50 Restaurants You Have To Try
Bluebeard is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

1. Bluebeard

9.2
653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN
New American Restaurant · Fletcher Place · 55 tips and reviews

Barrett C.Barrett Crites: Amazing food. Eat anything the chef(s) recommend. Just do it.

The Libertine is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

2. The Libertine

38 E Washington St (at N Scioto St), Indianapolis, IN
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Indianapolis · 48 tips and reviews
Recess is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

3. Recess

9.0
4907 N College Ave (at E 49th St), Indianapolis, IN
American Restaurant · Meridian Kessler · 20 tips and reviews

Dig-IN: A Taste of IndianaDig-IN: A Taste of Indiana: Chef Greg Hardesty features the best local produce. Recess was a great part of our event (www.digindiana.org).

R Bistro is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

4. R Bistro

888 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN
American Restaurant · Downtown Indianapolis · 9 tips and reviews

Dig-IN: A Taste of IndianaDig-IN: A Taste of Indiana: You'll get something fresh, local, and exquisitely crafted here! Chef Regina Mehallick gave our attendees a great taste of what R Bistro is all about at our event. Read more.

Meridian Restaurant & Bar is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

5. Meridian Restaurant & Bar

7.9
5694 N Meridian St (Meridian & Westfield Blvd), Indianapolis, IN
American Restaurant · Butler - Tarkington · 20 tips and reviews

Dig-IN: A Taste of IndianaDig-IN: A Taste of Indiana: Chef Layton Roberts highlights locally sourced foods. His creme fraiche is out of this world. Read more.

Black Market is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

6. Black Market

8.6
922 Massachusetts Ave (East End), Indianapolis, IN
Gastropub · Downtown Indianapolis · 29 tips and reviews

Micah F.Micah Faidley: Just get the beef tongue. Don't argue w me. Do it-you won't be sorry.

Cerulean Indianapolis is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

7. Cerulean Indianapolis

8.4
339 S Delaware St (Delaware And South), Indianapolis, IN
New American Restaurant · Downtown Indianapolis · 31 tips and reviews

4SqINDY.com4SqINDY.com: "Why go: For the inventive cuisine from chef/owner France & executive chef Hinton, who create beautifully presented dishes that show their appreciation of molecular gastronomy." -J Ketzenberger

Taste Café & Marketplace is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

8. Taste Café & Marketplace

7.4
5164 N College Ave (at E 52nd St), Indianapolis, IN
Breakfast Spot · Meridian Kessler · 69 tips and reviews

Duncan A.Duncan Alney: Fantastic sparkling cocktails! Frittes! And the creme of Indy chefs mark and deidre's place! It's a treasure!

Late Harvest Kitchen is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

9. Late Harvest Kitchen

7.2
8605 River Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN
American Restaurant · Keystone at The Crossing · 23 tips and reviews

Andrea H.Andrea H: The chef's culinary taste infusions are the best in the city. The menu changes up so be sure to read tips for the best items. At this time you can't go wrong w/ Brandade, Pork Chop, & Sticky Toffee.

H2O Sushi is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

10. H2O Sushi

6.9
1912 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Sushi Restaurant · Broad Ripple · 12 tips and reviews

Taylor S.Taylor S: Try The Crazy Ho! Excellent sushi. Great service and atmosphere. Make sure to get a reservation for a guaranteed spot.

Zest! Exciting Food Creations is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

11. Zest! Exciting Food Creations

1134 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN
New American Restaurant · Canterbury · 69 tips and reviews

Bob B.Bob Burchfield: Cafe, food shop, and catering service in the Broad Ripple area. Carry out menu, breakfast all day, lunch and dinner entrees, appetizers, After-Five Sandwiches, and many more delicious menu items. Read more.

Broad Ripple Brew Pub is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

12. Broad Ripple Brew Pub

8.2
842 E 65th St (at Cornell Ave), Indianapolis, IN
Brewery · Broad Ripple · 66 tips and reviews

SamSam: Get the scotch egg pizza. Your heart will hate you, but your mouth will thank you!

Corner Wine Bar is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

13. Corner Wine Bar

7.0
6331 Guilford Ave (at Westfield Bl), Indianapolis, IN
Wine Bar · Broad Ripple · 17 tips and reviews

Denise D.Denise Dilworth: Carrot soufflé. The recipe's a secret. Yes, I asked. Need I say more? *swoon!*

Brugge Brasserie is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

14. Brugge Brasserie

8.4
1011A E Westfield Blvd (at Winthrop Av), Indianapolis, IN
Belgian Restaurant · Broad Ripple · 61 tips and reviews

Chris S.Chris Smith: Belgian Classic mussels are excellent. Their fries hit the spot as well. Check out the garlic aioli sauce for them!

3 Sisters Cafe is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

15. 3 Sisters Cafe

8.5
6360 Guilford Ave (Main St.), Indianapolis, IN
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Broad Ripple · 75 tips and reviews

Dodge M.Dodge MOKB: This place is delicious. Smart choice. I like the Gretchen sandwich, add avocado. Banana pancakes are great too.

Napolese Artisanal Pizzeria- 49th and Pennsylvania is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

16. Napolese Artisanal Pizzeria- 49th and Pennsylvania

8.1
114 E 49th St (Pennsylvania), Indianapolis, IN
Pizza Place · Meridian Kessler · 32 tips and reviews

Andy @.Andy @hust0058: Buffalo Margherita Pizza is terrific! We always order a side of sauce to go with it, too.

Bazbeaux Pizza is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

17. Bazbeaux Pizza

9.1
329 Massachusetts Ave (at E New York St), Indianapolis, IN
Pizza Place · Downtown Indianapolis · 99 tips and reviews

Kyle H.Kyle Hodges: Best pizza in downtown Indy. They even have lunch specials.

Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

18. Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza

9.3
5646 E Washington St (at N Audubon Rd), Indianapolis, IN
Pizza Place · Irvington · 104 tips and reviews

Qatadah N.Qatadah Nasaaj: The eggplant garlic parmesan pizza w/Italian Beef & spinach will make you a believer for life,kids! You SO must try it!!!!!!!

Pizzology Craft Pizza + Pub is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

19. Pizzology Craft Pizza + Pub

8.6
13190 Hazel Dell Pkwy (at Hazel Dell, behind Starbucks), Carmel, IN
Pizza Place · 55 tips and reviews

sara m.sara mcguyer: Go with a group of people so you can try different types of pizza. The crust is holy wow.

Iozzo's Garden Of Italy is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

20. Iozzo's Garden Of Italy

8.4
946 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN
Italian Restaurant · Downtown Indianapolis · 35 tips and reviews

Lindsey B.Lindsey Blessing: Delicious food and excellent service!

Iaria's Italian Restaurant is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

21. Iaria's Italian Restaurant

8.3
317 S College Ave (Btw Lord And Harrison), Indianapolis, IN
Italian Restaurant · Fletcher Place · 30 tips and reviews

SuperBowl 2012SuperBowl 2012: Open since 1933, they are in they 4th generation of Iaria ownership. Everything is made in house!

Milano Inn is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

22. Milano Inn

231 S College Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Italian Restaurant · Downtown Indianapolis · 19 tips and reviews

Danielle A.Danielle Allison: The prosciutto-wrapped bread sticks appetizer was delicious and the chicken fettuccine was heavenly! Definitely plan for leftovers as the portions are huge.

Shapiro's Delicatessen is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

23. Shapiro's Delicatessen

8.9
808 S Meridian St (bt Sycamore & W McCarty Sts), Indianapolis, IN
Deli / Bodega · Downtown Indianapolis · 87 tips and reviews

Gregory G.Gregory Goodin: Pastromi is amazing along with pretty much everything else. This is a must stop if you are in Indy. They don't make places like this anymore.

St. Elmo Steak House is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

24. St. Elmo Steak House

9.2
127 S Illinois St (btw Maryland St. & Georgia St.), Indianapolis, IN
Steakhouse · Downtown Indianapolis · 181 tips and reviews

Visit IndyVisit Indy: Shrimp Cocktail is amazing and the cocktails are even better. Try the Bloody Mary that is made with St. E's famous cocktail sauce!

Hollyhock Hill Restaurant is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

25. Hollyhock Hill Restaurant

7.6
8110 N College Ave (86th & Meridian St), Indianapolis, IN
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · 13 tips and reviews

Lauren B.Lauren Boxell: Indy's best kept secret by far! Chicken dinner without question!

Yats is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

26. Yats

885 Massachusetts Ave (at N Park Av), Indianapolis, IN
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Chatham Arch · 50 tips and reviews

Kyle H.Kyle Hodges: Food so good, they added this location downtown. (Broad Ripple is original) a must have for foodies.

Cafe Patachou is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

27. Cafe Patachou

9.3
4911 N Pennsylvania St (at 49th Street), Indianapolis, IN
American Restaurant · Meridian Kessler · 59 tips and reviews

Lara B.Lara Banker: The best omelettes in town. I like mine with avocado, spinach, tomato and goat cheese.

Papa Roux is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

28. Papa Roux

9.2
8950 E 10th St (at Post Rd), Indianapolis, IN
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Far Eastside · 69 tips and reviews

Bob B.Bob Burchfield: Love the po-boys and cajun stew, red beans and rice, muffalettas, creole, and more. A hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Indy's east side that will leave you smilin'. Read more.

The Legend Irvington Cafe is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

29. The Legend Irvington Cafe

8.7
5614 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN
American Restaurant · Irvington · 35 tips and reviews

Twinkle V.Twinkle VanWinkle: Lovely neighborhood cafe with delicious down-home fancy fair. Yum!

Duos Cafe is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

30. Duos Cafe

8.1
2960 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN
Café · Near Northwest - Riverside · 9 tips and reviews

Drew H.Drew Hackney: Duos serves amazing food with local and organic ingredients and a different menu every week. It's one of those places where everything is good.

Tie Dye Grill is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

31. Tie Dye Grill

9.0
1311 N Shadeland Ave Ste B (13th Street), Indianapolis, IN
Burger Joint · East Gate · 38 tips and reviews

Bob B.Bob Burchfield: One of the best burgers I ever ate; great reubens, tenderloins, and lots more. One of Indy's hidden treasures when it comes to dining out. Read more.

Maxine's Chicken & Waffles is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

32. Maxine's Chicken & Waffles

8.4
132 N East St (at E Wabash St), Indianapolis, IN
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Indianapolis · 79 tips and reviews

SuperBowl 2012SuperBowl 2012: Feed your soul with Maxine's Jumbo Wings and Fried Cornbread. You can't miss their signature Peach Butter! The perfect compliment for one of their favored waffles!

Kountry Kitchen is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

33. Kountry Kitchen

8.7
1831 N College Ave (19th St.), Indianapolis, IN
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Near Northside · 44 tips and reviews

Stephon G.Stephon Gilder: I highly recommend the fried pork chops. Sooooo delicious

Heidelburg Haus Cafe & Bakery is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

34. Heidelburg Haus Cafe & Bakery

8.5
7625 Pendleton Pike (at E. 42nd St), Indianapolis, IN
German Restaurant · 27 tips and reviews

Sara J.Sara Justus: Always great service and wonderful food. My favorite German place since I was a kid!

Santorini Greek Kitchen is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

35. Santorini Greek Kitchen

9.1
1417 Prospect St (at Laurel St.), Indianapolis, IN
Greek Restaurant · Fountain Square · 47 tips and reviews
El Sol De Tala Traditional Mexican Cuisine is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

36. El Sol De Tala Traditional Mexican Cuisine

2444 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN
Mexican Restaurant · Near Eastside · 19 tips and reviews

Roxanna C.Roxanna Caldwell: Fantastic Vegetarian Menu! The cactus blossom enchiladas are so savory & delicious.

Abyssinia is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

37. Abyssinia

7.7
5352 W 38th St (at Moller Rd), Indianapolis, IN
Ethiopian Restaurant · 7 tips and reviews

Benoit C.Benoit Coulmont: This place is excellent! Wonderful flavors, nice people. I recommend the vegetarian (TA3) which gives you a great mix of foods. Delicious!!!

Sakura is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

38. Sakura

9.0
7201 N Keystone Ave (71st St.), Indianapolis, IN
Sushi Restaurant · 38 tips and reviews

Gregory G.Gregory Goodin: My favorite sushi place in town. Texas and Hoosier rolls are great. Amazing value, as well.

The Rathskeller is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

39. The Rathskeller

8.9
401 E Michigan St (in Athenaeum Building), Indianapolis, IN
German Restaurant · Downtown Indianapolis · 70 tips and reviews

Chris S.Chris Smith: The schnitzel cordon bleu, jaegerschnitzel & regular schnitzel are really great, just different arrangements of toppings/sauces. Very spicy mustard. Bread & pretzels are suberb. Doppelbock to drink!

40. Greek Islands Restaurant

9.1
906 S Meridian St (south of McCarty street), Indianapolis, IN
Greek Restaurant · Downtown Indianapolis · 36 tips and reviews

Tarsha M.Tarsha Malkemus: Yummy... start with Saganaki and a glass of Lac Des Roches... Horiatiki and Spanakotiropita

Ma Ma's Korean Restaurant is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

41. Ma Ma's Korean Restaurant

8.8
8867 Pendleton Pike (38th and Pendleton), Indianapolis, IN
Korean Restaurant · 20 tips and reviews

Mary B.Mary B.: Everyone needs to have Korean tabletop BBQ at least once!

Slippery Noodle Inn is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

42. Slippery Noodle Inn

8.3
372 S Meridian St (at W South St.), Indianapolis, IN
Jazz Club · Downtown Indianapolis · 91 tips and reviews

Visit IndyVisit Indy: Live blues music and drink specials EVERY night. Parking can be tricky so park up the street at the Union Station garage.

Boogie Burger is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

43. Boogie Burger

8.0
1904 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Burger Joint · Broad Ripple · 73 tips and reviews

Hannah D.Hannah Douglas: Awesome burgers! Everyone should try the garlic fries...they are great!

Mug 'N Bun is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

44. Mug 'N Bun

8.5
5211 W 10th St (at Allison Av), Speedway, IN
Diner · 80 tips and reviews

Visit IndyVisit Indy: Mug 'N Bun is an Indy classic! Grab a tenderloin, burger or some mac & cheese wedges & wash it down with a root beer

King David Dogs is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

45. King David Dogs

8.3
135 N Pennsylvania St Ste 150 (Pennsylvania & Ohio), Indianapolis, IN
Hot Dog Joint · Downtown Indianapolis · 16 tips and reviews

Bradley C.Bradley Carter: My top 3 are the BBQ Dog, the Dog-a-roni & Cheese, and the Boom Boom Dog. Can't go wrong with any if them tho! Throw some cheddar cheese and bacon on the Boom Boom Dog for a delicious "breakfast dog".

Jazz Kitchen is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

46. Jazz Kitchen

8.7
5377 N College Ave (at E 54th St), Indianapolis, IN
Jazz Club · Meridian Kessler · 32 tips and reviews

Kyle H.Kyle Hodges: Good food, great place for company parties/events. Live jazz, funk, soul & hip-hop (select nights) and Indy original.

Scotty's Brewhouse is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

47. Scotty's Brewhouse

8.4
1 Virginia Ave (S Pennsylvania St & E Maryland St), Indianapolis, IN
Sports Bar · Downtown Indianapolis · 141 tips and reviews

Eric T.Eric Thomas: Their special lunch menu is awesome. Get some great food on the cheap! Plus their patio is one of the best in the city.

Peppy Grill is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

48. Peppy Grill

7.4
1004 Virginia Ave (at Buchanan St), Indianapolis, IN
Diner · Fountain Square · 35 tips and reviews

Andrew K.Andrew Kirchofer: Family-owned greasy spoon. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Workingman's Friend is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

49. Workingman's Friend

8.3
234 N Belmont Ave (btw Washington & Michigan), Indianapolis, IN
Burger Joint · Hawthorne · 31 tips and reviews

Chuck G.Chuck Gose: One of the best burgers in Indy. Though I will warn you it can get a bit smokey at lunchtime. But easily one of the best greasy spoons in Indianapolis. Read more.

Judge's BBQ & Juice Garden Smoothie Bar is one of 50 Restaurants You Have To Try.

50. Judge's BBQ & Juice Garden Smoothie Bar

2104 W Michigan St (Michigan St. and Belmont Ave.), Indianapolis, IN
BBQ Joint · Near Westside · 18 tips and reviews

Charlotte F.Charlotte File: Too die for. Homestyle food, uncomplicated and just delicious. Gotta make sure to introduce yourself to Judge while you're ordering