Indiana Culinary Trails

Stop 9: Tenderloin Lovers Trail Trail

The Brown House

About the Restaurant

The Brown House is a made-to-order Walk-Up and Drive Thru Restaurant in Auburn, Indiana. You can order by calling your order in, walking in, or placing it at one of our 2 drive thru speakers!  We have a small outdoor patio with 4 tables... for seats up to 12. Since our outdoor seating is limited and all of our food is for Carry Out already. many people love to take their food across the street to Eckhart Park to enjoy! 

Now & Then

The Brown House began in 1949 at the DeKalb County Free Fall Fair by the Cole Family. It was owned by the Cole Family until 1975 when it was purchased by Tom and Marsha Armstrong.  The restaurant  sits on top of the old weighing scales of the Hoodelmeier Coal Company.

July 1, 2019 The Brown House was purchased by Parker and Erica Klein. Parker and Erica both have Hospitality Degrees from Purdue University. We love keeping tradition alive while also bringing some new fun to the restaurant!

Hours of Operation


10:00 am – 07:00 pm


10:00 am – 07:00 pm


10:00 am – 09:00 pm


10:00 am – 09:00 pm


10:00 am – 09:00 pm


10:00 am – 04:00 pm



    Closed on some holidays/holiday weekends, please call the restaurant to verify hours on those days. 

General Dining

Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Desserts

Dining Classification: Drive in/Drive Up/Walk-In American Fare Restaurant

Cost: $$

Menu Style: American Fare and Ice Cream Shop

Alcohol Served: NO

Separate Bar Area: NO

Parking: On side of building

Visible Signage: YES (Look for the red cherry on sign)


Seating: Outside seating available

Gift Shop / Products for Sale: Handcrafted Ice Cream and other products such as branded logo coffee cups available .

Recommended Dishes

The coney dogs are the most popular item! House-made coney sauce made with the original recipe! Many people also enjoy the cheeseburgers, in-house handbreaded tenderloins and house made pork BBQ sandwiches!  Don't forget the traditional soft serve vanilla, chocolate or twist cones with a candy cherry! Take  home The Brown House's Handcrafted Ice Cream by pint! Try a Flavored Coke with Cherry, Vanilla or Chocolate Flavoring. 

Restaurant Photo

Website Phone Directions

Restaurant Information:

Phone: 260-925-2466

100 East Ensley Avenue
Auburn, IN 46706

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