As a bustling college town, Evansville is home to all kinds of great restaurants. Whether you're a student on a budget or a visiting scholar, you'll find something to suit your palate. American classics done right are big favorites here. Chicago is the nearest big city, and you can taste its influence in the hot dogs and sandwiches. Diner-style burgers, fries, and coffee are also great options. Elegant steakhouses, including those with a Japanese influence, can be found here as well. Some even offer live music to accompany your meal. Pub and bar culture in Evansville also has a strong foothold. German-influenced experiences, with hearty sausage and potato meals, can also be had, along with plenty of specialty beer on tap.