During the holiday season, eating out is a frequent tradition, especially before going to see holiday lights or having a visit with Santa. Today, we’re rounding up the best restaurants for the holidays in Greenfield, whether you’re taking the whole family out or planning a romantic date night. Hancock County is well known for our locally-owned restaurants and cafes, and we’d love to see you enjoy a night out at one of these establishments. 


Since 1999, Carnegie’s has offered pleasantly casual and intimate dining in the unique and inspiring setting of a former library. Specializing in hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood prepared in a Northern Italian style, you’ll also notice locally grown herbs and vegetables on the menu. Plus, planning a date night or private party is easy with their online menu and reservations. 

Griggsby’s Station

Griggsby’s Station is a 21+ gastropub that’s perfect for date night. Enjoy delicious drink specials, a rotating selection of Indiana beers and a fresh-made menu with local ingredients from nearby Tyner Pond Farm and partners. Whether you’re ordering a fried pickle starter, filet mignon or specialty burger, you and your date can expect a fresh and local meal to enjoy together. 

Hitherto Coffee & Gaming

Have you ever wanted to try out a board game before buying it? Visit Hitherto Coffee & Gaming for a date night or family day out to pick a game from their library, with over 450 game titles available for purchase if you find one you like! While you play, you and your friendly opponents can enjoy a handcrafted tea or coffee, a specialty concoction from the soda fountain, or a yummy pastry or ice cream cone!

Lincoln Square Pancake House

Lincoln Square Pancake House is a local Central Indiana chain serving up breakfast all day long, as well as lunch and dinner with style. You can order a few tried and true diner staples, as well as new and reimagined platters for your family or a casual date. Plus, they offer catering if you’re craving some delicious diner food for your holiday party or family get-together. 

Sugar Creek Brickhouse

Sugar Creek Brickhouse offers family dining as well as a full bar, serving up traditional American cuisine in the form of wraps, tenderloins, burgers, sandwiches and their specialty Brickhouse pizza. They also offer monthly specials and exclusive daily menu items, and if the winter weather warms up, you can enjoy your meal on their beautiful patio. 

Sweet Shop

The family-owned Sweet Shop in Greenfield just celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2021, so you know you’re going to get the best of the best when you visit this local institution. Unless you’re planning an early morning date, the Sweet Shop would be perfect for a family breakfast, serving up coffee, cinnamon rolls, yeast and cake doughnuts made fresh every day starting at 4 a.m.!

Tuttle’s Cafe & Sweet Shop

You may think of Tuttle Orchards for apple and pumpkin picking, but did you know that Tuttle’s Cafe & Sweet Shop is open year-round? Tuttle’s is one of our great restaurants for the holidays, with a seasonal menu featuring fresh local food and orchard-grown produce, Tuttle’s Cafe is perfect for family brunch, a lunch date or an early dinner. Plus, group reservations are available with an orchard tour option on weekdays in November and December!

Wooden Bear Brewing

As our first-ever brewery in Greenfield, Wooden Bear Brewing provides a casual, laid-back atmosphere for dates and families alike. In addition to their house, specialty and seasonal beers, you can also enjoy pizza, breadsticks, salad and wings from Greek’s Pizzeria right from the Wooden Bear taproom. 

Ho Ho Ho Holiday Breakfast

Speaking of the Wooden Bear and restaurants for the holidays, you can come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Ho Ho Ho Holiday Breakfast on Dec. 11, with a catered breakfast from Lincoln Square Pancake House and a cash bar featuring mimosas and micheladas for guests 21 and over. This timed entry event is sure to be a hit with adults and children, so make sure to schedule your ticket today!

[Photo Credit: Carnegie’s]