Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken

1012 N Grand Ave
Connersville, 47331
Reviews:
After hearing rave reviews from my husband about this place (that was the chicken "spot" when he was growing up):)... We finally went by for two meals before heading home to California. I have to say, this chicken was pretty fantastic! He had the gizzard meal with coleslaw and mashed potato. I had the 2 piece meal with coleslaw and potato salad. Each came with a fluffy, savory biscuit. Chicken was done just right with crispy skin. Good stuff!
Yummy fried chicken. I never eat KFC anymore, but from what I remember, this chicken is much better. It's very fresh! I don't recommend the fish, stick with the chicken.

(765) 825-0378

American (New), Fast Food

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Yamato Japanese Steakhouse And Sushi

2204 N Park Rd
Connersville, 47331
Reviews:
Go or No? : Go. Amazingly yummy sushi in Connersville? Yes!! I'm from San Francisco and it was a little taste of home. No seriously! Go! We got there and it's a redone Bob Evens, really nicely redone! Big roomy comfy booths! Super clean. Seated promptly! Super friendly service! So let's get down to it. Was the food good? Yep. And I mean really good. Lots of options for the area I thought! Lots of options for fried and non fried rolls. Seaweed salad too? Check. Yummy gyoza? Check. Best roll of the night I thought was the delicious Hot Lovers Roll! Check this place out, PLEASE!! I don't want it to go away ever. This is for sure my new spot even though I live in New Castle. Totally worth the drive.
Coming to visit family in Connersville from Cincinnati, we were a bit hesitant about the quality. I have to tell you that this restaurant outdid themselves, and most Cincinnati Japanese restaurants. The sushi was fresh, the service attentive, and while lacking some ambiance, was certainly worth the trip. Whether a local or a visitor, I would highly recommend!
Was shocked to see a sushi place while passing through Connersville. Was more shocked that it was actually pretty good! Excellent service and some decent sushi. I've had far worse in much larger towns and cities. Hopefully Connersville supports it. Will definitely stop back in next time through town.

Japanese, Sushi Bars, Steakhouses

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Kunkel’s Drive In

2402 N Park Rd
Connersville, 47331
Reviews:
If you're ever in the Connersville area you MUST stop in to this adorable 50s style drive-in diner! Everything was on point and exactly what I had hoped for... Small town feel, friendly staff, made from scratch food and tasty treats! I thoroughly enjoyed my hand breaded tenderloin, onion rings, coleslaw and strawberry pie! Boy, my mouth is watering as I write this up! Bottom line - go to Kunkel's!!!!
Another classic Indiana drive-in. If only we still had more drive-in theaters. Kunkel's is famous for it's hand breaded Hoosier pork tenderloins. This isn't a giant tenderloin, and it's fried in bread crumbs. It even has maybe a slight cinnamon taste? In any event, it's pretty juicy and has a nice crunch. It sort of splits the difference between the really thick monster tenderloins and the super thin ones. All in all a pretty good sandwich--though I prefer the thicker ones. The onion rings were pretty good, too. Same coating as the tenderloin. It sort of falls off the ring like the kind they used to serve at Damon's. The strawberry pie, though vaunted on their sign, was a bit disappointing. I expected Indiana berries! Still worth a stop.
5 stars? Yep, it's a 5 star drive in, no doubt about it in my book. The help was amazing. My wife and I had never been here before, and came on the recommendation of a dear friend. I had a couple of questions about the menu, and our server knew what she was talking about. The hand breaded tenderloin, while not the very best one I've ever had, was well above average and the size was right. It wasn't huge, it wasn't tiny...just...right. I gotta say a word about the onion rings. Those things are amazing. If you're a fan of onion rings, get them. Seriously. They're tops. Great food, fast and friendly service, and all the help seemed sincerely happy that we chose to visit their restaurant. We'll be back.

(765) 825-9211

Fast Food

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El Caballo Blanco Mexican Restaurant

419 E 5th St
Connersville, 47331
Reviews:
Being the only "Authentic" mexican restraunt in the area (35 miles), El Caballo is very FUN atmosphere. The Servers are Johnny on the spot! Typical line wait time at supper and or weekend Lunch is 5 minutes. facility holds approx 300+ Food is always Hot and if not satisfied they will bring you something else!
For this little town this restaurant is one of the best. Great service, good food, and the quality and quantity is by far the best in this town. The price can be steep so don't expect to eat out a few times a week because your wallet will feel lighter.
This is by far the best restaurant in town! The food is good and the service is great! Let Victor pick out a meal for you!

(765) 825-1118

Mexican

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Great China Buffet

532 W 30th St
Connersville, 47331
Reviews:
Lots of people eating there tonight. The food was hot and fresh! The only issue was waiting on clean spoons for soup!

(765) 827-8888

Chinese

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Hot Pot Restaurant

319 W 30th St
Connersville, 47331
Reviews:
This is definitely not a Chinese hot pot restaurant. The head cook and bottle washer (I'm not kidding!) didn't even know what a hot pot was, even though they've owned the place for years. I'm surprised that they didn't change the name. She told me that someone else had stopped recently thinking that it was a Chinese place. Seeing the pumpkin pie under Desserts on the sign as I entered was a clue. I thought "oh, what the heck!", and she said that she'd bring a menu to me in just a moment. There was only one person seated in the restaurant but it was possibly too early for many people. After a short delay, she arrived with the menu and asked what I wanted to drink. I ordered a sweet tea. Perusing the menu, I thought I'd try the meatloaf sandwich. That sounded like something typically Indiana. She was out of meatloaf. (As I learnt later, the walk-in cooler had been repaired but she had thrown out possibly spoiled food and was waiting for the cooler to become cooler.) I ordered the fish tail sandwich. Rather than just have a little rectangle mostly hidden by the bun, this was long enough to be seen quite well on each end. I bit off one end before taking the photo, so sorry about that. I also ordered seasoned fries. It took a little while, and a couple entered, so the woman in charge of it all had to multi-task. I wonder what happens if she's really busy. The food was good, although the seasoned fries could have used more seasoning. They seemed to have a layer of breading with mild paprika, when they should have had a mix of mild and spicy paprika. The food was prepared as well as you could expect, and it was obvious that she cared. She and her husband took time to talk, which was quite pleasant. They weren't intrusive but they seemed genuinely interested. She was definitely interested in what a hot pot was. Being between Quizno's and Mancino's, someone might miss the place, especially with the McDonald's drive-thru line into 30th Street. Shouldn't it wind in front of Kroger's instead? Geez. Of course, people could just avoid McDonald's and go to The Hot Pot Restaurant. Update 2013.09.24: I was in Connersville photographing cross country and stopped ahead of time. Tried the meat loaf sandwich and a taco. I wish the meat loaf had as much meat as it had loaf. It seemed a bit spongy. The taco was okay but it really didn't compel me, either.

(765) 825-7096

Fast Food, American (Traditional)

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Quiznos

515 W 30th St
Connersville, 47331
Reviews:
Mmm...mmm...toasty? Pretty much. I was in Cambridge City photographing a basketball tournament and stopped at the closed-for-a-wedding Hilltop Drive-In. Seeing all the choices in Cambridge City, I went to Connersville. I haven't been to a Quiznos since they closed the store in Richmond. Unlike Florida, there aren't many in Indiana or Ohio. This one was in a Shell station and convenience store where a Noble Roman's used to be, not unlike the Quiznos in Richmond. The staff were friendly and helpful, and wanted to do the best. They even asked multiple times if the food was good. I had a Classic Italian on Rosemary bread. I don't usually try different breads since I'm not in love with bread already. I'm sure it would be good for someone else but it brought back a memory of some rosemary-infused potato chips combination. I also got a small bowl (the small is more than a few spoonfuls but not much) of the broccoli cheese soup, which is good. I've had several recent experiences with Subway and I still find the meats and cheeses at Quiznos to be better but Subway has closed the gap quite a lot. The overall experience was so much better, even in a convenience store atmosphere. Tables could use more attention but there were several available and that's a plus.

(765) 825-8800

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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Subway

2170 N Park Rd
Connersville, 47331
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this is my main stay for lunch during work. I can always get in and out quickly and the service is usually great. no complaints here. they have free wifi and the soup is always hot, which is a must!

(765) 825-7031

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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Southern Style Family Dining

203 1/2 Vine St
Connersville, 47331
Reviews:
A delightful place for breakfast! Visited SS after church for a stealthy breakfast...we got it! Me: 1/2 order biscuits and gravy (ask for gravy on the side so you can take what you need), crispy bacon and egg whites. So delish! Hubby had the blueberry pancakes, he said they were average. He said the blueberry gel/glaze topping was a bit much. Our server was amazing... she was friendly, helpful and down to earth. Coffee refills are a thing at SS, had 3 refills and they were still offering more, lol. Next time we are in town, I would like to try SS for dinner. Despite my husband's "meh" pancake reviews, I would recommend this establishment!
Great home cooking type food! I highly recommend their chicken and dumplings! All of their stuff is wonderful and homemade!
Ever heard the saying that something was so good you wanted to slap your mama? Well this place was so bad I wanted to slap the owner's mama! Where do I start...the waitress was baby sitting her 4 year old while on the job, and the 4 year old started wailing like he was getting eaten by an alligator. No big deal. I never paid attention to the condition of the straw for my drink until this visit. Straw paper cover had dirt marks on it, upon removal the straw looked like it had been through WWII with kinks and holes throughout. I don't want to know how many times that straw made it home with the server before returning in the same, unwashed server pouch. At the advice of a friend I ordered the prime rib which he had during the bicentennial fair and he said it was awesome. Mine came out and was obviously cooked the day before, or the day before that, and reheated. It didn't have a single drop of juice anywhere on the plate because it was so dry. I informed the server and she first said the prime rib arrived to the restaurant cooked medium rare. Wait...wtf...who sells cooked prime rib to restaurants??? After informing the cook that I didn't appreciate his work of culinary excellence, she returned and stated she was mistaken--the prime rib was merely frozen. Whatever. Possibly the worst piece of meat I've ever had. But I reminded myself it still was, in fact, steak, and that I should be thankful I wasn't starving in Africa. I grinded it out until I could swallow it. The collard greens had enough salt to kill a sea lion, Jesus. Learn to cook without contributing to the diabetes epidemic. Lastly, the red beans and rice were obviously reheated in a microwave. Was a shame because I could tell if they were cooked that day they would have been much better, instead they resembled dog food and I could barely distinguish the rice from the beans. What a disaster of a dinner. "Kitchen Nightmare" doesn't even begin to describe this place.

(765) 825-9400

Caterers, Southern

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Rip’s Family BBQ

501 Washington St
Connersville, 47331
Reviews:
Ordered brisket plate with spicy sauce, scalloped potatoes and baked beans. The good: Um...the sauce was so-so. Hardly spicy, but then again this isn't Mexico. Cheap prices for what is typically charged for *average* bbq. The bad: Dude. Memphis style, seriously? When did they stop using SMOKE and RUB for bbq in Memphis? Brisket completely lacked any flavor. No rub, no smoke, and it was overly watery as if it was cooked in a crock pot. Scalloped potatoes were complete mush, I honestly couldn't make out any individual slices of potato. Baked beans tasted out of a can with onion and bacon added.
I love the food here and the fact that Connersville has finally has another dining option available. The BBQ is excellent; as Levi pointed out, the spicy sauce isn't super hot, but it is very flavorful. My issues are (1) the restaurant is tiny and stuffy. I hope their success helps them relocate to a roomier place. (2) The waitresses are typically pretty young but they're getting more competent. When it's busy, the atmosphere gets a little ... stressful. With the lack of square footage, you as a customer get to be a little too close to the action.
Day out with Thomas- saw this across street. We were pleasantly surprised!! The food was basic choices, but very tasty. The service was spectacular, esp considering the influx of people from the event. I would come back to town just to eat here!

(765) 222-1103

Barbeque

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