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Downtown Directory / Lunch

Friendly City Food Co-op

The Friendly City Food Co-op is a business that’s owned and democratically controlled by a large group of owners right here in our area. As a friendly, neighborhood grocery store with a distinctively modern twist, the co-op offers meat and produce from local farmers and producers, bulk spices and herbs, gourmet cheeses, delicious baked goods from local bakers, locally made soaps and lotions, and more. They also have a pleasant seating area so you can enjoy a cup of coffee or soup and salad from their deli. more

Heritage Bakery & Cafe

Owned and operated by mother daughter duo, Heritage Bakery & Café is truly a passion project. They run an intimate café with a 200-square foot kitchen filled with local art and a collection of coffee mugs and plates in mismatched vintage patterns. There is a small outdoor seating area surrounded by gardens that make the café feel as if it’s tucked away in the French countryside.  more

Indian American Café

Authentic Indian cuisine with a touch of Americana is what is served at the Indian-American Cafe. They specialize in traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian dishes that are guaranteed to delight all of your senses. Indulge yourself in the richness of another culture, without leaving town. Stop by today for lunch or dinner. more

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

Jack Brown's purposely simple menu specializes in unique burgers and craft beer. Always stocked with an exciting variety of all styles of craft beer, ranging from local darlings to rare beers from around the world, Jack Brown's 34 person occupancy allows for a chance to meet up with friends and make new ones, both inside and outside on their patio (with heat lamps and blankets during the colder months). more

Jess’ Downtown Restaurant

Jess' has been serving hamburgers and hot dogs lunch-counter style since 1922. They've since added other fare to the menu - salads, sandwiches and pies - but it's the hot dogs and hamburgers that customers come back for. more

Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

Prepare yourself for a special blend of soulful music, modern southern cuisine, and premium whiskeys at Jimmy Madison's. Chef Isaac's use of fresh ingredients to create menu items such as fried green tomatoes, a selection of southern burgers, baby back ribs, jambalaya, and more will make you feel like you just landed in The Big Easy. more

L & S Diner

L & S Diner provides guests with a classic American breakfast and lunch experience, with a side of southern hospitality. For breakfast, you can't go wrong with their selection of omelets, home fries, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, french toast, grits, bacon, and more. If you're an early bird, this is the place for you! more

Magnolia’s Taco & Tequila Bar

Much of the inspiration behind Magnolia’s Taco & Tequila Bar comes from co-owner Claudia Kay's heritage. Born in Jalisco, Mexico (known as the birthplace of tequila), Claudia put together a menu and drinks list from her hometown with her husband and co-owner Chris. more

Montpelier Restaurant and Bar

Located within Hotel Madison, Montpelier Restaurant and Bar serves southern-inspired regional fare crafted with locally sourced ingredients. Come by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; relax in their coffee shop; or even host an event in the Dolley Madison private room. more