This vintage diner was voted best in Indiana

Why go to a chain restaurant when you can have a unique and delicious experience at the best diner in Indiana?

Some of the best hidden gems are small town restaurants. Whether you go there for the coffee, a delicious piece of cake, the huge menu or the entire dining experience, these restaurants are often overlooked these days. Apart from that we have some local restaurants scattered all over the country that people should definitely visit instead of opting for the well known national chains. Shows how Diners, drive-ins and dives have done a really great job of highlighting unique local restaurants across the country and recently a website listed the best restaurants in each state.

The best diner in Indiana recently listed the best restaurants in each state. The diner chosen for Indiana has a rather unique history. It was actually built in New Jersey and shipped to Indiana on a train in 1954. Oasis Diner in Plainfield, Indiana not only has some pretty cool memorabilia from back then, but it also serves great food.

Here’s what says about the best diner in Indiana:

Oasis Diner makes its own lemonades – and they’re delicious. That’s just one of the things that sets this cute and colorful place apart from the competition. Another reason is his obsession with lunch. Don’t just serve it, honor part of its history with a display of vintage tin lunch boxes that fill the shelves and sport illustrations from ET to Pac-Man. Add in wonderfully comforting and classic diner food and a TV playing old sitcoms and it’s pretty much guaranteed to brighten your day.

You can learn more about the Oasis Diner and even see the menu so you can stop by next time you’re in the area by clicking here.

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