We began as a Tea Room and Gift Shop, specializing in light lunches, homemade desserts and surrounded by handcrafted gifts on the courthouse square.

The Emerald Room, located on the second floor, was created to provide a private dining experience for rehearsal dinners, business meetings and other gatherings while overlooking historic downtown Greencastle.

 Almost Home expanded in 2001 by renovating the adjacent building which dated back to 1836. This extensive project created a beautiful dining room showcasing the original stone foundation , exposed brick walls and massive arch with a gorgeous tin ceiling. Our dining area can accommodate up to 70 guests.

 In 2008 another opportunity for Almost Home came along with the addition of the Swizzle Stick Bar. The building adjacent to the historic dining room was acquired and renovated. It features a handcrafted oak bar surrounded by the warmth of old exposed brick and stained glass, while showcasing the Chicago Cubs memorabilia. As the owner would say “its Greencastle’s Friendly Confines”.

Almost Home has won several awards over the years. Winner of “Peoples Choice Award” at the Taste of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, in “ 1999”, “2000”, and “2001”. Recgonized for “Best Dessert” in 1990.

Thursa Evens, retired Almost Home pastry chef was a national winner of the WCR Golden Bowl Award in 2007 in NewPort Beach, Rhode Island. Gail Smith, owner of Almost Home, and Regina Mehalick, owner of Rbistro in Indianapolis nominated her for this prestigious award which is on display in the restaurant.

The rest of the story is still unfolding…