About Tiffany’s Restaurant
Tiffany’s Restaurant in Topeka, Indiana is a longtime fixture with a fun history. After passing through many owners as a small drive-in, Fritz and Tina Helmuth bought the restaurant in 1987 from Larry and Anita Christner, who operated the restaurant as Anita’s Drive-In. When the Helmuth’s took over there were only a few booths for seating, a gumball machine, a couple pinball machines, and a very small kitchen. The restaurant at that time seated 58 people.
Fritz had bigger things in mind, so in 1992 he enlarged the space to approximately 4,200 square feet, with seating for 194. The kitchen was expanded and the menu went from burgers and fries to full meals, that were more like home cooking.
The name for Tiffany’s came during a conversation between Fritz and Tina as they drove to Chicago one day. The parents of four children, they considered naming the place after one of their kids. As they worked their way through the birth order – Tim, Jennifer, and Jason – they decided the name of their last-born, Tiffany, was just the right name for the restaurant. Opening day was June 6th, 1987, which happened to be Tiffany’s birthday.
It has always been Fritz and Tina’s ambition to create an environment where guests feel welcome, friends gather for happy occasions, and satisfied customers look forward to their next visit.
Our owners, managers, chefs, and servers work hard as a team to ensure your visit is great, from start to finish.
Our goal is to provide a warm, friendly, home-style dining experience for our customers at every meal. We want you to want to return!
You need a good team to run a good restaurant, and we have a good, strong team!
Fritz Helmuth, Owner
Fritz and his wife, Tina, live in Topeka, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren. Fritz would like to help anybody and everybody if he could. His philosophy is use common sense, respect, and know that God is in charge.
Fritz believes that business shouldn’t just be in a community; it should also be an active participant in the community. Tiffany’s Restaurant is a member of The Chamber of LaGrange County, and is proud to sponsor local softball teams, West End Soccer, little league basketball, and little league baseball.
In addition to Tiffany’s, Fritz is also the owner of S&H Metal Products, which does metal fabrication, and Freedom Finish Works, which does powder coating. Both businesses are also in Topeka.
Linda Miller, Manager
Born and raised in LaGrange County on a small farm west of Shipshewana, Linda Miller developed a passion for cooking as she helped her mother in the home bakery. She started working in a restaurant bussing tables. It was there she discovered her love for serving others. After getting married and raising a family of four children she went back into the restaurant business. Linda has more than 15 years as a leader in restaurant service, and she enjoys serving the community of Topeka at Tiffany’s Family Restaurant.
What People Are Saying
This restaurant is a little out of the way, but it is worth the drive from Shipshewana. They have the best broasted chicken! We enjoyed our meals of chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, and bread. Be sure to save room for a piece of pie — the fresh strawberry was wonderful!
Good place to join friends for a meal. Good home cooking. Breakfast buffet has a nice variety, includes both coffee and juice. Make sure to try the cinnamon rolls. Food was hot and tasty. Plenty of room for large groups. No steps and short walk to the table.
We typically get the hot food bar and try to go on days the broasted chicken is featured. A great selection of noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy. Salad options are great and two choices of soups. 3-4 options for sweets on the food bar but save room for the pie! Great selection and all delicious.
Very clean little restaurant. We had the breakfast special which was two eggs, choice of meat, pancakes or toast with coffee for $5.00!! Pancakes were nice and fluffy and very filling. Hand made sausage patties. They have a breakfast buffet on Saturday and also a lunch buffet. The pies also look awesome! Excellent food! Highly recommend this restaurant!