The Neely House

4.8
279 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
After years of research and an extensive renovation, the Neely Homestead offers an upscale dining experience. With 41 years of diary entries, newspaper accounts and our own careful decoding, The Neely House restaurant will reflect ‘life as it was’ in the times of Thomas S. Neely. The orchard and garden have been replanted and are full of fruit and vegetables! Socially Distant Dining at it's finest.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 279 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday and dinner with friends

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MarkK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a great find in Muncie, not the typical chain restaurant. Great place for date night or small group.

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RobertS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date for New Year’s Eve

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foodaholic
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Neely House was very good. Waiter was new and not good. Had conversation with owner/chef and I am confident that I will return and recommend the Neely House to all.

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SallyC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our waiter was less than personable. The steak my husband received was basically burnt and he could barely cut through it.

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vipPatrickJ
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal at the Neely House. We are very happy they are back open with a complete menu. We stopped in earlier in the year and they just weren’t ready yet with all of their great options. We had the lobster bread pudding for an appetizer and my wife had the duck and I had the rib eye. All were great. If you want to get away from the big city and try something unique. Come to the Neely house in Muncie. You won’t be disappointed.

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RobertP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved the ambience, and the food and service both are well worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic kale salad and loved the cocktail list. Looking forward to returning next time in town.

JC
vipJaradC
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The lobster Mac and cheese was sweet and creamy; the blackened salmon was tasty with just the right spices. The server as the host were both gracious and pleasant. If you haven’t been there yet… you have to book dinner there very soon. The Neely House is a nice surprise in a city of chain restaurants.

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EdwardM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Staff were very nice and knowledgeable.

KS
vipKevinS
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wait staff servers cordial and accommodating. Relaxed, comfortable ambience. Historic beauty restoration

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DaveL
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice place to sit, relax, and visit on a special occasion. No rush with the time you take and very patience staff.

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Kacie
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had heard good things about Neely House and decided to make a reservation to celebrate my birthday with family. Everyone enjoyed the food and quiet atmosphere. Our server was super helpful and polite, as well. Will definitely be going back!

JW
JimW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! The house was very impressive. Really took the time to make it warm and inviting.

MD
MDK21
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch with the girls. Seated right away, very polite staff. Took just a bit to actually be spoken to for drink order after being seated but everything was prompt after that. Food was excellent, you can't go wrong with whatever you order.
Have already recommended to several people. WILL be back to try the dinner menu. Recommend making reservations ahead 👌

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AmyB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve decided that brunch is my favorite meal to have here. I love the preparation and seasoning/ flavor of every item on the menu. The bacon … I could order a plateful- it should just be a shareable item for the table. The French toast is perfect! The omelet was full of flavor. The side roasted potatoes could be a dish unto themselves. I haven’t even touched on the beverages. My friend and I don’t make coffee at home before coming because we know it will taste better there. We have found that the peach and ginger mojito hits every drink desire for us. I love that the value for the money is so good that you don’t feel like it is a splurge or special occasion treat. It can be a regular treat to yourself!

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EdenR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here! And it was amazing. I loved the building itself and decor, the environment was so peaceful and welcoming. The food was amazing and worth every penny. Our waitress was the best, very friendly and fast. And overall the experience was great! I will definitely come back.

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vipKevinS
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem for eastern Indiana and specifically, Muncie. Relaxed ambience. Service excellent. Food- second to NONE. We eat at many Indianapolis area restaurants. Neely House rivals the finest!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steaks were not awesome. The sliders were a little messy. There was hardly any potatoe purée on the plate maybe 4 asparagus

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Greg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful design, and a memorable night!

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NancyB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, atmosphere pleasant and staff helpful and accommodating as usual.

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RonM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, first time there. Went for brunch, lots of delicious choices on the menu. Service was excellent and the coffee was fantastic! Will definitely be going back, loved the atmosphere!!

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JoshThompson
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and Beyond
DEFINITELY returning
Food and drinks well priced

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful brunch! We are age-old friends who live in multiple cities and states, and were searching for a special place for our get together. The Newly House certainly met, and exceeded!, every expectation. The menu was amazing, the drink offerings were intriguing and expertly mixed. The ambiance of the restoration and the servers all combined to make this a special event, and one place we can honestly recommend to our friends.

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SueG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French toast is to die for! Excellent service; our water glasses were kept full.

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JessicaB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls day out starting with brunch at the Neely House. It did not disappoint. The food was great, especially the French Toast with Berry Compote. Will definitely be back to visit for dinner.

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TomK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great atmosphere, beautiful setting! Filet was cooked perfectly with amazing flavor. The Duck was surprising, but I world order again. We will be back!

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stevem
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service and atmosphere were also outstanding. Not something one would expect to find in Muncie, Indiana.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was mine and my husbands first visit! Not our last! The service was good, waitress was excellent…attentive, patient(first timers), and answered all questions we had about the food(some of which I had to look up first). The atmosphere was great! The ambiance was delicate which made it quite nice and relaxing for me; with the soft yet some deep color, the easy classical listening music to the library feel! The only thing for “me” is what I see as mutilated books glued to the walls. I am a fan of breathing, the beauty of trees, and a fan to respecting those who put in the work to write for our knowledge, entertainment, and passion. However, that hasn’t deterred me from coming to enjoy the atmosphere, people, and most definitely and deliciously the food! I ordered the in bone rib eye, came with asparagus and puréed potatoes and my husband had ordered the baked Campanelle lobster. When they brought our food my first thought was hmm I feel my husband and I should switch plates, because my order was so much bigger than his lol! My steak was huge and so juicy and tasty I had to share with my husband and still brought a lot of it home!! He shared his with me and his baked campanelle lobster was very good too!!! We really have no complaints!! Just YUM!!

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ROBERTDONATI
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

TABLE SERVICE WAS GREAT, SEEMED LIKE SHE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH SUPPORT. FRYER BROKEN WENT FOR THE FRIED CHICKEN. DRINKS WERE GREAT. MAYBE A SIGN OF THE TIMES.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

My wife and I have eaten here several times and it's one of our favorite spots. However, drink service was very slow. Food was fantastic as usual.

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LynV
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy beautiful weather and delicious food!

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vipBillK
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

This was our first and last trip to The Neely House. While the ambiance and food were wonderful...we did not plan on being there for a 2 hour tour while we waited for our meals.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We were in town from Texas and found The Neely House. Except for the slow service and 3 hours later our experience with the quality of food, ambience was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good bye party

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today was our second visit here and we truly enjoyed it!

We ate outside this time instead of inside and our service was wonderful. The drinks were delicious, food arrived in a timely manner and our waiter was attentive and outstanding! We've already made reservations for next weekend! We appreciate this place beyond words not only for the food and the care taken at the details but that something so wonderful is so close to home!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Way too loud! Way too close! No privacy to carry on our own atmosphere. Everyone was aware of what everyone else was doing. We did not like that experience in fine dining. Sorry !
1 outta 5

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KatB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great day with wonderful food and service!

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a great atmosphere. Will return

LN
LindaN
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant exceeds expectations. Beautiful decor, great food , drinks and service. A special and memory making experience with our college student grandson.

FAQs

The Neely House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (765) 216-1647.

The Neely House is rated 4.8 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.