Members of the Waugh family work behind the scenes at Big Daddy's Bar & Grill, a sports pub and eatery known for cold drinks and satisfying American cuisine. Juicy steaks, rotisserie chicken wings, and fresh nachos piled with slow-cooked pot roast are a few specialties. Stop by on Friday evenings for cold drinks or on Saturdays for live entertainment.
All American Clubhouse gives its guests a family-friendly venue for enjoying great food, watching sports on flat-screen TVs, and imbibing the taste bud-nourishing potables that make eating and sports all the more rewarding. Flip a quarter to decide who gets to chomp on beer-battered mushrooms with horseradish dipping sauce ($4.95) and who gets dibs on a bowl of cheddar-cheesy, sour cream-summited beef chili ($5.95). For grippable edibles, procure some sandwiches, like the BBQ pulled pork (7.95), topped with pepper jack cheese, served on a soft brioche bun and escorted by your choice of fresh-cut french fries, potato chips, potato salad, coleslaw, or house salad. After an entree of battered wild fire shrimp ($13.95), tossed with garlic butter and blue-cheese sauce and heated up by grilled jalapenos and banana peppers, cool down the post-feast mouth inferno with a beverage from the bar’s extensive selection of beer and wine.
Boasting a quaint, small-town feel, pizza lovers may opt for a variety of toppings on crust that is considered to be neither thick or thin at Porky’s Pizza, where carry out and delivery are the only options available. Porky’s is located on the far south side of downtown Indianapolis near the intersection of Tabor Street and Shelby Street. The facility is on the north end of a one story, red-brick building. A small, suspended overhead sign makes the business visible by north- and south-bound traffic on Shelby Street. Popular menu selections include sausage pizza, breadsticks, Porky’s cheeseburger and beef Stromboli. The business is open from mid afternoon through late evening daily.
For more than 40 years, the professional sandwich architects at Greiner’s SubShop have appeased appetites for home-style subs and deli fare with a mouthwatering menu stocked with crowd-pleasing treats. Sub species vary from the indigenous cold hoagie of salami and ham with traditional dressings of tomato, spices, vinegar, and peppers ($5.25 for 8”; $9.95 for 16”) to the wild, heated variety, such as a piping philly cheesesteak sandwich ($5.25 for 8”; $9.95 for 16”). With the regularity of a sunrise timed to an atomic clock, chefs prepare the freshly baked foundations for every sandwich each day, with french bread and wheat options. In addition to between-bread cuisine, Greiner’s SubShop's kitchen proudly dishes out tasty sides of Amish-style potato salad ($2.99), as well as stuffed breadsticks composed of a hearty crust of bread, a tasty mantel of meat or veggies, and a delicious molten core of cheese ($2.25 each).
His & Hers Restaurant transports visitors into the American past and their stomachs into a state of fullness. Hearty soups and sandwiches dominate the lunch menu, but the kitchen is best known for its breakfast offerings—especially the hearty Hungry Man. Eight booths and a scattering of tables seat about 40 at a time, but a pinball game and claw machine tempt patrons out of their seats. Meanwhile, the vintage jukebox supplies a fittingly retro soundtrack.
For more than 50 years, the family-owned-and-operated Pasquale’s Pizza has been creating homestyle pizzas and Italian dishes crafted from fresh ingredients. Though prices vary by location, sides of hot garlic bread ($1.50) and a chef salad with ham, pepperoni, and cheese bathed in a dressing of your choice ($4.50-$4.80) prep the palate for an Italian avalanche. Cheese or meat ravioli ($3.80-$8.25) can stretch out the stomach enough to fit a ten-inch around-the-world pizza, which features pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers ($9.54-$9.80). The famous stromboli steak sandwich eases through esophagussi with eight inches of Italian yeast bread hugging a beef patty, mozzarella cheese, and either mushroom gravy or pizza sauce ($5.75-$6.75). Diners can wash away the spicy remains of pizza and pasta with soft drinks (around $1.39), a glass of wine (around $3.75), or a bottle of domestic beer (about $2.25).