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Food and restaurants in Indianapolis

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“World renowned brunch spot. Located directly on Red Line. Get there early or expect to wait... it's totally worth it!”
  • 86 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Farm to table restaurant with a constantly rotating menu, known for their signature cocktails.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my favorite restaurants! You can’t go wrong with the shrimp and grits. On the pricier side, expect to spend $80-100 for two. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Less than a mile to Bru Burger Bar’s chef style and classic burgers, sandwiches, and salads were crafted with bold flavors to satisfy any burger enthusiast’s craving. Known for: The BBQ nachos are a go-to splittable app before you bite into gourmet beef, lamb, turkey and veggie burgers with toppings like sweet chili mayo and cucumber slaw or habanero hot sauce and havarti. Drink menu: 16 rotating craft bottles and draft options and over two dozen bourbons and whiskeys to drink straight or in a cocktail. Atmosphere: Sleek granite countertop bar with seating, brick walls, and wooden tables give an intimate and comfortable dining experience. In the warm months, enjoy the patio that overlooks Mass Ave. Open for: Lunch and dinner”
  • 59 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great bar with delicious cocktails and Latin American themed cuisine such as chips & guac and street tacos. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Just little over a mile to St. Elmo Steak House. It is Indy’s award-winning old-world style restaurant that proves great service and classic cooking methods make for a timeless menu worth visiting again and again. Known for: World Famous Shrimp Cocktail with spicy, signature cocktail sauce, traditional steak cuts or chicken and seafood paired with potatoes or classic sides. Drink menu: Equally weighted wine and beer menus next to classic martinis, mules, and Elmo Colas. Atmosphere: Early 20th-century decor inside the bar, large room, and private dining areas features wood paneled and brick walls with carefully curated art and photos. Open for: Dinner”
  • 52 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Indoor/outdoor beer hall offers Bavarian surroundings with German food & brew, plus live music.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Less than a mile to East Street’s Union 50. It is a restaurant and bar fancy enough for date night and casual enough for game night with a group of friends. Known for: Too upscale to be called “bar food,” Union 50’s menu offers plates for one or more to share like beef tartar and poutine, or complete entrees like steamed mussels and beef tenderloin. Drink menu: Local craft beer, wine, house cocktails, and a page of American whiskeys will have you pondering your spirit choice while you soak in the light from the illuminated bar. Atmosphere: Late-night live music, skee ball, and shuffleboard juxtapose with open seating areas that offer a lounge-like experience. Open for: Dinner and late-night dining”
  • 40 locals recommend

Cafes

New American Restaurant
“World renowned brunch spot. Located directly on Red Line. Get there early or expect to wait... it's totally worth it!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Cafe
“In Fountain Square neighborhood. Great neighborhood feel. Everybody gathers at Fletchers”
  • 38 locals recommend
Cafe
“ Chill coffee, wine, and beer cafe where people go to both work and socialize.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“Only 1.1 mile to Martha Hoover’s Cafe Patachou, a must visit for both the farm-to-table sustainable menu and the impact of food and social change in Indianapolis. Known for: Cinnamon toast, farm-fresh omelets, or vegan Cuban breakfast. Locals will tell you the Patachou chicken salad is a lunch must. Drink menu: Five types of mimosa and prosecco cocktails, self-serve coffee bar, yogurt smoothies, and juices. Atmosphere: Multiple locations across the city have many things in common, such as the clean lines and fresh white walls that allow the light to focus on the bright and fresh plates. Open for: Breakfast and lunch”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cake Bake is a wonderful and lovely setting for desserts. It's a local shop and is decorated to the max. The desserts all have edible glitter. It's a place not to miss. A reservation is highly recommended.”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Local brunch favorite, large outdoor patio when the weather permits. Waits can be long on weekends, but grab a cup of self-serve coffee while you wait.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cafe
“Locally owned coffee shop close to our location. Walkable in good weather.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Ice cream to die for and dogs allowed on the patio + they have a walk up window!”
  • 14 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Cake Bake is a wonderful and lovely setting for desserts. It's a local shop and is decorated to the max. The desserts all have edible glitter. It's a place not to miss. A reservation is highly recommended.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“This Jewish style deli does not mess around and offers a wide selection of mouth watering deli meats and sandwiches. (0.6 miles away)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great bread, scones, and cookies. If you're looking for gluten free try the financier or the chocolate buckwheat cookie!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Large store that has groceries and pretty much everything else you could need.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“Come for the coffee, but you'll definitely stay for the pastries created onsite.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“My fave in the city. High quality donuts, good atmosphere. Literally get anything here. It's all fantastic.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“A long time Indy favorite. Known for their glazed yeast. (They' keep it simple and do it right.) TIPS - They are CASH ONLY, be prepared for a line, they will run out so go in the morning.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Just a few minutes down the road - very large grocery store with reasonable prices. Lots of other shops nearby also. To get here, turn left at the stop light at the complex entrance then left at Crawfordsville Road (by the light at CVS). Kroger is about 5 miles on your left.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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