Family-owned restaurant and tavern.
Third & Main is a family-owned restaurant and tavern in historic Aurora, IN. If you’re looking for great food, great service or just a great place to unwind, Third & Main has it all. With an Executive Chef passionate about creating every meal to be the best you’ve ever eaten and ownership dedicated to cultivating service and ambiance perfect for friends and family, Third & Main will burrow deep in your heart.
As a family-owned restaurant, Third & Main is committed to community. Our house made entrees feature ingredients that are locally-sourced and always at the peak of freshness. Our melt-in-your-mouth burgers are a blend of certified Angus beef and short ribs ground fresh from one of the top artisan butchers in the country. We also feature ice creams from a local ice creamery in Columbus, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. You’ve never had ice cream until you’ve had Jeni’s.
Families can enjoy time together in our main dining room, with its exposed stone walls, rich colors, soft lighting and subtle nuances that make you feel right at home. Adults and children alike can also enjoy old photographs displayed throughout the restaurant, a gentle nod to the history and heritage of our building and Aurora itself. The dining room seats 60, so take time to savor your experience.
Patrons looking to relax and socialize can pull a chair up to our bar – the original bar from when the building opened in 1891. Don’t miss the original liquor license on display as well, another complement to our historical ambiance. Third & Main is fully-stocked with spirits; domestic, import and craft beers; and a variety of select wines we feature proudly. Uncork a bottle of your favorite wine and open yourself up for a great night. By the end of the evening you’ll be surrounded by friends and don’t be surprised if you find yourself expecting to see Sam Malone pouring your next drink.
Craving the out-of-doors? Step out into our lush patio, reminiscent of a southern garden, and enjoy the fresh Aurora air. Our bi-level patio features flower boxes filled with blooms, a beautiful fountain and a cozy fireplace – in case it gets chilly. The decks combine to seat 90, so you can bring all your friends. Even though we aim to transport you from fast-paced living to our serene, historic world, Third & Main does exist in the 21st century. So feel free to make use of our complementary Wi-Fi.