Hunters Hideaway Bar and Grill contrasts with the family-style meals served at the more touristy Amish Acres. This bar-restaurant caters to a loyal local crowd in search of good pub grub and craft beers. A horseshoe-shape bar, dartboards and big-screen TVs hold court up front; in the back, a blazing fireplace warms a dining room decked out in knotty pine.
Eighteen appetizers ($5 to $11) include hot wings, raw oysters, egg rolls and nachos. The crock of savory chicken soup is a good choice, showcasing rich broth laden with chunks of white meat, carrots and celery. For entrees, the menu details a dozen burgers (starting at $7), pizzas, pastas, deli sandwiches and salads. The New York strip steak ($11) can be a little chewy and overcooked, but the housemade Tater Tots are a must-order side.
Most kids’ meals are just $4, but the allowance of indoor smoking curtails the desire to bring the whole family (fortunately, carry out is available). Hunters Hideaway is one of the few Nappanee restaurants serving dinner on Monday evenings.