On Saturday, Doug and I went to Spencer, IN in Owen County to the Hilltop Restaurant. It is located near McCormicks Creek State Park. (Note: not the official DNR website.) The restaurant sits on the top of a hill.
As you can see by the menu, each meal includes house salad (which consists of lettuce with "sweet vinaigrette," which is made of vinegar, water and sugar), tomato juice, pickled beets, carrots, celery sticks & ranch dip, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, fresh baked rolls with orange marmalade.
|"just like eating at Grandma's"|
|packaged apple butter|
Salad was disappointing. It tasted fine but it was basically "bag" salad. We were encouraged by our waitress to try sprinkling garlic salt on it. Neither of us did so.
|salad & roll|
All of the photos in this post were shot without a flash. Something kind of romantic- photos of food in natural light. (Is it just me? Or do you agree?)
For dessert I ordered the persimmon cake or pudding. This was disappointing. In the past when I've had persimmon, part of what was wonderful was that it was moist. This was not moist. It was a little dry and chewy. I didn't eat it all. (We felt our waitress was a bit absent-minded, but when it came to desserts, she rattled off a long list.)
The Hilltop originally opened on July 4, 1948. Other than a facebook page, I was unable to locate an official page online. When it comes to restaurants, I am picky. If I have a negative restaurant experience, I don't usually go back. There are too many restaurants and life is short. Overall, this was a positive experience and we both agreed we would return. They feature fish on Friday night. I would like to try that. As we were leaving I captured this parting shot of the sign. If you are in the area, I would recommend trying the Hilltop Restaurant.