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Tuesday through Thursday  11 AM - 2 PM; 5 PM - 9 PM

​Friday and Saturday  11 AM - 2 PM; 5 PM - 10 PM

Stookey's Family Dining was founded in Thorntown, Indiana in 1975 by George "Aaron" Stookey. Aaron lived by two creeds: offer the best quality of what he decided to put on the menu and offer it with the best service in the industry. This blossomed into an extremely popular eating destination cherished by people from all over, driven by it's famous whole fried catfish and onion rings.


Today the tradition continues on with the current owner and son of founder Aaron, Jon Stookey. Jon still takes extreme pride in the quality and service of every aspect of the business. Featuring monthly "All You Can Eat Catfish" nights, Friday lunch buffets, and live music events, Stookey's continues to provide excellent food, beverages, and service to its wide variety of customers.


With the addition of the brand new banquet room in 2013, Stookey's has expanded operations to include seating for up to 200 in a private banquet area perfect for weddings, family reunions, class reunions, and live music. By customizing your menu to include your timeless favorites, your guests will be treated to a delicious meal in a comfortable setting with private servers and bar service.


Come give Stookey's Family Dining a try and you will make this an eating destination for years to come.