$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Stew and Sandwiches at John’s Famous Stew ($20 Total Value)

West Indianapolis

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Stew and Sandwiches ($20 Total Value)

The eatery's namesake stew bobs with potatoes, carrots, and tender meat that comes mild, medium, or hot (starting at $7.50). The rest of the menu features hearty sandwich favorites, such as reubens ($6.25), hot ham-and-cheeses ($5.25), and John’s Famous Burger: two beef patties and swiss cheese piled atop rye bread, also available in deluxe ($6.45).

John’s Famous Stew

Iron kettles on wood-burning stoves brought Mother Dapa Strangeff’s stew to a burble in the late 1800s. At that time, she lived in Macedonia and prepared her hearty creations for her nine children, as well as for the farmhands on her family’s plot of land. Two of her sons immigrated to the United States in 1911, bringing with them the recipe for Mother Strangeff’s stew that would be so crucial to opening John's Famous Stew. More than 100 years later, the eatery is still going strong. The menu still features the namesake stew with varying levels of heat—mild, medium, or dragon’s-mouth-after-eating-a-jalapeño-popper—as well as black-angus burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The dessert selection showcases peach, blackberry, and apple cobblers, all of which are homemade—Mother Strangeff wouldn’t have it any other way.


I so enjoy how the stew consistency remains year after year. When I crave hot stew only Johns Hot Stew with bread for dunking can satisfy.

Wanda M., Yelp!, 4/4/13

The fried pollock was fresh and had very little breading. The stew was great. Lots of onion, cabbage, carrots, and celery.

David, Urbanspoon, 4/12/13

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “great mom and pop feal to this restaurant. very clean, very laid back. our server was wonderful. food was great and fast!”

  • “Great atmosphere”

  • “I have lived in Indianapolis my whole life and just found the hidden gem that is Johns famous stew”

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    West Indianapolis

    1146 Kentucky Avenue

    Indianapolis, Indiana 46221


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In a Nutshell

102-year-old stew recipe features potatoes, carrots, and stew meat; served alongside sandwiches and black-angus burgers

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 21st, 2013. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in and carryout only. Must purchase 1 food item. Must be 21 and over to enter establishment. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.