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Gray Brothers Cafeteria

555 S. Indiana St., Mooresville, IN - (317) 831-5614
A large and extraordinarily polite cafeteria, Gray Brothers is a Hoosier heartland sampler, including fried chicken with an ultra-flavorful crust, four-star mac 'n' cheese, cornbread stuffing, and butterscotch pie. Tell the servers what entrée you want; they put it onto a nice flower-patterned partitioned plate then slide the plate down to the vegetable area, where it is piled with whatever sides you desire.
92% Approval Rating (28 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Butterscotch Pie
sugar-cream pie
butterscotch pie
cucumber salad
pumpkin pie
Deviled Eggs
Chicken Fried Steak
Roast Pork w/ dressing
Chicken Fried Pork Tenderloin w/country gravy
Roast Beef
fried chicken
Green Beans
Strawberry Pie
Cranberry jello salad
Raisin Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Macaroni and Cheese

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The deep South still has many wonderful cafeterias, but this style of you-point / they-serve food service is rare in the North, where pile-your-own-plate buffets are more the rule. One great exception to that pattern is Indianapolis. Home of America’s earliest ..."   [Read More]
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Rocky Enfield
November 05, 2012
"At long last, I found myself in the right place at the right time to try Gray Brothers Cafeteria. When we arrived at 6:30 on Saturday night the line was out the door and down the side of the building. It seems that the Indiana State Champion Marching Band from Jasper ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

555 S. Indiana St., Mooresville, IN
(317) 831-5614

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Gray Brothers makes an exceptional version of Indiana's state pie, sugar cream.
"Gray Brothers makes an exceptional version of Indiana's state pie, sugar cream."
Cliff Strutz





The golden crusted, juicy fried chicken is the best of the entrees.
"The golden crusted, juicy fried chicken is the best of the entrees. "
Cliff Strutz


The chicken fried steak, covered in a creamy white gravy, is so tender, no knife is necessary.  We loved this dish!  Also on the plate is highly seasoned corn, plus a broccoli and cauliflower mix.
"The chicken fried steak, covered in a creamy white gravy, is so tender, no knife is necessary. We loved this dish! Also on the plate is highly seasoned corn, plus a broccoli and cauliflower mix."
Cliff Strutz


Waiting in a cafeteria line is one of the most appetizing experiences on earth.
"Waiting in a cafeteria line is one of the most appetizing experiences on earth."
Michael Stern


The coconut cream pie was very sweet and maybe too much cream and not enough filling.
"The coconut cream pie was very sweet and maybe too much cream and not enough filling."
Cliff Strutz


Of the wide assortment of different salads, our favorite is the pickled cucumbers and onions.
"Of the wide assortment of different salads, our favorite is the pickled cucumbers and onions."
Cliff Strutz


The butterscotch pie is dense, sweet, and unmistakably homemade.  This is a 'must-eat!'
"The butterscotch pie is dense, sweet, and unmistakably homemade. This is a 'must-eat!'"
Cliff Strutz


A tray of lunch, Gray Brothers-style. Clockwise from the bottom left: candied beets, dinner roll, banana cream pie, orange chiffon Jell-O, lemonade, chicken with cornbread dressing.
"A tray of lunch, Gray Brothers-style. Clockwise from the bottom left: candied beets, dinner roll, banana cream pie, orange chiffon Jell-O, lemonade, chicken with cornbread dressing."
Michael Stern


The porky green beans and marshmallow-covered sweet potatoes are examples of Gray Brothers excellent way with vegetables.
"The porky green beans and marshmallow-covered sweet potatoes are examples of Gray Brothers excellent way with vegetables."
Cliff Strutz


I wish I knew what it was, but even the deviled eggs here are well above average.  This is the one thing I order every single visit.
"I wish I knew what it was, but even the deviled eggs here are well above average. This is the one thing I order every single visit."
Cliff Strutz


A close-up view of Gray's fried chicken: some of the best in the Midwest
"A close-up view of Gray's fried chicken: some of the best in the Midwest"
Michael Stern


Raisin pie is a dessert not found very often and Gray Brother's version is near perfect.
"Raisin pie is a dessert not found very often and Gray Brother's version is near perfect."
Cliff Strutz


Indiana is one of the most piecentric states in the nation. These slices of Gray's cherry pie may not be picture-perfect, but their crust is ineffebly flaky and the filling is pure, sweet fruit.
"Indiana is one of the most piecentric states in the nation. These slices of Gray's cherry pie may not be picture-perfect, but their crust is ineffebly flaky and the filling is pure, sweet fruit. "
Michael Stern


The quality of the food at Gray Brothers is well known.  Moments before they open at 11:00 AM, a line forms outside.
"The quality of the food at Gray Brothers is well known. Moments before they open at 11:00 AM, a line forms outside."
Cliff Strutz


Like any smart cafeteria, you will find the desserts at the beginning of the line.
"Like any smart cafeteria, you will find the desserts at the beginning of the line."
Cliff Strutz


Arriving shortly after they opened on a weekday, we didn't experience the usual crush of people.  Typically, the line goes down the cafeteria side and back down the other to the door.
"Arriving shortly after they opened on a weekday, we didn't experience the usual crush of people. Typically, the line goes down the cafeteria side and back down the other to the door."
Cliff Strutz


Despite the fact that it is huge and it serves hundreds of customers every day, there is something undeniably homey about the Gray Brothers experience. This particular wing of the business is devoted entirely to take-out orders.
"Despite the fact that it is huge and it serves hundreds of customers every day, there is something undeniably homey about the Gray Brothers experience. This particular wing of the business is devoted entirely to take-out orders."
Michael Stern



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