By Jennifer Barger
Warsaw, Indiana, is home to a lot of great things. There are some pretty sweet parks, an exceptional greenway, an evolving downtown, a LOT of lakes, and a population of dreamers who just keep making this town better. A slightly less well-known fact is that Warsaw is also home to the most amazing burger you will ever sink your chops into.
Oak and Alley serves a myriad of craft burgers from a classic cheeseburger to the famous “Traveler” burger. The “Traveler” is Oak and Alley’s take on a weekly special — but it’s so much more than that. It’s really an ever-changing creative combination of tantalizing flavors and textures. Oak and Alley is for burger lovers of all kinds – even those who prefer plant-based options. Hands down, this joint has the best veggie burger you will ever eat.
Coupled with these mouthwatering burgers is a selection of pub-style sides! Oh, the sides! The sides menu includes everything delicious and fried. French fries, onion rings, mushrooms, spicy cheese curds, poutine; the list goes on to include salads (#goals.) Looking for a game-changer? Try the PB&J Sweet Potato fries. For real.
So what makes an Oak and Alley burger better than everyone else’s? It’s the toppings! And the pretzel buns — always the fresh pretzel buns. Who puts umami, sriracha, pickled veggies, and peanut butter on a burger? Oak and Alley does! And it’s phenomenal.
In Oak and Alley’s humble beginning, it was the proverbial “hole in the wall” found only by locals who knew the right Alley to explore. Fast forward a few years, and Oak and Alley can be found front and center as you enter town on Center Street, lit up with outdoor seating. You can’t miss it.
Oak and Alley boasts some of the best seasonal drinks around: try their “Lemon Shakeup” or their “Boozy Thin Mint Shake.” If specialty drinks aren’t your vibe, take your pick from a wide selection of craft beers and cocktails.
With upbeat music, refreshing drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere, you’ll find
yourself in chill-mode as soon as you sit down.
Are you looking for an excellent location for a business lunch? Pick Oak and Alley.
Or maybe you’re looking for a quick grab and go? Pick Oak and Alley.
Is it time for a much needed night out with good food, belly laughs, and great friends? Pick Oak and Alley.
Are you watching your calorie intake in preparation for the holidays? Pick another place. Self-control has no place at Oak and Alley.
JENNIFER BARGER is manager of marketing and communications at Kosciusko REMC in Warsaw, Indiana.
If you go … Oak and Alley
Address: 2308 E. Center St., Warsaw
Monday-Thursday | 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday | 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday | Closed