Hearthstone Restaurant

18149 US Hwy 52
Metamora, 47030
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On a nice fall trip to the area, I was given a tip to try this awesome place. I went in and was offered the lunch buffet option. The place is nice for the area. More a nostalgic charm. I would rate it a 3 out of 5 on décor and cleanest. I went up and got a salad and the salad bar was nicely laid out with quality options. I went up next and was like just fried chicken. At first I was disappointed. I grab some mash potato, gravy and corn and a piece of chicken. I sat down and was about to get a little upset with this place until....... The first bite of the chicken was heaven. The seasoning was incredible. This was cooked perfectly and was juicy as well as tasty. There is no reason for Hearthstone to have anything else on the lunch buffet. A nice little place serving awesome food in Metamora. Take a rode trip and check out the town and this nice nostalgic restaurant. If you are bored of chain restaurants and think for yourself and are not manipulated by millions of dollars in TV commercials to make yourself believe you have to eat average to below average overpriced food at some chain restaurant, I am one of you. Let's all keep supporting the true food scene in Indiana.
The Hearthstone has inexpensive breakfasts, and a reasonably priced lunch buffet. They have a seafood buffet available on Fridays. I highly recommend the fried chicken - it is exceptional.
We had been here 8 years ago and decided that while in the area we would stop again. Bad idea. The place was under a new owner and they were no where's the quality of the originals. My wife ordered Chicken. The portions were huge but when my wife took a bite she quickly went for her water glass. The chicken had so much pepper on it, it burned your mouth. She then ordered a tenderloin. It was thin and had a great deal of gristle in it. But she ate it. I ordered the cat fish dinner. Like the chicken it was huge ( no problems with the portions ). But upon examining there was mostly breading. And the meat itself was not cooked. And removing it from the bones was a trick. I also had beets and cottage cheese. The beets were extremely hard and the cottage cheese was extremely runny. I also had fries with the meal. They were extremely greasy and limp. Overall with the exception of the pepper the food was bland. Also who ever said it had a massive salad bar is completely incorrect. I think they seen the salad bar next to the hot bar with meats and potatoes and vegetable and took that as also part of the salad bar. Which it is not. The hot bar is $ 14.95 just by itself. All the time we were eating a table completely across the restaurant with about 10 people at it had a 3 or 4 year old that screamed, not cried, but screamed, It was so bad that a table of 4 that came in after us got up and canceled their meal and left. The waitress was complaining about the heat, while to owner was standing in from on the only air conditioning vent I seen in the place attempting to stay cool. The waitress said it had to be a thousand degrees in the kitchen and almost as bad in the dining area. We are talking about a place that charges $15.00 for 3 piece of chicken and fries and the same for Cat Fish. So we are not talking about a "dive" Their seafood dinner buffet was $25.00 to $ 30.00 per person. This is also a high dollar tourist area. All and all I would not recommend this place to eat at.

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