Nappanee Eats

Discover Nappanee and places that were available to eat at through the years.

Nappanee Eats

Nappanee, Indiana 46550, United States

Created By: Nappanee Public Library

Tour Information

Hello and welcome! Today we are going to be exploring early restaurants and food stores that have been in Nappanee throughout the years. From Stoops Bakery and Restaurant to the B&B, we will be learning more about the eating establishments of years past. Let’s hit the pavement and get started!

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The B&B opened on April 12, 1926. The original building was moved to Nappanee from Locke. Bernard “Bunk” Widmoyer and Russell “Buss” Hostetter started the business. B&B stood for Bunk and Buss. Their partnership only lasted ... Read more
The Corner Saloon opened in June of 1879. Ed Brown and George Mclaughlin owned it together. In 1892, Ed Brown sold his interest to George. Once it was found that McLaughlin was living in Union Township but voting in Locke Township. Since he... Read more
Huffman’s Bakery was started in 1893 by Ogden Huffman. His son Roy Huffman took over the business in 1917 when his father passed away. When they moved into their fireproof building in 1919, it had a flour elevator from the basement to the... Read more
The bakery was started by Horatio Stoops in 1889. He opened the restaurant and bakery business on South Main Street. It carried a full line of baked goods and he could supply them at all times. The bakery also had a lunch counter that was v... Read more
In 1908, Weygand Brothers started a business in the C.R. Stoops building on South Main Street. In 1910, the restaurant moved again to be where the Collins Second Hand Store was.  1912 brought many changes to the restaurant. In that year, J... Read more
The Star Bakery had started at Arthur Hartman’s residence in 1904 on South Main Street. Arthur and his wife, Cinderella started their bakery in their home by baking 5 loaves a day and they were delivered in market baskets to prospective c... Read more
In 1879, Samuel Hartman added a restaurant possibly to the Nappanee House. Wolf and Lefler was a popular European restaurant that was located one block north of the Napanee House. They kept fresh oysters that they had constantly on hand and... Read more
It was operated from 1922 to 1961 by George and Lelah Machures. It had wooden booths with high backs (kids carved their initials in) and marble tables.  A big mirror hung behind the counter, where large apothecary jars filled with jelly be... Read more
Originally, the building was built in Locke and was moved to Nappanee. Nappanee Bakery started out in this building probably most likely after it was moved from Locke to Nappanee. In 1884, I.N. Shook was the proprietor.  They were said to ... Read more


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