Indianapolis Restaurants | North

Restaurants in Indianapolis North are fast becoming known as some of the very best restaurants in Indianapolis.

Below is a representative list of some of the most popular Indianapolis North restaurants, where people take their Indianapolis leisure time quite seriously.

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North Indianapolis Restaurants

10 01 in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN  10 01 Food and Drink – Enjoy upscale dining with a twist. 10 01 specializes in Midwestern comfort food that is elevated. Try their special mac and cheese or pork tenderloin.
The Alley Cat in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Alley Cat Lounge – Eclectic, funky, laid-back and fun. Located in Broad Ripple Village, and you guessed it, it’s in an alley. The Alley Cat, as it is known, is a unique circular bar that features big screen TVs and four pool tables.
Amber Indian Restaurant – East Indian delights in this all-you-can-eat buffet or table-service restaurant in gorgeous Carmel, Indiana.
Ambrosia Ristorante in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Ambrosia Restaurant – Excellent, upscale and authentic Italian food in beautiful Broad Ripple Village.
The Artists Vineyard – This is one of the main draws to the unique city of Noblesville. The Artists Vineyard offers art, wine, events and food in their upstairs restaurant.
Bazbeaux Pizza Restaurant – One of the best of Indianapolis Italian restaurants, located in kicky Broad Ripple Village, downtown Indy and uptown suburb, Carmel, Indiana. Often voted the best pizza in town, Bazbeaux serves pizza by the slice at lunchtime, and a full menu for dinner.
Big Hoffa’s Barbeque – All the mouth-watering barbecue flavor of the great Midwest, from Westfield, Indiana, just north of Carmel.
Binkley's, Indianapolis, IN Binkley’s Kitchen and Bar – This SoBro restaurant offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere and delicious food.
Boogie Burger, Indianapolis, IN Boogie Burger – Boogie Burger is the best burger joint in Broad Ripple. Located down Broad Ripple Avenue, order a the American dream.
Brics in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station – BRICS, for short, is the place to go for a cool creamy treat in Broad Ripple. Located on the Monon, BRICS aims to keep Hoosiers in ice cream.
Broad Ripple Brew Pub in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Broad Ripple Brewpub – The oldest microbrewery in all of Indiana offers a laid back feel to it’s customers. The food is unique and tasty while half their menu is vegan so everyone can come and enjoy.
Brugge in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Brugge Restaurant – This Belgian style restaurant serves up delicious crepes, sandwiches, mussels and most importantly Indiana brewed Belgian style beer.
Canal Bistro in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Canal Bistro – This Mediterranean Grille has a family atmosphere. Enjoy stunning views of the canal as you chow down on some falafels.
Donut Shop, Indianapolis, IN The Donut Shop – This family run diner serves breakfast all day and offers an entire wall full of pastries.
The Egyptian in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN The Egyptian Cafe – This hookah bar and Mediterranean cafe is has delicious food and hookah flavors.
Fat Dan's Deli in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Fat Dan’s Deli – A Chicago style deli, Fat Dan’s brings Chi-town to Indy with a authentic chi-dogs and more.
The Glass Chimney – Founded back in 1976 in Carmel, this haute cuisine restaurant offers excellent food, service and prices. Two other venues under the same roof cater to your every whim, the GC Bar and Deeter’s, a more casual but homogeneous eatery.
H2O Sushi, Indianapolis, IN H2O Sushi Bar – This trendy gem of a restaurant is located in the heart of Broad Ripple. They serve unique sushi combinations, along with warm entrees, signature soups & salads, and home-made desserts that keep customers coming back for more.
Hollyhock Hill, Indianapolis, IN Hollyhock Hill Restaurant – Surrounded by trees and gardens, Hollyhock Hill Restaurant is a real favorite in North Marion County. They serve down-home country comfort food in the old-fashioned family style.
India Garden in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN India Garden Restaurant– Serves up the most authentic Indian food from its kitchen in Broad Ripple.
The Iron Skillet – Family style dinners in a family environment can be found at this traditional and upscale restaurant. This is the perfect place to invite a large group or throw a party, because all entrees are served family style with plenty to go around.
Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis, IN The Jazz Kitchen – This venue features award winning live jazz, a full bar, and a well-balanced gourmet menu. They have a wood dance floor, cozy booth seating and open lounge seating for customers to enjoy. This is a great place to see some classic jazz, grab a drink and relax with friends.
Khoury's Mediterranean Island, Indianapolis, IN Khoury’s Mediterranean Island – This Mediterranean restaurant and hookah bar offers delicious Greek cuisine.
Kincaid’s Fish, Chop and Steak House – Now in Carmel and Bloomington, Indiana, this wondrous restaurant offers excellence in dining,  service and prices.
LAVA in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN LAVA Restaurant – The newest Mediterranean grill and hookah bar to hit the Broad Ripple scene. Enjoy a luxurious atmosphere at this hip restaurant.
Lulu’s Restaurant and Cocktails – Known for its unique menu replete with Indian and Jamaican cuisine, Lulu’s offers an exquisite lunch buffet, and affordable dinner prices.
Mama Carolla’s Old Italian – Tradition meets innovation at Mama Carolla’s, located in a beautiful California Stucco style house in the cozy Meridian Kessler neighborhood. Restaurant customers can enjoy the beauty of the outdoor garden area in the summer, or dine by the wood burning fire in the winter.
Mangia Italian Restaurant – Old World fare from authentic northern Italy recipes.
MCL Restaurant & Bakery – Enjoy some eclectic dishes and soul food at this unique bakery-restaurant.
Midtown Grill in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Midtown Grill – This upscale restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate your next special occasion.
Moe and Johnny's, Indianapolis, IN Moe & Johnny’s – For late night munchies with drinks, morning coffee on-the-go or a casual dinner date, Moe & Johnny’s has it all. This Indianapolis bar is rich with Hoosier history, and they’re proud of it. This restaurant and bar is located in Broad Ripple, just moments from the main strip.
Monon Coffee Company in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Monon Coffee Company – This locally owned coffee shop serves up heaping doses of Indianapolis culture. Enjoy a hot brewed latte, a homemade treat and some Indianapolis art on the walls.
Monon Food Company in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Monon Food Company – This quaint restaurant, located off the Monon Trail, offers yummy food and a wide range of Indiana craft beer.
Muldoon’s of Carmel – Here’s an Irish pub to hang your hat, and a hospitable restaurant in which to refuel. Muldoon’s offers authentic Irish fare, as well as the local favorites, including domestic and imported brews.
Murphy’s Steakhouse – This Irish style restaurant has been around Indianapolis in some carnation for more than 50 years. It has seen many faces, but since the 1970s, they’ve served traditional Irish cuisine and plenty of Irish spirits.
Naked Tchopstix, Indianapolis, IN Naked Tchopstix – This sushi restaurant in the heart of Broad Ripple offers delicious Asian flavor combinations.
Nourish Cafe – This Indianapolis Museum of Art restaurant offers gourmet cuisine with locally grown products for patrons of the IMA.
Northside Kitchenette, Indianapolis, IN Northside Kitchenette – This breakfast and lunch bistro is the perfect place for an afternoon feast.
Northside Social, Indianapolis, IN Northside Social – This hip dinner spot is the place to go to see and be seen. Dress to impress at this swank Indianapolis restaurant.
Oakley’s Bistro This world-class restaurant offers mouth-watering haute cuisine from multi-award winner owner and Chef Steven Oakley.
Ocean World Sushi Restaurant This is the sister-sushi restaurant to Sakura’s, only a few miles to the east, both with the same owner, both excellent and both located in North Indianapolis.
Old Country Buffet Here we have outstanding examples of some of the homemade, healthful food offered by one of the popular restaurants in Westfield.
Petite Chou in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Petite Chou – From the creators of Patachou comes Petite Chou, a French inspired cafe with gourmet breakfast and lunch selections.
PF Changs, Indianapolis, IN P.F. Chang’s China Bistro – Located at the Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing, is perhaps the most popular Chinese restaurant in the entire city.
Ripple Bagel Deli in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Ripple Bagel and Deli – This iconic bagel shop on the strip in Broad Ripple serves up steamed bagels. Yum! Yum!
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Get Mediterranean Italian fare in a relaxing atmosphere at this Carmel, Indiana eatery.
Sam's Gyros, Indianapolis, IN Sam’s Gyros – This SoBro gyro joint offers delicious Greek inspired food.
Sawasdee Thai Restaurant: North Central Indianapolis is fortunate to have two great Thai restaurants, and the Sawasdee is one of them.
Shalimar in Broad Ripple Shalimar Restaurant – This Indian restaurant has a lunch buffet, a full dinner menu and catering services available. They’re known all over town for their excellent prices, and tasty Tandoori dishes.
Shapiro's Deli, Indianapolis, Indiana Shapiro’s Deli – So well-known and popular, it’s now an institution in Carmel, just a few miles north of Indy.
SoBro Cafe, Indianapolis, IN SoBro Cafe – The latest lunch cafe to hit SoBro, this healthy restaurant offers big tastes.
Taste Cafe, Indianapolis, IN Taste Cafe – The long time leader in the brunch business, Taste Cafe dominates with their unique and fresh flavor creations.
Ted’s Montana Grill – Got Bison? Ted’s does, as well as a long menu of favorite, classic comfort foods. Two Indy locations, one in Northwest Indianapolis, and one in the beautiful suburb of Carmel, Indiana.
Thai Cafe in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Thai Cafe: Not to worry. They rate the heat of their long menu of authentic, excellent, spicy food from one to ten, so you can choose yours more precisely.
Three Sister Cafe in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Three Sisters Cafe – This vegan and veggie friendly cafe is the perfect place for healthy ladies who lunch.
Three Wise Men Brewery in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Three Wise Men Restaurant and Brewery – From restauranteur Scott Wise, come Three Wise Men, a delicious Broad Ripple brewery and restaurant.
Twenty Tap, Indianapolis, IN Twenty Tap – The name says it all at this SoBro restaurant where beer is king. Celebrate the culture of locally brewed beers at this hotspot.
Union Jack in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Union Jack Pub – Even though they call it pub grub, the Jack serves up some of the best dishes in Broad Ripple, including award winning Chicago style deep dish pizza.
Woody’s Library Restaurant – A friendly neighborhood pub downstairs and fine dining upstairs in a historic renovation of the Andrew Carnegie Library.
Yats Restaurant, Indianapolis, IN Yats Restaurant – Crazy meets Creole meets Cajun at Yats Restaurant, where funky and fresh entrees are cooked up daily and the menu changes weekly. The dining room at Yats is always packed because Indy residents just can’t get enough of this Louisiana cuisine.
Za in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN ZA Pizza – Grab a slice of goodness on Broad Ripple Avenue. This cool pizzeria is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy the best view on the Broad Ripple strip.

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