The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana

The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana

The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana

The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana


The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana is part of the Lakewood Country Club.

I couldn’t imagine a more peaceful setting in which to dine than this Spencer County restaurant!

The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana

Overlooking the golf course and a pond, this rather large Indiana town restaurant certainly has location in its favor. It was a beautiful evening. My husband, Jeremy, both of our boys, and I unanimously decided to sit outside.

Can you say fire pit? Actually, you can say it again because there were two fire pits at The Rustic Country Club. I couldn’t think of a nicer spot on a crisp Autumn evening. Or, in our case–the Summer.

There’s a lot to like about the menu at The Rustic. Although I could have gone for the Nineteenth Hole Nachos, we skipped the appetizer and went right for dinner!

Rockport, Indiana Restaurant

The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana

The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana


The kid menu had a few tried and true favorites. Kid #2 got a Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a side of tater tots.

Kid #1 is such a fan of shrimp that we ordered off the adult menu for him. Would you believe he actually made a huge dent in his 21 pieces of Fried Shrimp? He was in shrimp Heaven!

My husband ordered the Ribeye and I got the two 1″ Pork Chops. Our sides were the same: An amazingly fresh House Artichoke Salad, and a Sweet Potato (I don’t know why I find that Oprah clip so funny–but I do).

The Rustic Country Club had really great food. We are so glad we got a chance to return to this nifty little small town.

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The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana

The Rustic Country Club in Rockport, Indiana


I’m sure it isn’t always so quiet and peaceful–there were a ton of seats here so I imagine a much larger, festive crowd. But during our time at The Rustic Country Club, we were the only people sitting outside.

It was the perfect way to recharge after a very long (but super fun) day exploring Indiana towns!

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The Rustic Country Club
1375 S State Road 45
Rockport, Indiana 47635
812.649.9258

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Special thanks to Spencer County for hosting our stay. My opinions remain mine and mine alone (as always).

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2 Comments

  1. Jessica Nunemaker January 7, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for the tip!

  2. P D December 31, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Best fried chick in country on Friday, every friday

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