Indiana’s fastest growing community — Whitestown — boasts new hotels, businesses, a sprawling residential area and even an Amazon.com warehouse. The booming Boone County town, just 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, may be ever-changing but, luckily for local foodies, one local treasure remains the same: LA Cafe.
The restaurant, one of the few businesses in Whitestown’s diminutive downtown area, was started in 2002 by Larry Averitt and a former employee of the legendary St. Elmo’s Steakhouse in downtown Indianapolis. Averitt, owner of the nearby L.A. Cycles shop, decorated the restaurant in a memorable motorcycle motif.
Though Averitt’s daughter, Jessica, has since taken over the reins of the restaurant, the biker decor and sophisticated menu continue to draw locals and out-of-towners to LA Cafe. Among the most ordered favorites: parmesan encrusted pork loin, Ahi tuna seared in sesame seeds, steaks, seafood and its famous shrimp cocktail (modified from St. Elmo’s renowned recipe).
For warm weather dining, check out LA Cafe’s patio area. The restaurant provides full-service catering as well. If you’re in the area, take a short jaunt off I-65 to LA Cafe — and L.A. Cycles, too.
Check out this video of our time at LA Cafe: https://youtu.be/RDTl-mAqVro
4 S. Main St.
Mon-Thur: 11 a.m-9 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.