The Neely House

4.8
259 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 259 people are saying
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NancyB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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RonM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!!

JT
JoshThompson
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and Beyond
DEFINITELY returning
Food and drinks well priced

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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.

JB
JessicaB
Seattle
4 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.

JB
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!

BK
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

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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.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best experiences I have had in my life. I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening. The server was very attentive, food was perfect especially the tuna, and drinks were superb. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Great outdoor patio with lots of seating.
Excellent food and service. Top notch. Highly recommend this place.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Neely House is one of our favorite places to eat dinner. We had never had brunch there before and had out of state guests coming. We were all impressed and look forward to returning!

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Perfect
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very charming and delicious place for brunch. We ate inside but outside also looked lovely. Food was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktail - smoked Manhattan!!

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ChristopherN
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was a wonderful server. We had a big party and he delivered everything on time and with class.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town from Fl, granddaughter in the play, “Mona Mia”.

JB
vipJayneB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben is a wonderful server and reflects the quality of this place.

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REXD
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I just wish I would have discovered it sooner!

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LarryO
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful brunch on a Sunday morning. Everything from the ease of making a reservation thru the wait staff and meal was exceptional. Anxious to return in the near future.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at the Neely House! The food is always good, the cocktails strong but tasty, and amazing service!

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vipRalphA
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thei Benedicts we’re wonderful and the service outstanding.

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bornandraised
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was friendly, the restaurant was beautiful, and the Neely House is a place I would recommend couples go for their anniversary.

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TeresaF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere was very good. Highly recommend Sunday Brunch.

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SallyB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal outside. The food was delicious, with 2 caveats. One of our diners had the roast beef sliders and thought the buns were too heavy and chewy for that use, though the meat was delicious. We also ordered the peach cobbler which came literally floating in butter. Our server thoughtfully noticed that something wasn’t right and took it off the bill.
Our server was knowledgeable and pleasant - the pace of the service was perhaps a little too fast.

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BruceG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was not hot. warm at best. Service was good. Price was good.

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JasonK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is outstanding. Worth every penny. Which by the way the meal was also very affordable.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. We were seated ahead of our reservation time which was very nice. They were somewhat busy but our food and drinks came extremely fast and everything was very hot and fresh.

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 259 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.