Evansville Restaurant and Bar

Welcome to The Hornet's Nest!

An Evansville Restaurant and Bar Experience!

A gathering place for both locals and travelers alike since the mid 1800’s, the Hornet’s Nest, an Evansville restaurant and bar experience, still offers exceptional hospitality and so much more. With an eclectic crowd of regulars, passersby, traveling foodies and families, as well as a booming nightlife, we have something for everyone. The menu ranges from tavern fare to carefully-crafted, chef-inspired specials, but there is nothing regular about an item that leaves their kitchen. Our dedication to provide the total experience is apparent, and the longstanding success of our establishment is proof of that.

We are located just several minutes from the airport. With a very long tradition as one the Tri-State's favorite restaurants, we operate under the phiosophy, "if you can dream it, we can do it." Come for the history and delicious food, stay for the ambiance - you won’t be disappointed.


We invite you and your family to come visit ours today. Full service catering available in the Tri-State with full bar service and custom packages available. We are the exclusive caterer for the Kingmen's Event Facility and are available for receptions and rehearsal parties.

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Always a great time. Wonderful staff, amazing food, and killer kareoke on the weekends! Highly recommend!!!

Nicholas Duffy Google

Food was excellent, we did not have a long wait at all for service!

Corey Dillon Google

Great food and service!!!  The Hornet's Nest is the place to relax and unwind.  It's definitely one of our favorites! Also, their Sunday brunch is not to be missed!

Julie M. Yelp

Me and my family love the Hornets Nest! The food is always great. I have tried a variety of items on the menu. The salads, sandwiches, and, of course, the steaks are all good. And you can't forget about the filling Sunday brunch.

Not just the food is great. The bar and entertainment is always a good time. The drinks are good, the kareoke is super fun, and the people there are great!

David Wichman Google

We eat there at least twice a month on the weekends but only sit in or at the bar because you're guaranteed great service. The food has improved so much within the past year it's ridiculous. Derrik and Jeremiah have changed the menu up enough to keep foodies and the regulars happy. The recent bar updates were much needed and look great and their new brunch menu is delicious.

Tiffany B. Yelp

If you are in the mood for something besides the normal chain restaurants you should give Hornets nest a try. I went there with brother in law at his suggestion. It had been awhile since I had been. We didn't even look at the menu because the special for the day was beef manhattan and $5 pitchers. It took us about 30 seconds to order since we were getting the same thing. It came with one trip to the salad bar.

Gil S. Trip Advisor

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