If you are planning on going out to dinner on New Year's Eve this year, you should consider stepping outside of the better known options and trying out something new. There are usually shorter wait times. Check out these options! - Kathleen Albin

Downtown Evansville

Though they don't serve alcohol, this gem boasts some of the best steaks and chops in the area for a very (VERY) nice price. With a delightful salad and soup bar and home cooked meals, you're in for an intimate dinner in a cozy atmosphere.

Evansville East

You won't break the bank at Tokyo. With a soothing atmosphere, extensive sushi menu and some of the best shrimp sauce in the... world... Tokyo is a GREAT option for your New Year's Eve plans.

Mt. Vernon, IN

Only being a few minutes outside of Evansville's west side, Hawg N Sauce has delicious smoked meats, an array of sauces and some to-do-for sides. You will love it and you don't have to dress to the nines!

Newburgh, IN

With an extensive Mediterranean menu and a worldly atmosphere, you'll love visiting this quaint cafe. Plus, you can sample a foreign wine or coffee.