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Read Restaurant Reviews based on the first-hand, personal dining experiences of our very own, in-house, FunCityFinder staff.

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Indianapolis Restaurants | Downtown

6 Lounge Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana 6 Lounge and Restaurant – Best deejay-inspired music in Indianapolis, plus stunning decor.
14 West, Indianapolis, IN 14 West Restaurant – Old-World charm and elegance in the middle of all the downtown Indianapolis madness.
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.
Bourbon Street Distillary, Indianapolis, IN 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.

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Indianapolis Restaurants | North Central

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.
Ambrosia Ristorante in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN Ambrosia Restaurant – Excellent, upscale and authentic Italian food.
Bazbeaux, Indianapolis, IN Bazbeaux Pizza Restaurant – A favorite Indianapolis Italian restaurant in Broad Ripple Village.
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.

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Indianapolis Restaurants | North East

  Adobo Grill Restaurant – Authentic Mexican haute cuisine. The Adobo also presents live Mariachi music and salsa dancing on a regular basis. Two locations at 4939 E 82nd St, and one in downtown Indianapolis.
  Ale Emporium – Not your average neighborhood sports bar, this place totally rocks, with high-def screens everywhere, party rooms, game rooms, great fun food and hundreds of different ales to try. A favorite for spot for music in Indianapolis too.
  Asaka Japanese Restaurant – Many consider this not only the finest Sushi restaurant in metropolitan Indianapolis, but also the best in the entire Midwest.
  El Torito Grill – Inside the enormous and enormously popular Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing, this restaurant offers classically traditional, upscale and contemporary Mexican cuisine.
  Granite City Food & Brewery – This upbeat, friendly brewery is new to the Indy scene and is a great place to grab a brew with friends. Make sure to check out their Mug Club to receive special discounts and nightly deals on food and drink.

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Indianapolis Restaurants | North West

  Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy offers the very best in traditional south-of-the-border cuisine. Also famous for their friendly and colorful atmosphere, Abuelo’s is located due south of Zionsville, Indiana in the northwest corner of Indianapolis.
  Amalfi Restaurant – This authentic Italian restaurant is as close to the Mother Country as you are likely to get in the Midwest. Haute cuisine in a friendly, elegant atmosphere, and the freshest of fresh ingredients, made with amore.
  Banura 1 – This is an authentic Greek restaurant run by a family dedicated to bringing traditional Mediterranean sights, sounds and especially the flavors to their establishment.

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Indianapolis Restaurants | West

  Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant – The Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant in Indianapolis, Indiana is not just a wonderful restaurant, but more of a tribal experience. Unique among the hundreds of restaurants in Indianapolis, the Abyssinia offers a taste of the food and the culture of Ethiopia.
  Rick’s Cafe Boatyard – Want to enjoy the scenery of a lakefront and fresh seafood right here in Indianapolis? Visit Rick’s Cafe Boatyard and sit out on the deck overlooking Eagle Creek. The restaurant is perfect for banquets and large parties because of its lovely atmosphere.
  Kelly’s Pub Too – The most popular bar on raceday is Kelly’s Pub Too, which is located just six short blocks from all the action of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Indy 500) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This sports bar has been serving Hoosiers for more than 20 years.
  John’s Famous Stew – With a popular stew recipe that’s more than 100 years old, John’s Famous Stew offers a cozy atmosphere with a huge menu variety. Stew isn’t their only specialty, they also make burgers, club sandwiches, grilled tenderloin and steak. For a reasonably priced dinner just west of downtown Indianapolis, visit John’s Famous Stew.

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Indianapolis Restaurants | South West

  Gray Brothers Cafeteria – This great Mooresville cafeteria also serves as a principle local catering service.
  Squealers Barbeque – A popular BBQ place, Squealers is in Mooresville, Indiana and also in Northwest Indianapolis.

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Indianapolis Restaurants | East

  The Bread Ladies Café – This popular East Indianapolis restaurant offers up fresh, delicious food and bakery items in Greenfield, a staff-of-life loving central Midwestern city in Indiana.
  Heidelberg Haus Bakery – Unique among all the many distinctive Indianapolis restaurants, this place is a combination German delicatessen, German bakery and German gift shop.
  The Riley House – Serving up dishes of Americana akin to the famous Greenfield-born poet who inspired the restaurant’s name, James Whitcomb Riley.

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Indianapolis Restaurants | South East

  Fiddlers Three – A lovely country restaurant full of Old World charm. Fiddlers Three also has a popular events salon called “Maxim events.”
  Grandma’s Pancake House – Serving much more than pancakes, Grandma’s is a half-hour drive Southeast of Indy. Try the Flaming Cheese appetizer and their signature Country Fried Steak, just like Grandma used to make.
  Kopper Kettle – The ultimate in comfort cooking in Shelbyville. Their many fans love to go for their “Hoosier Roast Pork Loin” on Friday nights. Located in Morristown, just outside of Shelbyville.
  Santa Fe Cattle Company Steakhouse – One of a rapidly expanding chain in the Midwest, where they take their steaks very, very seriously. Specialiing in the distinguised taste of Southwest cuisine.

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Indianapolis Restaurants | South

  Augustino’s Italian Restaurant – Augustino’s Italian Restaurant is another family favorite in Indy. They are proud of their great reputation for being the restaurant “where Italians eat.” Along with their delicious Old-World cuisine, Augustino’s also offers catering that will win you as many kudos with your guests as it has won them.
  Barlo’s Pizza – This small pizzeria has big flavor, and major savings to offer Indianapolis customers. Not only do they spice things up with their quirky challenges, but they guarantee quality pizza every time.
  Vito Provolone’s – “We really like Vito Provolone on Meridian and Stop 11.. a really small Italian restaurant … great menu… quiet cozy atmosphere,” says Indianapolis real estate agent Shirley Allore.

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