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The Best Restaurants in Monticello, Indiana

Monticello is the dream destination for your vacation not only because of its convenient location and fun natural and man-made attractions, but also because of the food you can snack on throughout the day. Whether you choose to grab a burger or order a pizza for the group, there are scrumptious options available.

The Whistle Stop

Address: 10012 US-421, Monon
Tuesday - Thursday: 11AM - 8PM
Friday - Saturday: 11AM - 9PM
Sunday: 11AM - 7PM
Closed Mondays

Perhaps the fanciest option in Monticello, the Whistle Stop is a classic American restaurant that doubles as a train museum. You'll be able to eat a fine cut of steak after you've toured the exhibits. Place your reservation now! It's a must-see eatery.

The Whistle Stop Menu
  • Filet Mignon
  • Rib Eye
  • Mushroom Swiss Burger
  • Fresh Lake Perch
  • Jumbo Breaded Shrimp
  • Potato Chip Crusted Pork Chop or Chicken Breast
  • Grilled Tenderloin

Sportsman Inn

Address: 12340 N Upper Lakeshore Dr #4749, Monticello
Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday: 11AM - 12AM
Closed Wednesdays

The Sportsman Grill has a few different cuisines you can enjoy. Grab a bite of pasta, some BBQ ribs, a classic steak, or grilled buffalo wings. Yum yum!

Sportsman Inn Menu
  • Loaded Fries
  • Boneless Wings
  • Nacho Supreme
  • Firecracker Shrimp
  • Tenderloin Bites

Riverside Restaurant

Address: 1809 N Francis St, Monticello
Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 9PM
Friday - Saturday: 4PM - 10PM
Sunday: 11AM - 9PM

Those looking for a fun, social restaurant will want to turn up at the Riverside Restaurant. Not only are the food options straightforward and easy to eat (keeping silence during your meals brief), but there is usually live music playing in the background. This is a 10/10 restaurant.

Riverside Restaurant Menu
  • Broiled Stuffed Shrimp
  • Fresh Catfish
  • Salmon Caesar Salad
  • Elk Burger
  • Killer Tenderloin
  • Chicken Sandwich

Jimmy O's Bar & Grille

Address: 5658 NW Shafer Dr, Monticello
Monday - Friday: 11AM - 2AM
Saturday and Sunday: 8AM - 2AM

Jimmy O's is renowned for its pizza. Because of this, it's a great place to eat if you are with a lot of family and friends. Select from a wide range of toppings. If pizza isn't your thing, there are a few lighter options like salads and fish and chips.

Jimmy O's Menu
  • Fish and Chips
  • Steak Salad
  • Gourmet Pizzas

Anglers Restaurant

Address: 1828 N Francis St, Monticello
Tuesday - Saturday: 4PM - 9PM
Sunday: 12PM - 8PM
Closed Mondays

Despite the name, you won't find much seafood at the Anglers Restaurant. Instead, you'll find plenty of poultry and pork as a suitable replacement. Perfect for a lunchtime meal.

Anglers Restaurant Menu
  • Smothered Chicken
  • Black N Blue Salad
  • Chicken Parmesan Alfredo
  • Pork Tenderloin

El Lago

Address: 5313 NW Shafer Dr, Monticello
Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 11:30AM - 8:30PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 9PM
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

A classy Mexican restaurant with a ton of personality, El Lago should be a part of your vacation itinerary. You'll want to be a part of this fiesta!

El Lago Menu
  • Marinated Steak Fajitas
  • El Lago Nachos
  • Crispy Fish Tacos
  • Filet Mignon Burrito.

Arni's Pizza

Address: 517 N Main St, Monticello
Sunday - Thursday: 11AM - 9PM
Friday and Saturday: 11AM - 9:30PM

While East-Coast residents may be familiar with Arni's Pizza, travelers from elsewhere will be in for a nice surprise. Check out the Italian delicacies before you leave town. There are also American foods as well.

Arni's Menu
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Loaded Cheese Fries
  • Buffalo Chicken Pizza
  • Killer Cajun Pizza
  • Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

Cazadores Mexican Restaurant

Address: 111 N Main St, Monticello
Monday, Wednesday - Thursday: 11AM - 8PM
Friday - Saturday: 11AM - 9PM
Closed Sundays and Tuesdays

This Mexican place is a great lunch stop for your future vacation. Not only does it have all the staples Americans know and love, but it also serves Tex-Mex bowls, which blend two delightful cuisines into one tightly-packed dish.

Cazadores Mexican Restaurant Menu
  • Tex-Mex Bowls
  • Chimichangas
  • Burritos
  • Enchiladas