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Nice's Family Diner

American, Diner
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1302 E State Road 56, Salem, IN 47167-9690 (Formerly Elaine's Restaurant)
+1 812-883-5859
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Salem, Indiana
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a Friday lunch! We had a chicken sandwich and a burger. Both were hot and fresh. Will be back.

Thank Cherry S
Bradenton, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stopped by for a late lunch and almost didn't get there in time because they were closing early each day due to the county fair being in town. I'm glad we made it. They were warm and welcoming even though we got there only about 20 minutes before they were to close. Our lunches were chicken fried steak and... More 

Thank jason7598
Salem, Indiana
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Nice's is a family owned and operated restaurant. Nothing fancy but really good food. Check their Facebook page for reviews by a lot of local people. My favorite is their fried chicken. On Friday nights they have all-you-can-eat fish and shrimp. Plan to come early as they can run out. Open 6 AM to 8 PM, 7 days a week.... More 

Thank jmhard
Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Very inexpensive and the food was good. We had supper and breakfast at the diner. There were about 14 farmers eating breakfast at the diner. Listening to their yarns was our entertainment while having a great breakfast.

Thank Roger N
Joppa, Maryland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Packed house Sunday after church. Very good food at very reasonable prices. Good service too. I got breakfast in the afternoon. Wish I found this place earlier in my trip.

Thank oneg00dman
Salem, Indiana
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160 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Nice's is another family owned and operated restaurant in our town. The food is home cooked. Nothing fancy. We have never had a bad meal there. Breakfast is served anytime. Service is always great.

Thank Sandyctown
Plant City, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Great place to eat if you like family dining like it used to be. Great food, not skimpy with portions and great price. Service is excellent. Friendly and attentive, but they don't pester you.

1 Thank Laura N
Salem, Indiana
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I ordered scrambled eggs and there were shells in it. I ordered dry toast and they put that weird butter flavored oil on it. I used to go there before going to yard sales but not any more. They didn't even offer a discount or a refund of the inedible eggs.

5 Thank April M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

They have amazing foods here.. for great prices! They have specials on fb all the time.. (or they used to awhile back) if they are busy.. expect slow service. the waitresses are good.. but the wait on the food is always bad. yes there are tobs of locals there.. but hey what can you expect when the restraunt cooks good... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbus, Ohio
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

Nothing fancy about the place...Formica tables and chairs but great broasted chicken (2 pcs for 6) and catfish. Packed on Sunday afternoon, always a good sign. Service was really slow but not a problem for us.

Thank MitziDee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1302 E State Road 56, Salem, IN 47167-9690 (Formerly Elaine's Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 812-883-5859

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?