It was a Saturday morning, and I decided I should check my emails on my Nook. While going through the emails, I was excited to see I had received an email from a restaurant in Bluffton: Sassafras on Main located at 218 S. Main St. They asked us to try their restaurant and said we wouldn’t be disappointed, because it was the best kept secret in Northeast Indiana! Naturally, this piqued our interest.
On a Wednesday afternoon (our normal day to go out for lunch), away we went. It was a beautiful day outside, making the drive quite pleasurable. Never at a loss for things to talk about, Sandy and I talked about everything from groceries to gas prices, making the drive time pass quickly. Let me tell you, it was worth the drive!
The restaurant is located in a beautiful, old Victorian home built in 1902 by Colonel L.C. Davenport. The Sassafras on Main offers a large menu, sure to appeal to almost everyone. Sandy opted for the breaded pork tenderloin and a cup of broccoli soup. The tenderloin was different than the normal thin Frisbee-like piece of meat. It was thick cut and fried up golden brown. You can choose what you would like to have on your tenderloin sandwich. Sandy chose to have pickles and mayonnaise. Delicious! The broccoli soup was loaded with broccoli and served steaming hot; very tasty.
I selected the Turkey Panini, which was served with lettuce and tomato and an order of homemade potato chips. The turkey was tender and juicy, and the homemade potato chips were yummy! The portions are large, and we were feeling pretty full, so we took home part of our sandwiches.
However, we naturally had to force ourselves to indulge in some scrumptious dessert! I went for the key lime pie, and Sandy had the Texas sheet cake. The pie was tart and simply delicious. Sandy’s Texas sheet cake was moist and incredibly good.
The Sassafras on Main may be a well kept secret to those of us who do not live in Bluffton, but to the locals, it is very popular. As we paid our checks, we chatted with the cashier/server. As, it turns out she and her husband (who also does the cooking), are the owners. The prices are reasonable. Carryout and banquet facilities are available. Parking is on the street or there is a lot behind the restaurant. It is worth the drive to make the trip to the Sassafras on Main! We Divas will definitely be back. Hope to see you there!
If You Want To Go
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 11a.m. to 2pm and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday Brunch Buffet 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.