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Capers Restaurant

701 Main St.
Tell City  Indiana  47586
United States
(812) 547-3333
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Midwest Living Review

Lisa McClintick
You'll find New Orleans specialties and down-home Hoosier favorites in the shadow of an Alaskan moose head and a giant steamboat steering wheel.

At first glance, the menu at Capers Restaurant is a bit odd. Alongside Hoosier favorites like steak and fried chicken, you'll find New Orleans specialties like po'boys, red beans and rice and muffaletta sandwiches. That's because owners Christopher and Dorothy Watts have Gulf Coast roots, and their menu reflects the foods they love from both areas. The decor also is delightfully strange. Built in 1894 by a fraternal organization called the Oddfellows, the restaurant has high tin ceilings and exposed brick walls, and it's decorated with everything from movie posters to Alaskan moose heads. A giant steamboat steering wheel salvaged from a steamboat that once plied the Ohio River sits in the front window. Start your meal with the best-selling potato soup, a creamy option topped with green onions, shredded cheddar cheese and bacon. If you're in the mood for home-style Hoosier cooking, your best bet is the fried chicken, expertly prepared with a secret blend of herbs and spices. Other popular choices include steaks, pasta, burgers and pizza, so there's something to please every member of the family. Prices are affordable, too. That amazing fried chicken platter is just $11.99.

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