In celebration of Indiana's 200th Birthday, we have complied a list of the top 10 culinary indulgences in the South Shore. Taste one during your visit or enjoy them all!


    Lake Perch at Teibel's - Schererville, Ind.
  1. Lake Perch and Fried Chicken from Teibel's Restaurant in Schererville
    Teibel's Restaurant has been a northwest Indiana staple for more than 80 years and their buttery lake perch and crispy fried chicken are beloved house specials.

  2. Three Floyd's Scotch Egg - NWI Times
  3. Scotch Egg from Three Floyds Brewing Company in Munster
    A one-of-a-kind indulgence, this dish includes a perfectly soft-boiled egg, enveloped in duck sausage, coated in breadcrumbs and then deep fried. P.S. Three Floyds is also known around the world for their award-winning brews.

  4. Timbrook Kitchen Savory Pies - Munster, Ind.
  5. Savory Pies from Timbrook Kitchens in Munster
    We've all had sweet and fruity pies, but Timbrook Kitchens' savory pies are like no other. Enjoy ingredients like artichoke chicken, buffalo chicken and Gorgonzola and feta spinach, among others.

  6. Queso Fundido El Taco Real - NWI Times
  7. Queso Fundido from El Taco Real in Hammond
    A local favorite for lunch or dinner, you'll want to start with the queso fundido from El Taco Real - a thick layer of broiled Mexican cheese over sautéed onions, tomatoes and jalapeños.

  8. Farmhouse Restaurant - Fair Oaks Farms
  9. Cheese Curds from Farmhouse Restaurant in Fair Oaks
    The Farmhouse Restaurant's cheese curds are crunchy and crispy on the outside, hot and cheesy on the inside. Need we say more?

  10. DOC'S Smokehouse Dyer
  11. Brisket from DOC's Smokehouse & Craft Bar in Dyer
    For a traditional taste of the south right here in Indiana, you'll want to stop at DOC's. They also have dozens of craft beers on tap and offer whiskey and bourbon flights.

  12. Freddy's Steakhouse Po'Boy - NWI Times
  13. Po'Boy Sandwich from Freddy's Steakhouse in Hammond
    Freddy's famous sandwich includes tender slices of grilled rib eye steak on toasted garlic bread. Add onions, mushrooms and cheese if you can handle it. Don't worry, you can order it as a full or half sandwich.

  14. Assorted Crispy Rolls at Asparagus - Merrillville, Ind.
  15. Avocado Crispy Rolls from Asparagus Restaurant in Merrillville
    Asparagus knows the perfect combo of fresh avocado, red onion, tomato and cilantro - wrapped in rice paper. Dip in sweet and sour, ginger sauce or ask for a side of chili paste to make it sweet and spicy.

  16. Bloody Mary Barletts - Bevery Shores, Ind
  17. Bloody Mary from Bartlett's Gourmet Grill and Tavern in Beverly Shores
    Bartlett's doesn't just have a delicious handcrafted bloody mary, it's a small meal, too! Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

  18. Pikk's Tavern Valparaiso Red Velvet Cake
  19. Red Velvet Cake from Pikk's Tavern in Valparaiso
    You can't end your culinary tour without something sweet. Pikk's signature cake serves two and is topped with candied pecans.