I'm sure that right off the top of your head you can think of a handful of hole-in-the-wall restaurants that are amazing. Some of those are right here in Evansville. A recent article by travelers that know the best local spots says the best in Indiana is about 300 miles north of Evansville.

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What is a 'Hole-in-the-Wall' Diner?

Before we can decide which is the best, we have to define what qualifies as a hole-in-the-wall diner. So, a hole-in-the-wall diner is typically a small, locally-owned restaurant that probably doesn't have fancy decor or a flashy exterior. These diners are casual and cozy and they may not be located just off the highway. They typically serve comfort food or classic American meals like burgers, breakfast dishes, and milkshakes.

The term "hole-in-the-wall" is often used to describe a restaurant that is off the beaten path, easy to miss or overlook, but has great food and a loyal following of customers.

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Here's Where to Find  'Hole-in-the Wall' Diner is The Best in Indiana

You might be surprised to find out that according to travelawaits.com the best 'Hole-in-the-Wall diner in Indiana specializes in hot dogs. Ft. Wayne's Famous Coney Island serves up hot dogs on West Main Street.

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The menu has remained simple for more than one hundred years. It’s not uncommon for them to sell two thousand hot dogs with onions daily. When you stroll by the diner, look through the window, and see the neatly lined rows of hot dogs cooking over the grill. It is not only the place to get a hot dog in Fort Wayne, but it’s also the oldest operating restaurant in town.

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 So. Many. Onions.

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Their menu is very limited. Fort Wayne's Famous Coney Island sticks to the diner basics like hamburgers, chili, apple pie, and hot dogs, plus you can get a glass or can of pop to wash it down.

Do you think the travelawaits.com list got it right? See the other diners that made the list in the Midwest HERE

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