Lunch Options


Box Lunches

Pre-order a lunch ready when you are!  Group lunches are set up at the Café on the Common or Small Shelter based on group size. Please note: Lunch orders must be placed 14 days prior to your visit, with guaranteed numbers five business days prior. Prices do not include the 8% tax; please let us know if your group is tax-exempt. Call us with your order at 317.776.6000 or fill out the Lunch Order form.

Lunch options for Adult Group Tours  - Prairie Box Lunches
Lunch options for Youth Group Tours - Prairie Sack Lunch Options

Cafe on the Common

Enjoy lunch on your own at Café on the Common. Choose from deli sandwiches, fresh salads, pizza flats, soft-serve ice cream and more. Save room for our famous, warm apple dumplings!  Seating is located in a sheltered area outdoors next to the 1859 Balloon Voyage.

Café on the Common Hours
Open March 26 - November 1 during regular operating hours.

Full menu: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Snacks and drinks: 10-11 a.m., 2-5 p.m.

Picnic Lunches

Bring a sack lunch and eat at the picnic area near the Welcome Center entrance.  This is a public space and is open to all groups and visitors during normal operating hours. Please remember to leave lunches on the bus or in a vehicle as there is no indoor storage available. You can easily re-enter the park from this area. 

Catering Options

Looking for a more complete meal option? Catered functions can also be arranged to meet the needs and tastes of your group. These options include room/shelter rentals and options for picnics, buffets, and seated meals.  For more information contact Kim B. Jones at (kjones@connerprairie.org or 317.776.6000 extension 381)