Restaurants in Indiana

$8 for $20 Worth or Coffee, Tea, and Baked Goods at Our Daily Brew

Our Daily Brew

Fort Wayne

More than 150 varieties of blended loose-leaf tea, more than 65 types of coffee, Dr. Smoothie smoothies, and baked goods from local bakeries

$5 $2

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American Food at The Korner Inn for Two or Four (55% Off)

The Korner Inn

Elberfeld

The cooks entice appetites with casual American cuisine, including burgers, barbecue, fried fish, and grilled chicken

$20 $9

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Pub Food at The Bend (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Bend

South Bend

Menu of upscale pub food includes Maryland crab cakes, meatloaf with smashed potatoes, and New York–style reubens with housemade corned beef

$20 $12

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Raw Bar Cuisine at No Coast (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

No Coast

Bloomington

Oysters on the half shell with five sauces, ceviche, and charcuterie

$40 $25

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Sushi Meal for Two or Four at Sansui Restaurant and Sushi Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Sansui Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Carmel

Pairs tuck into fresh and fried rolls with tuna, eel, and spicy tobiko complemented by miso soup, salad, or seaweed salad

$43.75 $26

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Pizza and Breadsticks Meal for Two or Carryout at Wise Guys Pizza (Up to 33% Off)

Wise Guys Pizza

Fishers

Cooks build pizzas from fresh, homemade dough, handmade mozzarella, and a wealth of toppings such as buffalo chicken and banana peppers

$23.90 $16

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Diner Fare for Two or Four at Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery (Up to 53% Off)

Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery

Anderson

Casual dining eatery dishes out fluffy buttermilk pancakes, juicy burgers, steaks, and golden-crusted pies

$15 $7

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Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza, or Football Package at Greek's Pizzeria (Up to 40% Off)

Greek's Pizzeria of Noblesville

Noblesville

Pizzas with housemade dough and a signature italian sauce, sandwiches, and pastas; football package with large pizza and breadsticks

$10 $6

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$5 for $10 Worth of Pretzels, Sandwiches, and Salads at Pumpernickel's Pretzel Bakery

Pumpernickel's Pretzel Bakery

Elkhart

Made-from-scratch pretzels with choice of 7 dipping sauces; sandwiches on pretzel buns feature barbecue pulled pork, chicken salad, or ham

$10 $5

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$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Coffee and Baked Goods at Coffeehouse Five ($16 Value)

Coffeehouse Five

Greenwood

Volunteer-staffed cafe brews artisan-roasted coffee and bakes house-made pastries to help families with marital problems and addiction

$4 $2.50

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$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at The India Garden

The India Garden Restaurant

Mishawaka

Northern Indian entrees or specialty tandoori dishes baked in a clay oven and seasoned with your choice of mild, medium, or hot spices

$20 $12

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Barbecue and American Food for Two or Four at Drakes Bar and Grill (45% Off)

Drakes Bar and Grill

Kokomo

Mississippi native Randy Drake learned the slow art of barbecue at a young age and now dishes out ribs, rib tips, barbecue pork, and brisket

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Seafood at KingFish Restaurants

KingFish Restaurants

Multiple Locations

Chefs fry, grill, broil, and sear seafood, faithfully following recipes over 60 years old

$20 $12

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$8 for $15 Toward Ham or Turkey, or 10, 25, or 40 Boxed Lunches from The HoneyBaked Ham Company

The HoneyBaked Ham Company

New Albany

Catering or large group meals are made easy with tender and juicy whole hams or turkeys or boxed lunches

$15 $8

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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American Steak and Seafood for Up to Two or Four People at Parea (Up to 44% Off)

Parea

Valparaiso

American bar and grill sears Atlantic salmon, T-bones, and pours Bells, Stella Artrois, and Brother Thelonious drafts

$45 $25

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Italian Cuisine at Rulli's Italian American Restaurant (38% Off). Two Options Available.

Rulli's Italian American Resturant

Multiple Locations

Chefs whip up southern italian pizzas, pastas and seafood dishes in a dining room alongside buzzing sports bar with live music

$20 $14

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$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine at The Pickle & Turnip

The Pickle & Turnip

Michigan City

Family-run restaurant serves traditional dishes including hand-rolled grape leaves and thinly sliced gyro meat with tzatziki sauce

$30 $15

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$10 for Four-Visit Punch Card, Each Punch Worth $5 at Local Foods Bakery & Cafe ($20 Value)

Local Foods Bakery & Cafe

Granger

Bakers use regional, organic ingredients when whipping up homemade cinnamon rolls, steaming loaves of bread or round chocolate-chip brownies

$20 $10

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizzeria Fare at Greek's Pizzeria ($30 Total Value)

Greek's Pizzeria

Westfield

Pizzas feature a handmade Neapolitan-style crust, slightly sweet sauce, and real-milk cheese

$10 $6

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Barbecue for Two or Four at 26 Smokehouse Grill (Up to 50% Off)

26 Smokehouse Grill

Fairmount

Spare ribs, pulled pork, and chicken pack a punch of flavor thanks to a house rub and sweet barbecue sauce

$20 $11

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$9 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 at Noble Romans Take N' Bake Pizza ($20 Value)

Noble Romans Take N' Bake Pizza

West Lafayette

Take-and-bake pizzas in deep-dish, traditional, or wafer-thin cracker crusts; sides such as breadsticks and wings

$10 $4.50

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Mexican Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Tequila Restaurante (Up to 50% Off)

Tequila Restaurante

Multiple Locations

Authentic Mexican dishes crafted with housemade ingredients, served on tables adorned with linen and flowers in candle-lit eatery

$50 $25

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Diner Food at Zorba's Restaurant ($30 Total Value)

Zorba's Restaurant

Highland

Expansive American diner menu served in family-friendly restaurant

$10 $5

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Ann's Restaurant ($20 Total Value)

Ann's Restaurant

Franklin

Breakfast staples such as western omelets and buttermilk hotcakes; lunch entrees such as half-pound cheeseburgers and breaded cod fish

$10 $5

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$10 for $20 Worth of Café Fare at Cricket's Café

Cricket's Café

Sellersburg

Tuscan-inspired decor sets stage for gourmet breakfast & lunch options such as grilled-chicken baked potatoes

$20 $10

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Pizza Meal for Two or Four at Mama Nita's Pizza in New Palestine (Up to 45% Off)

Mama Nita's Pizza

New Palestine

Pie prodigies hand-toss dough for thin-crust pizzas and top each creation with choice of more than one dozen toppings

$23.48 $13

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$12 for $20 Worth of Hand-Tossed Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Salads at The Red Star Pizza Company

The Red Star Pizza Company

Seymour

Hand-tossed specialty pizzas highlight a menu of hot sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and more

$20 $12

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Pizzas, Breadsticks, and Soft Drinks at PJ's Paesan's Pizza (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

PJ's Paesan's Pizza

Huntington

16-inch pizzas are supplemented by crisp breadsticks and sub stuffed with ham, salami, or meatballs

$19.95 $9

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$20 Off Your Bill or a Five-Visit Punch Card Good for $10 Off Your Bill on Each Visit at Sanfratello's

Sanfratello's

Multiple Locations

Thin- and pan-crust pizzas, pasta, and paninis for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery; new Highland location boasts wall murals and booths

$20 $10

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Two or Four Pasta Entrees or Signature Italian Dishes at Kinsey's Italian Cafe (Up to 44% Off)

Kinsey's Italian Cafe

McCordsville

Homemade lasagna, Cajun shrimp alfredo, and baked ziti with three cheeses

$31.90 $18

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Mexican Cuisine at La Quesadilla Mexican Grill (48% Off). Two Options Available.

La Quesadilla Mexican Grill

La Quesadilla Mexican Grill

Fresh ingredients and family recipes inform a menu of Mexican staples including fish tacos and housemade horchata

$20 $11

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Pan Pizza, Parmesan Bread Bites, and Soda for Four or Two at Domino's Pizza (Up to 53% Off) 

Domino's Pizza

New Haven

Ubiquitous pizza franchise bakes classic pies with more than 37 toppings to choose from accompanied by garlic-laden breadsticks or bites

$30.37 $15

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Duchess Tea Service with Sandwiches for Two or Four at Signature at the Propylaeum and Serenity (Up to 61% Off)

Signature at the Propylaeum and Serenity

Multiple Locations

Victorian-style environs full of antiques host English tea, including cucumber sandwiches, chocolate-almond scones, and sweet treats

$36 $16

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Two-Course Mexican Meal for Two or Four with Margaritas at Margarita Beach (63% Off)

Margarita Beach

Hamilton

Family-friendly restaurant with a beach-party atmosphere serves up Mexican specialties such as fajitas, carne asada, and shrimp diablo

$54.59 $20

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$11 for $20 Worth of Thai Food and Drinks at Thai Lanna

Thai Lanna

Avon

Classic Thai dishes include chicken satay, tum yum soup, green curry, pad thai, drunken noodles, and sweet sticky rice with mango

$20 $11

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$24 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $15 Toward Mediterranean Food at Mirage Grill ($45 Total Value)

Mirage Grill

Merrillville

Build your own fresh Mediterranean sandwich or bowl using chicken or stake shawarma, falafel, and plenty of healthy ingredients

$15 $8

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Sushi Meal with Starters, Rolls, and Drinks for Two or Four at Sushi House (Up to 48% Off)

Sushi House

Lawrence

Specialty rolls with crab, spicy salmon, tuna & eel delight palates alongside miso soup, salad & nonalcoholic drinks.

$66.80 $35

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of American Comfort Food at The Kitchen Table ($30 Value)

The Kitchen Table

Huntertown

Diner serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes such as a custom omelet, swiss-mushroom burger, or a fried-cod dinner

$15 $7.50

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$9.50 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Big M's Pizzeria

Big M's Pizzeria

Evansville

Pizzeria serves specialty pizzas such as Texas barbecue and Veggie Lovers along with salads, bread sticks, and garlic cheese bread

$20 $9.50

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Burgers, Sandwiches, Wings, and Draft Beers at Linden Grill (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Linden Grill

Multiple Locations

Juicy burgers & spicy chicken wings pair with fries at a neighborhood grill that uses secret family recipes; Main St. location serves drinks

$21 $9

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Italian and Louisianan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at DeAngelos (53% Off). Two Options Available.

DeAngelos

Bloomington

Crispy New York–style pizzas share menu space with other Italian classics and Louisianan specialties including homemade meat lasagna

$20 $9.50

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Breakfast and Lunch for Dine-in or Take-out at Sunrise Cafe in Carmel (Up to 47% Off)

Sunrise Cafe Carmel

Carmel

Eggs benedict and omelets served in the early hours of the morning precede lunchtime fare that includes Reubens and salads

$15 $8

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Dine-In or Take-Out Tex-Mex Food at Tijuana Flats (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Tijuana Flats

Fishers

Mexican staples from burritos to tostadas brim with chicken, pork, and steak; vegetarian dishes come stuffed with refried or black beans

$20 $12

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Buckets of Beer and Wings During Sunday and Monday Football Games at Fireside Brewhouse (Up to 52% Off)

Fireside Brewhouse

Greenwood

Sip on ice-cold beers straight from the bucket and wings in flavors such as habanero hammer and citrus chili during football games

$31.98 $16

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Pizza, Subs, and Wings at Jet's Pizza (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Jet's Pizza

Mishawaka

Signature square-shaped deep-dish pizzas pile meats and veggies high atop one of eight flavors of crust

$10 $4.50

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Mexican Food at Don Pancho's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Don Pancho's Mexican Restaurant

Kokomo

Diners feast on Mexican favorites such as burritos and enchiladas, in a dining room decorated like the Mayan ruins

$20 $9.50

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French Dining at Louis Le Francais (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

Louis le Français

Downtown New Albany

French-born chef Louis Retailleau brings a lifetime of fine French cooking to his latest dining room, where fresh ingredients speak loudest

$50 $22

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Spanish Tapas and Drinks at Don Quijote Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Don Quijote Restaurant

Valparaiso

Menu with 25 different Spanish tapas dishes ideal for sharing served alongside wine or housemade sangria

$40 $22

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Pizza and Sandwiches at Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza

Granger

Pennsylvania coal–powered ovens bake Naples-inspired pizzas in as little as four minutes and roast chicken wings

$15 $8

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$6.50 for Burgers and Fries for Two at Arnold's Drive-In (Up to $15.18 Value)

Arnold's Drive-In

Decatur

Old-fashioned steak burgers at a classic retro drive-in with roller-skating servers outside during spring and summer

$15.18 $6.50

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Lunch, Tea, or Sunday Brunch at Serenity (Up to 64% Off)

Serenity

Zionsville

A home built in 1868 welcomes guests for English tea and bistro-style lunch and brunch amidst charming antiques and period lighting

$20 $9

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$15 for a Punchtoberfest Burger Meal with Fries, Dessert, and Beer at Punch Burger ($25 Total Value)

Punch Burger

Downtown Indianapolis

Signature burgers made with locally sourced beef paired with fries and a cool beer in a take-home mug

$25 $15

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each good for Pizza Meal at Noble Roman's Take-N-Bake Pizza($40.56 Value)

Noble Roman's Take-N-Bake Pizza

Fort Wayne

Sicilian–style deep-dish pizzas and traditional or wafer-thin cracker crusts, with breadsticks and cinnamon rounds

$20.28 $10

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$5 for $10 Worth of Burgers and Other American Food at Burger Bank

Burger Bank

A.C.T.

Quarter-pound burgers on toasted buns, chicken tenders, breaded shrimp, sundaes, and other American favorites

$10 $5

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Puerto Vallarta Express

Puerto Vallarta Express

South Bend

At quaint express counter, diners assemble their own burritos, tacos, and salads from staple Mexican ingredients

$10 $4.50

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Lunch or Dinner for Two, or Dinner for Four at Coaches Bar & Grill (Up to 60% Off)

Coaches Bar & Grill

Downtown Bloomington

Enjoy wings, sliders, and 5 Alarm Bloody Marys in Hoosier-themed bar with 28 plasma screen TVs

$20 $8

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$17 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Toward Italian Cuisine at Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders ($30 Value)

Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders

Carmel

Chefs bake fresh bread and dough each day before topping pizzas and grinders with meat, cheese, and veggies

$15 $8.50

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Louisiana Chicken for Pickup ($20 Total Value)

Krispy Krunchy Chicken

Greenwood

Crispy, fried white and dark chicken, Cajun-style chicken, and sides including red beans and rice, jambalaya, and boudin bites

$10 $5.50

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$9.50 for $20 Worth of Food at Smith's Downtown Tap and Grill

Smith's Downtown Tap and Grill

Mishawaka

Cooks assemble heaping plates of nachos, pizzas, shaved prime rib sandwiches, and hot meatball subs inside family-friendly bar & grill

$20 $9.50

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Italian Cuisine or Catering at The Spaghetti Shop (Up to 51% Off)

The Spaghetti Shop

Multiple Locations

Dine-in pasta meals, such as spaghetti topped in marinara sauce or lasagna, come with unlimited garlic bread; catering with pasta and salads

$20 $12

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$13 for $30 Worth of American Tapas at Temper Grille 

Temper Grille

Mishawaka

Shareable tapas-style dishes made with quality meats and lobster

$30 $13

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Gourmet Tacos and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Monon Food Company (Up to 41% Off)

Monon Food Company

Broad Ripple

Gourmet tacos with white-cumin-lime sauce, pineapple-mango salsa, and pesto cream cheese

$27.96 $17

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Mexican and American Cuisine at Las Tres Hermanas (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Las Tres Hermanas

Fort Wayne

Chicken tacos, steak burritos, tostadas, and big burgers cooked to perfection highlight this authentic Mexican menu with American offerings

$15 $8

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza & Appetizers or $27 for a 2-Course Meal for Two with Wine at Bruno's Pizza

Bruno's Pizza

Multiple Locations

Family business since 1975; thin- and thick-crust pizzas with bubbly layers of cheese, and crowned with your favorite toppings

$50 $27

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Mexican Cuisine at Agave Bar & Grill (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Agave Bar & Grill

Agave Bar & Grill

Seasoned chefs prepare classic Mexican dishes, including enchiladas, carne asada, and chimichangas

$31.96 $19

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$12 for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch for Two at American Pancake House

American Pancake House McKinley

Multiple Locations

Pancakes stuffed with vanilla cream cheese and fresh fruit; housemade potato pancakes; teetering triple-decker sandwiches

$20 $12

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Gourmet American Pub Fare at Grill 23 Food & Spirits (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Grill 23 Food & Spirits

Granger

Chefs prepare gourmet pub fare like steaks and lobster mac n’ cheese, while bartenders pour specialty cocktails and craft beers

$20 $8.50

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Modern American Dinner for Two or Four with Drinks at Taverna (Up to 56% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Taverna

Broad Ripple

Kona coffee-crusted New York strip steak, gnocchi in gorgonzola cream, and other inventive comfort-food dishes show off chefs’ creativity

$78 $39

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout for Two at Eddie's Steak Shed (Up to 40% Off)

Eddie's Steak Shed

Granger

Flapjacks and red-potato skillets at breakfast; fried seafood and charcoal-grilled steaks at lunch and dinner

$20 $12

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Plated Dinner for Two or Four or Manners Matter Course for Up to Six at The Propyleaum (Up to 53% Off)

Serendipity 2

Near Northside

Four-course dinner or group etiquette class inside restored 1890's mansion

$80 $46

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Mexican Food and Drinks at Adobo Grill (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Adobo Grill

Downtown Indianapolis

Chile rellenos, tacos, and guacamole prepared tableside pair with margaritas and tequila flights

$40 $22

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Seasonally Inspired Dinner for Two or Four at Tavern on South (Up to 33% Off)

Tavern On South

Downtown Indianapolis

Century-old building with deck dining area hosts kitchen with seasonally inspired entrees & bar with regional craft beers on tap

$63 $45

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$10 for $20 Worth of Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese Cuisine at at China Bistro Indianapolis

China Bistro

Indianapolis

Chinese classics such as orange chicken & chicken lettuce wraps; creamy thai curries, pan-fried noodles, & mongolian beef

$20 $10

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 at Noble Roman’s Take-n-Bake P’za ($30 Value)

Noble Roman’s Take-n-Bake P’za

College Park

Sicilian–style deep-dish pizzas and traditional or wafer-thin cracker crusts; sides such as breadsticks and cinnamon rounds

$10 $5

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Create-Your-Own-Tea Event for One, Two, or Four from Occasions Divine (Up to 64% Off)

Occasions Divine

The Propylaeum

Blend and brew your own personalized tea inside 121-year-old Victorian clubhouse; scones and hearty snacks provided

$48 $25

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European Meal for Two or Four at Taste of Europe (Up to 58% Off)

Taste of Europe

Mayflower Park

Hungarian goulash with diner's choice of meat and medley plates of gumbo or italian seafood

$26 $11

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Mexican Dinner Cuisine for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Los Chilaquiles (Up to 50% Off)

Los Chilaquiles

Snacks - Guion Creek

Freshly prepared Mexican dishes, such as beef-tongue tacos, hominy soup with pork, shrimp in spicy diabla sauce & seven types of chilaquiles

$24 $12

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One, Two, or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Comfort Food at Zelma’s Restaurant (Half Off)

Zelma's Restaurant

East Gate

Broasted chicken, grilled ham, and other home-style cuisine as well as a full breakfast menu available 24 hours a day

$10 $5

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Property Location
With a stay at Marriott Indianapolis Downtown in Indianapolis, you'll be minutes from Indiana Convention Center and Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians. This hotel is within close proximity of Indiana State Capitol and Indiana State Museum.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 622 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. 37-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a health club and an indoor pool. This hotel also features a concierge desk, babysitting/childcare, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and a technology helpdesk. Planning an event in Indianapolis? This hotel has 40000 square feet (3716 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

350 W Maryland St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

When perched on a cushy high-rise seat inside the retro environs of Cindy's Diner, one will likely encounter owner John Scheele as he darts about the kitchen, whipping up hearty home-style dishes lauded by reporters from News Sentinel. He sets down simmering plates of farm-fresh eggs, stacks of hot cakes, and thick sandwiches on the bright red and chrome bar, taking time to greet new faces and exchange new jokes with the regulars. When the skilled cook gets an order for his signature "garbage" breakfast, he cracks open eggs before mixing in potatoes, cheese, onions, and ham. He also creates fresh donuts using an old-fashioned machine, icing the warm morsels in strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate.

John keeps his establishment a family affair with his wife Cindy, along with their three children and 20 grandchildren, who can often be spotted serving plates of all-day breakfast and refilling mugs of coffee. Rustic jukeboxes rest on the countertop, showcasing a selection of old-timey tunes, such as "Seven Spanish Angels" and "There's No Such Thing as a Cordless Telephone".

830 S Harrison St
Fort Wayne,
IN
US

At Lorenzo's Bistro and Bakery, the bakers make their own dough from scratch for crusty breads baked on the hearth. Every day, visitors can stop in for the warm baguettes, challah, and french bread, as well as daily specials such as Sunday's cracked-wheat loaves.

But the bread is just the start of the culinary journey, which executive chef Wess Rose executes with an eye toward contemporary American dishes and Euro-American influences. Elegant steak, seafood, and pasta join surprise touches, such as the chefs' take on a louisville hot brown—smoked shaved turkey breast atop fresh challah bread topped with tomatoes, cheddar jack mornay sauce, crispy bacon, and chives. Charbroiled salmon fillets glisten with raspberry barbecue glaze, and marinated portobellos and vegetable medleys stuff puff pastries to create vegetable wellingtons, which are topped with pesto and feta.

In the restaurant's foyer, the staff mans a market where people can grab cups of coffee or pick up ready-to-eat entrees to take home. In addition to the breads, customers often drop by to pick up muffins, scones, and sandwiches for meals on the go that are tastier than oatmeal in a tube.

972 South Hebron Avenue
Evansville,
IN
US

An independently owned restaurant that has been building its open-establishment reputation for nearly four decades, The Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens has cemented its status as Indiana's destination restaurant. For 24 years, it has received the AAA Four Diamond Award (one of only four Midwestern restaurants to accomplish this). And for the past 28 years, Wine Spectator has praised its cellar, most recently with a Best of Award of Excellence in 2013.

These achievements would be impressive on the strength of a single menu, but The Carriage House changes up its board of fare every season. Prepared in traditional French style?in accordance with the vision of the restaurant's founder, Indiana Restaurant Association Hall-of-Famer Evelyn C. George?each dish is made fresh from gourmet ingredients. These selections infuse the dishes and cocktails, which might include caramelized apple crepe with creme fraiche, grilled sirloin steak with horseradish-cream sauce or eggs benedict with pancetta, asparagus, and basil hollandaise. The restaurant also hosts a gourmet selection of breakfast, lunch, and delectable European-style pastries.

The impeccable presentation doesn't stop at the dinner plate's edge. It encompasses the main dining room's hand-hewn walnut beams (unchanged since The Carriage House was first built as a church in 1851) where live classical guitar can be heard ruminating in the air and its showcase of Indiana Hoosier Salon paintings dating from the early 20th century. No matter the season, sommelier Judith Cot? (Evelyn's daughter) can recommend a wine for any occasion thanks to her years of study with the Court of Master Sommeliers.

24460 Adams Rd
South Bend,
IN
US

In running Freddy's Steakhouse, Jim and Tammy Kamradt have tasked themselves with carrying on a 50-year legacy of greatness. And it's clear they're up to the challenge. For his part, Jim draws upon 35 years in the meat industry to personally select and cut every Angus steak, which, as the restaurant's specialty dish, has a half-century of renown to live up to. Tammy manages the rest of Freddy's day-to-day operations, from working with the staff to signing for and unpacking the flames that sear each cut. The result of the couple's hard work: a warm atmosphere with live weekend entertainment, an extensive spirit list, and iron-rich meals that are special from escargot starter to flourless chocolate cake dessert.

6442 Kennedy Ave
Hammond,
IN
US

The historical brick building that houses Janko's Little Zagreb, once a reputed 1940s brothel, now beckons in a much more respectable clientele with its cheerful red awning and brightly lit dining room. Large cushy booths enclose red-checkered tables, while IU football and basketball posters speckle the walls. Tables have a clear view of two open grills, which sizzle with menu items including thick, succulent USDA Choice steaks, seafood, and more. An extensive wine list and locally made beer from Upland Brewing Company wash down entrees as IU fans dish out endless Hoosier puns, such as ?Hoosier daddy?? and ?Hoosier favorite Disney princess??

223 W 6th St
Bloomington,
IN
US