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  • Writer's pictureChaylyn Sefton

Get To Know Decatur County: Downtown Dining Edition

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Part One of Our Series "Get To Know Decatur County: A Complete List of Locally Owned Businesses in Decatur County"


Whether you're new to Greensburg, a native, or a longtime citizen, our goal for this list is to bring awareness to the locally owned small businesses that exist in our county! Since we are blessed to be home to so many small businesses, this will be a four-part series. We hope this resource will help show you just how amazing Greensburg is as you get to know our community and all we have to offer!


Keep reading for part one of our Decatur County Small Business Highlights. Today, we're highlighting our downtown dining options:

  • Carriage On The Square Smokehouse

  • The Branch Gathering Place + Coffee House

  • Mayasari Indonesian Grill

  • Storie's Restaurant

  • Tarouya

 

1. Carriage On The Square

Originally a chef from Indianapolis, Hans Van Louis packed up and moved to Greensburg to open Carriage On The Square Smokehouse in 2012. Today, Carriage on the Square Smokehouse is a local favorite with a diverse menu of barbecued meats, homemade sauces and sides, and even homemade ice cream and cream ice! Their barbecue is served in a variety of ways, from the traditional sandwich to burrito bowls and nachos.

You can visit Carriage On The Square Smokehouse Tuesday through Friday 11:00am - 8:30pm and Saturday 11:30am - 8:30pm.

Location:

Carriage On The Square Smokehouse

117 N Broadway St

Greensburg, Indiana 47240

2. The Branch Gathering Place + Coffee House

Coming up on its two-year anniversary in just a couple of months, The Branch Gathering Place + Coffee House opened on June 25th of 2021 in the heart of downtown Greensburg. The vision of Alex Sefton, executive director of the founding nonprofit All for One Ministry, The Branch was opened in response to a community needs assessment that expressed the need for a local coffee shop.

As a nonprofit coffee shop with a passion for ministry and the community of Greensburg, The Branch is perhaps the most unique business on this list. They center everything they do around "Christ, community, and coffee"- a mission they refer to as their "Three Cs." Beyond the delicious drip and specialty coffees, smoothies, and teas, locally-made pastries, and lunch options, Sefton describes The Branch as "a place to come together, connect with others, and share friendships."


For those looking for a place to work, do homework, or hang out, The Branch offers free wi-fi and is open Monday-Friday from 7:00am - 8:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am - 5:00pm.

Location:

The Branch Gathering Place + Coffee House

113 N Broadway St

Greensburg, Indiana 47240


3. Mayasari Indonesian Grill

After immigrating to the United States in 2004 to pursue a degree at Purdue University, Mayasari Effendi opened Mayasari Indonesian Grill, Indiana's only Indonesian restaurant, in 2012. The menu contains a variety of authentic Indonesian dishes. A few favorites include Gado Gado, a mixed vegetable dish topped with peanut sauce, Chicken Satay (grilled chicken breast skewers marinated with peanut sauce and a side of steamed rice, carrots, onions, and cucumbers), Bihun Goreng (rice noodles covered in sweet soya sauce, vegetables, Indonesian meatballs, and shrimp). Local favorites include Beef Curry with varying spice levels for customers to choose from and an item relatively new to the menu, Tenderloin (available in grilled, breaded, and curry variations).

Location:

Mayasari Indonesian Grill

213 N Broadway St

Greensburg, Indiana 47240

4. Storie's Restaurant

Often described as a "blast from the past" by both locals and visitors, Storie's has been a Greensburg favorite since opening their doors in 1977. Although all of their food is said to be delicious, Storie's is known for their rotating daily specials, chicken fried steak, and pork tenderloin. Make sure to save room for dessert, though! With a flavor for every palate, Storie's is famous for their made-from-scratch pie. Made with flaky crusts and creamy fillings, these treats are nearly impossible to turn down!


Storie's is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00am - 7:30pm and Saturday from 8:00am - 2:00pm. Location:

Storie's Restuarant

109 E Main St

Greensburg, IN 47240


5. Tarouya

If you've grown tired of American cuisine and are itching for something more international, Greensburg's got you covered. Not only do we have Mayasari Indonesian Grill, but we are also home to Tarouya.


A newer restaurant in town, Tarouya is a Japanese steakhouse owned and operated by Dan Wu Dong and her husband, Eli. Dan Wu developed a love for Japanese cuisine after her second pregnancy due to its wonderful flavor and health benefits. After obtaining American citizenship following the birth of their two children, Dan Wu and Eli settled in Greensburg and began taking the steps to open Tarouya together. Since opening its doors in 2016, Tarouya has gained a loyal following- and for good reason! Eli Dong, who originally moved to America from China in 2006, is the restaurant's primary chef, along with a friend. Offering a wide variety of Japanese and Chinese cuisine such as sushi, hibachi, and familiar Chinese dishes, Tarouya prides itself on being a small, family-focused restaurant with a seating capacity of only 52.


You can dine in or carry out Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00am - 9:30pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am - 10:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm. Location:

201 E. Main Street

Greensburg, IN, 47240


Conclusion

This week we highlighted our downtown dining options and hopefully inspired you to visit them all! We love our community and are proud of the talent that calls Decatur County home! As you continue to learn more about our community over the next few weeks, we hope you will grow to love Decatur County as much as we do! Have you ever been to any of the establishments listed? We'd love to hear from you about your experience! Leave a comment below to help out other readers!




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