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Tipsy Biscuit Elkhart Indiana

Tipsy Biscuit – Elkhart Indiana

Let us introduce you to The Tipsy Biscuit in Elkhart, Indiana. 

This place is only open Thursday thru Sunday, YES you read that correct, they are open only Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sunday.

We have seen the place many times going through Elkhart and for whatever reason, we were always on the wrong day or time.   Today we decided to go and give them a try!  We pull into the parking lot and it’s packed and thought, this is a good sign.   When we go inside, we do see a table open, but quickly found out that we did not have reservations.   So we put our name on the waiting list and we were told reservations first but it would be about 30 minutes.  Cool enough, we grab a menu and head to the car for air conditioning.  about 30 minutes go by and we get the call, they have a few seats at the counter.   No, we are looking for a dining experience so we wave off the counter and we are told we would be looking at another 30 minutes, being we are Biscuit lovers and wanting to try one we were good with the additional wait time as if it’s quality it will pay off.

We take photos of the menu and are posting them here for you to see what they offer and it’s way more then just biscuits.   Tom decided he wanted to sample and chose the Biscuit, gravy on the side, sausage, ham, two fried eggs over medium, home style potatoes and pancake.  Bunny opted for the Half order of biscuits and gravy, two eggs fried over medium and home style potatoes.  You could get tater tots as an alternate choice.

Sundays they only serve breakfast all day so we did not sample the lunch menu, but to be honest, we were looking for breakfast anyway so it all worked out.

The wait staff was excellent, and you could tell they were not there for a paycheck but they actually enjoyed working there and we met the owner who just happened to be sitting at the counter where we were offered our first choice of seating and we found out he was from the biscuit capital West Virginia (Our term not theirs)

So, we finish our mean, we will 100% return to Tipsy Biscuit again and we will bring friends.   the food was all cooked exactly like we would have expected and every bite was amazing.  when they brought the food, everything was on smaller plates and we did look at each other funny but after all said and done the portions were spot on, we ate everything except for 2 bites of what was left of the pancake.

We would suggest calling for reservations, especially on the weekends and you will be served faster.  With no reservations and we are pretty much carefree, the wait wasn’t too long and they did get us a nice booth and always kept checking on us throughout our meal.

We only had water but we did see people with drinks that looked really good, so splurge and make your meal an experience.

Total price for everything was $27.00 plus tip, it was a great price for everything we received.

RedRoof Inn Elkhart

Redroof Inn
Address: 2902 Cassopolis St, Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone: (574) 262-3691

Cost about $57.00 a night with all taxes

We only stayed here a few hours one time so we don’t really have much knowledge as for pros or cons. NOTE because we personally did not like staying here, we do hear many positives from others so we are listing it on our resources with our views listed below.

We were told it was a non smoking hotel, upon entering our room it more or less smelled like someone who stayed before us was smoking in the room, we don’t smoke and have no problems with people who smoke however we personally do not want to stay in a room that smells like smoke as it gets all over our clothes and makes us stuffy

the parking lot is pretty small so parking our truck next to the other trucks was pretty tight, all the rooms are on the outside so it’s easy to keep an eye on your truck.  as for trailer parking it looked as though people were parking on the access road next to the parking lot.

The staff were nice and helpful and even suggested ways to do a points plan to earn free nights, so if you plan to stay here check on that.

We did get a loud knocking on our door at 6am, when we looked out nobody was there. this is one of the reasons we do not like hotels with the doors facing the parking lots.

We have also been seeing reports of peoples RVs being damaged and batteries being stolen, we know this can happen anywhere at anytime but we recently over the past few weeks seen three different post on batteries from people staying at this location, so just be aware of our surroundings and remove your batteries and make sure anything in your vehicle is hidden from view or take it all into your room if it’s valuable.

after staying here one night we switched to the Garden inn across the street and with all their cameras, onsite security and inside rooms and no odors of smoking inside the rooms we feel more comfortable.

CountrySide Inn

CountrySide Inn
Address: 2004 W Market St, Nappanee, IN 46550
Phone: (574) 773-5999

Cost about $52.00 a night with all taxes


  • Friendly Staff
  • Clean rooms
  • TVs with a lot of channels available
  • allows RV and Trailer parking on first come first serve, limited.
  • Free coffee in lobby
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Ice Machine
  • Pizza Delivery available Bourbon St Pizza. (awesome pizza)


  • Pillows are hard, we bring our own.
  • Verizon phone data not very good quality, voice works good
  • No High Speed internet although promoted by hotel.
  • There is a pool but not useable

Dining and Food

  • Bourbon St. Pizza delivery
  • Arbys, Mc Donalds, Taco Bell and a few restaurants about 5 miles


The Garden Inn Elkhart Indiana

The Garden Inn
Address: 3011 Belvedere Rd, Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone: (574) 266-2121

Cost between $47.00 to $52.00 a night with all taxes


  • Friendly Staff
  • Clean rooms
  • TVs with a lot of channels available
  • Large lighted trailer and RV Parking with video surveillance
  • Parking lot security
  • Verizon Phone and Data work very well
  • Very high speed internet!
  • Large bath towels
  • Free coffee in lobby
  • Work with 10 hour breaks
  • Winter Rates
  • Ice Machine
  • Walking distance from Dan’s Hitch
  • Close to dually depot
  • most dining can be found across the street and in the parking lot


  • Pillows are hard, we bring our own.
  • No breakfast offered
  • No late check out
  • Parking lot fills up fast (which is a good thing)
  • Pool but not useable

Suggested dining that is local, Most are directly across the street, we love Wings Etc, they are around the corner and you can walk but suggest driving. there are many other restaurants that we don’t know the names of that are also close by.

  • Callahan’s
  • Culvers
  • Texas Road House
  • Olive Garden
  • Buffalo Wind Wings
  • Red Lobster
  • Mc Donald’s
  • Taco Bell
  • Wings Etc..