Downtown Evansville Indiana Restaurants Bars & Cafes

Get ready to shop, eat and support local businesses and restaurants in downtown Evansville with Small Business Saturday.

support of our neighbors

Did you know (according to Forbes) that a small business needs fewer than 500 employees? There are nearly 28 million small businesses in America, and these small businesses employ more than 50% of America’s workers. When you shop, eat and spend locally, you don’t have to reach for the savings accounts or stock options of a billionaire CEO. What you’re doing is helping your friends and neighbors—business owners and their employees—pay their mortgages, feed their families, and fund their children’s after-school activities, and we all know it feels good to be our neighbors to help!

When you shop, eat and spend locally, you don’t have to reach for the savings accounts or stock options of a billionaire CEO. What you do is help your friends and neighbors

Small business Saturday in downtown Evansville

On Saturday, November 26th, the Economic Improvement District is hosting a Small Business Saturday event in downtown Evansville, and you’re invited! Head to the Main Street sidewalk for Thanksgiving weekend. Be sure to stop by 318 Main Street from 9:00 am to receive your free Shop Downtown tote bag while supplies last. You can also get a map of downtown shops and restaurants. Then shop at the amazing stores that make our downtown area such an amazing place. Eat at the local downtown restaurants serving your favorite cuisine and also check out the unique downtown vendors and producers.

Meet your downtown shops and restaurants

Shopping at the Small Business Saturday event downtown is just one small way you can make an impact on these businesses and our friends. Below is a list of all the shops and restaurants to enjoy in downtown Evansville.


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  • Arts Council of Southwest Indiana
  • cMOE museum shop for children
  • Emerald design
  • Estella Dean Home
  • Goldman’s pawn
  • Grateful threads
  • memo
  • Happy mint
  • Elegant on the Main
  • Raben tire and car service
  • River City Coffee & Goods
  • River Kitty Cat Cafe
  • sixth and zero
  • Stephen G. Sanders menswear
  • foam on the Main
  • Turley Manufacturing Jewelers
  • Your brother’s bookstore

bars, restaurants and cafes

  • 2nd language
  • Angelos
  • arcademy
  • Bru Burger Bar
  • Cavanaughs
  • Cross-Eyed Cricket comfort
  • Entwined wine and cocktail bar
  • Gangham Korean BBQ
  • High Score Limousine
  • Hometown nutrition
  • Cookies for insomnia
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Joe Brewski
  • Only Rennie’s Cafe & Cookie Co.
  • Lic’s Delicatessen and Ice Cream
  • Major Munch
  • Milanos
  • Myriad Brewing Co.
  • NoCo Park
  • Peephole Bar & Grill
  • piece of cake bakery
  • River City Coffee & Goods
  • River Kity Cat Cafe
  • Riverwalk Restaurant
  • Steinstadt grill
  • Subway
  • The galley
  • The collective
  • The everyday
  • The deli
  • The rooftop
  • The tap house
  • Tiki am Main
  • Zuki downtown

[Source: Downtown Evansville]

See how downtown Evansville has changed over the years

I find it fascinating to look back to earlier times. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I’m surviving the current times. The convenience of being able to answer any question we have in seconds or to order practically anything we want or need and have it delivered to our doorstep is pretty sweet. But it’s fun to see how things have evolved around us. As an Evansville native who spends much of my time in downtown Evansville (where the train station is located), I’ve always appreciated the older architecture of the buildings in the area. So I dug into the Willard Library archives to see how some of these areas look now compared to then. Some have changed a little, some quite a bit, and some no longer exist. Just look.