NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Elite Eight

March 26 & 28, 2020 Ford Center

The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Elite Eight will take place at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, March 26-28, 2020. This marks the second consecutive year the event will be held in Evansville. Eight of the top NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball teams will converge at the Ford Center to play for the National Championship in Atlanta on April 5, 2020.

The NCAA Division II Elite Eight is returning to Evansville

March 27 – 30, 2019 The Ford Center

LOCAL RESTAURANTS:

Azzip Pizza:

Location(s):

  1. West: 5225 Pearl Drive, Evansville, IN 47712
  2. East: 2121 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715
  3. Newburgh: 8680 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh, IN 47630

Phone Number(s):

  1. West: (812) 401-3572
  2. East: (812) 401-0490
  3. Newburgh: (812) 518-3810

Hours:

All locations:

  • Sunday—Thursday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm

Website: www.azzippizza.com

Arazu on Main:

Location:

415 Main Street, Evansville, IN 47708

Phone Number:

(812) 401-1768

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Sunday: closed

Website: www.visitarazu.com

Cork n’ Cleaver:

Location:

650 South Hebron Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714

Phone Number:

(812) 479-6974

Hours:

Lunch:
  Monday—Friday: 11:00 am—2:00 pm

Dinner:
  Sunday: 4:00 pm—8:00 pm
  Monday—Thursday: 4:00 pm—9:00 pm
  Friday—Saturday: 4:00 pm—10:00 pm

Website: www.evansvillecork.com

Angelo’s:

Location:

305 Main Street, Evansville, IN 47708

Phone Number:

(812) 428-6666

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 4:00 pm—10:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Website: www.angelosevansville.com

Knob Hill Tavern:

Location:

1016 Highway 662 West, Newburgh, IN 47630

Phone Number:

(812) 853-9550

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm

Website: www.knobhilltavern.com

GD Ritzy’s Luxury Grill and Ice Cream:

Location(s):

  1. East: 601 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715
  2. North: 4320 North First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47715
  3. West: 4810 University Drive, Evansville, IN 47712

Phone Number(s):

  1. East: (812) 474-6259
  2. North: (812) 421-1300
  3. West: (812) 425-8700

Hours:

All locations:

  • Sunday—Thursday: 10:30 am—10:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 10:30 am—11:00 pm

Website: www.gdritzysevansville.com

Smitty’s Italian Restaurant:

Location:

2109 West Franklin Street, Evansville, IN 47712

Phone Number:

(812) 423-6280

Hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday—Thursday: 11:00 am
  • Friday—Sunday: 11:00 am

Website: www.smittyevansville.com

Gangnam Korean BBQ:

Location:

518 Main Street, Evansville, IN 47708

Phone Number:

(812) 550-1171

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—2:00 pm & 5:00 pm—10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am—2:00 pm & 5:00 pm—11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 5:00 pm—11:00 pm
  • Sunday: Noon—9:00 pm

Website: www.gangnamjoe.com

Bru Burger Bar:

Location:

222 Sycamore Street, Evansville, IN 47708

Phone Number:

(812) 302-3005

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11: 00 am—11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm

Website: www.bruburgerbar.com

Madeleine’s Fusion:

Location:

423 SE 2nd Street, Evansville, IN 47713

Phone Number:

(812) 491-8611

Hours:

  • Sunday—Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday—Thursday: 4:30 pm—10:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 4:30—10:30 pm

Website: www.madeleinesfusion.com

The Dapper Pig:

Location:

1112 Parrett Street, Evansville, IN 47713

Phone Number:

(812) 401-3333

Hours:

Dinner Hours:
  Monday—Thursday: 5:00 pm—9:00 pm
  Friday—Saturday: 5:00 pm—10:00 pm
  Sunday: 10:00 am—2:00 pm

Brunch Hours:
•  Saturday—Sunday: 10:00 am—2:00 pm

Website: www.thedapperpig.com

Donut Bank:

Location(s):

  1. 1031 E Diamond Ave, Evansville, IN 47711
  2. 1200 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714
  3. 2128 N First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710
  4. 210 N St Joseph Ave, Evansville, IN 47712
  5. 1950 Washington Ave, Evansville, IN 47714
  6. 5 N Green River Rd, Evansville, IN 47715

Phone Number(s):

  1. (812) 426-0011
  2. (812) 402-4111
  3. (812) 426-2311
  4. (812) 426-1011
  5. (812) 477-2711
  6. (812) 479-0511

Hours:

All Locations:
  Monday—Saturday: 5:00 am—6:00 pm
 Sunday: 5:00 am—4:00 pm

Website: www.donutbank.com

RESTAURANTS THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE LARGE GROUPS:

LOCAL: all restaurants would prefer call-ahead reservations as far in advance as possible

Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery:

Location(s):

  1. Newburgh: 8011 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, IN
  2. Main: 408 North Main Street, Evansville, IN
  3. East: 4 North Weinbach Avenue, Evansville, IN

Phone Number(s):

  1. Newburgh: (812) 490-5555
  2. Main: (812) 424-9871
  3. East: (812) 477-7500

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—11:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am—Midnight
  • Saturday: Noon—Midnight
  • Sunday: 4 pm—11:00 pm
  • Newburgh Sunday exception: Noon—10:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  1. Newburgh: up to 50 persons in the party room
  2. Main: party room available, does not accept reservations after 4 pm on Fridays & Saturdays
  3. East: party room available, does not accept reservations after 2 pm on Fridays & Saturdays

Website: www.turonis.com

Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant:

Location(s):

  1. East: 6226 Waterford Blvd, Evansville, IN 47714
  2. West: 4630 Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN 47712

Phone Number(s):

  1. East: (812) 474-9078
  2. West: (812) 464-3163Hours:

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—10:30 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  1. East: can accommodate a large group with a few tables, some pushed together and some next to each other
  2. West: can accommodate around 28 at one table with the remainder of the group at nearby tables

Website: www.losbravosmex.com

Archie & Clyde’s:

Location:

8309 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, IN 47630

Phone Number:

(812) 490-7778

Hours:

  • Monday—Tuesday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Wednesday—Thursday: 11:00 am—11:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—Midnight
  • Sunday: Noon—9:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

Party Rooms:
  2 rooms available that can fit at least 70 guests

Restaurant Seating:
  Side area can accommodate 24 guests

Website: www.archieandclydes.com

Gerst Bavarian Haus:

Location:

2100 West Franklin Street, Evansville, IN

Phone Number:

(812) 424-1420

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • Capable of hosting groups of around 50, may or may not be all at the same table,but in the same section. Does not accept reservations after 4 pm on Fridays & Saturdays

Website: www.gersthausevansville.com

Comfort by the Cross-Eyed Cricket:

Location:

230 Main Street, Evansville, IN 47708

Phone Number:

(812) 909-3742

Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00 am—10:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • Large parties can be seated in the dining room if reservation space allows

Website: www.comfortevv.com

Walton’s International Comfort Food:

Location:

956 Parrett Street Evansville, IN 47708

Phone Number:

(812) 467-4255

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am—11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am—11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am—9:00 pm
  • Breakfast Sat & Sun: 9:00 am—2:00 pm
  • Brunch Sat & Sun: 11:00 am—2:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • Accepts reservations for all sizes when called in advance

Website: www.waltonscomfortfood.com

Zuki Japanese Hibachi Grill & Sushi Lounge:

Location:

222 Main Street, Evansville, IN

Phone Number:

(812) 423-9854

Hours:

  • Monday—Friday: 11:00 am—2:00 pm & 4:00 pm—9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • Can accommodate up to 60 persons in a reservation

Website: www.meetmeatzuki.com

Kipplee’s Stadium Inn:

Location:

2350 East Division Street, Evansville, IN 47711

Phone Number:

(812) 476-1936

Hours:

  • Sunday—Thursday: 11:00 am—11:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—1:00 am

Seating Accommodations:

  • Friday—Sunday can only accommodate large groups in the afternoons
  • Monday—Thursday can accommodate in evenings given the reservation space allows

Website: www.kipplees.com

Shyler’s BBQ:

Location:

5416 East Indiana Street, Evansville, IN 47715

Phone Number:

(812) 476-4599

Hours:

  • Sunday—Thursday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • One party room for 50 and one for 100

Website: www.shylersbbq.com

Edgewater Grille:

Location:

1 East Water Street, Newburgh, IN 47630

Phone Number:

(812) 858-2443

Hours:

  • Monday—Saturday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 8:00 am—9:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • Seating available for large parties in the dining room, party room available for 30 to 250 guests with an extra $5 per person fee with a select menu option

Website: www.edgewatergrille.com

Roca Bar North:

Location:

12301 Highway 41 North, Evansville, IN 47725

Phone Number:

(812) 868-8898

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • Find: 2 indoor party rooms and one patio to hold up to 150 guests

Website: www.rocabarnorth.com

CHAINS: all restaurants would prefer call-ahead reservations as far in advance as possible

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant:

Location(s):

  1. Central: 711 North First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710
  2. West: 5540 Pearl Drive, Evansville, IN 7712
  3. East: 990 South Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715

Phone Number(s):

  1. Central: (812) 423-6355
  2. West: (812) 422-2055
  3.  East: (812) 474-1635

Hours:

  • Sunday—Thursday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—11:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • No party rooms available, but are capable of accommodations for large groups

Website: www.haciendafiesta.com

Gatti Town:

Location:

316 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715

Phone Number:

(812) 473-3800

Hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am—7:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • Buffet style restaurant with large separate dining rooms to seat large groups

Website: www.gattispizza.com

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen:

Location:

2100 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715

Phone Number:

(812) 491-9976

Hours:

  • Sunday—Thursday: 11:00 am—10:30 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—11:30 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • Seating accommodations for large groups can be made possible by seating the group at large tables next to one another

Website: www.cheddars.com

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom:

Location:

6550 East Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN 47715

Phone Number:

(812) 401-1400

Hours:

  • Sunday: 11:00 am—Midnight
  • Monday—Saturday: 11:00 am—2:00 am

Seating Accommodations:

  • Large tables can be pushed together to accommodate any large numbered parties

Website: www.oldchicago.com

Rafferty’s:

Location:

1400 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715

Phone Number:

(812) 471-0024

Hours:

  • Sunday—Thursday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm (Bar open until 10:30 pm)
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—11:00 pm (Bar open until 11:30 pm)

Seating Accommodations:

  • A section for 35 people can be reserved or tables can be pushed together to accommodate large groups

Website: www.raffertys.com

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano:

Location:

6401 East Lloyd Expressway, Suite #3, Evansville, IN 47715

Phone Number:

(812) 421-0800

Hours:

  • Sunday—Thursday: 11:00 am—9:00 pm
  • Friday—Saturday: 11:00 am—10:00 pm

Seating Accommodations:

  • 2 banquet rooms can be made available for groups between 20 and 80 persons, the main dining room can also accommodate large groups

Website: www.biaggis.com