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For a taste of the Lone Star State without leaving Indianapolis, this roadhouse has you covered. Start your meal with an order of deliciously deep-fried pickles served with a Cajun horseradish sauce, or try the Rattlesnake Bites (diced jalapenos and jack cheese, battered and fried) for a spicy kick. Next, an order of the Fall-Off-The-Bone ribs, which are slow cooked and slathered in a signature BBQ sauce, are a tender and flavorful option for any palate. Don’t forget about the steaks! The Fort Worth Ribeye is the house specialty, and it’s available in a variety of sizes. The full bar is always full of great options and specials if you’d like a drink.

9111 Michigan Rd
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre serves up a sumptuous buffet before each performance to infuse audiences with enough energy for aisle-rolling. Specializing in classic farces, Broadway musicals, and the occasional spot of children’s theater, the troupe has carried out rollicking performances of Hello Dolly, Annie Get Your Gun, Legally Blonde, and Winnie the Pooh. Every year at yuletide the performers roll out their Christmas special.

9301 Michigan Rd
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Yoya?s frozen yogurt fortifies bodies with calcium and tongues with the chilly sweetness they thrive on. Inside the shop, soft-serve machines churn out twirled stacks of fro-yo in sundry flavors, such as vanilla, mango, and berry; fresh fruit lurks nearby, ready to pounce on any undecorated helpings. Anyone who stops in for a dollop of Yoya's probiotic-packed snack should garnish their treat with the knowledge that frozen yogurt tends to be lower in fat than ice cream, and isn't tarnished with ice cream?s history of noise violations from trucks? blaring jingles.

3520 W 86th St.
Indianapolis,
IN
US

The culinary team at Ellington's Restaurant at Embassy Suites North takes American classics to the next flavorful level—and, often, one level beyond that. After blackening a snapper fillet, cooks add a layer of succulent crab-claw meat before coating the entire thing with lemon beurre blanc. Bourbon demi-glace, meanwhile, is the finishing touch to a 7-ounce beef fillet wrapped in strips of applewood bacon. The cooks at Ellington’s also accommodate more casual tastes with dishes like Caribbean crab cakes and roast-beef sandwiches with caramelized onions and shredded gruyère cheese. Feasts unfold amid verdant plants in the dining room or in Embassy Suites’ Whispers Lounge, where the entire Ellington’s menu can be paired with sports on the big-screen TV or games of pool.

3912 Vincennes Rd
Indianapolis,
IN
US

A good pizza is more than the sum of its parts. After all, specialty doughs rolled to specific thicknesses alter the experience of eating any pie. The aficionados at Noble Roman?s Take-n-Bake P?za create such pizzas, from their deep-dish Sicilian?style pizza to their wafer-thin and traditional-style crusts. Each crust is topped with a sauce made from freshly crushed tomatos and meats such as the highest-grade pepperoni and 100 percent pork. Rather than try to deliver their pizzas hot, though, they instead leave the baking up to the customers. They also supply other ready-to-bake treats, such as chicken wings or cookies, along with instructions for how to safely cook and enjoy each dish.

3905 W. 96th St., Suite #1500,
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Chefs at Early Bird Pancake House rise at the crack of dawn to begin mixing batter for belgian waffles filled with nooks and crannies or scramble omelets with toppings like jalapeños, feta cheese, or gyro meat. Later in the day, the fare expands to include burgers, sandwiches, and wraps.

8311 N Michigan Rd
Indianapolis,
IN
US