Will be in Vincennes, IN over Memorial Day weekend. Are there any 'hounds around that area that can recommend any good places for dinner? Particularly keen on places that are within walking distance of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.
I don't know about Vincennes, but if you don't mind a drive through the Indiana countryside(very pretty this time of year), you can't go wrong with "The Chicken Place" in Ireland, IN. It is about a 1 hour drive southeast of Vincennes.
The BEST fried chicken, fried chicken livers and gizzards, german style fried potatoes and great beer on tap in giagantic chilled mugs.
I grew up about a half an hour from Vincennes and spent a decent amount of time there, it was one of the "bigger cities" around and much more exciting than my hometown. So sad. Anyway, there aren't a lot of interesting restaurants there but if you like pizza I'd recommend Bobe's. It's something I often request when I'm back visiting my parents.
There are actually two different Bobe's restaurant, one is Byron Bobe's and the other is Bill Bobe's. I think Byron Bobe's is closer to the part of town you're looking for, but to be honest it's been a while since I've lived in the area so I'm not positive about that.
Other than that, I know there is a Mexican place that my parents go to a lot called La Fiesta, they really like it.
I hope you'll find that since I've moved away, Vincennes has turned into a sophisticated culinary destination, but somehow I doubt it.
You might try McKinleys' Orchard. About 10 miles north of Vincennes on 41. Not the best fried chicken, but pretty darn good. Very chowish -- run in an old house by a family who owns the neighboring farm. Much of it home grown, all of it homemade (except, inexplicably, the salad dressings.) Buffet of fried chicken, pot roast, ham rolls, mashed potatoes, salads. Fabulous pies. Only open Fridays and Saturdays. Ate there last Saturday and blogged it here:
Wonderful, warm, friendly place with lovely food.