Historic Metamora, Indiana 1838 Canal Town

The Smelly Gourmet is Rated #1 Place to Eat on TripAdvisor.

Smelly Himself

Don't settle for a burger and fries when you can step out of the box and try something totally amazing! Our customers rave about our Grilled Cheese Panini Sandwiches. These are not your mommas grilled cheese. They are truly a gourmet meal! Pick from 12 different varieties. From a reuben grilled cheese to a greek (fetta cheese, tomato, basil, garlic, oregano and black pepper). Everything is homemade by Smelly Himself.  The bread is Smelly's own secret recipe bread that is perfect for a panini.  Smelly roast all his meats and he even makes our own signature chips.

Smelly loves to cook and since there was a limited selection of places to eat in he decided he would get creative and come up with a gourmet menu. If you know Smelly he can't do average, he has to go above and beyond.

We don't consider ourselves a restaurant since we have a European Coffee Bar and Gift Shop also. You order your food at the bar and we will make it and deliver it to you.

We have seating for  14 inside and 40 outside on our deck and courtyard.  Our panini sandwiches are not fast food.  They take approx. 15 minutes to make (longer if really busy) but it is worth the wait. Because our sandwiches have become so popular we get extremely busy in the afternoon.   We always tell you an approximate time it will take. You can walk around the gift shop and enjoy the waterfall on the courtyard while we prepare your food.

Smelly Gourmet Panini Sandwiches

During Christmas Walk we serve Smelly's pulled pork sandwiches on his homemade buns and his homemade soups which includes his famous Loaded Potato and award winning Chili.


Fri - Sun 10:04 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Fri  12:00 - 10 p.m.

Sat  12:00 - 10 p.m.

Sun  10:04 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed after Christmas Walk until May.



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