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Downtown Indianapolis Restaurants

6 Lounge Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana 6 Lounge and Restaurant – Best deejay-inspired music in Indianapolis, plus stunning decor.
 The stunning rectangular cherry wood bar at 14 West 14 West Restaurant – An understated, Old-World style oasis in the middle of bustling downtown Indianapolis, attached to its own venerable hotel, The Suites at 14 West.
Alcapulco Joes downtown Indianapolis Indiana Acapulco Joe’s – Celebrate, Mexican style at this relaxed downtown Mexican restaurant.
Adobo Grill, Indianapolis, Indiana Adobo Grill – Easily found in the center of the Circle City, the Adobo Grill is a favorite gathering place and restaurant in Indianapolis’ downtown neighborhoods.
Aesop's Table has a great corner location on Mass Ave Aesop’s Tables – Looking for Greek cuisine on Mass Ave? Look no further than Aesop’s Tables, a fanciful and fun restaurant.
AJs Lounge – A funky, well-established restaurant and bar downtown that also offers live music.
Amici’s Downtown Italian – A reasonbly-priced authentic Italian menu in the middle of downtown Indy.
Average Joe's in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Average Joe’s Sports Bar Of all the great bars in Indianapolis, this is the sports bar they refer to as “that great little place downtown.”
Barcelona Tapas, Indianapolis, Indiana Barcelona Tapas Restaurant – Here’s a fun place to hang out with friends in downtown Indy. Authentic Spanish tapas and drinks.
Bella Vita, Indianapolis, IN Bella Vita – When you simply cannot do without an Italian restaurant in Indianapolis, you can’t go wrong with Bella Vita’s, inside downtown’s Circle Centre Mall.
The two story Bourbon Street Distillary with a corner location Bourbon Street Distillery- This is a little bit of New Orleans in the middle of Indy, with a Mardi Gras patois in both food and ambiance.
Mahogony Bar at BRU BRU – The newest addition to downtown dining is BRU, a gourmet burger joint with a lot to offer.
 Buca Di Beppo's classic Italian style awning Buca Di Beppo – The famous Buca di Beppo, located in historic downtown Indianapolis, got that way for a reason. Well-known for their huge portions, they also give you oversized spoons, bowls and wine glass tumblers to hold it all. The food is as sumptuous as it is plentiful, and served in a friendly, family style.
cafe-zuppa's downtown location Cafe Zuppa – This downtown lunch spot specializes in serving fresh local food to downtown employees.
california-pizza-kitchen-sign-downtown-indianapolis California Pizza Kitchen – A delicious chain of pizza restaurants, California Pizza Kitchen puts a new spin on an old favorite.
Capital Grille, Indianapolis, IN Capital Grille – A sumptuous, first-class restaurant in the Conrad Hotel, connected to the Circle Centre Mall.
Champps, Indianapolis, IN Champps Americana – A favorite of the many great downtown bars and restaurants.
The Chocolate Cafe on Monument Circle with outdoor seating Chocolate Cafe – Looking for a sweet treat in the heart of Indianapolis downtown? Look no further than the delectable confectionery cafe located on Monument Circle: Indianapolis’ own Chocolate Cafe.
 Sign above the Claddagh Irish Pub Claddagh Irish Pub This lively restaurant-public house in the middle of the city offers good authentic Irish fare and good fun as well.
The Claypool Grille, a restaurant at the Embassy Hotel lobby in downtown Indianapolis, serves all-American down to earth fare in an atrium-style dining room.
Turners at the Canterbury Hotel, Indianapolis, IN Turner’s Restaurant at the Canterbury Hotel is a historic downtown Indianapolis in the grand old style.
dicks-bodacious-bar-bq-downtown-indianapolis Dick’s Bodacious Bar BQ – At Dick’s, barbecue isn’t so much a food group as a way of life.
Downtown Olly’s Restaurant and Bar – This place is the mellowest of the many great kicked-back bars in Indianapolis, with low, low drink prices and specials. It also serves some scrumptious comfort food.
Dunaway’s A historic dining establishment in the grand old style, complete with rooftop dining.
dunkin-donuts-sign-downtown-indianapolis Dunkin’ Donuts – Get your daily sugar rush with a yummy pastry or refreshing coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts downtown.
The Eagle's Nest, Indianapolis, IN Eagle’s Nest – The Eagle’s Nest is the place to dine when you’re looking for the most romantic restaurant experience in Indianapolis. Located right in the heart of the city and perched atop the 23-story Hyatt Regency downtown, this first-class restaurant slowly makes a 360 degree rotation every hour, giving its diners a breathtaking view of the metropolis in all its glory.
Fogo de Chao, Indianapolis, IN Fogo de Chao A unique and extremely popular take on meat, slow-cooked over a slow fire, the Brazilian way. All you can eat, which includes 15 different meat cuts, dozens of fresh vegetable and side dishes on the buffet table, and dessert, if you can stand it.
giorgios-pizza-downtown-indianapolis Giorgio’s Pizza – This locally owned pizza joint serves it by the slice and by the pie. Grab a slice of New York style pizza and enjoy it as you take in a view of Monument Circle.
 Hard Rock Cafe's corner location in Indianapolis downtown Hard Rock Cafe – This restaurant-bar-party and events place has made a name for itself that will go down in restaurant history as the living museum of rock ‘n’ roll.
Harry and Izzy's circular bar Harry and Izzy’s – An offshoot of Indianapolis’ famous St. Elmo’s Steakhouse, Harry and Izzy’s offers the same great menu in a casual and modern atmosphere.
The store front of Henry's On East Henry’s on East near Mass Ave is a delicious coffee and dessert cafe, perfect for before or after Indianapolis theater.
Iaria’s Italian Restaurant – One of the most authentic tasting Italian restaurants in all of the city, just like Grandma used to make it…in the Old Country.
king-david-dogs-downtown-indianapolis King David Dogs – King David Hot Dogs have an extensive legacy of creating delicious dogs for diners on the go.
Le Peep, Indianapolis, IN Le Peep – Brunch and more brunch, some say the best in town.
Loughmiller's Pub and Eatery, Indianapolis, IN Loughmiller’s Pub & Eatery – Downtown Indianapolis’ favorite, most rowdy neighborhood pub.
MacNiven's garage door's roll up for warm weather MacNivens – This Scottish Pub and Eatery offers delicious food and thirst quenching drinks.
An extensive selection of wine at Mass Ave Wine Shoppe Mass Ave Wine Shoppe – This upscale Wine Shoppe doubles as a great lunch place.
McCormick and Schmick's, Indianapolis, IN McCormick and Schmick’s Surf and Turf par excellence in the heart of the city at the Hilton Hotel.
Mesh's awning and sign Mesh – An upscale dining experience on Mass Ave, Mesh took over the famous Scholars’ Inn location on Mass Ave.
Milano Inn = A fiercely dedicated cadre of fans loves and protects this downtown Indianapolis Italian restaurant.
Morton's Steakhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Morton’s Steakhouse – Not just a first-class steak house, but an excellent choice for succulent seafood as well.
Mo's A Place For Steaks, Indianapolis, IN Mo’s A Place For Steaks – The downtown restaurant in Indianapolis where the staff takes the steak as seriously as the customers.
Old Point Tavern corner location next to Dancing Ann downtown Old Point Tavern – With a prime location next to the dancing Ann public art, Old Point Tavern offers stunning views of Indianapolis downtown in a relaxed dining environment.
 The awnings at Palomino Palomino – A favorite among downtown Indianapolis restaurants, located in the famous Circle Centre Mall.
PF Changs, Indianapolis, IN P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Restaurant – One of the best Chinese restaurants in Indianapolis, in downtown’s Circle Centre Mall.
A cookie jar at R Bistro R Bistro – An exclusive gourmet restaurant in the arty Mass Ave district, where your meal is prepared by the owner-chef, Regina.
Rathskeller's awning outside the Athenaeum Rathskeller Restaurant How does a juicy bratwurst and a cold one sound after taking in the Mass Ave sights in downtown Indy?
 RAM Restaurant and Brewery's outdoor signature beer vat The Ram Restaurant and Brewery – Great food and endless choices in award-winning brewskis.
Rock-Bottom-Restaurant-and-Brewery-entrance-in-downtown-Indianapolis-Indiana Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery – Let the good times flow.
 The store front of Ruth's Chris Steak House Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Restaurant – Ruth’s is a top-notch franchise that serves up the best in beef.
Scotty's Brewhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Scotty’s Brewhouse – This downtown restaurant and bar offers pub fare paired with Indianapolis sports.
Shula's Steakhouse, Indianapolis, IN Shula’s Steakhouse Passionate about steak? So is Shula’s, America’s steak house, “still undefeated.”
The Skyline Club, Indianapolis, IN Skyline Club Restaurant – High atop the OneAmerica Building in downtown Indianapolis, the Skyline Club is an exclusive meeting place for Indianapolis business people and top-shelf gourmet restaurant and special Indianapolis events venue.
 St. Elmo's Steak House's historic downtown location St. Elmo’s Steakhouse – This steak and seafood place, also a popular Indianapolis dating destination, has been in operation at the same locale for over a century and is now a landmark akin to those in nearby Monument Circle.
The sushi bar at Sushi on the Rocks Sushi on the Rocks – This hip downtown sushi bar offers sleek atmosphere and delicious sushi.
The Greek Islands Restaurant – Offering up traditional Greek fare, this restaurant is the perfect place for families or friends.
 An ice and seafood bar at The Oceanaire The Oceanaire Seafood Room One of the most elegant restaurants in Indianapolis is the Oceanaire Seafood Room, located in historic downtown Indy. Noted for their excellent food and service, the Oceanaire also has a beautiful, sleek décor.
 The Old Spaghetti Factory outdoor sign The Old Spaghetti Factory – The Old Spaghetti Factory is an enormously popular restaurant nestled in the middle of downtown Indianapolis. A family favorite, it not only offers great Italian fare but an elegant and fun atmosphere as well.
One South, Indianapolis, IN One South Restaurant – Located in the lobby of the Hyatt downtown, One South (or O|S) is a luxurious place to grab some grub.
The Pita Pit, Indianapolis, IN The Pita Pit – Stop into this lunch spot for healthy pita wraps of all varieties.
The Tilted Kilt's massive downtown sign The Tilted Kilt – This sexy Indianapolis sports bar offers pub fare and scantily clad waitresses.
 An Actual Weber Grill decorates the outside Weber Grill Weber Grill – This family favorite offers authentic American barbecue fare via the famous kettle “Weber grill,” and much, much more. Only a block from Monument Circle downtown.
The front door of Yats Restaurant Yats – Cajun creole food at its finest (and cheapest). For a quick, hearty and deliciously satisfying meal, head to Yats on Mass Ave.
YoguLatte's sign YoguLatte – Cold, creamy treats or piping hot coffees are the orders of the day at this Mass Ave cafe. Or combine the two in a specialty drink called a YoguLatte: half yogurt, half espresso this delicious concoction will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you running all afternoon long.

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