Indiana Culinary Trails

Stop 1: Sweet Temptations Trail™ Trail

Vera Mae's

Come explore the living history of a Midwestern staple. On our walls you will find part namesake, Vera Yates (Kent’s Grandmother) at her restaurant and gas station, along with David Letterman on an evening out. Everything has a story as the modern local art and historic architectural elements combine for an intoxicating evening of hand-crafted cuisine and delectable drinks.

Opening its doors in 1999, Vera Mae’s began its story as a lunch delivery and catering business through its South Walnut street storefront in downtown Muncie. Owner Kent Shuff pioneered the revitalization of Muncie’s historical district and later expanded the restaurant in 2002.

Formerly Ballard Hardware, Kent and co-owner and partner, Steve Fennimore created the Ballaird Hall, increasing the original Bistro from 54 seats to 210 seats.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday 11:30AM–2PM, 5–9PM

Wednesday 11:30AM–2PM, 5–9PM

Thursday 11:30AM–2PM, 5–9PM

Friday 11:30AM–2PM, 5–10PM

Saturday 5–10PM

Sunday Closed

Monday 11:30AM–2PM, 5–9PM

General Dining

Credit Cards: All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner

Dining Classification: Upscale

Cost: $$

Menu Style: American Bistro

Alcohol Served: Beer, Wine, Liquor

Separate Bar Area: YES

Largest Group Served: 20+

Meeting Room Capacity: N/A

Discounts: NO

Entertainment: Live Music Available - Check out website

Local / Organic: YES

Diet Specific: Vegetarian


Parking: Large Parking Lot and On Street Parking


Seating: 60+

Hostess on Duty: YES

Gift Shop / Products for Sale: NO

Recommended Dishes

Cranberry/Pecan Bibb Salad - Torn Kale and Bibb lettuce topped with dried cranberries,toasted pecans, crumbled Chèvre cheese and offered with a house-made green apple & shallot vinaigrette.

Classic French Onion Soup - With a slice of baguette and melted provolone cheese

Filet of Beef* - Eight-ounce tenderloin of beef pan-roasted to your liking. Lavished with a bourbon barrel demi-glace and cranberry fluid gel. Paired with pearl barley risotto, pickled scallion bulb, and roasted golden beets.

Chicken Brie Raspberry - Fresh, all-natural grilled boneless chicken breast with melted triple crème Brie cheese, raspberry reduction, and toasted pine nuts. Served with pearl barley risotto and marinated roasted brussel sprouts.

Restaurant Photo

Website Phone Directions

Restaurant Information:

Phone: (765) 747-4941

209 S. Walnut Street
Muncie, IN 47305

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