Wagner’s Village Inn: A Road-Trip-Worthy Restaurant

Wagner’s is an hour drive from Indianapolis, but it’s definitely worth the drive if you’re looking for great fried chicken. Fried chicken is the specialty at Wagner’s Village Inn: the chicken is fried in hog fat and is seasoned with lots of pepper. Each bite of fried chicken is crispy, crackling and savory.

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The chicken is piled high on a plate if you get the family-style chicken meal. The family meals are 1/2 of a chicken per person, with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and coleslaw. The sides are all-you-can-eat, but they give you a lot of food in the first serving, so you might never have to ask for a second round. 

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Wagner’s Village Inn Menu

The big draw at Wagner’s Village Inn is the fried chicken. But they have other items to choose from, including sandwiches, pan fried fish and chips, pan fried livers and gizzards, salads, and a kids’ menu that features chicken nuggets, mac & cheese bites, and corn fritters. Kids’ meals all come with apple sauce.

It’s clear, though, that Wagner’s shines with one thing: fried chicken. Visit for the fried chicken!

Visiting Wagner’s Village Inn

Wagner’s is an institution in Oldenburg, and has been owned and operated by the same family since the 1960s. Because it’s such a go-to restaurant for locals (and now visitors) alike, reservations are recommended.

22171 Main St, Oldenburg, Indiana

Wednesday: 11 am-8 pm
Thursday: 11 am-8 pm
Friday: 11 am-8:30 pm
Saturday: 11 am-8:30 pm
Sunday: 11 am-7 pm


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